As an artist dropped into the world of 90s alternative rock music, Eric Matthews has always been swimming against the tide somewhat.
Cigarettes After Sex have announced their self-titled debut album will be out June 9th on Partisan Records.
Rock duo the Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash on March 24!
A melancholy number that will make your day. This is the new single – “Can’t Talk to Anyone” – from Huxley Rittman and the Rusty Hitmen!
UK hard rock band Mallen have released a muisc video for their debut single “Jack of Cards”, issued in November 2016.
Fleet Foxes released the best debut album of the last decade (in our humble opinion) and whilst the follow-up was a little underwhelming in comparison, the good news is that the band is back with a new one!
After the ‘debacle’ of the recent Guns ‘N’ Roses concert, we believe that it’s time that rock ‘n’ roll return to its roots or at least to a time when it was vital and dangerous. “Back to the Bars” as Todd Rundgren’s 1978 live album was titled.
Last time we reviewed a Grandaddy album – Just Like the Fambly Cat – it was 2006 and CDs stores were still a thing. In the intervening 11 years, much has changed in the rock landscape (well, rock is dead, they say) but at least Grandaddy is back to remind us that as far as primo pop-rock music is concerned, nothing has to change!
When did alt-folk-rock singer-songwriter David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion fame) start writing synth-pop songs?
Vancouver’s Gnash Rambler is a godsend to pop lovers hankering for some old school punk rock!
Within the first couple of bars of its new single – “Hearts on Fire”, Chicago-based Molehill convinced us that they are worthy of a feature.
Yet another Aussie band with a firm grip of what pop-rock music is all about, Sydney’s Middle Kids hit all the right notes on its eponymous debut EP.
Pure retro pop power is what Croydon singer-songwriter Nick Frater is about.
Singer-songwriter James Patrick Morgan appears to have a strong understanding of what gives pop music its power.
Trust the Aussies to get as close as anyone out there to get POP right. Melbourne trio KINGSWOOD (Fergus Linacre, Alexander Laska & Justin Debrincat) source liberally the deep well of old school soul-R&B to deliver sumptuous retro-pop.
PoP Legend Robyn Hitchcock is back with a new LP – out on April 21 on Yep Roc Records.
As faithful PoPsters will know, we have a rather fluid understanding of what POP music is here. Which thankfully extends to idiosyncratic outfits like Victoria’s Teenage Wedding.
Aussie pop-rockers The Treehouse Children are readying a new EP – Please – for release on February 17th.
“In Your Head” is the first single off of SKATERS upcoming album entitled, Rock And Roll Bye Bye out March 24th on Yonks Records.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for #THENEWROCKNROLL and the upcoming new album from Manchester’s Dutch Uncles provides more evidence for optimism!
There is an intriguing blend of country-folk twang and early Noughties garage punk drive in Nashville-based rock outfit Apollo Wild’s musical agenda.
One band that fulfilled the immense promise of the so-called ‘post-punk revival’ of the noughties – acclaimed UK rock outfit British Sea Power are back with the forthcoming LP Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on Golden Chariot (via Caroline International).
Whether rock ‘n’ roll is dead or not becomes a moot point when you are enjoying the new music out there. Case in point – Snowdonia from Surfer Blood.
Now this is what we call pop music!
There is a distinctive quality about singer-songwriter Molly Burch‘s voice that suggests an affinity with non-rock femme vocalists like Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone!