Epic, infectious and full of attitude, Stockholm based artist The Legends (a.k.a. Johan Angergård) shares his new single, “In Love With Myself” featuring the guest vocals of Elin Berlin (Eternal Death). The track is the 2nd single off new album Nightshift out today via Labrador Records.
Winnipeg’s emotive garage pop-rock quartet Mise en Scene has returned with their sophomore full length album, Still Life On Fire, due out June 30 on Light Organ Records.
So this Singapore pop band called AVANEER followed our Instagram account and when we checked out the only song on its Soundcloud account, we were blown away!
On his previous albums, Japanese multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru had brilliantly showcased his ability to push the boundaries of what pop music can be — crafting infinitely rewarding songs built on layers upon layers of sounds produced by instruments both familiar and unique.
Brandon Carr of folk-psychedelia band The Earlies and John Dufilho of experimental pop group The Apples In Stereo and indie rockers The Deathray Davies have joined forces to create Corner Suns.
Back in the 2000s, we used to cover positively Boston mod-pop band The Pills. Since breaking up the band, Corin Ashley has been periodically releasing solo material and functioning as a session player with the likes of Cardinal & Martin (Boo Radleys) Carr. In January of last year, Ashley suffered a stroke which threatened to curtail his musical career but Ashley never gave up on himself and new album Broken Biscuits is a testament, not only to his talents, but to his resilience.
Considering how traditional pop-rock is no longer commercially viable (and let’s face this hard truth, puh-lease), we should celebrate this state of affairs instead as it guarantees that – most of the time – new music made in this tradition is going to be genuine and true to the artistic vision of its creator/s. Case in point: Gretchen’s Wheel.
Canadian duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven have released their third full-length album, Images, and fans of 90s dreamy ambient pop music will find much to enjoy.
Now for something completely different! Here’s a combination of music and books that is fairly unique from Lusterlit.
As an artist dropped into the world of 90s alternative rock music, Eric Matthews has always been swimming against the tide somewhat.
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.
We have admired singer-songwriter Jean Tan for sometime now. Mainly for her confident yet sincere approach to jazz-folk pop.
Singer-songwriter James Patrick Morgan appears to have a strong understanding of what gives pop music its power.
Now and then a cover version will turn our head and warrant attention for its distinctiveness. Such is the case with Tara Jane O’Neil‘s rendition of Big Star’s classic “Ballad of El Goodo”.
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.
Jeff Hue is an electronic musician and producer from Singapore.
Pop music is more than modern day hipster folk or EDM or millennial neo-soul. It takes a brave artist in 2017 to reach back into pop history to find inspiration for true pop power. Like Lincoln Barr, perhaps.
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.
So much music, so little time – as we are wont to lament. Sometimes that means being a little late on music releases, even in your own backyard. Such is the case with Teashhur, an Australian singer-songwriter based in Singapore.
Nothing against millennial urban electro-jazz-pop but sometimes all you really want is real music with real instruments that touch your heart and soul. For real.
Sex sells. That’s a given. From an artistic perspective, is the sex the payoff or is the sex there to make you think?
Singapore band Astronauts shares with many of their contemporary Singaporean musicians a love for urban millennial pop music.