For years, Singapore has boasted many fine bands but always appeared a little light on singer-songwriters. But of late, thankfully, that has changed. Two promising S-ROCK singer-songwriters have each released new music videos recently and in this special PoPTV segment, Julian Kwok and Jeremy Soh share insights into their new music videos.
It’s a cold rainy Wednesday morning… time for hot music videos, eh?
Welcome to PoP’s latest contributor, CJ as he brings us his must watch music videos for this week!
Kaskade featuring Martina Sorbara of Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes
Undeniably sexy and fashionably loud, Martina, the lead singer of Dragonette, continues to sizzle, more hotness than an over-commercialized pack of fried chicken, and so much more. Throw in the beats and grooves of DJ Kaskade, and it feels like the matchstick has finally struck against the rough edge of the matchbox. A fashion statement seems to be made every second into the music video, while the beautiful Martina is stunning throughout. Watch out, cos there’s really fire in those new shoes.
Kele – Everything You Wanted
Away from the puzzling future of Bloc Party, I feel the emotions so raw through the new beats Kele had engaged in his solo musical style, that it almost feels like those tears could drip down from my face to my sweat-stained shirt.
The Count & Sinden featuring Mystery Jets – After Dark
If they’re still going to bring back the sounds of 1970s and 1980s like they are doing now, I am afraid I may never grow up.
Eels – Spectacular Girl
I love her the way she looks bored to death at work, and her almost secretive second life (now exposed!). Yet she seems so accustomed and used to it all; but what puzzles me most is whether she is the same girl as the waitress in David Guetta’s “Love Is Gone” video.
Skunk Anansie – My Ugly Boy
Love crashes in a dangerous way.
Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’
Smoother than a mister with his initials beginning with “JT”.
The weekend is here… so enjoy these cool videos whilst you can…
Jeremy Messersmith – Organ Donor (off latest album, The Reluctant Graveyard)
UNKLE – Short film trilogy, ‘Saviors and Angels’ written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams featuring UNKLE songs, Caged Bird, The Runaway and Another Night Out.
GAYNGS – The Gaudy Side of Town live
ANBERLIN – Impossible (off upcoming new album, Dark is the Way, Light is the Place)
It’s no exaggeration to state that Anberlin is probably one of the most popular emo bands in Singapore, having played here a couple of times to unrestrained adulation. Well, kiddies, you’d be pleased to know that a new album will be released in September and Impossible is the lead track. Enjoy…
Brandon Flowers Crossfire (off album of the same name)
Sometimes, I really miss the early days of MTV. Killers’ frontman has a new music video for the title track of his debut solo LP. Like the rather flaccid song, its pretty innocuous and vacuous. Although it does feature Charlize Theron kicking righteous ass! Crossfire itself is a country-folk tune filtered through Killers’ post-punk revival lens so I’m not really quite sure what its supposed to be. I’m betting that that’s not gonna stop the album from selling truckloads. But what about that incongruous video though, what’s with the torture motif, did Mel Gibson direct it? Hurm? Decide for yourself.
Yeah, it’s been awhile but better late than never, I always say.
Sean Bones Let’s Do Something Else (new single from Frenchkiss Records)
Soundpool Kite of Love (off Mirrors In Your Eyes album – Buy at Amazon)
Ólöf Arnalds Innundir skinni (off album of same name, out in September)
As promised, we are back with a couple of interesting new music videos.
NETHERFRIENDS Brett Easton Ellis Novel (off new album, Barry and Sherry)
OK GO End Love
BLACK MOUNTAIN Old Fangs (off new album, Wilderness Heart)
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Time to get a little heavier on PoP TV.
Parkway Drive – Sleepwalker (off new album, Deep Blue)
Slash – By the Sword (off the eponymous solo album)
Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare (off upcoming Nightmare album)
Gaudy costumes, stark images and “controversial” content. Yes, boys and girls, its the new Lady Gaga video of her single, Alejandro. The song itself is pop fluff, of the Scandinavian ilk. No wonder they also gave us Black Metal. Nuff said.
Good morning, world! Here’s a couple of newish “underground” music videos for your viewing pleasure and provocation…
JACQUES LABOUCHERE 2nd Long Street (off new album, Bi Polar Baby Strollers)
SCUMBAG PHILOSOPHER Social Networking Site (off new album, It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing)
EMINEM Not Afraid (off upcoming new album, Recovery)
The bad boy of Rap (now that’s an oxymoron, kids) is back with a new album, Recovery, and a new single, Not Afraid, which suggests that Eminem is going all touchy-feely on us, with kubaya-like lyrics and a video that has him flying around like a super-hero! The album should be a doozy (out, 21 June).
Another week, another dose of PoP TV!
MAPLE MARS – STARTING OVER (AGAIN) (off upcoming new album)
THE NEW LOUD – SECRETS (off new album, Measures Melt)
SHELLSHAG – RESILIENT BASTARD (off new album, Rumors in Disguise)
It’s a public holiday here in scorching Singapore, so hopefully here are a couple of music videos to cool things down.
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (from the eponymous album)
Deathface – The Horror (from the Horror EP)
ShiGGa Shay – Nothin’ On You (feat. Inch Chua)
Now that I have my own music video channel, my dream is to one day stream my PoP reality shows…
Rooney – I Can’t Get Enough (off new album, Eureka)
FM Belfast – Underwear (off the album, How To Make Friends)
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Body
(Directed by Dianna Agron of GLEE fame!)
What was the music scene like in 1960? Well, it seemed that rock ‘n’ roll had come and gone and the popular songs were ballads. Here are some of the hits from half a century ago.
Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight
Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely
The Miracles – Shop Around
The Shadows – Apache
Will any song from 2010 still be remembered in 2060?
More vid goodness for your viewing pleasure, dear reader…together with free downloads of the mp3s, where available.
Patrick Bower & the World Without Magic – Something in Paris (off new EP, The Dark Lord (of Love)).