Here’s a very special edition of PoPTV. Listening to what passes for modern rock in 2010 can sometimes be exasperating. Especially if you’ve been listening to rock and pop music for as long as I have. So here’s a list of ten kick ass songs (not in order of merit) that have stood the test of time that I can always go to if I need to smile…

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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”.



More PoPTV goodness coming at you on a Friday mornin’…

Basia Bulat – What You See Is What You Get

My Awesome Mixtape – Day After Day

Wolf People – Tiny Circle



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…

Anberlin – Impossible from Publicity on Vimeo.


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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