THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE OUTRYDERS – “HOLLOW VICTORY / SHOULD HAVE KNOWN”

It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!

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SINGAPORE ROCKS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : S-ROCK FIGHTS BACK AT THE MANNEQUINS FOUR EP LAUNCH!!!

It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters.

All that matters is a love and passion for rock ‘n’ roll! And in that respect, the recent Mannequins Four EP Launch had that in spades – many not in quantity but definitely demonstrated with intensity!

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SINGAPORE ROCKS!!! WHY YOU NEED TO BE AT MANNEQUINS EP LAUNCH!!!

In many ways, the upcoming Mannequins EP launch show is a throwback to the recent past, a relic from a different age.

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PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – WASP STAR (APPLE VENUS VOL. 2)

The last XTC album, reviewed in 2000.  Written in a time when I would wax lyrical about my favourite music for hundreds of words. You have been warned!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ROGER JOSEPH MANNING JR. – GLAMPING

Yes, digital disruption and the rise of hip-hop resulted in the decline and fall of Power Pop Rock N Roll. But it’s okay, cuz the wonderful internet has also allowed our favourite artists to continue to make and release new music viable. Like Roger Joseph Manning Jr, for example.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE LOVE-BIRDS – IN THE LOVER’S CORNER

From The Byrds to Big Star to The Soft Boys to R.E.M. to Felt to Teenage Fanclub and beyond, jangle-pop has always held a special place for lovers of Power Pop Rock N Roll. Now, add The Love-Birds to the list.

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ROCK HISTORY – THE KEY GENRES THAT MAKE UP POWER POP ROCK N ROLL PT. IV

If you’ve missed it, I’ve covered the primary colours of Power Pop, Pop and Pop-Rock thus far. Last but not least of course, I want to talk briefly about Rock N Roll.

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : PLASTICSOUL – “THERAPY” [MUSIC VIDEO]

Pretty stoked that Big Stir Records is turning out to be a major resource for Power Pop Rock N Roll!

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POWER OF POP INTERVIEW : GLENN TILBROOK OF SQUEEZE

Photo Credit : Rob O’Connor

Ahead of Squeeze’s anticipated first gig in Singapore on May 4th, at the University Cultural Centre, here’s a short e-mail interview with founding member and frontman Glenn Tilbrook.

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ROCK HISTORY – THE KEY GENRES THAT MAKE UP POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! PART III

It’s been a while since we talked about the key components of Power Pop Rock N Roll. You can catch up on previous instalments concerning Power Pop and Pop. This time – finally – we discuss Pop-Rock!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THRIFT STORE HALO – “EVERY TIME WITH YOU”/”CONCRETE SKY”

New music from Thrift Store Halo! Check out the new singles “Every Time With You” and “Concrete Sky”!

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LIVE NEWS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SQUEEZE LIVE IN SINGAPORE

A reminder that Squeeze – with the only original member being singer-guitarist Glenn Tillbrook – performs in Singapore on Friday May 4th at the UCC Hall, NUS.

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PoP NEWS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KAI DANZBERG CROWDFUNDING FOR POP-UP RADIO VINYL

Earlier this year, we brought to your kind attention, the wonders of Kai Danzberg and his album, Pop-Up Radio.

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TRACK BY TRACK : FOUR BY MANNEQUINS

Four, the new EP from Mannequins, is simply one of the best pop-rock releases in 2018. Check out my review here.

I caught up with the lads –¬†Darren John Aw, Gabriel Christopher Lim, Timothy Lloyd Bracken and Russell Andrew Clunies-Ross – for the stories behind the songs on Four.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : MANNEQUINS – FOUR [REVIEW]

The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KC BOWMAN – FRESHER TIN VILLAGES [1998, REVIEW]

Blast from the past! Out of the 90s Pop Underground to be exact. Check out the remastered Fresher Tin Villages, the excellent 1998 album from singer-songwriter KC Bowman, now available at Bandcamp!

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PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SPYMOB – SITTING AROUND KEEPING SCORE [2004 REVIEW]

A gentle reminder that 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Power of Pop and we continue to re-post items from the past. Today, it’s a review from 14 years ago! Enjoy!

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SPYGENIUS – “SHALL I SHOW YOU IN MY MIRROR” [MUSIC VIDEO]

This is absolutely great news for fans of our self-styled Power Pop Rock N Roll as the Big Stir label launches its assault on mainstream pop sensibilities with new music from Spygenius!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SLOAN – “THE DAY WILL BE MINE”

Sloan! Nuff said!

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : RANN – “COPYCAT”

“Apparent 80s flair” – is that a new genre or something? Just kidding, it’s yet another example of 80s pop pervasive influence over modern indie pop as demonstrated this time by RANN.

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