The moment one gets into Ken Sharp’s latest album, Beauty in the Backseat, one is transported back to the ’70s, where pop-rock was king of the airwaves.
Faithful visitors to Power of Pop will know how much I am a fan of the music of young singer/songwriter/guitarist Huxley Rittman.
The Dahlmanns return with “American Heartbeat”, a teaser for upcoming new album of the same name, dropping at the end of the month!
My favourite music revels in eclecticism – taking basic building blocks and constructing wildly imaginative creations that impress and surprise even the most jaded of music experts.
I have previously covered the music of DC power trio Dot Dash and will always be pleased to do so as they competently encapsulate everything Power of Pop stands for.
There’s a slinky 60s pop vibe around L.A. band Livingmore that is simply irresistible.
Almost two decades ago, I wrote these words.
“I’m so crazy about Speaking of the Davenports that I’m almost scared stiff to write about it.”
From 2003, a review of The Beatifics’ excellent album, The Way We Never Were, taken from the previous incarnation of Power of Pop (at tripod.com, no less!)
The Way We Never Were
I’ve always loved 60s/70s styled melodic guitar pop. To me, there’s nothing that comes close musically.
Five years in the making, this new Shelves EP is a kick in the arse for Singapore music as far as melodic rock is concerned.
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!
I am on a quest to find authentic Power Pop Rock N Roll bands out there in the modern rock wasteland and discovered a pretty cool trio calling themselves The Echo Wrecks.
The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!
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!
EPICYCLE Jingo Jangle (Cirkle)
Sad to say but I believe that the powerpop genre has been going through a slump for some time now. With the odd notable exceptions, there has not been a genuine powerpop masterpiece this side of the millennium and even since perhaps Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk.
Musicians are first and foremost fans. Or they should be. So it’s heart-warming to come across Kai Danzberg who is very definitely one of the PoP faithful!
Released in late 2017, this split 7″ is a brilliant reminder that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking!
Aussie 90s pop underground outfit P76 return after a long hiatus with “Postcard from Bondi” and it’s a cracker!
Power pop legend Tommy Keene has passed away “unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” according to his official website.
“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
Say hello to TRIP WIRE founded by Marty Schneider and Bill Hunt with support from the rhythm section of Stu Shader on drums and Jeff Shelton on bass.
Singapore pop-rock band TypeWriter returns in a big way with a new single, new music video and new EP.
Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.
Gotta love The Lovebirds! The moment you hear that Dinosaur Jr + Teenage Fanclub fuzz guitar in the intro, you are hooked!