PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : CELSI, BRAGG & MAITLAND – THE ROAD TO GLASGOW [REVIEW]

Released in August this year, this somewhat overlooked gem is one of the finest examples of why power pop rock ‘n’ roll we love so much here at PoP will always be relevant and vital as long as folks like Celsi, Bragg & Maitland continued to make marvellous music like this!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE PINHOLES – D’ANTARA KITA

Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | POP POWER !!! : JEAN TAN – WALLS

For the 2nd single off her upcoming new EP, singer-songwriter Jean Tan opts for a retro jazz-pop approach for “Walls”.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : NICK HEYWARD – WOODLAND ECHOES

Nick Heyward – best known as the cherubic frontman of 80s pop band Haircut 100 is back with another excellent retro-pop album – Woodland Echoes.

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | POP POWER!!! : NICOLE ATKINS – GOODNIGHT RHONDA LEE

Nicole Atkins is a brilliant retro-pop singer-songwriter that is intent on reviving the styles of 50s crooner music, 60s psychedelia, soul music, and the Brill Building style of writing in her work.

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PoPTV | POP POWER !!! : MOONRISE NATION – COMMON FEAR

Self-styled indie folk-pop trio Moonrise Nation released their debut album, Glamour Child, yesterday on Zinc Records, a label formed by Bobby Z of Prince’s band, The Revolution.

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : FRUIT JUICE – EAT YOU UP

Retro-pop goodness is what Washington band Fruit Juice has in abundance, and is waiting to be discover on Bandcamp with their first full-length album Eat You Up.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB – CINEMATICA

Here we go! A new EP from Obedient Wives Club finally!!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM CHRISTINE MCVIE, THE CHARLATANS, THE FEELIES AND THE SADIES!

More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB – BABY BYE BYE

Gorgeous retro-pop has been Obedient Wives Club’s modus operandi since they first appeared with their debut EP five years ago and they are back with a new single!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER !!! : RG LOWE – STATE OF PLAY

After ten years in the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea, Rob Lowe is releasing his first R&B-inflected solo LP, Slow Time, under the moniker RG Lowe.

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SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION : KAYMAC – RET-EL 2.0

How Power of Pop founder, singer-songwriter Kevin Mathews re-discovered the joy of making music for himself.

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LIVE NEWS: LA FEMME – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

The hype screams out “The Future of French Rock” and describes La Femme as possessing such edgy music influences as Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. But what about the music itself?

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LUCY IN BLUE

Hailing from Iceland, Lucy in Blue channels the 70s progressive rock vibe of Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator and Camel so effortlessly authentic that it’s almost hard to believe that this eponymous album was released last December!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. JIM JAMES, WYCLEF JEAN, DIA, SLOTHRUST & LEE FIELDS!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight.

Here are streams of new music that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. PHIL AND LU, MATT TARKA, PHIL GAMMAGE, BLONDER & CAMERON AG!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. TOY, NAVY GANGS, SAVOY MOTEL, BELLOWS & ROB TOWNSEND!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. TALK SHOW HOST, BETTER THINGS, SILENT PICTURES, POLITBURO & CITIZEN ZERO

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The journey of music discovery continues as we unearth five new rock n roll gems!

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LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. DINOWALRUS, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, THE PEEP TEMPEL, HENRY JAMISON & LVL UP!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. PEOPLE AND STARS, COOL GHOULS, COSMONAUTS, INTROFLIRT & CARA AND MIKE GANGLOFF WITH THE GREAT AMERICAN DRONE ORCHESTRA

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New albums you might want to check out, PoP fan! 

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LIVE NEWS: YUCK – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

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Yuck returns to our shores, courtesy of Songs for Children, supported by rising local indie popsters Subsonic Eye. The perfect opportunity for an intimate indie-alternative pop-rock show. Not to be missed.

Event Date: 13th September 2016
Event Venue: Hood Bar and Cafe, Bugis Plus, #5- 07, 201 Victoria Street
Tickets: 40 SGD (Early Bird while stocks last) 38 SGD Students and NS, 55 SGD Advance from peatix.com

… still there’s more … 

ALBUM REVIEW: COTTON MATHER – DEATH OF THE COOL

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Background
Highly acclaimed 90s Pop Underground faves Cotton Mather returns with a new album after an absence of 15 years! Death of the Cool contains singer-songwriter Robert Harrison’s pure pop meditations on Chinese philosophy – in particular, one song each for each hexagram (or reading) of the I Ching! How 60s can one get?!?

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