Reviews of EPs/albums that have been released in 2016. Time to discover new music!
Four new albums of diversity and quality plumb the depths of THE NEW ROCK N ROLL! Dig in!!
A fantastic crop of new albums this week – #THENEWROCKNROLL has never felt more relevant and vibrant! Dive in!!
It seems awfully facetious for us to state that with British band Yuck, it’s not so much about the songs themselves but the style of music that appeals. But hey, it’s true!
Millian – a new club at St. James PowerStation – was the exciting venue that launched All That Matters 2016 with showcases from some of the foreign bands/artists to be seen at the Music Matters Festival from 13 – 15 September.
More new albums to discover in 2016. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Photo credit: Cherlynn Lian
The live debut of TOMGIRL – Cherie Ko and Ted Doré – and assorted backing musicians will take to the stage at the Esplanade Recital Studio tonight at 7.30pm. Get your tickets from SISTIC.
Alternative rock with nods to rock ‘n’ roll’s rich past. That about sums up what we have in store for you with these five new releases!
The journey of music discovery continues as we unearth five new rock n roll gems!
Five new albums to get excited over! Don’t miss out!!
New albums you might want to check out, PoP fan!
Too much music, too little time has become our mantra somewhat in recent times. SO… we have revived Blurb-O-Rama to cover as much of the new releases that we really dig! For your kind consideration. Enjoy!!
Bliss is American singer-songwriter Alexander’s sixth album. The self-produced album was recorded in his own Buddhaland studio in Ventura County, CA.
Brain Circus is the solo project of Brian Curtis, best known as part of The Oohs, Retro-Pop masters! 30 years in the making, Curtis performs every sound heard on Brain Circus.
Record label founder. Recording wizard. Power pop maestro. Wyatt Blair is a man of many disciplines. His debut full-length, Banana Cream Dream, immortalized his love of all things sweet and solidified his place as one of LA’s top tunesmiths.
When Dean Garcia formed CURVE with Toni Halliday back in 1990, he had already established himself as a solid musician through his involvement with the Eurythmics… and since Curve disbanded, he has been mainly produced music as SPC ECO, together with Rose Berlin. This is his latest project, a dark moody collaboration with Preston Maddox of Texan alternative rock band Bloody Knives.
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?!?
Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Todd Rundgren/Jakob Dylan) and Ken Sharp, this record (Sharp’s fourth album and first in nine years) showcases musical contributions from Rick Springfield (“Burn & Crash”, “Satellite”), guitarist Wally Stocker of The Babys, bassist Prescott Niles of The Knack and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo of New England alongside the team of Perdomo and gifted musicians Rob Bonfiglio (Wanderlust/Wilson Phillips) and Ritchie Rubini (The Caulfields).
Ralegh Long is an English Singer-Songwriter. His critically acclaimed debut album, Hoverance — a beautiful pastoral record — was released on Gare du Nord Records in April 2015.
Fund manager Seok-woo and his daughter Su-an are travelling from Seoul to Busan onboard the KTX. But the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers. Seok-woo is in the fight of his life to survive and to save Su-an.
An alternative rock trio (Natalie Pauley, Tye Hammonds & George Pauley) from Nashville that brings to mind the early to mid-90’s. This EP follows closely on the heels of their sophomore full-length Get On Feelings that came out in late January.
Hailing from Seattle, The Salt Riot (viz. Julia Vidal, Jack Machin & Nick La Pointe) released its debut EP Bystander in 2013, with Dead Star being their debut full-length.
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and Idris Elba (Krall).
Vancouver quartet returns with a new LP after a change in personnel. Oliver Mann left the group after recording the album, with new guitarist Colton Lauro now onboard joining vocalist Charlie Kerr, bassist Chris McClellan and drummer Graham Serl. This sophomore effort, follows Circulation, Power of Pop’s Album of 2014.
After devoting the last few years to producing and mixing for various artists, composing for television-film-advertising and writing for publications such as Songwriter’s Market and Guitar World, Mark Bacino finally returns to his post as power pop, singer-songwriter with the release of a new single.