ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE! MARC DURKEE – “A WAY TO ESCAPE”

It is such a rush when a singer-songwriter-musician nails his colours to prog rock in this day and age! In fact, Durkee is proud to describe his music as “a blend of progressive, metal/rock, doom metal, post-hardcore, and post-rock.” A brave man!

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ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!!! THE CASTOR TROYS – LEGENDS NEVER DIE (EP)

Hard rock revival? I fuckin’ hope so! Add another band to the burgeoning list – Ontario’s The Castor Troys.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : THIS IS QUEEN (SPOTIFY PLAYLIST)

Photo credit : Chris Hopper (1978)

Are you still basking in the Bohemian Rhapsody afterglow? If so, I would recommend that you check out the official Spotify playlist for Queen.

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REEL TO REAL : MUSIC DRAMA – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

It’s impossible to be objective about Bohemian Rhapsody as I have been a Queen fan since 1977.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | ALT-ROCK : LUNARIN – INTO THE ETHER

Our beloved rock music is much more than the number of Instagram likes or Youtube views or Spotify plays. It is all about heart and soul.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WHITE DENIM – PERFORMANCE

White Denim are back with yet another collection of iconoclastic rock ‘n’ roll songs!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LIFE ON MARS – TRANCE FORMATION [REVIEW]

A heartfelt throwback to the glory rock ‘n’ roll days of the ’70s, Life on Mars evokes everything that made rock music so special way back when.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FAIRY BONES – 0% FUN

Short, sharp punky garagey rock ‘n’ roll is on the agenda when it comes to Arizona band, Fairy Bones.

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PoP20 | POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – IMOGEN HEAP (2011)

You’re coming back to Singapore! What was it like playing in Singapore 1st time around?

Well, it was very brief sadly. We didn’t really see much of the town but looking forward to coming back this time and spending a little bit more time there. It was one of the most beautiful concert halls I’ve played in, no doubt I really saw that but it was a flying visit. But on this occasion I might come a couple of days early on my own. The band will join me the day before the gig. I’m also coming back to do a concert called Music Matters on the 26th of May, so I’ll probably spend a few days there then as well. I’m doing a talk and a workshop.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : STAY INSIDE – “FEVER AND JEALOUSY”

We don’t give much credence to sub-genre classifications cuz they are severely limiting. Stay Inside are associated with “emo”, “post-hardcore” and “post-punk” and one might even mention “prog-pop” or “math-rock” but for us, we will stick to The New Rock N Roll!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : KOJI – “GREEN”

A nice little pop-rock ditty from Koji deserves some attention from rock music fans looking for some genuine melodic intent.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : SIMPLE MINDS – WALK BETWEEN WORLDS [REVIEW]

When you consider how obsessed the current modern rock scene is with the 80s New Romantic/Big Music vibe, it makes perfect sense for Simple Minds to freshen up their sound by going back to a tried and tested formula.

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PoPTV | PoP LEGENDS : GUIDED BY VOICES – “SEE MY FIELD” [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Check out the video for Guided By Voices’ new single “See My Field.” This track comes from the new album Space Gun, which will be released March 23rd on GBV, Inc.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE HIGH DIVERS – FALL IN LOVE SO FAST

High on the agenda of Charleston quartet The High Divers is a soulful brand of rock ‘n’ roll that will get the listener moving for sure!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : STARCRAWLER – S/T [REVIEW]

By now, you should be aware that we think that this young L.A. band is the face of the New Rock N Roll at the moment.

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PoP LEGENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : GUIDED BY VOICES – SPACE GUN

“Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes…”
A new album by Guided By Voices, yet again!

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PoP LEGENDS | NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL – THE VISITOR [REVIEW]

Photo credit : Matt Furman

Another year, another Neil Young album.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : STARCRAWLER – LET HER BE

Photo credit : Autumn De Wilde

Once upon a time, popular music trends would be cyclical but it has been a long while since rock ‘n’ roll was considered trendy. Will Starcrawler be the young rock band that makes the difference?

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LIVE NEWS | MUSIC MATTERS LIVE 2017 : YESTERDRIVE

Indian rock band Yesterdrive cite the influences of The Cure, The Ramones and The Band of Horses as being critical to their music, which is right up our alley.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL – HOW DO YOU SPELL HEAVEN

Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.

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