Broken record time – 2017 has been an astonishingly bountiful year for lovers of POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! Add another fine record to the burgeoning list – Fernando Perdomo’s instant classic, The Golden Hour.
Popular British 90s band Mansun were best known for their eclectic art-rock style that brought them critical acclaim and commercial success. Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, Mansun released four albums and split in 2003.
Nick Heyward – best known as the cherubic frontman of 80s pop band Haircut 100 is back with another excellent retro-pop album – Woodland Echoes.
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.
Ryan Wong (Cool Ghouls) finds time to release his own solo side project, a six-track EP, called More Milk.
Check out the impressive music video of a studio rendition (at Berklee College of Music, no less) of Emma Charleston’s “Don’t Wait Up”.
Dhani Harrison’s first solo album IN///PARALLEL will be released on October 6 through BMG. He recently shared the first single from the album “All About Waiting”.
We believe that the best music made in Singapore is more than a match for any music made elsewhere and there is the reason for the SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT.
We want to spotlight these talented musicians from the Singapore music scene for the world to recognise and patronise!
This gorgeous new album from singer-songwriter Ralegh Long has been out for a bit but better late than never, we say!
Heartening to note that the major labels are still supporting pop-rock! Check out the music video for Billy Raffoul’s debut single, “Driver”.
Gold Coast pop-rock songstress San Mei adds a music video to her pleasing single “Until You Feel Good” and has just announced her debut EP, Necessary out Friday July 14.
Our favourite track off iNCH’s wonderful Letters to Ubin EP gets its own music video and it’s a cracker!
Ahead of her upcoming EP (due August 2017) Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts, Alexa Dark has shared with us the video of “Empty Drinks” which showcases Dark’s penchant at penning a driving alt-rock anthem that would not be out of place in the 90s.
L.A. based singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing releases her third album, The Hiding, today.
A fragile chamber soul track awaits you when you savour “Graces” – the new single from Amy Steele, an exceptional singer/songwriter from London.
Typically infectious, barnstorming and deadpan “How To Boil An Egg” is a standalone brand new track from the critically lauded singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.
The first studio album in nearly 25 years from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005) finds Waters in familiar territory.
The Whistles & the Bells, the moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, returns with his sophomore album Modern Plagues via New West Records.
On her rousing and poignant new pop rock ballad “Enjoy the Ride,” folky singer-songwriter Emma Charleston reminds listeners to cherish life’s journey as much as its ever-changing destinations.
Alt-rock artist Pete Lynch went on a large road trip across America last year and captured a first person point of view of the entire trip on his GoPro and cell phone. He decided to compile all the footage and create a music video for his new single “Till The Rivers Run Dry”.
We have been looking intently at the modern pop scene for some time now, hoping and praying that somewhere out there, there is an artist who is able to take the musical elements of the past and make it sound modern, and pointing the way to the future. Well, finally we think we have – and his name is Gabriel Garzón-Montano!
Last year, Matthew Logan Vasquez (frontman of Delta Spirit) released his first solo album Solicitor Returns to critical acclaim for its earthy fuzzed-up pop-rock.
On his previous albums, Japanese multi-instrumentalist Shugo Tokumaru had brilliantly showcased his ability to push the boundaries of what pop music can be — crafting infinitely rewarding songs built on layers upon layers of sounds produced by instruments both familiar and unique.
Back in the 2000s, we used to cover positively Boston mod-pop band The Pills. Since breaking up the band, Corin Ashley has been periodically releasing solo material and functioning as a session player with the likes of Cardinal & Martin (Boo Radleys) Carr. In January of last year, Ashley suffered a stroke which threatened to curtail his musical career but Ashley never gave up on himself and new album Broken Biscuits is a testament, not only to his talents, but to his resilience.
Considering how traditional pop-rock is no longer commercially viable (and let’s face this hard truth, puh-lease), we should celebrate this state of affairs instead as it guarantees that – most of the time – new music made in this tradition is going to be genuine and true to the artistic vision of its creator/s. Case in point: Gretchen’s Wheel.