Pure retro pop power is what Croydon singer-songwriter Nick Frater is about.
Singer-songwriter James Patrick Morgan appears to have a strong understanding of what gives pop music its power.
Now and then a cover version will turn our head and warrant attention for its distinctiveness. Such is the case with Tara Jane O’Neil‘s rendition of Big Star’s classic “Ballad of El Goodo”.
Trust the Aussies to get as close as anyone out there to get POP right. Melbourne trio KINGSWOOD (Fergus Linacre, Alexander Laska & Justin Debrincat) source liberally the deep well of old school soul-R&B to deliver sumptuous retro-pop.
Jeff Hue is an electronic musician and producer from Singapore.
Pop music is more than modern day hipster folk or EDM or millennial neo-soul. It takes a brave artist in 2017 to reach back into pop history to find inspiration for true pop power. Like Lincoln Barr, perhaps.
PoP Legend Robyn Hitchcock is back with a new LP – out on April 21 on Yep Roc Records.
As faithful PoPsters will know, we have a rather fluid understanding of what POP music is here. Which thankfully extends to idiosyncratic outfits like Victoria’s Teenage Wedding.
So much music, so little time – as we are wont to lament. Sometimes that means being a little late on music releases, even in your own backyard. Such is the case with Teashhur, an Australian singer-songwriter based in Singapore.
Aussie pop-rockers The Treehouse Children are readying a new EP – Please – for release on February 17th.
There is an intriguing blend of country-folk twang and early Noughties garage punk drive in Nashville-based rock outfit Apollo Wild’s musical agenda.
One band that fulfilled the immense promise of the so-called ‘post-punk revival’ of the noughties – acclaimed UK rock outfit British Sea Power are back with the forthcoming LP Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on Golden Chariot (via Caroline International).
German composer Hans Zimmer has in recent times been closely associated with Geek flicks – superhero (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel & Batman vs Superman) and scifi (Inception & Interstellar).
Whether rock ‘n’ roll is dead or not becomes a moot point when you are enjoying the new music out there. Case in point – Snowdonia from Surfer Blood.
Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames).
Labels are deceiving. What the hell is “post-metal”? Does that describe NZ duo Into Orbit?
Back in 1980, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was already railing against the stratification of rock & pop music.
Now this is what we call pop music!
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!
Years in the making, atmospheric dream pop band enec.e have made available its debut EP, Driftwood on Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
Another new year, another new feature as we highlight new albums to discover on the wonderful Bandcamp platform. As always our focus will be on rock n roll, pop-rock and pop with power! This time out, The Four Chords!!
TOMGIRL (a.k.a Cherie Ko and Ted Doré) have dropped their garage-pop second single “Heartbeats” and music video.
Guitar rock bands with melodic songs are hard to come by in Singapore nowadays. Never mind good ones! Well, happy to declare that Bakers in Space fit the specs perfectly.
Dream pop merchants Lightcraft maintain their life-affirming joyous indie rock ministrations with a new EP that fulfils all the promise expressed in 2013 album, Colours of Joy.
The legendary David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, mourned by music lovers worldwide. On what would have been his 70th birthday (i.e. 8th January), the No Plan EP was released.