There is something to be said about a band’s ability to take indie-alternative rock clichés and elevate them into something artistically fresh. Well, London group Mt. Wolf may have achieved exactly that with the shimmering Aetherlight.
Typically infectious, barnstorming and deadpan “How To Boil An Egg” is a standalone brand new track from the critically lauded singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.
Jason Loewenstein has been a major force behind lo-fi pioneers Sebadoh ever since their pivotal 1991 record, III. Along with fellow partner in crime Lou Barlow, Loewenstein has co-created some of the most influential releases in indie-rock, including the pivotal 90’s albums Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock, Bubble & Scrape, and Bakesale. Continue reading “THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : JASON LOEWENSTEIN – SUPERSTITIOUS”
Chicago’s Ratboys, led by singer/guitarist Julia Steiner and guitarist Dave Sagan, will release its sophomore album entitled GN on June 30th (Topshelf Records).
Alternative rock songwriter and guitarist, Alexa Dark, announces her debut EP, Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts, due out August 2017.
On Us and Us Only‘s debut album, Full Flower, out July 14 (Topshelf Records), the Baltimore band deliver a rapturous collection of intricate alt-rock. Recently, they shared the album’s lead single, “Bored of Black”.
The enigmatic Beth Ditto (Gossip) releases her debut solo album Fake Sugar on June 16 via Virgin Recordswill. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the first single, “Fire”.
Big Walnuts Yonder is bassist/vocalist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges), guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers), drummer Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos). It is not a supergroup. “It’s worlds colliding,” says Mike Watt.
Halifax-based band Walrus will release its debut LP, Family Hangover, on June 9th via Dan Mangan’s Madic Records.
San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls share their new single “Gord’s Horse”, from their upcoming tour only cassette.
Gotta love it when modern bands bring their hard rockin’ blues to the table without pretensions. So let’s take a closer look at Damn Jackals (even the name rocks!)
Julian Fulton, the multi-talented New Jersey-based songwriter has released “Howl,” the first single off of his forthcoming EP, Battered Receptions.
Here’s an intriguing gig featuring four young S-ROCK bands.
The Stevenson Ranch Davidians have announced they will release their new album Amerikana in June, but are teasing whats to come with the lead single “Holy Life” and accompanying video. This is The Davidians first album since 2009, scheduled for release in June 2017 on Minneapolis-based Picture In My Ear Records.
Check out the debut 7″ from Filthy Friends. Who?
Brisbane indie heavyweights – Screamfeeder – are one of Australia’s most-loved bands, capturing hearts and ears with their blissfully noisy pop-rock. Now they’re back, better than ever, with a new album on the way.
Melodic rock bands with an alternative edge seem hard to come by in the Singapore music scene at the moment. So while other media outlets will be promoting artists specialising in urban music and electronic soul, S-ROCK lovers can trust in Power of Pop to help you discover new rock bands out there.
Thus, we welcome you to the S-ROCK UNDERGROUND (yes yet another hashtag!) where we hope you will find heavier and edgier sounds – that do not compromise on melody or grooves – in our own backyard.
Rock quartet Gilded Edge has been getting attention viz. as prizewinners after less than a year together at the Singapore finals of Global Battle of The Bands 2015, making it into the Noise Music Mentorship for 2016 and releasing their debut single “Lone Wolf” recently. We got together with the guys – Alan Francis (Guitar/Vocals), Melvin Lim (Guitar), Afiq Yusof (Bass) & Julian Stewart (Drums) – to find out more about Gilded Edge: past present and future.
As we have frequently observed, it’s difficult to find proper melodic rock bands in the current Singapore music scene. But if you know where to look, you will discover that a S-ROCK underground exists, where bands like Gilded Edge do what they do best – make authentic rock ‘n’ roll.
Art-rockers British Sea Power are back with a brand new album – its sixth – and it’s a glorious return to the exhilarating, bright-minded guitar music that earned them their breakout nomination for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize as they cover subject matter ranging from the stars in the night sky to the methodology of media manipulation.
Brooklyn-based “Nu-Wop” act, PEP returns with their latest track “As Lovers” accompanied by a perfectly timed vintage Betty Boop animation.
Eleven songs – raucous, blues-based, uncompromising – mark a triumphant return for “Hollywood” rockers Junkyard on their first official album in 26 years.
Rock duo the Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash on March 24!
A melancholy number that will make your day. This is the new single – “Can’t Talk to Anyone” – from Huxley Rittman and the Rusty Hitmen!
UK hard rock band Mallen have released a muisc video for their debut single “Jack of Cards”, issued in November 2016.
Ironic how ‘genre’ labels make so much difference nowadays. Take “pop-punk” – one of the worst rock ‘genres’ ever coined – turn it around to “punk-rock” and it becomes something vital, vibrant and meaningful.
Which brings us to Tales From A Punk Rock Rock Trip a new mini-album split between Hooligan Crooners and B-Leaguers.