Two things to consider when assessing the relative value of Ugly in the Morning’s 3 Or More If You Can Afford It – its eclectic rock agenda and its sophisticated songwriting.
Luke Buirski – a singer, songwriter, guitarist who channels his love for classic rock into highly potent modern rock nuggets – is back with a new project, Dirty Perfect!
I am on a quest to find authentic Power Pop Rock N Roll bands out there in the modern rock wasteland and discovered a pretty cool trio calling themselves The Echo Wrecks.
Here’s a psych-rock outfit you might want to keep a close watch on – The Ego Ritual!
Four, the new EP from Mannequins, is simply one of the best pop-rock releases in 2018. Check out my review here.
I caught up with the lads – Darren John Aw, Gabriel Christopher Lim, Timothy Lloyd Bracken and Russell Andrew Clunies-Ross – for the stories behind the songs on Four.
“Existence is painful/Resistance, if you’re able”
Major changes afoot at the JPNSGRLS camp as remaining original member Charlie Kerr introduces new outfit Hotel Mira with guitarist Colton Lauro and bassist Mike Noble and new single “3AM Lullaby”.
The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!
Melbourne singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has a new album – Golden Boy – that is one for the PoP faithful to savour from start to finish.
We really do adore new bands that live in their own little bubble and don’t quite give a fuck about what’s happening in the mainstream music industry. Latest case in point – NYC’s Acid Dad!
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.
Another week, another Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!
Shell of a Shell started as a bedroom side project for Chappy Hull that never released any recordings. Eager to play out when he wasn’t busy with other bands, Chappy asked Nick Swafford, Noel Richards, and Dylan Liverman to fill out the sound he had laid out in the earlier demos to be more of a “real” band.
Last year, Quiet Slang released We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, an EP comprised of two Beach Slang songs and two covers from The Replacements and Big Star.
Simply put, Quiet Slang is the chamber pop side project of Beach Slang frontman James Alex.
Here’s one for fans of 70s glam rock – Bowie, T. Rex – as expressed by acolytes in the 80s (The Cure), the 90s (Suede) and the 00s (Dandy Warhols). Lostdog in Loveland might be a bit under the radar but a tidy discovery for those in the know.
Since ‘indie pop’ does not quite have the same meaning as it’s original meaning – y’know C86, guitar pop music on independent labels etc – we will call the music played by folks like The Foxfires, “The New Rock N Roll”.
Perfect indie pop? “Afterglow” from Nashville trio The Lonely Biscuits comes pretty damn close.
Short, sharp punky garagey rock ‘n’ roll is on the agenda when it comes to Arizona band, Fairy Bones.
New feature! A (hopefully) weekly Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!
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Listening to Bootikins, the 2nd album in Aussie band Augie March‘s comeback since they returned from hiatus in 2014, it’s hard to imagine music that is more far removed from what is trendy in modern rock circles than this.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Michelle Mandico has released “Ptarmigan”, her first single ahead of a new album, due in Spring 2018.
Chuffed to present new music from Seattle trio Naked Giants.
The world is as we make it. So what if the modern pop industry ignores rock ‘n’ roll in favour of hip hop? Well, we don’t give a fuck as long as bands like Watts keeps the spirit alive!
Looking back to move forward. NYC trio Beechwood might be accused of backward gazing when it comes to musical inspiration but what’s the problem when the results are so good?
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!