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.
Fleet Foxes released the best debut album of the last decade (in our humble opinion) and whilst the follow-up was a little underwhelming in comparison, the good news is that the band is back with a new one!
We were fortunate to catch Perth rock quartet Rag N’ Bone at last year’s Music Matters Festival and here they are with their highly essential debut album, A Handful of Ash.
We will be continuing to add to this playlist throughout 2017 with music videos that represent #THENEWROCKNROLL and #POPPOWER!!!
Thus far, we have Hunck, Middle Kids, Julie’s Haircut, Findlay, Chicano Batman, Lakeshore, FKJ, Ninjaspy, Fawns of Love, Secret Space and Fear Control.
So FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW!!!
… still there’s more …
After the ‘debacle’ of the recent Guns ‘N’ Roses concert, we believe that it’s time that rock ‘n’ roll return to its roots or at least to a time when it was vital and dangerous. “Back to the Bars” as Todd Rundgren’s 1978 live album was titled.
Last time we reviewed a Grandaddy album – Just Like the Fambly Cat – it was 2006 and CDs stores were still a thing. In the intervening 11 years, much has changed in the rock landscape (well, rock is dead, they say) but at least Grandaddy is back to remind us that as far as primo pop-rock music is concerned, nothing has to change!
We featured rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Anna Rose five years ago in a PoPTV feature and here she is again with a feisty new single and music video.
Vancouver’s Gnash Rambler is a godsend to pop lovers hankering for some old school punk rock!
The Probes, who are all still teenagers, have already toured with the legendary Echo and The Bunnymen and look set to be one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Liverpool’s vibrant music scene.
Within the first couple of bars of its new single – “Hearts on Fire”, Chicago-based Molehill convinced us that they are worthy of a feature.
The hype screams out “The Future of French Rock” and describes La Femme as possessing such edgy music influences as Gene Vincent, The Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk. But what about the music itself?
Things appear to be on the up for Texas hard rockers Blacktop Mojo.
Adrian Jones (Basement in My Loft) is back with Cardiff trio Excellent Skeleton and a new eponymous EP featuring re-workings of previously released Basement songs.
“In Your Head” is the first single off of SKATERS upcoming album entitled, Rock And Roll Bye Bye out March 24th on Yonks Records.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for #THENEWROCKNROLL and the upcoming new album from Manchester’s Dutch Uncles provides more evidence for optimism!
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.
Singer-songwriter Keith Soo-Tho, who goes by the moniker VVOLF, holds much promise for any music lover hoping for Singapore to throw up more proponents of #THENEWROCKNROLL!
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).
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).