PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE 131ERS – “CRAZY”

The 131ers premiere a new video for their song “Crazy” today, from their new album Nothing’s As It Should Be out on June 15.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : VALLEY QUEEN – “SUPERGIANT”

Valley Queen have dropped the video for their excellent title-track “Supergiant” from their debut full-length to be released July 13 on Roll Call Records.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : OLDERMOST – THE DANGER OF BELIEF

Philadelphia-based band Oldermost, have announced the release of their fourth album, How Could You Ever Be The Same? (out July 13th via AntiFragile Music). In conjunction, the band is sharing the album’s rollicking, anthemic lead single “The Danger of Belief”.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : JUNKY LOVE – “LOVE & LUST”

Singer-songwriter Axel Loughrey – previously a solo artist on All Sorted!?! Records – is now part of Junky Love (with Deniz Erdal), a new three piece rock n roll band based in London.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE CORAL – “SWEET RELEASE”

The Coral – those Noughties era retro Brit-rockers are back with a new single and an upcoming new album due in August.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : DUSTED – “DEAD EYES” [MUSIC VIDEO]

Dusted releases its video for “Dead Eyes” off the Blackout Summer album.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WHITNEY FENIMORE – “STONES”

Enjoy the stomping new single – “Stones” from Whitney Fenimore’s upcoming EP, Battle Within.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HORSE FEATHERS – “WITHOUT APPLAUSE”

Check out the video of “Without Applause” off Horse Feathers’ new album, Appreciation.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SAN MEI – “WONDER”

One of my favourite up and coming artists – San Mei – is back with a new single “Wonder”.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HANGING UP THE MOON – IT’S ALL HERE SOMEWHERE

Sean Lam’s Hanging Up the Moon project has become akin to a loyal friend – dependable and consistent in providing comfort, solace and joy!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : UGLY IN THE MORNING – 3 OR MORE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT

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.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : DIRTY PERFECT – “TELL ME (BEFORE THE SHOW)” [LIVE IN STUDIO]

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!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE ECHO WRECKS “SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND” (2017)

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.

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TRACK BY TRACK : FOUR BY MANNEQUINS

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.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOTEL MIRA – 3AM LULLABY

“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”.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : MANNEQUINS – FOUR [REVIEW]

The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : NICK BATTERHAM – GOLDEN BOY [REVIEW]

Melbourne singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has a new album – Golden Boy – that is one for the PoP faithful to savour from start to finish.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : ACID DAD – S/T [REVIEW]

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!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LIFE ON MARS – TRANCE FORMATION [REVIEW]

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.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP10 FT. QUIET SLANG, RALEGH LONG, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE MAGIC GANG, SPOOKY RUEBEN, DERMOT KENNEDY, SHELL OF A SHELL, PUNCHLINE, JOUSKA, THE DAHMERS!

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!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SHELL OF A SHELL – ALREADY THERE [REVIEW]

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.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : QUIET SLANG – “DIRTY CIGARETTES” [MUSIC VIDEO]

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.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LOSTDOG IN LOVELAND [REVIEW]

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.

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