ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!
AUSSIE ROCKERS LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME WITH “BEFORE YOU” & NEW EPONYMOUS EP!
It is such a rush when a singer-songwriter-musician nails his colours to prog rock in this day and age! In fact, Durkee is proud to describe his music as “a blend of progressive, metal/rock, doom metal, post-hardcore, and post-rock.” A brave man!
Hard rock revival? I fuckin’ hope so! Add another band to the burgeoning list – Ontario’s The Castor Troys.
Aussie indie pop starlet San Mei returns with a new EP, Heaven.
The Rachets (Ashbury Park, NJ) sound like a cross between The Clash, The ‘Mats and The Hold Steady. Which is fine with me!
A rare thing indeed to come across a pop song that addresses the social issues of Singapore but Shannon Luke has done exactly that with his latest single, “The Survey”.
When Trump became President, there was lots of talk about how resistance to his administration would inspire loads of protest music similar to the 80s with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Has not quite panned out that way, so thank goodness for Seattle’s The Refusers!
London rockers The Swagger release their new single “Heart ‘N’ Soul” which continues in the vein of their debut EP (2016) i.e. a ballsy amalgam of ’90s Britpop and ’00s garage-punk that deserves our attention!
Huxley Rittman is back with his merry band of Hitmen with the slinky blues-rock number, “Go Figure”.
Our kind of music is under threat! But thank heavens ASH will be in town this coming Tuesday to give us a timely reminder of what the music world is missing!
Maryland power pop quartet Classified Frequency has released a super fun new music video for their single “No More Sex.”
Shelves are back with a new single and EP!
James is back with a new anthem in the vein of their massive hit, “Sit Down”.
Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP – Water Into Gold – Eric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.
Guitarist Andy Gill might be the only original member of Gang of Four remaining but that does not take away from the vitality or relevance of the band’s new music.
The Philly-based indie rock band Cold Fronts recently shared the music video for the title track off their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour which came out April 20 through Sire Records. The video was produced and directed by Peter English.
‘Popular’ music in Singapore currently falls neatly into two categories. One, smooth urban electro-soul that reflects the entitled materialistic extravagance of the nation’s youth and two, atmospheric dreamy indie pop that is a contradiction of faux-art pretensions and grassroots endeavour. FERS is firmly in the latter camp.
Love bands who put the quirky and offbeat back into rock ‘n’ roll, like Glasgow’s Peter Cat!
I mentioned new psych-rock outfit The Ego Ritual about a month ago over here. Continue reading “PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE EGO RITUAL – “CHAKRA MARACA””
You may laugh and scoff but I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll in whatever new forms it may take. So, here’s BATTS!
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.
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.
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.