ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE! MARC DURKEE – “A WAY TO ESCAPE”

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!

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ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!!! THE CASTOR TROYS – LEGENDS NEVER DIE (EP)

Hard rock revival? I fuckin’ hope so! Add another band to the burgeoning list – Ontario’s The Castor Troys.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE RACHETS – “DOTARD ON THE DIAL”

The Rachets (Ashbury Park, NJ) sound like a cross between The Clash, The ‘Mats and The Hold Steady. Which is fine with me!

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PoPTV : THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BAKERS IN SPACE – “WASTING YOUTH”

Good to hear that James Lye who played guitar with me in The Groovy People years back has set up his own label – Maker Records, and it has released the new single from Bakers in Space.

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PoP TV | POP POWER : SHANNON LUKE – “THE SURVEY” (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

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”.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE REFUSERS – “DISOBEY”

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!

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SWAGGER – “HEART ‘N’ SOUL”

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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!

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HUX & THE HITMEN – “GO FIGURE” (UNOFFICIAL VIDEO)

Huxley Rittman is back with his merry band of Hitmen with the slinky blues-rock number, “Go Figure”.

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LIVE IN SINGAPORE | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : WHY ASH @ HARD ROCK CAFE IS ESSENTIAL

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!

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : CLASSIFIED FREQUENCY – “NO MORE SEX”

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Maryland power pop quartet Classified Frequency has released a super fun new music video for their single “No More Sex.”

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : ERIC FRISCH – “WATER INTO GOLD”

Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP – Water Into GoldEric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.

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PoPTV | PoP LEGENDS : GANG OF FOUR – “LUCKY”

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.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : COLD FRONTS – “FANTASY DU JOUR”

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.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : FERS – “NEVERLAND”

‘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.

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PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : PETER CAT – “HAND THROUGH HAIR”

Love bands who put the quirky and offbeat back into rock ‘n’ roll, like Glasgow’s Peter Cat!

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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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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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