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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. THE VELVETEINS, COLLAPSING SCENERY, ROYAL CANOE, AS A CONCEIT & BRANDISH!!! 

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

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PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. TWIN LIMB, THE END AT THE BEGINNING, MICHAEL COLTON, MV & EE AND CODY CHESNUTT!!! 

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. TWIN LIMB, THE END AT THE BEGINNING, MICHAEL COLTON, MV & EE AND CODY CHESNUTT!!! 

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. METAXAS, THE WARLOCKS, DOOMSDAY STUDENT, THE BONNEVILLES & A TREEHOUSE WAIT!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. METAXAS, THE WARLOCKS, DOOMSDAY STUDENT, THE BONNEVILLES & A TREEHOUSE WAIT!!!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. PATIENCE, TIM MAHONEY, K.FLAY, COBI AND DON DILEGO!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are new music videos, you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. PATIENCE, TIM MAHONEY, K.FLAY, COBI AND DON DILEGO!!!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION, SARGENT, PRECIOUS CHILD, PETE YORN & SEX STAINS! 

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION, SARGENT, PRECIOUS CHILD, PETE YORN & SEX STAINS! 

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. EYES EAT SUNS, WILLIAM TYLER, SECRET SPACE, MUTE & JONNY FRITZ!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. EYES EAT SUNS, WILLIAM TYLER, SECRET SPACE, MUTE & JONNY FRITZ!!!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. KRIEF, EX REYES, FURNSS, MARK PRITCHARD & JESSE MAC CORMACK!!!

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. KRIEF, EX REYES, FURNSS, MARK PRITCHARD & JESSE MAC CORMACK!!!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. WE ARE THE CATALYST, PLASTIC ANTS, ABLEBODY, THE LEGAL MATTERS AND SUPER AMERICAN!!! 

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Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.

Here are videos of new music you should be watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

Continue reading PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. WE ARE THE CATALYST, PLASTIC ANTS, ABLEBODY, THE LEGAL MATTERS AND SUPER AMERICAN!!! 

ROCK HISTORY: PHIL COLLINS/GENESIS – ESSENTIAL LISTENING

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At a time where there are millions of causes to get behind, some pretentious music-hating moron starts a petition to ‘stop’ Phil Collins from coming out of retirement. Over 2,000 people have signed the petition and of course, the music press gleefully reports about this juicy bit of ‘news’.

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DEEP CUTS: EIGHT BEACH BOYS SONGS TO GET ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT

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Re-watched the fabulous Brian Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy recently and of course, I spent most of it with a lump in my throat. Isn’t that what Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys has always been about – the emotions? So I decided to present to you, my faithful PoP visitors, eight album tracks you should listen to in order to understand the length, breadth and depth of the ‘feels’ that the Beach Boys are capable of evoking viz. loneliness, melancholy and the usual heartbreak. *Sigh*

“The Lonely Sea”

“The Warmth of the Sun”

“Wendy”

“When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)”

“And Your Dreams Come True”

“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”

“Be Here in the Mornin’”

“Time to Be Alone”

Finally, a bit of a cheat – not an album deep cut but a single that the record-buying public just failed to fully appreciate but it will always be my favourite Brian Wilson/Beach Boys song.

“The Little Girl I Once Knew”

… still there’s more … 

BEATLES FOREVER!

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Regular PoP visitors will be aware that I am a massive Beatles fan. The Fab Four (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr) were the first band I ever obsessed over as a teenager and Abbey Road – the band’s final LP – was the first album I ever owned.

By that time, the Beatles had broken up a couple of years already and the individual members were busy releasing their solo LPs. I had friends who were equally besotted with the Fab Four and together we even formed our first band – the Beatles-channeling Hornets in the mid-70s! Like many Beatles fans, I dreamed of a reunion and this seemed even more possible when John came out of his 5-year hiatus in 1980 & released Double Fantasy with his wife Yoko Ono.

Of course, that dream was smashed into pieces when John was murdered outside his home on 8th December that year. It’s almost 35 years since that fateful day but the Beatles remain in my view the best band the world has ever seen (and ever will see). One could argue that the Beatles were at the right time and place as the universe conspired to provide the perfect conditions for the band to irreversibly change the world and to write their names into the history books.

Even as the music industry evolves decade after decade and music revolutions come and go, the popularity of the Beatles remains constant and the music they created fifty odd years still resonate to music lovers worldwide. Though the band was once closely associated with the sixties, it’s might be said that they have transcended that epoch to stand alone and become truly timeless icons. Consider the immense popularly of teen idol Taylor Swift, a search on Youtube – probably one of the most popular websites that teens frequent – will provide about 6.1 million results. Guess how many results a Beatles youtube search will provide? How about 5.5 million! Not bad for a band that last released a new album in 1970.

And so… whilst it has been more than a good 40 years since I first heard a Beatles song, I rest assured that years may pass and the latest pop thing may disappear into oblivion (how long more for TayTay?) but one thing will stay the same – it will always be the Beatles Forever!

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PoPTV: JUDE YOUNG’S WAVES OF TOMORROW IS AN HONEST ARTISTIC EXPRESSION TO SG50 CELEBRATION

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The national celebration of Singapore’s independence has brought out many diverse items, music wise. But singer-songwriter Jude Young’s “Wave of Tomorrow” and accompanying video may be the most heartfelt and straightforward thus far. The video – directed & shot by Jeremy Kieran Ng – is not fancy and lacks frills but gets the job done effectively but it is in the competent songwriting that the emotional resonance of what it means to be Singaporean in this special year is shared. No mean feat!

“Ride on this tide/We’ll fly side by side/On the waves of tomorrow/The chase starts today/With these guiding stars and/The shine from the moon so bright/So you can count on me/To keep you free
Yeah you can shout your name across the shores/Singapore”

Kudos to all involved!

https://www.facebook.com/judeyoung

PoPTV: EDITORS PROLONG THE DEATH THROES OF THE POST-PUNK REVIVAL WITH NEW SINGLE MARCHING ORDERS

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I am sick of the post-punk revival – it is one of the worst aspects of millennial pop culture – and it’s already been 15 years. C’mon!

This is compounded by the fact that I absolutely loved the original 80s post-punk scene. Thus, to hear the works of Joy Division, Bauhaus and Echo & the Bunnymen being constantly dragged through the mud by inferior bands like Editors is painful. Listen to the new doom-laden single “Marching Orders” to fully understand my disdain for this kind of derivative drivel. This must end!

When oh when will the 90s rock revival (and therefore retro-60s) begin?

PoPTV: DRU CHEN PROVES HE’S STILL GOT IT WITH NEW SINGLE “YOU GOT IT BABE”

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Let’s say it plain, LOVE LOVE LOVE Dru Chen’s songwriting. He seems to come up with these soul-inflected pop ditties so effortlessly that it’s almost criminal!

“You Got It Babe” finds Dru once again putting together yet another winner. Trust me when I say that once this groovin’ earworm hooks you, it is not gonna let go too easily. Diggin’ Dru’s old skool soul vibe once more! Check it out!!

Pick up “You Got It Babe” at iTunes.

KAMCO MUSIC PRESENTS: FAERYVILLE OST – AN INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER ALEX OH

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Tzang Merwyn Tong’s Faeryville is a dystopian teen movie, a stylish coming of age film about youth making sense of their idealistic dreams in our increasingly surreal world – a fictional manifestation of very real issues prevalent in the Post 9-11 world. The movie features an original score composed by Alex Oh.

Oh is one of Singapore’s most prolific and versatile film composers. His philosophy to scoring is telling the story of the film through music. In his career, he has scored many award-winning features, ranging from comedy, family-oriented, action films like Taxi!Taxi!, My Dog Dou Dou, Imperfect, It’s A Great Great World to darker films like Bait 3D, Rule Number One and The Maid . He was nominated for Best Original Music Score from Asian Television Awards in 2004 for the TV Series, The Frontline.

Oh’s music score complements the movie perfectly with its edgy synthesiser ambience and choral nuances providing a contrast between innocence and danger. Also included is the dynamic driving “Baptism of Fire” which feature Jessel Yam and Alan Chan on guitars, Meryvn Lim on bass and John Ho on drums.

Read below what Oh thought and felt about working on Faeryville.

As the film’s composer, you’re probably one of the first few people to have seen Faeryville, edited and cut. What are your thoughts when you watched the first cut of the film?

Faeryville turned out beautifully. It has lots of depth. I like the characters, the Nobodies, Laer, Chloe, Belle, Fraternity members. There are debates on whether society is becoming or has already become dystopian. I like how Tzang uses the film to address certain issues we are facing in our society. In that aspect, I think he is successful in bringing these to light, as many will find after watching the film that they can relate to it someway or another.

Do you have a philosophy bout your music scoring?

I try to find where the heart of the movie is. I will watch the film with the Director and talk about it. I want to understand the film from his/her perspective and hear what he has to say. Why he/she wants to make the film? What is it about? What is it the story that he’s telling? Once I have an understanding about the film, I will let the film speak to me. I do not want to come with any pre-conceived ideas.

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PoPTV – SONGS FROM THE NEW MILLENNIUM

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During a discussion with a student about pop music – which revolved mainly around me dissing modern pop – Raj (that’s his name) challenged me to cite worthy music from the new millennium (he was born in the late 90s, after all) and so, here are ten examples (and yes, many of these artists started before the year 2000, but why should that matter?). Enjoy.

BECK – THE GOLDEN AGE (2002)

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