Get ready to dive back into the cut-throat world of media conglomerates and dysfunctional family dynamics with Succession Season 4 Ep 1 as the highly anticipated fourth season of HBO’s hit series drops. As the power struggle between the Roy family members reaches a boiling point, this season promises to be the most intense yet. With razor-sharp writing, outstanding performances, and unexpected twists at every turn, Succession continues to prove why it’s one of the best shows on television.
Adventures in AI Art is a new feature series here at Power of Pop as we dive into the world of AI Art generation, a topic that is very relevant and trendy in 2023. In this series, we will share about our own experience with AI Art generation, focusing on various imaginative subjects that hopefully will engage you and perhaps encourage to try your hand at this fun new pop culture phenomenon. We kick off with AI Art: historical figures given a modern twist!
New Order is an English rock band that emerged from the post-punk movement in the late 1970s. The band was formed in 1980 in Manchester, England, by the remaining members of Joy Division after lead singer Ian Curtis passed away. The group’s sound is a unique blend of new wave, electronic, and dance music, which they helped popularize in the 1980s.
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is known for popular hits like “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Don’t Bring Me Down,” but their discography is filled with lesser-known gems. Here are ten ELO deep cuts from the band’s discography that are worth checking out:
Making our way to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where the Singapore leg of the Arctic Monkeys Asia Tour 2023 took place, it was clear that the audience was mainly drawn from Gen-Z viz. many teenagers and young adults. This was surprising to us, considering that the band itself is more than 20 years old now.
The Jam – All Mod Cons was the third album from the pop-rock trio hailing from Woking, England and released in 1978. Consisting of Paul Weller (vocals and guitars), Bruce Foxton (bass and vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums), The Jam were critically acclaimed and commercially successfully in the U.K. for their short recording career viz. 1977 – 1982.
Queen – News of the World is the next to be featured in our regular feature of classic album reviews. Of course, as usual, what qualifies as a classic album is a matter of opinion and typically, I will highlight albums that I have listened to quite a fair bit in order to ultimately arrive at this particular specific assessment.
House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 9 is the ninth and penultimate instalment of the first season of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Ep 3 is the third instalment of the fifth season of a dystopian alternate reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy.
Moonage Daydream is a 2022 documentary film about English singer-songwriter David Bowie. Written, directed, produced and edited by Brett Morgen, the film uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives, including live concert footage. It is the first film to be officially authorized by Bowie’s estate, and takes its title from the 1971 Bowie song of the same name. (Wikipedia)
Bad Sisters is an Irish family crime drama cum black comedy streaming TV miniseries created by Sharon Horgen for AppleTV+. Set in Dublin, the miniseries is based on the Flemish series Clan, which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin.
Outer Range is an American science fiction drama created by Brian Watkins. The series also features genres relating to neo-Western, mystery and thriller. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 15 April 2022 and stars an ensemble cast headed by Josh Brolin. The question we need answered is this – is Outer Range worth binge-watching?
The Offer Episode 5 is the fifth part of a biographical drama miniseries about the development and production of Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather (1972) for Paramount Pictures. The miniseries is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the classic film and is based on the experiences of producer Al Ruddy, played by Miles Teller.
Tokyo Vice Episode 8 is the season finale of a crime drama created by J.T. Rogers based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jake Adelstein. The series is set in 1999, as American student Jake Adelstein becomes the first foreign-born journalist in Japan and starts at the very bottom at the Meicho Shimbun newspaper covering the Tokyo police beat.
KayMac, the electropop alter-ego of singer-songwriter-composer Kevin Mathews. has released The Fire of Love, a collaboration with The Analog Girl, on Bandcamp. The infectious number recalls the heady days of the early 1980s and is a tribute to synth pop pioneers like Gary Numan, OMD, Depeche Mode and New Order.
Picard Season 2 Episode 7 is the fourth chapter of the 2nd season of an American science fiction television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman for the streaming service Paramount+. The series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) with the titular character Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) as its central focal point.
Lion City Rock is a podcast dedicated to the Singapore music scene, the first of its kind. The podcast commenced streaming in September 2021 and is hosted by Chris Toh and Kevin Mathews (our founder!). Currently the podcast is into its 2nd season, having posted 27 episodes.
This Best David Bowie Albums listicle is probably one of the best ways we could think of to celebrate Bowie’s 75th birthday. We wanted to share personal reflections on these albums and thus limited the selection to five stone cold classics. in our humble opinion. Also, we bit the bullet and ordered this list according to merit. Here goes nothing….
Star Trek Discovery S04E02 is the first episode of the fourth season of the scifi space opera TV drama series streaming on Paramount+. The series had a mixed reception due to its perceived retconning of Star Trek canon, being set 10 years before the events in the original Star Trek TV series and by introducing Michael Burnham ( as the sister of the iconic character, Mr. Spock. In season 3, the series transported the ship and its crew almost a century into the future, thereby (cleverly) avoiding any issue with Star Trek canon once and for all.
Foundation S01E10 is the finale of the first season of an American science fiction epic streaming drama based on the classic novel series written by Isaac Asimov. Asimov developed high concepts regarding the decline and fall of empires and civilisations in his Foundation series of novels (number seven in total).
Foundation S01E09 is the penultimate instalment of the first season of an American science fiction epic streaming drama based on the classic novel series written by Isaac Asimov. Asimov developed high concepts regarding the decline and fall of empires and civilisations in his Foundation series of novels (number seven in total).
Fur is a British rock band based in Brighton and is intent on recapturing the Britpop excellence of The Beatles, The Kinks, The Jam and Blur. When You Walk Away represents the band’s first full-length album after a series of well-received EPs and singles.
The Verve Pipe is an American rock band from Michigan. It was formed in 1992 in East Lansing by Brian Vander Ark, Brian Stout and Donny Brown. Threads is the band’s latest album and contains the usual melodic rock that fans have grown accustomed to in its almost three decades’ history.
Remember when young hot singers would be discovered via Youtube and feeling that the game had changed? Well, TikTok is now the path to a major label contract and the latest success story is that of Lyn Lapid.