PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SLEEVES – DELIVERANCE

The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011. The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.

SINGAPORE ROCKS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : S-ROCK FIGHTS BACK AT THE MANNEQUINS FOUR EP LAUNCH!!!

It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters. Continue Reading

THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOTEL MIRA – “BABY”

Last time out, I reported that one of my indie rock faves, JPNSGRLS had morphed into Hotel Mira, with a dynamic new single, 3AM Lullaby. New song “Baby” ups the ante with a sophisticated arrangement that belies its melodic simplicity. Running gamut from funk to alt-rock to soul-pop, “Baby” is Continue Reading

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.

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”.

PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPOCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM DAVID BYRNE, YO LA TENGO, THE DECEMBERISTS AND GO-KART MOZART!!!

It’s March 2018 and we have been blessed – in this new year – by new albums from veteran artists that hold up against all the young upstarts! Enjoy!

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!

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 Continue Reading

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.

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | BANDCAMP DISCOVERY FT. SWARM, CURLY TURBAN, BAD SATELLITES & HAUSTE

New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!