THE LISTENING BOOTH | ROCK AS ART : NINE INCH NAILS – THIS ISN’T THE PLACE

Considering that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who are Nine Inch Nails) do quite a bit of soundtrack work nowadays, no surprise then that the new EP, Add Violence, has a very cinematic sound.

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BRITISH SEA POWER – LET THE DANCERS INHERIT THE PARTY

Art-rockers British Sea Power are back with a brand new album – its sixth – and it’s a glorious return to the exhilarating, bright-minded guitar music that earned them their breakout nomination for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize as they cover subject matter ranging from the stars in the night Continue Reading

PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BRITISH SEA POWER – BAD BOHEMIAN

One band that fulfilled the immense promise of the so-called ‘post-punk revival’ of the noughties – acclaimed UK rock outfit British Sea Power are back with the forthcoming LP Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on Golden Chariot (via Caroline International).

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. BENT KNEE, THE HARLOTS, THE BLACK BLACK, WONS PHREELY + THE HORSES & INNER OCEANS!!!

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 streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – JULIA VIDAL/THE SALT RIOT

Seattle’s The Salt Riot released one of the most memorable albums in recent times – Dead Star – that lives up to the promise of what we call ‘The New Rock N Roll’. We connected with lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Julia Vidal via email to gain insight into this intriguing emerging band. 

ALBUM REVIEW: BRIAN ENO – THE SHIP

Background One of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures, musician/composer/record producer/singer/writer Brian Eno has been responsible for some of the most cutting-edge music ever made. On The Ship, Eno once more develops the musical form he pioneered, ambient electronica.

ALBUM REVIEW: THE OBSERVATORY – AUGUST IS THE CRUELLEST

“… we wanted the music to embody the extremities of our current realities. Conflict, pain, anguish, heartbreak, discrimination together with moments of loneliness, gentleness, helplessness and melancholy. A perspective that is not just solely Singaporean, but human.” Leslie Low, The Observatory.

ROCK HISTORY: JAPAN – QUIET LIFE (1979)

English band Japan never hid their influences, with The New York Dolls, Roxy Music, David Bowie and The Velvet Underground, readily apparent from their image and music. Consisting of David Sylvian (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Barbieri (synths, keyboards), Mick Karn (bass, sax, flute, backing vocals), Steve Jansen (drums, percussion, backing Continue Reading

THE OBSERVATORY: OSCILLA ALBUM LAUNCH

Art-rockers The Observatory return with a new line-up and a new album. Founding members Leslie Low, Vivian Wang and Dharma are joined by SA’s Cheryl Ong on drums and Yuen Chee Wai on electronics/synths for this latest chapter of the band’s amazing journey. Oscilla will be released in various formats – a Continue Reading