Hard rock revival? I fuckin’ hope so! Add another band to the burgeoning list – Ontario’s The Castor Troys.
Seattle new wave revivalists Spirit Award are back with a new album, Muted Crowd.
Our beloved rock music is much more than the number of Instagram likes or Youtube views or Spotify plays. It is all about heart and soul.
There is a pleasing new wave of music artists taking the bold step of making ‘real’ music again. The old-fashioned way, so to speak. Like Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch.
The moment one gets into Ken Sharp’s latest album, Beauty in the Backseat, one is transported back to the ’70s, where pop-rock was king of the airwaves.
Once again, Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) delivers another potent shot of melodic adrenaline infused with 80s pop-rock sensibilities of the highest order!
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!
The Dahlmanns return with “American Heartbeat”, a teaser for upcoming new album of the same name, dropping at the end of the month!
Another new release from a member of the Pop Underground – this time, it’s Kerry Kompost Chicoine!
Huxley Rittman is back with his merry band of Hitmen with the slinky blues-rock number, “Go Figure”.
A gorgeous country-inflected slow rocker from Fernando Perdomo featuring vocals from Pat Sansone (of Wilco, Autumn Defence fame).
I have previously covered the music of DC power trio Dot Dash and will always be pleased to do so as they competently encapsulate everything Power of Pop stands for.
Two experimental artrock bands get together to make sweet music together.
I have been a fan of Bittersweet Machines (a.k.a. Matt Mocharnuk) ever since I reviewed his debut release, Solituda, in 2012. I believe I described the experience as an “eargasm!”
LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale recently shared their lead single “Baby” and announced their upcoming self-titled EP.
Colorway return with another album that reflects just about everything I believe in as far as music making is concerned and how!
It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!
It bears remembering during these times when everybody is smugly dismissing rock ‘n’ roll as a vital musical force that there are bands who demonstrate that this point of view is simply bullshit. Case in point – Lead Pony.
I’m often at a loss as to why people find my obsession with Power Pop Rock N Roll incomprehensible. All I’m looking for is music that is ‘real’ and resonates with my own unique tastes. Real music made by real people. Case in point – Trip Wire.
From The Byrds to Big Star to The Soft Boys to R.E.M. to Felt to Teenage Fanclub and beyond, jangle-pop has always held a special place for lovers of Power Pop Rock N Roll. Now, add The Love-Birds to the list.
Pretty stoked that Big Stir Records is turning out to be a major resource for Power Pop Rock N Roll!
Sean Lam’s Hanging Up the Moon project has become akin to a loyal friend – dependable and consistent in providing comfort, solace and joy!
Melbourne singer-songwriter Nick Batterham has a new album – Golden Boy – that is one for the PoP faithful to savour from start to finish.
A heartfelt throwback to the glory rock ‘n’ roll days of the ’70s, Life on Mars evokes everything that made rock music so special way back when.
Blast from the past! Out of the 90s Pop Underground to be exact. Check out the remastered Fresher Tin Villages, the excellent 1998 album from singer-songwriter KC Bowman, now available at Bandcamp!