DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES MARCH 2015

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – CHASING YESTERDAY For some reason, this latest album from the ex-Oasis man sounds uncannily like Pink Floyd! Unfortunately, it’s the post-Roger Waters version – probably the poorest incarnation of the legendary band – with several guitar passages echoing the work of Floyd’s David Gilmour. Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY: NEW RELEASES – 10TH TO 24TH FEBRUARY 2015

What else was worth checking out in February? Here goes… BLACKBERRY SMOKE – HOLDING ALL THE ROSES An obvious choice. A real band playing real music. In this case, Southern Rock, country-folk and old time rock n roll make it simple. Recommended.

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – PoP LEGENDS

Alright. This is a lil embarrassing but late last year Spotify made Power of Pop a ‘Tastemaker’ with a new account and despite my best efforts (?), so far we’ve had only 10 (!) followers. Shameful!! So I am still pushing this the best way I know how – by Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES 4TH FEB 2015

It’s a new month – the best month of the year! So what’s new out there? BUTCH WALKER – AFRAID OF GHOSTS When pop-rockers venture into the country-folk space, most of time if their heart is in the right place, it can be pretty magical. Butch Walker proves this at Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES 20TH TO 27TH JANUARY 2015

Oops! Missed a week!! So let’s discover a fortnight’s worth on Spotify. THE DECEMBERISTS – WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD Welcome back! The Decemberists represent old school pop-rock values where folk and country music are twinned with alternative rock mindsets. For this new album, Colin Meloy and company Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES 14TH JANUARY 2015

What’s new this second week of the year? Let’s check in with Spotify, shall we? MARK RONSON – UPTOWN SPECIAL Fairly old school soul in tone from the British famed producer. Actually though the album’s introductory track was a rip off of Stevie Wonder, when it’s the man himself. Doh! Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES 6 JAN 2015

It’s the first new releases of the year so let’s take a (very) quick look at what’s out there on 6th January, shall we? STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB – NOUN Not pop-punk thankfully but instead faithful rendition of old school US punk i.e. Ramones, Stooges, New York Dolls etc. Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – OCTOBER 2014

Alright, so technically October ain’t over yet but seeing as how much we love to jump the gun – here’s a mixtape/playlist of new music PoP discovered this month. Don’t forget to submit your favourite tracks of 2014 via Spotify playlist to info AT powerofpop DOT com by the end Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – FASTER LOUDER: THIS IS HARDCORE!

10 songs in 18 minutes – this is a playlist that lives up to its name! Drawn from the early days of hardcore punk – as young North Americans inspired by the Punk & New Wave of Heavy Metal explosions in the UK in the late 70s, began to express Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – THE SONGS WE DUG IN 2014!

2014 has been a good year for music, make no mistake about that! And as the year draws to a close (yes really!), it’s time to take stock. Power of Pop will be announcing soon a tie-up with the kind folks at Spotify Singapore for you to share with us your Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Couple of recommended new releases you should be listening to at Spotify. AMPLIFIER – Mystoria This Manchester hard rock band has been around since the late 90s and their 5th studio full-length is a wonderful distillation of 70s classic rock that include knowing references to Black Sabbath, Genesis, Rush & Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Alright. Here’s the deal – every week I randomly pick FIVE new releases listed at Spotify and tell you what I think (YAY or NAY?!), very spontaneously! No holds barred – fasten your seatbelts! Let me know what you think of the music in the comments… THE RAVEONETTES – Pe’ahi Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Faithful readers will be aware that Power of Pop has been around for some time, so let’s take a journey back in time via Spotify to discovered the hidden gems of the last decade or so, shall we? Climb on board! DON MCGLASHAN – Warm Hand (Arch Hill) www.donmcglashan.com Best known for Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Fusion or jazz fusion or jazz rock is a ‘genre’ that came out of jazz musicians being influenced rock n’ roll music in the late 60s and early 70s. Even more impenetrable than progressive rock (which at least had song melodies and lyrical concepts), fusion concentrated very much on virtuosity Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

It’s 2014 but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be listening to music from 2013 we might have missed. Especially if said music has nothing whatsoever to do with hipster indie pop. That’s where Spotify comes in handy… SOUND OF CONTACT – Dimensionaut Fronted by Simon Collins (scion of Phil), Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Neo-prog. Progressive metal. These are the descendants of the first wave of progressive rock that flowered in the 70s. Check ’em out at Spotify. THE FLOWER KINGS – Desolation Rose Hailing from Sweden, The Flower Kings have been making symphonic rock (echoing the sound of Yes, Genesis and King Crimson) Continue Reading