Vancouver trio, Hotel Mira, returns with its first full-length album, a collection of songs brimming with musical confidence and melodic bravado that belies the simmering anxiety of singer-songwriter Charlie Kerr’s personal challenges. There is not a single compromise to contemporary pop tastes as the music on Perfectionism runs the gamut Continue Reading
A review from a decade ago… “Oh if this album is a hit, they’ll probably release another one!” was the cynical response from the CD store clerk, when I mentioned that Fambly Cat was Grandaddy’s last album, their swan song, so to speak.
Today we highlight two rock bands you can boogie down to at the Baybeats Open Stage this weekend! Find out more!!
Background 50 FOOT WAVE is an American alternative rock band, formed in 2003. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses fame) and backed by Bernard Georges on bass and Rob Ahlers on drums.
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 videos of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!
Background Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals). A Moon Shaped Pool Continue Reading
In their fourth live appearance in Singapore, Copeland tugged on the heartstrings once more. It’s been six years and for this comeback, the band gave its loyal and adoring fans a special night – a set list of songs handpicked by fans themselves.
Background Toronto quartet that somewhat traded off an early reputation as punks/noiseniks on debut EP – Repulsion – into something a bit more expansive than a ‘genre’ stereotype.
To be honest, Field Music has somewhat been under the radar for Power of Pop. Why exactly is a mystery, when you consider that the core duo of the brothers David and Peter Brewis have been making timeless/classic PoP friendly music since 2005!
Fuck me! This might well be the best thing seen and heard so far in 2016.
Here’s a recommendation for old school pop-rock lovers – the new Turin Brakes’ album is a definite winner. Filled to the brim with well worked melodies and hooks, coupled with appropriate instrumentation and arrangements, with a strong acoustic guitar vibe – this is a welcome addition to the best of Continue Reading
Manchester trio MONEY received either acclaim or disdain for its debut album The Shadow of Heaven (2013) with folks either hailing them as the ‘next big thing’ or writing them off as ‘overrated’. In either case, it would be instructional to see where MONEY went with its sophomore effort.
I am listening to the Letters to Ubin EP and smiling to myself because I am thinking of how a critic/observer of the local scene slammed iNCH’s music for being ‘soft’ and ‘not edgy’. Fact is that could not be further from the truth. Perhaps that critic was fooled by Continue Reading
Indie rockers Stopgap have issued a music video for “Nervous” – a track off upcoming new album Totems. Not quite sure if it’s the strongest song the band have ever written but there you go.
Cadence formed a year ago & in that one year, they have already played at Baybeats Festival as a Budding Band! Well, that is quite often the ‘be all and end all’ for a local indie-alternative rock band. But at the launch of its debut EP – Heights – at Continue Reading
Boys just wanna have fun. Five lads who come together to make the music they love to play whilst hoping that music lovers will tag along for the ride. That sums up Cadence perfectly.
Pop will eat itself. This is never more true than in 2015, where modern pop music has nothing new to say whatsoever – constantly regurgitating the forms and styles (but not the soul) of the past.
Alright, here’s the concept – let’s have ‘crossover’ events with music for the Singapore Writers Festival 2015. All perfectly logical – after all songs have lyrics. Now, let’s stretch that further and have the opening event a concert featuring two of Singapore’s leading INSTRUMENTAL rock bands! Yes indeed, that’s the Continue Reading
Liverpool-based indie rockers Circa Waves have emerged as the next big thing on the UK music scene with a Top 10 debut album (Young Chasers) and a sold-out UK tour to boot. Taking the early Noughties indie boom (think: The Strokes, The Libertines & Arctic Monkeys) & re-packaging its shiny Continue Reading
Zhong Ren Koh is probably one of the most talented musicians in Singapore that you have never heard of. Well, to be fair, if you are a hardcore S-ROCK fan, you might remember Zhong Ren playing bass in Basement in My Loft or sessioning as a cellist for Hanging Up Continue Reading
So… I got to know about this Boston outfit as guitarist Huxley Rittman used to play in Singapore band The Cave. But once I began listening to the tracks, my attention was drawn to two things. One, the sheer eclectic spirit of the music and two, the dynamic vocal chops Continue Reading
Final five bands! Wouldn’t this be a kickass festival? Mm.
As promised, indie rock festival lovers – here are the next five bands I would have at my dream fest! Final five bands tomorrow! … still there’s more …
With all the festivals springing up all over the place in Singapore, I thought I’d indulge myself with the fantasy of organising a Power of Pop Indie Rock Festival! My only criterion would be that my acts would have to have been formed no earlier than year 2000 (with one or Continue Reading
UK indie rockers The Vaccines return to Singapore – this time as headliners – on 4 November 2015 at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre. Tickets available from http://thevaccines.peatix.com/ More information – http://www.facebook.com/secretsoundsasia