PoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – LOOK NOW

EC fans received a bit of a scare after the singer-songwriter cancelled a clutch of live dates due to ill health. But news of his recovery and the release of Look Now – one of Costello’s best albums of recent times – must have cheered diehard followers!

PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER!!! ASTRAL DRIVE – S/T

Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world. (Official bio)

PoP20 | POP POWER!!! : EPICYCLE – JINGO JANGLE [2008]

EPICYCLE Jingo Jangle (Cirkle) Sad to say but I believe that the powerpop genre has been going through a slump for some time now. With the odd notable exceptions, there has not been a genuine powerpop masterpiece this side of the millennium and even since perhaps Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk.

THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP10 FT. YO LA TENGO, LUCIUS (WITH ROGER WATERS), MOOSE BLOOD, THE BREEDERS, DRYSPELL, UNDER THE OAK, JOSH ROUSE, GIRL RAY, THE FLESHTONES, LLLL (WITH YEULE) [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should! This week’s recommendations! Listen : … still there’s more …

THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP10 FT. AUGIE MARCH, ROAMING HERDS OF BUFFALO, LYNN TAYLOR & THE BARFLIES, BLAKE BROWN & THE AMERICAN DUST CHOIR, CAITLIN CANTY, KITTEN, RICH GIRLS, RUSSIAN BATHS, THE LAGOONS, THE SCANERS [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]

New feature! A (hopefully) weekly Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!