PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SLEEVES – DELIVERANCE

The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011. The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.

PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ROGER JOSEPH MANNING JR. – GLAMPING

Yes, digital disruption and the rise of hip-hop resulted in the decline and fall of Power Pop Rock N Roll. But it’s okay, cuz the wonderful internet has also allowed our favourite artists to continue to make and release new music viable. Like Roger Joseph Manning Jr, for example.

PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE LOVE-BIRDS – IN THE LOVER’S CORNER

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.

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : UGLY IN THE MORNING – 3 OR MORE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT

Two things to consider when assessing the relative value of Ugly in the Morning’s 3 Or More If You Can Afford It – its eclectic rock agenda and its sophisticated songwriting.

PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPOCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM DAVID BYRNE, YO LA TENGO, THE DECEMBERISTS AND GO-KART MOZART!!!

It’s March 2018 and we have been blessed – in this new year – by new albums from veteran artists that hold up against all the young upstarts! Enjoy!

PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KC BOWMAN – FRESHER TIN VILLAGES [1998, REVIEW]

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!

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : SHELL OF A SHELL – ALREADY THERE [REVIEW]

Shell of a Shell started as a bedroom side project for Chappy Hull that never released any recordings. Eager to play out when he wasn’t busy with other bands, Chappy asked Nick Swafford, Noel Richards, and Dylan Liverman to fill out the sound he had laid out in the earlier Continue Reading

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LOSTDOG IN LOVELAND [REVIEW]

Here’s one for fans of 70s glam rock – Bowie, T. Rex – as expressed by acolytes in the 80s (The Cure), the 90s (Suede) and the 00s (Dandy Warhols). Lostdog in Loveland might be a bit under the radar but a tidy discovery for those in the know.

PoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : SIMPLE MINDS – WALK BETWEEN WORLDS [REVIEW]

When you consider how obsessed the current modern rock scene is with the 80s New Romantic/Big Music vibe, it makes perfect sense for Simple Minds to freshen up their sound by going back to a tried and tested formula.