Tag: PoP Recommends

PoP RECOMMENDS: THE SINGLESPoP RECOMMENDS: THE SINGLES

PoP is on a quest to discover the best contemporary bands out there trading in classic pop-rock, power-pop and garage-rock and we aim to please ourselves as often as humanly possible. The Singles viz. Vincent Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) and Nicky Veltman (drums/back-up vocals) are the real deal! This LA based duo have just released Look How Fast […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: PUPPoP RECOMMENDS: PUP

Regular PoP visitors will be keenly aware of my aversion towards ‘pop-punk’ in modern rock parlance. But of course, there is still a place for punk-rock in 2014 for any band who is clever enough to not be limited by ‘genre’ but instead is able to use punk as an attitude to approach music making. […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: PUGWASHPoP RECOMMENDS: PUGWASH

If like me you are besotted with classic pop and love the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, ELO and XTC, then my question to you is – why aren’t you listening to Pugwash? And if this is the first time you have heard of this awesome Irish band, then your timing […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: MOTHBOXERPoP RECOMMENDS: MOTHBOXER

Some of the classic pop music was written in the studio, without having been road-tested in live performance. The Beatles and The Beach Boys come easily to mind, of course. Appropriately, Dave Ody (aka Mothboxer) names both bands as principal influences and it’s no surprise that his music reflects the same ethos that his more […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: GLASS ANIMALSPoP RECOMMENDS: GLASS ANIMALS

The latest UK indie sensations? Glass Animals have so far released a couple of singles and EPs but it is their excellent debut LP – ZABA – that their tremendous potential is revealed. Again, for me what makes the Oxford quartet distinctive is their ‘classic’ songwriting. Stylistically, the songs might be indie electro-centric but the […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: BABY SCREAMPoP RECOMMENDS: BABY SCREAM

Hailing from Bueno Aires, Argentina, Baby Scream has been flying the power pop flag for the past decade or so, delivering premier Beatlesque goodness that fans of the 90s Pop Underground would have no problem appreciating. The sardonically-titled Greatest Failures compiles some of Baby Scream’s finer moments (“Slut”, “Mars” and “Morning Light” amongst them) and provides a […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: EACH OTHERPoP RECOMMENDS: EACH OTHER

Quirky, edgy & poppy – what a great combo for a band! The music of offbeat Montreal-based trio Each Other doesn’t make for easy pigeon-holing although I personally discerned Pavement, XTC, Pixies, Talking Heads et al in their reference points. Which is awesome of course! Debut album coming out in March. In the meantime, check […]

PoP RECOMMENDS: 12 MONKEYSPoP RECOMMENDS: 12 MONKEYS

12 MONKEYS (1995) Dir: Terry Gilliam Starring Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe, Brad Pitt & Christopher Plummer. Synopsis: In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (IMDB)

PoP RECOMMENDS: WAX FANGPoP RECOMMENDS: WAX FANG

WAX FANG – “Hearts Are For Beating”  After three digital singles in 2013, Wax Fang will be releasing its third album – The Astronaut – in January 2014. Check out the official video to the latest single. Sounds like: David Bowie, Television, Pixies. Check out the other singles at Spotify. Official Site