PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : P. HUX – KISS THE MONSTER (2008)

10 year old review!  P. HUX Kiss the Monster (Nine 18) My 1st encounter with P. Hux came in the unlikeliest places. A discount CD store somewhere in a Sydney suburb in 1997. That’s where I found Deluxe, which I consider to be one of the finer power pop albums in Continue Reading

THE CAMPBELL APARTMENT – KEEPING IT SHORT & SWEET WITH THE SUNDOGS EP

The Campbell Apartment, named after a bar hidden inside New York’s Grand Central Station, is the brainchild of Russian born singer-songwriter and oil painter Ari Vais. Ari’s new Sundogs EP is the proverbial breath of fresh air in a modern rock scene obsessed with superficialities. No such issues with Vais Continue Reading

THE HANGABOUTS DELIVER THE PERFECT POP UNDERGROUND THROWBACK WITH ILLUSTRATED BIRD

Yes so why does it seem that the music of yester-year is miles better than anything new? Seems to have been the case since Y2K (mayhaps that was what the Millennium Bug was really about?). Consisting of John Lowry, Greg Addington and Chip Saam, the Hangabouts bring to mind the wonderful pop-rock music Continue Reading

MYRACLE BRAH RELEASES NEW “THE PEACH EP” VIA FREE DOWNLOAD AT BANDCAMP

“Myracle Brah is an American indie pop/power pop band primarily centered on singer-songwriter Andy Bopp.” What it fails to say that at one point in the 90s, Brah’s debut LP – Life on Planet Eartsnop – was on heavy rotation, not only in my CD player but in my very Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY

Yeah, more power pop/pop underground music you should be listening to if you dig sophisticated melodies with crunchy guitars and clever arrangements. Please take notes… SPLITSVILLE The last time this wonderful band released new material was 2003 – unsure whether the band still exists as the official site has not Continue Reading