PoP20 | POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – IMOGEN HEAP (2011)

You’re coming back to Singapore! What was it like playing in Singapore 1st time around? Well, it was very brief sadly. We didn’t really see much of the town but looking forward to coming back this time and spending a little bit more time there. It was one of the Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW : TYPEWRITER

For a band that has been around since the turn of the century, TypeWriter has only managed to release one album, the two-disc Indian Head Massage.  But in the case of TypeWriter, it has always been about quality over quantity, the music being the paramount consideration.

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB

Power of Pop have been big fans of the RetroPop connoisseurs Obedient Wives Club ever since their debut EP back in 2012. The quintet viz. YinQi (vocals), Cherie (guitar, vocals), Man (bass), Lennat (drums) and Keith (guitar) have fashioned a unique style mixing 60s girls groups with a lighter 90s Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW | S-ROCK UNDERGROUND : GILDED EDGE

Melodic rock bands with an alternative edge seem hard to come by in the Singapore music scene at the moment. So while other media outlets will be promoting artists specialising in urban music and electronic soul, S-ROCK lovers can trust in Power of Pop to help you discover new rock Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: SA – GOING WITH THE FLOW

It’s a brave new (music) world as far as SA is concerned. Founded in 2010, the band takes its name from Northern Chinese dialect, 仨, which means three, as a tribute to their traditional Chinese roots though all three are Singaporeans.

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: NELSON TAN DARES TO BELIEVE WITH NEW ALBUM

When it comes to sharing his opinion about the local music scene, singer-songwriter Nelson Tan does not mince his words. “The local media, be it TV, radio or print, needs to get out there and feature more local content and talent, instead of the same old few over and over Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: MARK BACINO

Mark Bacino is a Pop Underground favourite whose music (featured in three albums – Pop Job, The Million Dollar Milkshake and Queens English) gets mentioned whenever rock journalists need to define the best power pop music out there. We talked to Bacino about the past (his acclaimed music), the present Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – JULIA VIDAL/THE SALT RIOT

Seattle’s The Salt Riot released one of the most memorable albums in recent times – Dead Star – that lives up to the promise of what we call ‘The New Rock N Roll’. We connected with lead singer-songwriter and guitarist Julia Vidal via email to gain insight into this intriguing emerging band. 

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – CHARLIE KERR/JPNSGRLS

Vancouver quartet JPNSGRLS gave us Circulation two years ago – Power of Pop’s Album of 2014 – and new album, Divorce, proves that Circulation’s artistic success was not a one-off. We caught up with vocalist Charlie Kerr (far right, above) via email to talk about the stories behind Divorce.

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – COPELAND

Fans get upset when one of their favourite bands break up but nowadays it does seem that these breakups are more of a hiatus, and the band can always come back re-energised for that reunion tour. Add Copeland to the list! The alternative rock band (consisting of Aaron Marsh, Bryan Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: THE FIELD AT NEON LIGHTS FESTIVAL

A good song is a good song! People often think that pop music needs to divided into different genres and generations and never the twain shall meet. But artists never think that way. It would be fair to describe Swedish-born Berlin-based electronic music producer and DJ Axel Willner (aka The Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: THE SAM WILLOWS – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

It’s been three years since The Sam Willows released its debut EP. Since then, the quartet (Jon Chua, Ben Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang & Narelle Kheng) have gone from strength to strength, developing into arguably the top pop group in Singapore and signing for Sony Music Singapore. I caught up Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: CIRCA WAVES

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