Another blast from the past out of the PoP archives. One of our favourite albums of 2001! THE ROSENBERGS Mission: You [DGM] The Rosenbergs have created a bit of brouhaha with their turning down a spot on Jimmy (Iovine) and Doug’s (Morris) Farmclub.com due to unfavorable contractual terms in favor Continue Reading
Maryland power pop quartet Classified Frequency has released a super fun new music video for their single “No More Sex.”
Almost two decades ago, I wrote these words. “I’m so crazy about Speaking of the Davenports that I’m almost scared stiff to write about it.”
From 2003, a review of The Beatifics’ excellent album, The Way We Never Were, taken from the previous incarnation of Power of Pop (at tripod.com, no less!) THE BEATIFICS The Way We Never Were (Bus Stop) I’ve always loved 60s/70s styled melodic guitar pop. To me, there’s nothing that comes close Continue Reading
Colorway return with another album that reflects just about everything I believe in as far as music making is concerned and how!
Five years in the making, this new Shelves EP is a kick in the arse for Singapore music as far as melodic rock is concerned.
It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!
Shelves are back with a new single and EP!
90s Britrockers Ash return to Singapore to promote their latest release, Islands.
It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters. Continue Reading
In many ways, the upcoming Mannequins EP launch show is a throwback to the recent past, a relic from a different age.
The last XTC album, reviewed in 2000. Written in a time when I would wax lyrical about my favourite music for hundreds of words. You have been warned!
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.
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.
Good news for S-ROCK fans as Mannequins finally launch their new EP – Four – on Saturday 23th June.
90s power trio ASH is back!
If you’ve missed it, I’ve covered the primary colours of Power Pop, Pop and Pop-Rock thus far. Last but not least of course, I want to talk briefly about Rock N Roll.
Pretty stoked that Big Stir Records is turning out to be a major resource for Power Pop Rock N Roll!
Ahead of Squeeze’s anticipated first gig in Singapore on May 4th, at the University Cultural Centre, here’s a short e-mail interview with founding member and frontman Glenn Tilbrook.
It’s been a while since we talked about the key components of Power Pop Rock N Roll. You can catch up on previous instalments concerning Power Pop and Pop. This time – finally – we discuss Pop-Rock!
New music from Thrift Store Halo! Check out the new singles “Every Time With You” and “Concrete Sky”!
A reminder that Squeeze – with the only original member being singer-guitarist Glenn Tillbrook – performs in Singapore on Friday May 4th at the UCC Hall, NUS.
Earlier this year, we brought to your kind attention, the wonders of Kai Danzberg and his album, Pop-Up Radio.
Here’s a psych-rock outfit you might want to keep a close watch on – The Ego Ritual!
Four, the new EP from Mannequins, is simply one of the best pop-rock releases in 2018. Check out my review here. I caught up with the lads – Darren John Aw, Gabriel Christopher Lim, Timothy Lloyd Bracken and Russell Andrew Clunies-Ross – for the stories behind the songs on Four.