Bandwagon Live presented – perhaps unintentionally – a 90s rock channeling show on the night of 16th October, with The Beths!
POP UNDERGROUND PIONEERS RETURN WITH FIRST ALBUM IN OVER TWENTY YEARS!
Power Pop! Without a doubt, one of the most marginalized musical genres out there in the modern rock wasteland right now. But this was the very genre that Power of Pop was originally set up to cover back in the late 90s – hence our name! In this context, a Continue Reading
We love analysing our favourite music, which as it now stands, we apply the all-encompassing term POWER POP ROCK N ROLL to define. We do not believe that any artist or band worth their salt would create music that could be pigeon-holed so easily, which is why our term POWER Continue Reading
Check out the debut 7″ from Filthy Friends. Who?
Background Brain Circus is the solo project of Brian Curtis, best known as part of The Oohs, Retro-Pop masters! 30 years in the making, Curtis performs every sound heard on Brain Circus.
Background Highly acclaimed 90s Pop Underground faves Cotton Mather returns with a new album after an absence of 15 years! Death of the Cool contains singer-songwriter Robert Harrison’s pure pop meditations on Chinese philosophy – in particular, one song each for each hexagram (or reading) of the I Ching! How Continue Reading
Background Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Todd Rundgren/Jakob Dylan) and Ken Sharp, this record (Sharp’s fourth album and first in nine years) showcases musical contributions from Rick Springfield (“Burn & Crash”, “Satellite”), guitarist Wally Stocker of The Babys, bassist Prescott Niles of The Knack and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo of New England Continue Reading
Background The Lees Of Memory — which features erstwhile Superdrag frontman John Davis & guitarist Brandon Fisher, along with drummer Nick Slack — recently released its sophomore LP, Unnecessary Evil. The new album, a follow up to the band’s 2014 debut Sisyphus Says, once again saw them working with Grammy-winning producer Nick Continue Reading
Background Henry Chadwick is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
Background Formed in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2011, The Jekylls have been making quite an impression on their local music scene, having supported a number of national acts.
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying. Here are videos of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!
Background Well Wishers founder and frontman Jeff Shelton honed his DIY power pop skills fronting the popular Bay Area band Spinning Jennies from 1993-2004. Since forming in 2003, the Well Wishers have released seven full-length studio albums and a 5-song EP.
Background L.A.-based rock band, Rooney, is a bit of an anachronism – a power pop outfit that was signed to a major label (Geffen) like Fastball, Semisonic, Phantom Planet all did, once upon a time. Those days are long gone now but Rooney are back with a new album, via Continue Reading
Background Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the Continue Reading
Discovered via Twitter – a power pop band that incorporates the BIG MUSIC of the 80s, kinda like The Knack mashed up with U2.
Inevitably, there is a mixed sense of resigned defiance amongst the obscure fraternity of rock n roll/powerpop community that is holding fast to the influences of 60s/70s classic pop-rock.
Best Coast is one of those bands that critics love to hate. There’s the common accusation that the hype over the band is over singer Bethany Cosentino and the gossip surrounding her life and not the music. Trolls claim that Best Coast’s music is simple and dumb, writing the band Continue Reading
Will we ever see a band like Nirvana again? It’s hard to believe that the Nevermind album – which changed the face of the music industry in the early 90s – is now 24 years old! And since the decline of rock ‘n’ roll music in the late 90s, no Continue Reading
What’s new? Well, here’s three melodic pop-rock gems you can stream without fear! Dive in!! VERUCA SALT – GHOST NOTES Talking about a 90s rock revival, here’s the reunion album of Veruca Salt, sounding smashing in a beefy Brad Wood production. First rate songs that make the years melt away. Continue Reading
There is a quiet self-assurance in the manner in which New York melodic rock outfit Lazy Lions approach their music. Certainly, a band has to be if it decides to play in the 60s/70s pop-rock sandbox. The pop-rock of the 80s to be more precise, as the band lays claim Continue Reading
Power of Pop is always on the lookout for new music that stays faithful to the 60s/70s template for melodic pop-rock or rock ‘n’ roll or power pop. Ransom and the Subset – one fine example of this – is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist RanDair Porter. It’s latest album, No Time Continue Reading
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