PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : MCPHERSON GRANT – SONG

Songwriting duo Scott McPherson and Jamie Grant present a debut album that lives up to its name.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KEN SHARP – BEAUTY IN THE BACKSEAT

The moment one gets into Ken Sharp’s latest album, Beauty in the Backseat, one is transported back to the ’70s, where pop-rock was king of the airwaves.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : HUX & THE HITMEN – SOGGY OXYGEN

Faithful visitors to Power of Pop will know how much I am a fan of the music of young singer/songwriter/guitarist Huxley Rittman.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ADDISON LOVE – THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?

If you are a rabid fan of Power Pop Rock N Roll, then Addison Love‘s new album (out now on Big Stir Records) is an easy sell.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DAHLMANNS – “AMERICAN HEARTBEAT”

The Dahlmanns return with “American Heartbeat”, a teaser for upcoming new album of the same name, dropping at the end of the month!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : BIRD STREETS – S/T

My favourite music revels in eclecticism – taking basic building blocks and constructing wildly imaginative creations that impress and surprise even the most jaded of music experts.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : DOT DASH – PROTO RETRO

I have previously covered the music of DC power trio Dot Dash and will always be pleased to do so as they competently encapsulate everything Power of Pop stands for.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : LIVINGMORE – IT’S ALL HAPPENING EP

Photo credit : Suzi Carmichael

There’s a slinky 60s pop vibe around L.A. band Livingmore that is simply irresistible.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE DAVENPORTS – DON’T BE MAD AT ME

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.”

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PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE BEATIFICS – THE WAY WE NEVER WERE (2003)

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 musically.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : SHELVES – EP

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.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE OUTRYDERS – “HOLLOW VICTORY / SHOULD HAVE KNOWN”

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!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE ECHO WRECKS “SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND” (2017)

I am on a quest to find authentic Power Pop Rock N Roll bands out there in the modern rock wasteland and discovered a pretty cool trio calling themselves The Echo Wrecks.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : MANNEQUINS – FOUR [REVIEW]

The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KC BOWMAN – FRESHER TIN VILLAGES [1998, REVIEW]

Blast from the past! Out of the 90s Pop Underground to be exact. Check out the remastered Fresher Tin Villages, the excellent 1998 album from singer-songwriter KC Bowman, now available at Bandcamp!

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PoP20 | POP POWER!!! : EPICYCLE – JINGO JANGLE [2008]

EPICYCLE Jingo Jangle (Cirkle)

Sad to say but I believe that the powerpop genre has been going through a slump for some time now. With the odd notable exceptions, there has not been a genuine powerpop masterpiece this side of the millennium and even since perhaps Jellyfish’s Spilt Milk.

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : KAI DANZBERG – “WELCOME TO THE SHOW” [MUSIC VIDEO]

Musicians are first and foremost fans. Or they should be. So it’s heart-warming to come across Kai Danzberg who is very definitely one of the PoP faithful!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE STANLEYS – “AMY” / THE DAHLMANNS – “CONNIE CONVERSE” [REVIEW]

The Stanleys
The Dahlmanns

Released in late 2017, this split 7″ is a brilliant reminder that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking!

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : P76 – “POSTCARD FROM BONDI”

Aussie 90s pop underground outfit P76 return after a long hiatus with “Postcard from Bondi” and it’s a cracker!

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PoP LEGENDS | TOMMY KEANE (1958 – 2017)

Photo credit : Mariela T. Huerta

Power pop legend Tommy Keene has passed away “unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” according to his official website.

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WATTS – “ALL DONE WITH ROCK N ROLL”

“All Done With Rock N Roll”? We think not! If going by the melodic rock agenda of Boston-based Watts is any clue.

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PoP LEGENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : WEEZER – PACIFIC DAYDREAM

For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.

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BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : TRIP WIRE – COLD GAS GIANTS

Say hello to TRIP WIRE founded by Marty Schneider and Bill Hunt with support from the rhythm section of Stu Shader on drums and Jeff Shelton on bass.

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PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : TYPEWRITER – SORRY, I GOT CARRIED AWAY

Photo Credit : Little Ong

Singapore pop-rock band TypeWriter returns in a big way with a new single, new music video and new EP.

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THRIFT STORE HALO – POP ROCKET

Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.

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