BANDCAMP DISCOVERY | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LUCY IN BLUE

Hailing from Iceland, Lucy in Blue channels the 70s progressive rock vibe of Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator and Camel so effortlessly authentic that it’s almost hard to believe that this eponymous album was released last December!

PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. OHBOY!, JUPITER HOLLOW, OUR DARKEST DAYS & FRED THOMAS!!!

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight. Here are videos of new music that express the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!

LIVE NEWS: THE ANNEXE SESSIONS – CHOK KERONG TRIO & IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS!!

Exciting news for fans of live Singapore music as the Esplanade opens up a new venue, The Annexe with the launch of the Annexe Sessions. This takes place in early September with two top notch instrumental outfits viz. the Chok Kerong Trio (8pm, 1st)) and In Each Hand a Cutlass (11pm, Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: RED BAZAR – TALES FROM THE BOOKCASE

Background Red Bazar formed in 2007 with Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on Drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards.  The trio released their debut album in 2008, Connections which was an instrumental album.  It was very well received by the prog world and excellent reviews from around Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: NICOLAS GODIN – CONTREPOINT

Background Nicolas Godin is a French electronic musician best known for being half of the music duo Air. Contrepoint is Godin’s debut solo album and is said to be heavily influenced by the works of JS Bach. Intriguingly, Godin’s solo album comes close on the heels of the new release Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: THE OBSERVATORY – AUGUST IS THE CRUELLEST

“… we wanted the music to embody the extremities of our current realities. Conflict, pain, anguish, heartbreak, discrimination together with moments of loneliness, gentleness, helplessness and melancholy. A perspective that is not just solely Singaporean, but human.” Leslie Low, The Observatory.

ALBUM REVIEW: MOTORPSYCHO – HERE BE MONSTERS

“Nothing new under the sun” could be the concluding mantra for every single new album review in 2016. BUT that should not be the guiding principle. It’s not a question of “new” anymore but simply a case of how the artist assembles the work from disparate influential elements to create Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: DEAFHEAVEN – NEW BERMUDA

It seems like a disservice to Deafheaven to simply describe the band (George Clarke, Kerry McCoy Daniel Tracy, Stephen Clark & Shiv Mehra) as a Black Metal outfit. Sure, the music carries all the hallmarks of the extreme metal genre viz. fast tempos, shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: MOONLAPSE – FADE CONSTRUCT

Is it still metal without guitars and drums? Well, the purists out there will quite obviously growl – NO! This is Moonlapse – basically, 21 year old electronic artist Ben Strick – who has recorded a five-track LP of progressive instrumental metal music on his computer! Once you have gotten Continue Reading

IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS’ THE KRAKEN IS A PROGRESSIVE ROCK MONSTER FOR THE AGES

One of the perks of being a rock journalist is getting advances of new releases and it’s even more satisfying when you get a chance to listen to cutting edge rock music that is made by good friends as well. As regular visitors to Power of Pop will be all Continue Reading

PoPTV: OFM – PROGRESSIVE ROCK [VIDEOS]

Continuing our educational video series on the ground-breaking rock music of the Seventies, we focus on Progressive Rock, a time where serious minded musicians created serious music from a variety of styles, sounds and instruments – classical, folk, jazz, rock, avant garde, traditional. This platform had its heyday in the Continue Reading