PoPTV – THE NEW ROCK ’N’ ROLL FT. EYES EAT SUNS, WILLIAM TYLER, SECRET SPACE, MUTE & JONNY FRITZ!!!

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 watching that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

ALBUM REVIEW: B-LEAGUERS – DEATH OF A WESTERN HEART

Background Hailing from Lincoln in the UK, B-Leaguers describe their energetic, crunchy guitar rock as ‘powerpoppunkrock’. Consisting of James Popdog – vocals, Ched Howard – guitars, Mikey Barraclough – bass & Mark Barrett – drums/percussion, the band have released its debut album, Death of a Western Heart.

ALBUM REVIEW: BREAKFAST MUFF: THE FEELS

What the fuck is ‘sparkle punk’? It’s probably an ironic made-up genre but that and the fact that there’s a song called “Cock” is what caught my attention. Welcome to the world of Glasgow ‘glitter trash’ trio Breakfast MUFF. The Feels is the very anti-thesis of everything is ‘proper’ about Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: SWEET AND SOUR MORSELS FROM RICECRACKERS’ KOLOHE KID

So… I got to know about this Boston outfit as guitarist Huxley Rittman used to play in Singapore band The Cave. But once I began listening to the tracks, my attention was drawn to two things. One, the sheer eclectic spirit of the music and two, the dynamic vocal chops Continue Reading

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

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

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: PUP

Here at Power of Pop, we emphasize substance over form, artistry/creativity over genre/styles and champion the right attitudes over cynical media manipulation. PUP fits the bill perfectly. Its eponymous album is a shameless celebration of edgy pop-rock music with energy and melodies to die for! Power of Pop caught up Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – FASTER LOUDER: THIS IS HARDCORE!

10 songs in 18 minutes – this is a playlist that lives up to its name! Drawn from the early days of hardcore punk – as young North Americans inspired by the Punk & New Wave of Heavy Metal explosions in the UK in the late 70s, began to express Continue Reading

ALIVE & KICKING: BOB MOULD + CYMBALS EAT GUITARS – LIVE IN SEATTLE

THIS IS HARDCORE My first proper gig overseas went without any hitch whatsoever. Got a nautical wheel stamp on my inner right wrist to indicate that I was on the guest list! (Well, it was the Neptune Theater). The Neptune was a small venue with ornate trimmings and classical ambience. Continue Reading

SKINNY GIRL DIET + THE ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY: SPLIT 7″ [REVIEW]

Is it 1991 again? I sure hope so! This split 7″ shared between two London-based punk outfits viz. Skinny Girl Diet and The Ethical Debating Society, is a refreshing kick in the nuts for music lovers tired of the travesty known as ‘pop-punk’. SGD‘s two tracks – “DMT” and “Homesick” strike a Continue Reading