PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ZOOM (2001)

An ELO review from 2001! If the announcement of a new ELO album, after a 15-year absence, raised eyebrows, then the realisation that Zoom is essentially Jeff Lynne playing everything caused many brows to furrow.

PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : XTC – COAT OF MANY CUPBOARDS (2002)

Continuing our look back at our review history. Here’s one from 2002! XTC Coat of Many Cupboards (Virgin) Be warned! This 4-CD box is NOT for neophytes but for the diehard fans who can’t wait to get their grubby hands on any XTC material.

PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE ROSENBERGS – MISSION : YOU (2001)

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

PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER!!! ASTRAL DRIVE – S/T

Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world. (Official bio)

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE SLEEVES – DELIVERANCE

The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011. The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.

PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : ERIC FRISCH – “WATER INTO GOLD”

Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP – Water Into Gold – Eric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.

THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : HOTEL MIRA – “BABY”

Last time out, I reported that one of my indie rock faves, JPNSGRLS had morphed into Hotel Mira, with a dynamic new single, 3AM Lullaby. New song “Baby” ups the ante with a sophisticated arrangement that belies its melodic simplicity. Running gamut from funk to alt-rock to soul-pop, “Baby” is Continue Reading

THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : OLDERMOST – THE DANGER OF BELIEF

Philadelphia-based band Oldermost, have announced the release of their fourth album, How Could You Ever Be The Same? (out July 13th via AntiFragile Music). In conjunction, the band is sharing the album’s rollicking, anthemic lead single “The Danger of Belief”.