The Speedways “Radio Sounds”

When I first saw the name of the band, I thought they were playing speed action rock and I couldn't be more wrong... Opening song "This Ain't a Radio Sound" immediately brings TOM PETTY and CHEAP TRICK to mind. "The Day I Call You Mine" and "Your Brown Eyes Look So Blue" sound more like... Continue Reading →

Los Stars “Grandes Fracasos” EP

LOS STARS is a band from Chile, they sing in Spanish and probably have a good powerpop record collection at home. On this 5 song EP, their powerpop flirts with 77 punk ("Mi Secreto" or the intro of "Cadenas Y Cuchillos" reminding of The BOYS' "First Time.") The youthful energy of the band sometimes brings... Continue Reading →

Baby Scream “Just Covers”

Juan Pablo Mazzola offers us a new album but you'll only hear covers this time. He had the great idea to cover C.C. Deville's powerpop solo project SAMANTHA 7 with opening song "I Wanna Be Famous" that really fits BABY SCREAM just like a glove. After that, you'll hear a modern "AIR-ed" version of 10CC's... Continue Reading →

The Beatersband “Black Christmas” EP

The BEATERSBAND from Italy is back with a 4 song Christmas EP, opening with a RAMONES influenced 'Frosty The Snowman" before bringing their 60s powerpop influences back with "Black Christmas" (in which the vocals sound more like modern pop punk) and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.' "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" takes us back to... Continue Reading →

The Brothers Steve – Megaliftic Pop!

3 members of TSAR have formed The BROTHERS STEVE, a glammy powerpop band with strong 60s influences and great vocal harmonies. They tell us about the band, the recording of the album, their favourite records and much more ! How did you get the idea of starting The BROTHERS STEVE? Jeff Whalen: ¬†We all knew... Continue Reading →

John Dissed “American University”

(Review by Free) When both irretrievably corrupt, collaborating, billionaire owned, fat cat political parties are 100% complicit in knowingly propping up completely fabricated, mythological stories to manufacture consent for a babies in cages prison state and permanent lies for imperialist wars for the insatiable profits of the one percent, hungry ghost, demonic extortionists at the... Continue Reading →

The Brothers Steve “#1”

If you were into 00s powerpop/glam, then you probably remember Los Angeles band TSAR. If you don't, then rush and grab their albums! 3 members of TSAR play in The BROTHERS STEVE, but the music of the band is more influenced by TEENAGE FANCLUB, GUIDED BY VOICES or The KINKS. The 60s powerpop influences perfectly... Continue Reading →

The Popravinas “Willy Nilly”

California pop rockers The POPRAVINAS have been playing for quite some time now since they started in the mid-2000s and released their first album ("Everybody's Fault But Ours") in 2008. Their music is a fine mix of powerpop and alt-country with a a bit of ROLLING STONES thrown in ("Talkin' Out Loud", "Did Ya") and... Continue Reading →

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