Jonesy “Record Store Day (Is For Losers)” Video Premiere

Montreal-based rock’n’rollers Jonesy are releasing a new video for their anti-Record Store Day song, to be featured on their upcoming album. Here's their statement: “ We only have despise for that ludicrous hypocritical farce that is record store day. Very few record stores don’t play that sell out game, and most of them survived the... Continue Reading →

The Speedways “Borrowed & Blue” 10″

The SPEEDWAYS offer us 5 covers on 10" vinyl. HANOÏ ROCKS' classic "11th Street Kids" sounds very similar to the original version, maybe a little more laid back, still a great opener! On the other hand, ABBA's marvellous hit "SOS" sounds like a cool a power pop song here, good job! Same thing with KRISTY... Continue Reading →

Tommy Ray! “Handful Of Hits”

"First Hits Free", TOMMY RAY!'s first album was just released one year ago and here he is again with 11 new powerpop hits. "In Love Again" opens on a melancholic teenage note before hand claps and JERRY LEE LEWIS piano take over in the catchy "No No No". Third song "On My Wall" slow things... Continue Reading →

Joe Normal releases “Thank You Girl” single

-Buddy Holly fans will love the jangly guitars and catchy choruses of the new single by JOE NORMAL, called "THANK YOU GIRL." It is a " '50's retro-style tribute to all the women in our lives for keeping our world running and for the care and compassion they share as we strive to make it through these tough times together." - New Jersey Phonograph... Continue Reading →

The Speedways – New London Pop Sounds!

Who said powerpop can only come from sunny places ? The SPEEDWAYS have just put London on the contemporary powerpop map with their fabulous new album « Radio Sounds. » Mauro and Matt tell us more about the band, the new album, their music tastes and much more !... Can you tell us about the beginning of the band... Continue Reading →

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 →

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