The Great Affairs “Everybody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt”

Although The GREAT AFFAIRS released a few albums in the past, it seems like their 2018 album "Ten & 2" was a fresh new start for them. After a handful of singles, The GREAT AFFAIRS are back with a full album. Opening track "I'm Alright" shows that the band still has one feet in classic... 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 →

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 →

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