'Touche' By The Barettas. Today’s featured song comes from a pulsating, punchy, pretty, post punk, power pop, pulchritudinous posse (how’s that for alliteration!!) or The Barettas for short. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and definitely not to be confused with dire all girl rock band the Berettas from the UK, they have just released... Continue Reading →
Kids Love Lies were recently described by the NME as "Tweecore/power pop/pop-punk" -Pardon ? Apart from over use of the word "pop" what does that even mean? "Tweecore", I assume is the polar opposite of hardcore, indeed the definition of "twee" means "Overly precious or nice" so lets throw that one out of the window straight away eh? Now then, onto power pop, pop punk ? A description that seems to be given to anything that is melodious but has a rather spiky attitude, yes ? Is it both punk and pop? However punk was surely the antithesis of "pop music" as we knew it and correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't recall the Pistols singing "Anarch-twee In The UK", although admittedly, John Lydon has since developed a disturbing penchant for all things twee-d.
"Teenagers In Love" By Electric blue "Somebody's Help" By Electric Blue Where do you go when the music stops? If you take away the "snap" and the "crackle" what on earth do you do with the “pop?” I suppose one might suggest this was the dilemma facing Brighton pop group The Pipettes when the artist... Continue Reading →