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Kyle Vincent “Detour”

Kyle Vincent is labeled as the “crown prince of soft pop,” by Goldmine Magazine for a good reason. He is probably one of the best pop vocalist singing today, and after his kid’s imitation Ed Sullivan intro he breaks into song on “Happy Me.” Kyle’s vocals sparkle along the chorus, with its multi-track backing and […]

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The Power Popaholic Interview: Terry Manning

Terry Manning tells me all about his new album Heaven Knows, and his transition from recording engineer to performer. He also gives me exclusive insight with his friendship with Chris Bell (Big Star) and one of the most interesting recording sessions he’s had. Read the interview with Terry Manning here.

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Gavin Mee and Sonny and The Sunsets

Gavin Mee “Meemantras” Irish native Gavin Mee is a veteran songwriter-troubadour who put together this brilliant album with fellow songwriter/producer Duncan Maitland (Pugwash). Fans of Pugwash, XTC and all you Anglophiles should line up to get this one. The magical “Push The Boy” is a combo of dance hall piano and acoustic riffs that will […]

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Promise and The Bloodhounds

Promise “Promise” 2015 Remastered Edition It’s rare that a lost power pop treasure like this gets dusted off and given an opportunity to shine. Promise was a little known band, originally issued in 1980 on the Boulder, Colorado, area band’s own Cumulus label, their eponymous debut is filled with melodic, beatific blasts of pure Beatlesque pop, […]

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The Solicitors “(You Should See) The Look On Your Face”

We reviewed the Solicitors Blank Check last year, a very strong power pop album. Here is the latest video that is both funny and creepy at the same time! The new single “(You Should See) The Look On Your Face” is a slight departure from the bands raucous signature sound; dropping a few beats per […]

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