power pop

Todd Rundgren to headline Cleopatra Records First Ever SXSW Showcase in March 2018

One of the few remaining truly independent, privately owned record labels in existence today, L.A.-based Cleopatra Records has been championing underground music and outsider artists since its inception in 1992.

Now, the label has teamed up with the biggest music festival dedicated to discovering and promoting new talent, SXSW, to announce the first ever official Cleopatra Records showcase. Headlining this special event is legendary songwriter/producer/guitarist, Todd Rundgren, an artist well known for pushing the boundaries of rock and pop with his distinctive flair for the eccentric and unusual.

Beat Degeneration to release new studio album “Searching for Some Heaven” on April 20th 2018

Following hot on the heels of debut album “Dream Machine’ (Weiner Records) slacker power-pop three piece Beat Degeneration are returning with their brand new LP, “Searching for Some Heaven” on April 20th, 2018.

Released through Seattle based Jigsaw Records and digitally with Darla Records, the album was produced by indie royalty Charles Rowell of Crocodiles, a band infamous for championing the best in upcoming rising talent. It was also recorded on the secluded island of Lošinj, completely outside of influence or distraction.

Death By Unga Bunga to release new studio album “So Far So Good So Cool” on April 6th 2018

Even though Death By Unga Bunga are still considered to be fairly young men, they’re actually celebrating their ten year anniversary as a band in 2018. Rock band, to be precise.

To commemorate this, they are releasing their fifth album, “So Far So Good So Cool”. A title that summarizes their career so far pretty good.

Stream the new track “Soldier” below.

Cats In Space


Hello Greg and congrats on a sophomore album, Scarecrow”, that managed if not to top your debut at least come shoulder to shoulder with it…
 
G: Hi there! Yes, we are all very pleased so far. The reviews have been amazing and we feel “Scarecrow” is a big leap forward.
 
 
What’s new in the world of the “cats”?
 
G: New? Nothing really, we are from the 1970s!
 

Hey Jetman to release debut album “I Go Out” on February 2nd 2018

It all started in one mind, then multiplied, then became songs, stories, a band. Hey Jetman have created their own world of songwriting. Here, Ben Folds never became an assortment of gimmicks. Here, love still knows how to swipe left, how to dry its eyes, without the cynicism of Father John Misty. Hey Jetman's soaring choruses do not need irony to anchor them. Their hooks shine like stars, not like floodlights.

Cats In Space - Scarecrow

I was surprised, scratch that, amazed, when I heard the debut album by UK sextet Cats In Space, who feature in their ranks a number of seasoned musicians who had success in decades past but only came together a couple of years ago to form this new band. Taking only a year they came up with an equally amazing album as their debut, if not better. Their 70s classic rock, with big hooks and AOR sensibilities owes a lot to Kansas and Boston as it does to ELO and 10CC, but all their influences are accumulated perfectly and their identity is quite unique in its own right.
 

Third Eye Blind announces Fall 2017 UK & Ireland live dates

Third Eye Blind are pleased to announce a string of UK & Ireland dates this autumn to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Third Eye Blind”.

The band will headline the Roundhouse following “The Summer Gods Tour”.

UK & Ireland Tour Dates 2017:
Wed Sep 27  London, UK , Roundhouse
Thu Sep 28 Glasgow, UK, Oran Mor
Fri Sep 29 Manchester, UK, Academy 2
Sun Oct 01 Dublin, Ireland, Academy

Cats In Space to release new studio album “Scarecrow” on August 25th 2017

UK AOR/Pomp Rockers Cats In Space have released a music video for “Mad Hatter's Tea Party”.

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album “Scarecrow” - the follow up to 2015's “Too Many Gods”, due out on August 25th, 2017, and a national tour is confirmed for September. The video can be viewed below.