THE VAN T'S The brilliant Van Thompson twins bring their dreamy 90s-inspired bubblegum rock
to Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh.
The sixties bands included every genre of music from hard rock to soul, bubblegum rock
to beach music, Motown to rockabilly.
On "Sissy," a bubblegum rock
song with a Broadway bent, Liv, who considers songwriting to be "a mystical process of reading the tea leaves of your own mind," wonders what their life would've been like if society wasn't so insistent on stuffing people into binaries: "Who would I be if they never had taken my body/ Drawn a blue box around it, and put a toy gun in my hand?
Best here are What's Left Of Me, which, with a ripple of mandolin, addresses the problems of the working man in the recession, and Army of One, an unashamed stadium filler that allies its defiance with a bubblegum rock
Here is a band that's never been po-faced about their craft, and from the second the first bubblegum rock
riff of Dressed for Success filled the Dubai World Trade Centre, you knew what was in store.
The Subways return with their Butch Vig-produced second album All Or Nothing, an admirably chunky growth of their bubblegum rock
sound, while I'm also enjoying Infadels' second album Universe In Reverse, an endearingly ambitious and varied album of indie ear-candy.
The make-up of the crowd was certainly a reflection of the band's transition from an alternative punk sound to a more commercially pleasing bubblegum rock
His distinctive spectacles and lopsided grin provided the perfect eccentric visual accompaniment to a series of bubblegum rock
hits that began in 1965, when he was still an undergraduate at Cambridge.
Photo: Yum-Yum's Chris Holmes, 24, finds musical inspiratio n in '60s bubblegum rock
When they started sharing their blown-out bubblegum rock
around town, it sounded out of place, surrounded by riffier, third-wave Dischord bands like Senator Flux and High Back Chairs.
Launching their first-ever arena tour, Tom, Danny, Harry, and Dougie opened their set with I've Got You, a track from their new album Wonderland, which has earned a big thumbs-up from the critics thanks to the boys' more mature take on bubblegum rock
Pitney wrote songs which became hits for others, most notably the lightweight yet melodically excellent bubblegum rock
and roll of Rubber Ball with which Marty Wilde was successful and the outstanding He's A Rebel which Phil Spector turned into a colossal wall of sound smash hit with the fabulous Crystals.