Category: Paul Collins

The VINYL DISTRICT review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

In a truly just world Paul Collins would require no introduction. Sadly, a globe of perpetual unfairness spins around the sun, so it bears mentioning that as a member of The Nerves he helped shape the original “Hanging on the Telephone” and subsequently helmed The Beat. In 2010 Collins issued the LP King of Power […]

POPMATTERS premieres PAUL COLLINS new album “Feel The Noise” in its entirety

Stream and share PAUL COLLINS new album “Feel The Noise” via Popmatters! Paul Collins sounds like a guy who not only loves rock and roll; he sounds like he’s spent his whole life living it. Feel the Noise, his latest studio effort, captures the spirit of a musician who has grown comfortably into his style. […]

ALL MUSIC review of PAUL COLLINS “Feel The Noise”

The production recalls the tight, immediate sound of the classic debut album from the Beat, and Collins is writing songs that play to his strengths as a rock & roller while displaying the lyrical viewpoint of a grown man — “Walk Away” speaks of heartbreak from the perspective of someone who has dealt with it […]

Interview with PAUL COLLINS in DISCUSSIONS Magazine

Paul has just released one of his finest albums to date with Feel The Noise. The album’s opening title track may be a little crunchier than Collins is known for, but the remainder of the album brings his hook-laden songs back down to earth in an energetic, almost primal way. The album’s melodies leap out […]

POLLSTAR : Paul Collins Beat To ‘Feel The Noise’

From POLLSTAR The master of DIY touring returns to the road next month in support of a new album. Stops for the Paul Collins Beat include Chicago, Louisville, New Orleans, Kansas City, Atlanta and Gainesville. This time around the power-pop driven Collins is supporting his 15th release. Feel The Noise arrives Sept. 9 on Alive […]

The BIG TAKEOVER premieres PAUL COLLINS new video “I Need My Rock n Roll”

Video premiere: “I Need My Rock N’ Roll” by Paul Collins Is Paul Collins the King of Power Pop? The title of his previous album notwithstanding, Collins’ long and praiseworthy career, first with The Nerves (whose original “Hangin’ On The Telephone” was a mega-hit for Blondie) and The Beat (not the English), devotion to the […]

USA TODAY premieres PAUL COLLINS new single “I Need My Rock n Roll”

Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 10:14 a.m. EDT July 31, 2014 Paul Collins is a rock ‘n’ roll veteran who has crafted some of the catchiest power-pop tunes of the ’70s and ’80s. Best known for his work with The Nerves and The Beat, Collins has influenced generations of musicians and has been covered by everyone […]

THE BIG TAKEOVER review of PAUL COLLINS “King Of Power Pop”

The BIG TAKEOVER 4 September 2010 Paul Collins – King of Power Pop (Alive) by Michael Toland After years essaying his own brand of roots rock, Paul Collins – the man behind beloved power pop legend the Beat – once again walks the streets of the old neighborhood with the declarative King of Power Pop. […]