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Just Listen: IYES – Gone

IYES Listen to Gone here: Completely on trend yet still delivering a new electro feel on this dance-pop number, IYES give us their second single from their second EP, Part Two. Gone is an emotive track with a catchy beat underneath that can easily transport the listener to some underground club in Berlin without the The EP will … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Beach Baby – Limousine

Beach Baby Listen to Limousine here: Limousine follows a tried-and-true recipe for a rock song but gives the listener something a bit different with those grunty bass lines, higher-fret surf guitar riffs and very soothing vocal harmonies. Funnily enough, these elements crash together magically into a short grunge tune that builds and builds and unceremoniously drops … Continue reading

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Just Watch: The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It (Acoustic)

The Maccabees Watch the video for Marks To Prove It Acoustic here: Having recently released their latest alum, Marks To Prove It, The Maccabees have recorded this wonderful stripped back version of the title track. We love it so much we just wanted to share it!  


Just Listen: Vaults – Overcome

Vaults Listen to Overcome here: Overcome is the newest single from one of Popped Music’s favourites, Vaults. As Usual the trio utilise the piano, glockenspiel/marimba instrument they’ve made thair sinature sound and well as Blythe’s soulful vocals which flick between full ballad style and gasps for the falsettos. Her voice is emotive and always absolutely stunning. It’s awesome … Continue reading

Just Listen: Alex Vargas – Giving Up The Ghost

Alex Vargas Listen to Giving Up The Ghost here: 2015 has been the year for the self-produced honey-voiced young man in his 20’s and Alex Vargas is no different, yet he is so different. Giving Up The Ghost is the latest single from the Danish lad who is selling out shows left-right and center here … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Coast Modern – Hollow Life

Coast Modern Listen to Hollow Life here: With sonic references to Tame Impala, Alt J and Milky Chance, Coast Modern (apart from having one of the greatest band names we’ve come across this year) are soon to be on everyone’s mind with the quirky ear-worm that is Hollow Life. The LA based duo have crafted a fantastically produced track … Continue reading


Album Review: BATTLES – La Di Da Di

La Di Da Di Released 18th September 2015 Words: Jimmy Gallagher When you are practically willing to snap your colleagues quills in efforts of shameless sabotage and beg the editor in undignified desperation for a chance at reviewing this album. It is outlines the importance of the band in question. When I heard Battles were … Continue reading

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Live Review: Paul Smith and The Intimations – Leeds

Paul Smith and The Intimations September 5th, The Brudenell, Leeds Words: Julia Grantham You hear people say “ I hate surprises” sometimes, and other times, some say the opposite. Tonight, as I left The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, I decided that it really isn’t that simple for me; however I do love to be … Continue reading


Just Listen: TempleVesta – Tempestuous

TempleVesta Listen to Tempestuous here:      In Tempestuous from TempleVesta, following from debut single Juvenile, the use of well timed complete musical rests gives the group something that stands out from other UK guitar rock artists. those muted moments show that sometimes you can say so much by not saying anything at all. The Birmingham 5-piece combined the perfect … Continue reading


Live Review: Zibra – Liverpool

Zibra September 26th, Studio 2, Liverpool Words: Ruth Myles Studio Two, part of the famed Parr St Studio complex, in Liverpool is making a bit of a name for itself as being the home for indie music fans to come to watch the freshest and most exciting new bands who are touring the country at … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Ordinary Boys – The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys Released 2nd October 2015 Words: Gary Feeney The Ordinary Boys, it’d be fair to say, have had something of a chequered past. Rising to fame back in 2004 with their excellent debut Over the Counter Culture, the band followed it up in style with Brassbound – two albums bustling with confident, swaggering … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Katie And I – Bones

Katie And I Listen to Bones here: Katie And I release their new track Bones and it’s simply delicious. Admittedly not overly keen on the opening lyrics but once I moved past that what lurked was something to capture my heart. Sweet melodies that feel fluffy and warm, a bit like fresh candy-floss. There’s lots … Continue reading


Album Review: Broken Hands – Turbulence

Turbulence Released 9th October 2015 Words: Greg Arthur For the uninitiated, Broken Hands are a five piece rock outfit from Kent. Dedicated to the intimation of flight, their intense live shows have earned them a loyal following, and praise such as “like Ashcroft fronting Sabbath”, from the Head of Music at the now rebranded Radio … Continue reading

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Live Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – London

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Shepard’s Bush Empire, London, 23rd September 2015 Words: Nick Jacques The anticipation for last night’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra gig at the empire could not have been any higher. After dazzling us with 3 albums full of mind-bending psychedelic pop with dollops of soulful indulgence – last night was the time for UMO … Continue reading

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