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Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2015 Part 1

Liverpool Sound City 2015 This year’s Liverpool Sound City is going to be entirely different to anything that has taken past in their 7 year history this time it’s a little less City, a little more Docks. As they began to out grow their city centre shackles a move was imminent and the Sound City … Continue reading

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Live Review: Young Kato – Liverpool

Young Kato Studio 2 Liverpool, April 20th 2015 Words: Gary Lambert Studio Two in Parr Street is more traditionally the new home of jazz and other such grown up genres so it was quite a surprise to see Young Kato lined up to play there in support of their forthcoming album, Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Tour Bus Playlist: Life In Film

Life In Film With a brand new single Alleyway  and having  just joined Liverpool’s The Wombats on their US tour, London based fellas Life In Film have picked their tracks for their tour bus playlist for Popped Music. LIVE Apr 25 The Met w/ The Wombats Providence, RI Apr 27 WEBSTER HALL w/ The Wombats … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Natalie McCool – Pins

Natalie McCool Watch the video for Pins here: Natalie McCool has released a brand new video for her current track Pins. The track really caught my attention and my heart, grabbing both upon the very both listen. The lyrics will speak to many, while the space created between the guitars and the production, the chilling … Continue reading


Album Review: BRMC – Live In Paris

BRMC Live In Paris Released 4th May 2015 Words: Nick Jacques The front cover for the latest instalment in BRMC’s sizable back catalogue is a dramatic shot of a wave engulfing the theatre in which they played and recorded this concert. In a way it sums up this epic 24 track album. The first half … Continue reading

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Video Exclusive: Beds In Parks – Mabel (When It Gets Dark)

Beds In Parks Our good friends at Crocodile Records have given us yet another exclusive. This time it’s in the shape of their new signing Beds In Parks. A collaborative project between label owner and Hatcham Social Drummer Finnigan Kidd and Joanna Curwood (The History Of Apple Pie, Big Sister). The pair found inspiration from … Continue reading

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Video Premiere: The Mono LPs – Emilia

The Mono LPs Liverpool band The Mono LPs  make a return and release their new double A side single Emilia, backed by Giving It Up. The single will be released on May 4th and the band have given Popped Music an exclusive preview of their video for Emilia ahead of it’s public release. To celebrate the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Communion New Faces Tour – Liverpool

Communion New Faces Tour Arts Club, Liverpool 20th April 2015 Words: Gary Lambert Monday 20 April saw the latest instalment of the bi-annual Communion New Faces tour reach Liverpool. Arts Club’s Loft was the venue for the event which sees a rotating running order through the tour. All of the artists performing have very strong, … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Cut Ribbons – Clouds

Cut Ribbons Listen to Clouds here: Cut Ribbons return with a new single, Clouds, out on Kissability on May 18th. The track offers up some seriously 80s drenched vibes and whilst it’s not a particularly punchy number it’s one that has enough about it to hold your attention and have a little sway. Find Cut … Continue reading

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EP Review: Girl Friend – Arrive Alone Leave Alone

Arrive Alone Leave Alone Released 27th April 2015 Words: Lauren Grigor Monte Carlo, the opening single and is definitely evidence of the bands ability to create synth indie electronica however in contrast to the rest of the EP this sounds quite Priscilla queen of the Desert to me. It’s catchy and fun but very disco … Continue reading


Just Watch: The Charlatans – Let The Good Times Be Never Ending

The Charlatans Watch the video for Let The Good Times Be Never Ending here: The Charlatans share their new video for new single Let The Good Times Be Never Ending. The track is a celebratory romp through a myriad of genres with a huge injection of gospel soul, making it easily the most uplifting track … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Dive In – Eighteen

Dive In Listen to Eighteen here: At first listen the beginning of this Eighteen didn’t exactly make me jump for joy. I thought it sounded a bit like a terrible 90s dance track, and it kind of does. That being said, Dive In totally rescue it and drag it into the modern world, even though … Continue reading

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EP Review: Spring King – They’re Coming After You

They’re Coming After You Released 20th April 2015 Words: Lauren Grigor Overall this EP shows Spring King getting into a slower side of things. Compared to their slightly manic Demons EP which felt like non stop rock assault of our ears, this feels more slow summer vibes rock. There are still strong chorus vocals and … Continue reading

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Just Watch: The Wealden – Lifeline

The Wealden Watch the video for Lifeline here: The Wealden released their debut EP Rushes on Monday (20th April 2015). From it comes Lifeline – a track that begins as quite a sparse and dark guitar and beats affair that sees the duo not quite sing their way through. The track builds nicely at the … Continue reading


Just Watch: Ila – Blood

Ila Watch the video for Blood here: Leeds six piece Ila release their new EP In Circles on  May 18th and from it they have released their first video for EP track Blood. The track takes a fairly steady road but the heady mix of vocals and math rock style guitar work makes it a … Continue reading

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