FESTIVAL VIBES: ORCHARDS

Orchards Words by Gary Lambert; main Orchards photo by Jessie Morgan Orchards have been a Popped Music favourite for many years now with their delightfully contrasting sound and energising live performances meaning that we’ve watched them play from Austin to Lincoln. They are the Friday night headliners of this year’s CloseUp Festival at Colours, Hoxton, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: KING NO-ONE

King No-One Words and Photo by Gary Lambert Undoubtedly King No-One are amongst my favourite festival bands. With on-stage drama, banging tunes, and an approach to lyricism which allows fans to realise they are not alone, King No-One are genuinely an impressive live music act. You are going to love them if you don’t already … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: MAKE FRIENDS

Make Friends Words by Gary Lambert Another of the acts we are excited about for CloseUp Festival is Make Friends. Their indie sound is what every summer sounds like at Popped Music. With jangling guitars and dreamy vocals tracks like Call Me Out will always make us smile. Popped Music: How are Make Friends doing?Make … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: HAVELOCK

Havelock Words by Gary Lambert Kent-born singer Havelock is an act I’ve not yet seen, but I am really excited to catch them performing at next week’s CloseUp Festival, at Colours, Hoxton. Their tracks have a wonderful electro feel to them, mixing the energy of bedroom pop with a smooth, high fidelity sound, and with … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2022

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool, 30 April – 1 May Words by Gary Lambert Well let’s confront the elephant in the room before we go any further, Liverpool Sound City this year is going to be a different festival than planned due to the untimely demise of Grand Central Hall. The result is that … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSEUP FESTIVAL

CloseUp Festival 2022 Colours, Hoxton, 20-22 May 2022 Words by Daniel Burton It’s Festival Season once more, and back in its regular slot in the calendar CloseUp Festival has returned bigger and better than ever – even boasting their first ever Sunday lineup. This year CloseUp Festival as you would expect is bringing some of … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, 24-25 March 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The opening of Crawlers‘ first tour since the release of the bona fide hit Come Over (Again) was going to be a must see event, and we felt incredibly fortunate at Popped Music to be able to go and see both … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: STUPID – STONE

STONE STUPID Words by Amy Butcher Liverpool based band STONE have only recently come up on my radar, but boy have they made an impact with their latest single ‘Stupid’. That is one thing this track is actually not, it brings a clever mix of nostalgia and newness into a modern fresh sound.  Gritty, gutsy … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Gen and the Degenerates – Girl God Gun

Gen and the Degenerates Girl God Gun Words by Amy Butcher A new single and EP announcement, it must be our lucky day – Gen and the Degenerates are back for 2022 with an amazing single in ‘Girl God Gun’. Having always been probed with the question: ‘what’s it like to be a woman in … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: WOLF ALICE

Wolf Alice Guild of Students, Liverpool, 22 February 2022 Words by Gary Lambert, and Photos by Brian Sayle Are Wolf Alice the best British band right now? The Brits seemed to think so, and after watching their performance at Liverpool’s Guild of Students, I would probably agree with them. And this is not coming from … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HOW DO I KNOW? – THOMAS HEADON

Thomas Headon How Do I Know? Words by Amy Butcher With his third EP Victoria released next month, Thomas Headon has given us another sweettaster in How Do I Know? for what is going to be an exciting piece of work. Having built anamazing online community around his music over the last two years, Headon … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ADULT DVD

Adult DVD The Jacaranda Club, Liverpool, 18 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The standard entry fee for a basement venue gig of £5 is always value for money.  Even if the bands are rough around the edges, still trying to figure out how they want to sound, or genuinely not ready to perform … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ALBERTINE SARGES

Albertine Sarges Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 2 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I would always recommend to music fans that you check out the bands from overseas when they come to your town.  Despite the accessibility caused by Spotify and Apple Music, it is still more likely than not that they are playing smaller venues … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: LIBRALIBRA

LibraLibra Stage and Radio, Manchester, 26 January 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert As part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery’s Revive Live campaign, Brighton’s LibraLibra took in the basement surrounds of Stage and Radio for the Manchester leg of the four-piece’s national tour. This was the first time I had been … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EUPHORIA – VLURE

VLURE Euphoria Words by Gary Lambert VLURE have the potential to be one of the greatest bands in British music history. Honestly, I type that and feel there is not a drop of hyperbole in that. The potential that these Glaswegian rave punk warriors have is stratospheric. If you have yet to see them live, … Continue reading

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