Popped Playlist: #013

Popped Playlist #013 With more minutes of music coming in than hours available in the day to listen to and share there’s only one way forward: A collection of our favourite tracks that hit our ears each month. Some that have already featured on Popped and plenty that just we ran out of time for … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Liverpool Sound City 2018 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now £55 for a full weekend or £29.50 for a day ticket and are on sale here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter       Words: Orla Joyce Now on its 11th year running, Liverpool Sound City is less than 2 weeks … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans Words: Joe Cockburn  Photos: Georgia Flynn Snow had obliterated gigs across the country in early March, but buoyed by a week of seeing the absolutely epic Everything Everything twice, a much more intimate but equally as grand setting of Manchester’s Deaf Institute welcomed Marsicans on their (almost) sold-out UK tour – “damn you Glasgow,” … Continue reading

Live Review: Shame – Manchester

Shame Manchester, Gorilla, 13th April 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis If Whitworth Street West in Manchester didn’t know who Shame were by the start of the night, they certainly did by the end. With attitudes that spoke as loud as their blistering sound, Gorilla itself appeared to be shaking at the foundations, as the young band cavorted their way through … Continue reading

Just Listen: Our Girl – I Really Like It

Our Girl Words: Samantha Sadler One of the best things about summer, aside from the glorious weather, is the multitude of sun-kissed tracks that sprawl out across the season. I’m not talking about the huge dance anthems – I’m referring to those breezy, mellow tunes that are the perfect soundtrack for driving along dusty roads. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Box Of Bones

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes Haarm are fast becoming one of my favourite bands. With every release, they surpass what they have done before. With their latest track Box of Bones, the trio have produced an uptempo tune with catchy instrumentation while retaining their signature sound with the duel vocals of Chris McIntosh and Jen Davies … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold Festival 2018

Across The Threshold Various Venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool 13th – 14th April 2018 Words: Elena Katrina  Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter  Buy Tickets Threshold Festival is a staple in any real music lover’s festival season. It’s the festival that wakes us up for the onslaught to come. It’s the festival that fuses true … Continue reading

Just Listen: Suzi Island – Show Me The Way

Suzi Island Words: Elena Jimenez Who doesn’t love a track you can stop or clap along to? I certainly love it and Suzi Island’s Show Me The Way certainly ticks those boxes. This duo mixes acoustic guitars, electronic bits and bobs alongside their complimenting vocals. The sum of their parts brings a track to give … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – The Fighter

Dantevilles Words: Gary Lambert When a track is called The Fighter, there is a desperate urge for a reviewer to stick some awful puns about knockouts even when it isn’t deserved, but this track is an absolute banger.  There is more than a touch of 1980s Miami to the three and a half minutes of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Arctic Lake – What You May Find

Arctic Lake Words: Nick Bewes I first came across the band Arctic Lake in 2015 when they released the track Only Me. Even back then they were very good. Fast Foward to 2018, and they have released more top-notch music which got the attention of BBC Introducing and even pop legend Elton John and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Circa Waves: Liverpool

Circa Waves EBGBS Liverpool, 5th April 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fiona Carroll  Before I went beyond the world of being a music fan and started to write about gigs and pester bands about their opinions on life rather than just babble my congratulations in an overly excited manner, I had a very strong opinion of … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White: Loveless (Acoustic)

The Pale White Words: Samantha Sadler As a big fan of upcoming North East musical talent, especially anything indie, I was shocked that I hadn’t yet heard of The Pale White. Already making waves across the UK, the indie rockers are currently planning a headline tour following impressive support slots with the likes of The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Louis Berry – Stumbling

Louis Berry Words: Emily Leonard Popped music have always been a fan of Liverpool’s finest, Mr rock ‘n’ roll – Louis Berry, following him since early on in his career and his latest single only delivers more cause as to why we adore him. Stumbling is the first single off of Berry’s’ forthcoming debut album, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Xam Volo – Dark Teeth

Xam Volo Words: Rob Connor Hot on the heels of his support slot on Paloma Faiths nationwide tour, comes Xam Volo with his newest track Dark Teeth. If you haven’t heard Xam Volo before, this is a great place to jump in. Dark teeth is a brassy, sassy but always classy, slice of  Xam’s distinctive jazz infused … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Banfi: Never Really Cared About You

Banfi Words: Nick Jacques  Never Really Cared About You has vocals and music styles that are wedged firmly between that of Bombay Bicycle Club and Alt-J – the vocals are smooth and reflective, the drums and guitar dynamics play out in a measured but expressive fashion. The single’s accompanying video also makes for immersive viewing … Continue reading

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