• All articles by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.


Popped Playlist: #005

Popped Playlist #005 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


Playlist Winner Q&A: Cinema

Cinema Playlist 004 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves: We are Cinema, an alternative electronic pop band from Birmingham. We have been labelled as anything from tropical pop to electro soul. We are forever writing songs and love throwing in new percussion and world instruments. How … Continue reading


Just Listen: Amber Run – Stranger

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina After the short, stark hint at a return with Haze, back in April, Amber Run return once more with new track Stranger. There’s still an eerie starkness to it, a gritty melancholy but more musicality. Joe’s haunting, wailing notes are beautifully tinged with pain and the bass lines offer a … Continue reading

Live Review: Jordan Allen – Liverpool

Jordan Allen Byers Club, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert A lot of rumours have spread from the Manchester music scene about yet another one off the convey belt provided by Manchester’s commuter belt, a young lad by the name Jordan Allen. Like a tale as old as time, Liverpool acting as staging post for one of … Continue reading


Festival Preview: Liverpool Music Week 2016Liverpool Music Week 2016

Liverpool Music Week 2016 Tickets on sale here Liverpool Music Week: Website // Facebook // Twitter Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool Music Week has been a highlight of the Liverpool music scene’s calendar since as long as I can remember. It brings together an eclectic mix of bands from various stages of their careers and always … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Mirrors Festival 2016

Mirrors Festival 2016 29th October 2016: Various Venues Hackney Stay updated: Website// Facebook// Twitter Tickets available from all main on-line ticket outlets Words: Nick Jacques In its 2nd year now the Mirrors Festival is being staged across 6 different and interesting venues in the heartland of Hackney. It promises to be a festival to remember … Continue reading

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Just Watch: High Tyde – One Bullet

High Tyde Words: Gary Feeney Despite only being in their teens, Brighton four-piece High Tyde already have a remarkably extensive back catalogue to their name – their newest single, One Bullet, is their eighth such release, although most of those were much lower-profile affairs. The fact that the band has that experience of recording shows … Continue reading


Track Premiere: Howland – Hide

Howland Words: Elena Jimenez Currently making waves down on the coast of Brighton is three piece indie rock get up Howland. Having been keeping our beady eyes on them for a while we’re now thrilled to have the exclusive premiere of their brand new track, Hide. Bringing a raw energy and passion, Hide reminds me … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2016

Neighbourhood 2016 Various Venues, Manchester, October 8th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos: Gaz Jones and Elena Katrina It would have been harder to make Manchester city centre more abuzz than the Saturday afternoon of the inaugural Neighbourhood Festival. With the general Saturday crowd, thousands of rugby league fans milling about, Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Lying Bstrds – Youth & Old Age

 Lying Bstrds Words: Elena Katrina Having seen these guys play their first ever show to now posting this video, it’s been quite the thing to witness the journey for Lying Bstrds, and it’s really only still the beginning. This latest offering, Youth & Old Age,  is  their most catchy yet, with hooks galore and a … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Vryll Society – A Perfect Rhythm

The Vryll Society Words: Georgia Mae Blackman I fall more and more in love with The Vryll Society. Every time I listen to them I get goosebumps. They create beautifully crafted psychedelic sound with a smidgen of pop. From their first sounds to now, The Vryll Society have graced our eardrums with stunning melodic indie … Continue reading


Festival Review: The Tenement Trail 2016

The Tenement Trail 2016 Various, Glasgow 8th October 2016 Words and Photos: Alice Haden With the festival trending on Twitter, hundreds of fans fled the streets of Glasgow (mainly Sauchiehall Street) to find the best kept secrets this industry has to offer. Playing in some of the city’s best venues were the likes of Sweaty … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Cape Cub – Lifeline

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Having featured previously and being picked to feature on our popped playlist poll I couldn’t resit the chance to yet again share with you a track by the brilliant Cape Cub. The latest track, Lifeline, features calm moments that grow into a storm of crashing waves that beat the track’s … Continue reading


Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2016 Liverpool, 23rd – 25th September 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Gaz Jones I arrived at the Camp & Furnace venue in the Baltic triangle area of Liverpool with high expectations for the International Festival of Psychedelia. With a wide ranging line up from indie-psych favourites Super Furry Animals to … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Vegan Leather – This House

The Vegan Leather Words: Gary Feeney We know The Vegan Leather have been around for a while and that This House isn’t exactly a new single, but since we’ve featured a number of other acts from this year’s Tenement Trail line-up in recent weeks, we felt that it was only fair that we show some … Continue reading

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Live Review: DIY All Dayer, London

DIY All-Dayer Tufnell Park-Boston Music Room, London- 2nd October 2016 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi I had been looking forward to this one for a while. Once DIY magazine announced their line-up of their October All-Dayer, it was evident they had intentionally handpicked a satisfying selection from the ever-developing emerging British indie artist bill. Prides … Continue reading

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EP Review: Stags – Night Time Voices

Night Time Voices EP Released August 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Straight out of London comes the foursome Stags. They recently played the Lock Tavern in Camden and on the strength of this EP alone, I am kicking myself for not going as they really serve up a treat for the senses, especially if blues-rock is … Continue reading

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