Just Listen: Green Gardens – Change The Light

Green Gardens – Change The Light Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman What’s the danger of listening to new, interesting music? There’s no danger at all. Leeds art-pop band, Green Gardens are all sorts of fascinating, but beautiful. Newly released and highly anticipated single ‘Change The Lights’ is laced with funky riffs and breathtaking energy. The vocal ranges … Continue reading

Live Review: Deep.Sleep with Mayfare, Salsola and Able’s Army

Deep.Sleep, Mayfare, Salsola, Able’s Army The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 9th November 2018 Words and Photography: Sammy Sadler I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I absolutely LOVE catching local bands, especially when they are coming to the end of a tour in their hometown. There’s an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement that clings … Continue reading

Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla

Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla Words: Rob Connor  I have no idea what I just watched, but I know I instantly love it! The video for Fil Bo Riva’s latest offering, Go Rilla,  for his eagerly awaited debut album is as bonkers as it is brilliant. Drawing its influences heavily from his love of … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White – End of Time

The Pale White – End of Time Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman Newcastle based band The Pale White have yet again delivered another perfect alternative tune, ‘End Of Time’. This is the second single to be released out of their upcoming EP, ‘Take Me To The Strange’ – and it’s a stunning, catchy song which encapsulates their … Continue reading

Just Listen: Birch – Labor Fruit

Birch – Labor Fruit Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Michelle Birsky of New York synth-pop band Birch got in touch asking me to review her latest single ‘Labor Fruit’, I hesitated briefly, but only enough to decide it was time to bring this track back to Popped Music. The place where I had discovered … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Kidsmoke – Rising Sun Words: Rob Connor 6 Seconds! I timed it. The sleepy ethereal opening of Kidsmokes’ ‘Rising Sun’ is 6 seconds, before it hits you with a gut punch of a guitar riff and sets off like a whippet straight out of the traps. That 6 seconds is the only respite you’ll get on … Continue reading

Live Review: The Third Wheel Tour, EBGBs 30 October 2018

The Third Wheel Tour E.B.G.B.S, Liverpool, 30th October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Gary Lambert As soon as this tour was announced, I was buzzing from the thought of seeing three of the best prospects of this time all on the same bill. This tour really does show off what the UK music scene has … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Festival Review: 2Q Festival – Lincoln

2Q Festival Various venues, Lincoln, 3rd November 2018 Words and photos: Gary Lambert Lincoln, a relatively sleepy town famed for a cathedral, a castle and being in pretty much the middle of nowhere would not normally be the place you would head to early on a Saturday morning. Unless you lived somewhere in that particular … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Off The Record

Off The Record Manchester, 15 – 16 November 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Off The Record is the event for people who love new music. It is a wonderful combination of lecture series, live gigs, networking, and being in the company of people who share the same feelings as you. It doesn’t matter if you view … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van T’s – Suis-Je Cool?

The Van T’s- Suis-Je Cool? Words: Gary Lambet We love The Van T’s here at Popped Music. It’s pretty much one of the rules for being in our gang. However, none of us were ready for this latest release, Suis-Je Cool? It still has the energy and passion we would associate with Glasgow’s finest four-piece, … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Manchester

Dream Wife Gorilla, Manchester 26th October 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert It is right to start this review with some honesty…. Dream Wife and Queen Zee are amongst my favourite bands around – and I know from experience that both of them off an incendiary live experience. To say I was excited for this … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bessie Turner – Nino

Bessie Turner – Nino Words: Rachel Allen Bessie Turner has a distinct ability to weave an emotional story within a catchy slightly gritty guitar flavour layered in a slightly sweet vocal. Slightly but not slight, her recent track ‘Nino’ is flavoured in just this way, sprinkled with the magic of Richard Woodcraft, who won a … Continue reading

Live Review: First Aid Kit – Liverpool

First Aid Kit Liverpool Guild of Students, 24 October 2018 Photos & Words: Gary Lambert  First Aid Kit Beautiful. Nine letters which sum up the combination of First Aid Kit and The Staves with more accuracy than any number of words in this review. Liverpool Guild of Students, and formerly Mountford Hall, has seen hundreds … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan 20th October, o2 Academy,  Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anticipation hung so thick in the air and let’s be honest when it comes to the o2 Liverpool there’s very little air to be had. Stepping onto the stage to open up the night’s proceedings was our very own Zuzu  – from … Continue reading

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