Live Review: Scarlet, Manchester

Scarlet with Oranje and Dollie Demi, YES Basement, 15 March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert We all love new experiences. Well new experiences within reason, and Scarlet’s gig at Manchester’s YES Basement was absolutely filled with them. Firstly, it was the first time I had ever gone to see Scarlet performing outside of Liverpool; … Continue reading

Just Listen: Caii – Temporary High

Caii – Temporary High Words – Gary Lambert For those who are unaware, Caii is a young multi-talented musician based in Manchester. This track, Temporary High, shows off a number of those talents as the song was written, performed, recorded, and produced by her. This one-woman-band approach gives Temporary High a tremendously clean feel of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darling – Love Game

Darling – Love Game Words: Rachel Allen ‘Love Game’ is the very first Soundcloud release from electro pop outfit Darling and is a promise of good things to come from this unique band. Norweigan born singer/songwriter Celine Lyng teamed up with Oscar Shepherd, producer and songwriter, to form the sound that permeates through this catchy … Continue reading

SXSW With: Fatherson

Fatherson Words and photos: Elena Katrina When I first moved to Liverpool one of the first visiting bands to the city centre who I interviewed was Fatherson. Since then I’ve enjoyed a fair few shows, cried along to a few songs and thoroughly enjoyed all that they were about. It was, therefore, a no-brainier for … Continue reading

SXSW With: The Ninth Wave

The Ninth Wave Words by Elena Katrina Having played a intimidatingly good show at The British Music Embassy the previous evening, I was a little nervous to meet and interview The Ninth Wave. I’m just not cool enough to deal with their level of interesting. However, having (hopefully) broken the ice  by challenging them to … Continue reading

SXSW With: Lucia

Lucia Words by Elena Katrina I’ve been a fan of Lucia for a while now and missed them when they played SX last year. I then made it my mission to see them live and did this by witnessing a terrifyingly assured show at The Great Escape. I mean, frontwoman Lucia is terrifying on stage … Continue reading

SXSW With: Cassia

Cassia Words by Elena Katrina I first saw Cassia play around 2 and a half years ago for Off The Record festival in Manchester. They were nervous, to say the least and gave a performance that only hinted at what was to come. Since then they’re built up an army of fans and have an … Continue reading

SXSW With: Island

Island Words: Elena Katrina Photo: Thibaut De Lestré I’ve been a fan of Island for a while and I’ve had the pleasure of hanging with them before but this is our first interview – madness right? Right! Maybe it’s the fact they already “know” me or maybe it’s all the free alcohol but this turns … Continue reading

SXSW With: Anteros

Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Sitting at Vevo House – the venue which is about to become our most used venue to hang with bands – I get to meet Anteros… finally. It’s been a good few years since I first saw them live, yet somehow it’s taken until now to finally meet them. Hailing … Continue reading

Album Review: What A Time To Be Alive – Tom Walker

Tom Walker – What A Time To Be Alive Words: Gary Lambert This is a bittersweet review for all of us at Popped Music. This is the moment that we have to admit that Tom Walker, one of our blog favourites, is definitely not one of our little favourites, but instead he is on course … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Black Keys – Lo/Hi

The Black Keys – Lo/Hi Words: Megan Berridge The Black Keys are quintessentially the hot dads of rock ‘n’ roll. Despite having had a five year hiatus, the motley duo is back with another leather-clad and unmistakably Black Keys Earth-shaker, ‘Lo/Hi’. Fierce and jagged around the edges, the opening guitar riff jilts the romantic frolics … Continue reading

Interview: The Hunna

The Hunna Words: Daniel Burton Rapidly becoming one of the biggest indie rocker outfits on the scene at the moment, The Hunna are heading back out on tour and are ready to take 2019 by the scruff of its neck. Ahead of their upcoming UK and European tour, Popped were able to get a few … Continue reading

Just Listen: Seramic – Keep On Breaking My Heart

Seramic – Keep Breaking My Heart Words: Elena Katrina For those of you have followed Popped for some time you will know I’m a huge fan of Seramic, the project of singer-songwriter Marcus Foster. Imagine my delight upon finding he has new music and its in my inbox! New single Keep On Breaking My Heart … Continue reading

Live Review: Bang Bang Romeo, Liverpool,

Bang Bang Romeo 18 February 2018, Phase One, Liverpool Words and Photos: Gary Lambert When the days are warmer and longer, Bang Bang Romeo will be embarking on what we all hope will be a life and career changing tour with global superstar Pink. But for now, the Sheffield three-piece are quite content to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Sea Girls – Manchester

Sea Girls Gorilla, Manchester, 5th March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert If any of Popped Music’s North West based writers should not be sent to watch the clean cut indie pop of Sea Girls and APRE, then 100% it is me who should be left at home. As a direct result of musical tastes, … Continue reading

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