Popped Playlist: #014

Popped Playlist Poll #014 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 … Continue reading

Just Listen: Estrons – Lilac

Estrons – Lilac Words: Nick Jacques Following on from the previous impressive efforts of Glasgow Kisses and Strobe Lights, more heart-on-a-sleeve, adrenaline-fuelled punk-pop is served on a plate yet again from Cardiff’s hottest talent Estrons. The dynamics of their latest release, Lilac,  are expertly executed. Their trademark “give and go” chorus hollers and relentless razor-sharp … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – My Body

Eliza Shaddad – My Body Words: Rachel Allen Now on the second single release from the album ‘Future’ (which ironically will be released in the future…later in the year), Eliza Shaddad could not have summed up her new song ‘My Body’ better via her twitter account when she describes the song, “For those late at … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Calling 2018

Liverpool Calling 2018 Various Venues, Liverpool, 22nd – 23rd June  2018 Words: Cat Lewis Keep Up To Date:  Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £20 and available to buy here We have been counting down the days to Liverpool Calling since the first wave of acts were announced. With headliners such as Pulled Apart by Horses, The … Continue reading

Listen: Kid Cupid – Better

Kid Cupid – Better Words: Nick Bewes When a new band come along they always get compared to another band that are already well known, as a reference point for music fans who might be interested. I know this because I do it! Kid Cupid are being likened to Sohn, Oh Wonder & London Grammar, … Continue reading

Festival Review: All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen

All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen Words: Luke Pettican After a triumphant first weekend featuring the likes of The XX, Lorde and LCD Sound System, expectations were high for the return to music at Victoria Park after five days of community events. As the doors opened at 2PM, a surprisingly beautiful orchestral remix … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Just Listen: GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun

GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun Words: Samantha Sadler Bradford psychedelic outfit GRDNS have released their new track ‘Roulette Love Gun’ and if you’re a fan of Tame Impala, you’re going to love this. Brimming with hazy beats and atmospheric vibes, ‘Roulette Love Gun’ starts off as a chilled out banger but soon transforms into an … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – Hot Mess

Saltwater Sun – Hot Mess Words: Nick Bewes I was a big fan of Reading five-piece Saltwater Sun’s last single The Wire earlier this year so I was looking forward to hearing what came next. And I’m not disappointed. Hot Mess is anything but a mess. In fact it shows a different side to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Jade Bird – Furious

Jade Bird – Furious Words: Gary Lambert  I’m thinking of taking up smoking just so that I can have the full benefit of listening to this sultry piece of Americana in the dark whilst nursing heartbreak with whisky on the rocks.  Whilst Jade Bird is a highly spoken about British talent, I could comfortably imagine … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets forBushstock Festival 2018 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2018

Camden Rocks 2018 Camden, various venues, 2nd June 2018 Words: Nick Jaques    There is something quite special about being able to stroll around Camden and going from pub to pub and watching bands play and rocking out. For me it creates a satisfying feeling and Camden Rocks combined with the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Pitchford – Horoscopes & Cigarettes

Horoscopes & Cigarettes Words: Nick Bewes Chloe Pitchford is a new name to me. And to the music scene in general. Apparently, she is a well known name on the Open Mic circuit and eager to get up, sing and play her guitar at any given opportunity. And on this evidence, her audience should enjoy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Orchic Collective – Otherside

Otherside Words: Samantha Sadler  Irish indie-pop outfit Orchid Collective have been turning heads in their home country and are now set to release their new single ‘Otherside’ on the 1st June. Having toured relentlessly across Ireland in 2017, as well as making their debut UK appearance at Y Not festival, the quartet have attracted attention … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Branfoot – Bloodsongs

Bloodsongs Words Samantha Sadler One of the best things about listening to new music every day is when you stumble across something that you totally don’t expect and that’s exactly what I got from Leeds heartthrob Tom Branfoot. Branfoot’s new EP Bloodsongs sets a bleak landscape that is glittered with phenomenal vocals and twirling instrumentals … Continue reading

Live Review: Mint – Liverpool

Mint Liverpool, 20th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll The first band up of the evening were Monks, a distinctly loud and local presence with which to start the heart of the gig. A smile was brought to my face immediately with the use of a trumpet right at the forefront of their … Continue reading

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