Live Review: The Old Pink House and The Pale White

The Old Pink House and The Pale White Northumbria University, Newcastle, 8th December 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed The Old Pink House and The Pale White. In fact, I don’t think it’s even my second. I’ve seen these two bands a lot over the past year and they get better each time, with … Continue reading

Album Review: Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Remastered)

Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Words: Sammy Sadler  I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Manic Street Preachers for a long time now. I think it started when I first heard ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’ and ever since I’ve found myself dipping in and out … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Arts Club, Liverpool, 30th November 2018 It is not often that walking into a venue you are presented with a cardboard beard, but given I had only the day before lost about three inches from my facial topiary, I was very glad that Clean Cut Kid had decided their hometown gig was … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Manchester, 15 December 2018 Words: Gary Lambert The penultimate Saturday before Christmas is meant for shopping isn’t it? Well, not if you’re in Manchester and a fan of good music as the folks at Scruff of the Neck and Distiller have decided to take one for the team and organise an event … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up #003

Popped Round-up #003 December 2018 Words: Daniel Burton !Editors Pick! Discreetly – Berries It feels like the rest of the world is slowly catching up with Popped Music and our love for this female rock trio, Berries. Their latest outing, ‘Discreetly’, carries on with what seems to be a winning formula of riff driven rock, upbeat … Continue reading

Live Review: BBC Introducing -Harlea, Pizzagirl and Mellah

BBC Introducing – Harlea, Pizzagirl and Mellah The Lexington, London, 4th December 2018 Words: Megan Berridge  Naturally, I arrived late after getting a train and two tubes to get to what can only be described as a thistle amongst roses, The Lexington. The pub itself is lovely, but when it’s a two minute walk from … Continue reading

EP Review: Spector – Reloaded

Spector – Reloaded Words: Sammy Sadler I’m a big fan of Spector and everyone knows it. Even they know it. Eight years ago I coined myself as ‘Sammy Sadz – Queen of Spector’ and I’m not even a little bit ashamed. So naturally you can imagine my inner fangirl reaction when they dropped a new … Continue reading

EP Review: Pizzagirl – Season 2

Pizzagirl – season 2 Words: Megan Berridge Pizza seems to always be delivered by a male courier. Actually, hang on, this applies to most takeaway food services. Ordered a Chinese? Yep, that’s a man knocking at the door. Fancy an Indian? Great! Another opportunity to have a man on your doorstep. Let’s be honest, feminism … Continue reading

Live Review: Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 25th November 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler  I can safely say that I could count on one hand how many gigs I’ve been to that I’ve not enjoyed. For me, there’s an ambiance that surrounds live shows that is always exciting, even if it’s not the sort of thing … Continue reading

Just Watch: Isaac Gracie – Broken Wheel

Isaac Gracie – Broken Wheel Words: Rachel Allen ‘Broken wheel’ is a title I expected to hold a melancholy tune – but far be it for Isaac Gracie’s new release. Like his new video reflects, the light and feel good style of playing that wraps around his ironically pensive and sad lyric just seems to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – Loverman

Vanity Fairy – Loverman Words: Rachel Allen Prince and The Bee Gees are just some of the artists that spring to mind when first hearing the falsetto notes and echos of Vanity Fair’s Daisy Capri. She brings a unique and startlingly strange fascination to her vocal in her chilled out, catchy electro-pop track ‘Loverman.’ She … Continue reading

Just Listen: Clean Cut Kid – Deafening

Clean Cut Kid – Deafening Words: Megan Berridge  Clean Cut Kid could be poster boys for rock ‘n’ roll — the long hair and beards are starting to make more sense.  Their pre-tour single, ‘Deafening’, kicks ass with razor-edge fuzz and electric attitude. I choked on my breath when Mike Halls sings the word ‘bullshit’. I … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun, Valeras, and The Cascaders

King Nun, Valeras and The Cascaders Sound Food and Drink, Liverpool, 14th November 2018 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Wednesday night in the basement of Sound on Duke Street saw King Nun playing only their second ever headline set, and, on behalf of Popped Music, I was happily sent along. Upon walking into the room, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s A Liquid

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – My Friend’s A Liquid Words: Nick Bewes Like so many artists, I first heard the brilliant Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on BBC Radio 6 Music, being played by Tom Ravenscroft. At twenty to six in the evening. Since that moment in the car, I’ve invested in their two albums, ‘High Visceral Part … Continue reading

Just Listen: GURU – Customer Helpline

GURU – Customer Helpline Words: Megan Berridge From its title, you might expect ‘Customer Helpline’ to be something of a cyber-age track — an ornament decorated with stale, robotic lyrics and tinselled with soulless beeps and chimes. But it’s not. I was drinking a lukewarm cuppa-instant-joe and listening to Simon and Garfunkel on a damp … Continue reading

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