Popped Playlist: #013

Popped Playlist #013 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

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma Mountford Hall, Liverpool, October 6th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn   Sundara Karma at Liverpool Guild of Students, or Mountford Hall as anybody over thirty with a taste for proper names would know it.  For me, this was the big one.  This is the first time I have seen one of … Continue reading

Album Review: Catholic Action – In Memory Of

In Memory Of Released 20th October 2017 Words: Gary Feeney   Catholic Action have been regulars on Popped in recent times, so naturally their debut album, In Memory Of, was one we’ve been eagerly anticipating for a while. Since the release of their first single, L.U.V., the band’s following has steadily increased thanks to a … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Brighton

Amber Run Concorde 2, Brighton October 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi It’s always a treat when you get to see not one but two great bands grace the same stage in a single evening. That being said, you can imagine my delight when I found out I would be seeing both Amber Run and … Continue reading

Live Review: Lana Del Rey – Liverpool

Lana Del Rey Echo Arena, Liverpool, September 2017 Words: Gary Lambert I cannot abide the term “guilty pleasures” as it suggests that there is something wrong with enjoyment. But for a self-confessed music snob who proudly lambasts members of indie bands for falling in love with stage school types, a gig by Lana Del Rey … Continue reading

Just Watch: Mono Club – Memory Critical

Mono Club Words: Elena Katrina I have to admit that I haven’t really got the foggiest what is going on in the video for Memory Critical from Mono Club, but what I do know is this is a damn fine tune. The children’s cheer that opens it, a really attention grabbing beginning. The thing that … Continue reading

EP Review: Yonaka – Heavy

Yonaka Released 6th October 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor An EP at this point of a band’s career should be a showcase of their strengths and give us an idea of their trajectory. The 5 tracks on YONAKA’s latest EP Heavy do just that. Featuring one of their earliest releases Run re-mastered with clearer vocals and tighter … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2017 – Manchester

Neighbourhood 2017 Various venues, Manchester, 7th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox “In rain we graft” might be a t-shirt slogan, but it sums up the Manchester music scene’s collective ability for hard work, togetherness and fighting through the strife that often comes from the life of being working class in the … Continue reading

Live Review: Anteros – Brighton

Anteros Komedia, Brighton, 25th September 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi For those who have ever visited Komedia Studio nestled in the Brighton Lanes, you’ll know how wonderfully small and cosy it is. This little fact can definitely work to the band’s strengths, or, in the worst case scenario, can just convert the room into … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Try

Island Words: Elena Katrina Island are one of Popped Music’s favourites and we’re thrilled to be able to share their brand new single Try. It’s the first single to be released on their new label home of Frenchkiss Records an boy oh boy has it got something to win over new fans. This is a … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Pure Youth

Fick As Fieves Playlist 012 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Harry and I (Archie) had played in a band together back when we were 12/13 years old, after that we both took different paths; Harry attended Colchester institute to study music, where he met Richard. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – To Be Mine

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina After having a wee breather of a track in their last single, LOVE, Fond Of Rudy return to their more up beat roots with new single To Be Mine. Drenched in synths and a heavily influenced 80s vibe – in the best way possible, the single is beautifully produced … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – Liverpool

The Big Moon The Magnet, Liverpool,  October 6th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Elena Katrina Amidst their biggest UK voyage to date, The Big Moon landed in Liverpool on Friday with support from Get Inuit and The Mysterines. After slots with The Sundowners, The Coral and an appearance at Skeleton Coast Festival earlier this summer, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Joseph J Jones – Crawl

Joseph J Jones Words: Elena Katrina Joseph J Jones continues to impress with his filthy rich tones and his songwriting skill with his latest track Crawl. This track has a thunderous clap that you can’t fail to ignore – it pushes through the track keeping it’s pace steady and grounded. The job then is on … Continue reading

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