FESTIVAL VIBES: ORCHARDS

Orchards Words by Gary Lambert; main Orchards photo by Jessie Morgan Orchards have been a Popped Music favourite for many years now with their delightfully contrasting sound and energising live performances meaning that we’ve watched them play from Austin to Lincoln. They are the Friday night headliners of this year’s CloseUp Festival at Colours, Hoxton, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: THE CLAUSE

The Clause Words by Amy Butcher & Photo by Jennifer Lou Birmingham four-piece The Clause are taking the music scene by storm with their groovy, bluesy sound, a jam packed festival season and recent EP release ‘Forever Young’. If you were able to catch their set at Truck Festival a few weeks ago, you know … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022

Truck Festival Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, 22-24 July 2022 Words & Photos: Amy Butcher Close your eyes and picture this: the sun is beating down warmth onto your face, you’ve got a cold beverage in hand and the sweet melodies of The Magic Gang in your years. You guessed it, you’re at Truck Festival 2022. … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: SWIM SCHOOL

Swim School Words by Amy Butcher & Photo by Rory Barnes Scotland’s Swim School bring something fresh yet familiar with their glittering sound and impactful, high energy live performance. For those lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’ll see them at Oxford’s Truck Festival. If you get the chance to catch their set, you’re in for … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: TRUCK FESTIVAL 2022

Truck Festival 2022 Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, 22-24 July 2022 Words: Amy Butcher I can’t believe I’m even writing the words, but festival season is properly back this year and so is Truck Festival! If you’re lucky enough to have snagged a ticket to the sold out festivities, you’ll be lucky to see The Big … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: FESTEVOL 2022

FestEvol 2022 Future Yard, Birkenhead, 2 July 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Good vibes are coming to Birkenhead! Last year’s FestEvol visit to Future Yard was a great way for uninhibited live music events to return to the Peninsular, and happiness is once again with a new set of bands. For all dayers, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: BEDSIDE MANNERS

Bedside Manners Words and Photos by Gary Lambert With a heavy mix of guitars and swagger, Bedside Manners are made to be discovered at festivals. With a good hint of classic British indie rock Oasis and Kasabian about them celebrating a wall of power and noise, the north west five-piece are ready to hit the … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

Isle of Wight Festival Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 16-18 June 2022 Words by Gary Lambert Each year at Isle of Wight Festival, This Feeling‘s tent is the place to be if you want to watch the most exciting new bands on the circuit. We’re getting along to the festival to watch some of … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: FONTAINES DC

Fontaines DC Hangar 34, Liverpool, 30 May 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Fontaines DC are a curious (and wonderful) band.  They are probably not quite as big as you expect them to be (their monthly listeners on Spotify for example are less than Blossoms, who we love but have considerably less global acclaim when … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: KING NO-ONE

King No-One Words and Photo by Gary Lambert Undoubtedly King No-One are amongst my favourite festival bands. With on-stage drama, banging tunes, and an approach to lyricism which allows fans to realise they are not alone, King No-One are genuinely an impressive live music act. You are going to love them if you don’t already … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: MAKE FRIENDS

Make Friends Words by Gary Lambert Another of the acts we are excited about for CloseUp Festival is Make Friends. Their indie sound is what every summer sounds like at Popped Music. With jangling guitars and dreamy vocals tracks like Call Me Out will always make us smile. Popped Music: How are Make Friends doing?Make … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: HAVELOCK

Havelock Words by Gary Lambert Kent-born singer Havelock is an act I’ve not yet seen, but I am really excited to catch them performing at next week’s CloseUp Festival, at Colours, Hoxton. Their tracks have a wonderful electro feel to them, mixing the energy of bedroom pop with a smooth, high fidelity sound, and with … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2022

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool, 30 April – 1 May Words by Gary Lambert Well let’s confront the elephant in the room before we go any further, Liverpool Sound City this year is going to be a different festival than planned due to the untimely demise of Grand Central Hall. The result is that … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSEUP FESTIVAL

CloseUp Festival 2022 Colours, Hoxton, 20-22 May 2022 Words by Daniel Burton It’s Festival Season once more, and back in its regular slot in the calendar CloseUp Festival has returned bigger and better than ever – even boasting their first ever Sunday lineup. This year CloseUp Festival as you would expect is bringing some of … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, 24-25 March 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The opening of Crawlers‘ first tour since the release of the bona fide hit Come Over (Again) was going to be a must see event, and we felt incredibly fortunate at Popped Music to be able to go and see both … Continue reading

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