• All articles by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

Just Listen: The Prefix – Mmmurder

The Prefix Words: Elena Katrina This is very different to anything we have posted on Popped for a long time but I was pulled into the debut single, Mmmurder, by The Prefix by it’s rhythmic tapping and then with the beautifully hypnotic vocals and by the time the twinkling game boy sounds (as I like … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – Graffiti

Dantevilles Words: Gary Lambert As Stockport slowly turns into the northern powerhouse of up-and-coming guitar music, the latest act to start their spring is Dantevilles. If you are expecting a Blossoms sequel though I am glad to say that you are going to be disappointed. Dantevilles have a distinctly northern England sound, but with this … Continue reading

Just Listen: Jalen N’Gonda – Why I Try

Jalen N’Gonda Words: Gary Lambert With every generation creating truly innovative, fresh music becomes more and more difficult – if not touching the impossible – due to the quality and variety of the inspirational acts which have gone before. Every piece of music that an artist loves affects their work in some way which can … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2017 Pt3

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pssy Pwr – Rodeo

Pssy Pwr Words: Elena Katrina This is the second track from Pssy Pwr and it continues to bring an inspired concoction of musical elements to play with Rodeo – from punk attitude, pop sentiments and even some dance klaxons and a urban rap feel thrown in for good measure. It’s not just their mix of … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2017 Pt2

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … Continue reading

EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Black Honey – Somebody Better

Black Honey Words: Elena Katrina Black Honey continue their musical journey into 2017 with brand new single Somebody Better and it’s an absolute dream. It’s probably their poppiest upbeat offering to date but there’s a steady driving rock theme still rocking out that gains and gains until it’s pushed and bullied it’s way to the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bear’s Den – Greenwoods Bethlehem (Live)

Bear’s Den Words: Elena Katrina Bear’s Den are no longer one of my new bands that no one knows about and while a part of me is seriously made up that they’ve done so well, there will always be a little bit of me that dislikes having to share them with so many people. I’ve … Continue reading

Just Listen: SAP – Sucker

SAP Words: Elena Katrina If you like your music loud, chaotic and fully punk rock infused then SAP is going to be one of the best new bands for you. Hailing from London, this three piece is made up from two members of Jungle Doctors  but with an altogether different sound. SAP are busy getting … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucy Rose – Floral Dresses (Ft The Staves)

Lucy Rose Words: Julia Grantham I first came across Lucy Rose when I was fortunate enough to review her second album Work it Out back in the summer of 2015, and her popularity and recognition has continued to grow since then. This latest single Floral Dresses (Ft The Staves), showcases a return to her folk-acoustic … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pins – All Hail

Pins Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, All Hail, from Manchester’s wonderful PINS is a piece of dreampop punk which showcases the vocal quality available to this group like never before. Whilst still keeping a hint of the rhythmic motif from Aggrophobe which suggested an ancient crowd worshipping, All Hail is more celebratory in tone … Continue reading

Album Review: Frances – Things I’ve Never Said

Things I’ve Never Said Released 17th March 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Well it would be remiss of me to not cover the debut album by Frances having reviewed almost all of her singles since day dot and having seen her live progression from solo artist in all of the sense of the word, to working … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Bay Rays – Satisfaction

The Bay Rays Words: Elena Katrina The Bay Rays are filling a bit of a musical hole in my life with this track Satisfaction, and that hole is the kind of sounds that Kings Of Leon used to give me back in the early days. You’d be forgiven at the beginning that it was them … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cupids – Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)

Cupids Words: Julia Grantham I was ecstatic to learn that, finally, this irresistible and powerful track by Cupids has been put out there for the public to enjoy.  Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait) is all at complete earworm; with a strong, clear bass line, super crystal clear vocals and backing vocals and Sid … Continue reading

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