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Popped Playlist: #002

Popped Playlist #002 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

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Liverpool International Music Festival 2016

LIMF 2016 23-24th July 2016, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   As Leanne from Radio City’s Breakfast Show screamed every time she was on stage, Liverpool International Music Festival is the largest free music festival in Europe. This has to stay in our minds throughout the event. This is not a festival where … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Open Source

Open Source July 9th 2016, Düsseldorf Words & Photos: Elena Katrina There comes a time in every bloggers life where they think that some things are not real, such as free records, back stage passes or invites to secret stages at festivals. They’re the smaller things, and they do exist, and you just have to … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Kendal Calling 2016

Kendal Calling 2016 Lowther Deer Park, Lake District, 29-31st July Words: Gary Lambert Are you a fan of music? Do you live anywhere and willing to travel for an amazing festival? Are you going to Kendal Calling? If you have answered yes to the first two questions and no to the third, you’re in luck … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: LeeFest Presents: The Neverland 2016

LeeFest: The Neverland 2016 Secret Location, Kent, July 28-30th 2016 Words: Elena Katrina TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE Website Facebook Twitter LeeFest is a festival that has been on my mind for a good few years but never one that really managed to steal my attention away from the bigger, well medium, sized festivals that … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Y Not 2016

Y NOT 2016 29-31 July 2016, Derbyshire TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT Facebook // Twitter // Website  Words: Fi Carroll It’s almost that time of year again when the peaceful Peak District countryside is transformed into the four day musical extravaganza that is Y Not Festival, with stunning views, more live bands than you could possibly … Continue reading

Just Watch: Joseph J Jones – The Video

Joseph J Jones Words: Elena Katrina You have no idea where this song, The Video, will take you when it first begins, it’s slow dance toward you, teases your senses and allows Joseph J Jones‘ superb vocal to take the spotlight. This is a grower of a tune, it suckers you in after a few … Continue reading

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Festival Review: X&Y Part 2

X&Y Part 2 Words: Gary Lambert The second leg of X&Y Festival started with blue skies, an instant vibe and had this writer contemplating “what makes a festival”. I will admit it was rather profound for a Friday evening, but when you’ve got a few hundred people in and around a giant greenhouse having a … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Honeyblood – Ready For The Magic

Honeyblood Words: Gary Feeney One of the finest acts to emerge from Glasgow in recent times, Honeyblood are back with Ready for the Magic, the first single from their long-awaited second album Babes Never Die, and on this evidence they’ve returned even better (and louder) than before. A distinctly heavier song than anything from their … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Syd Arthur – Sun Rays

Syd Arthur Words:  Georgia-Mae Blackman The four British psych rockers Syd Arthur take an opportunity and grab it fast to release their new single Sun Rays. With a strong start, a cheerful and sunny (pardon the pun!) intro gets me instantly liking Sun Rays. I found that they have have similar qualities to Tame Impala, … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Liverpool International Music Festival

Liverpool International Music Festival 2016 Words Gary Lambert Price info: Free with notable exceptions – please check the website Stay updated:  Facebook//Twitter LIMF is a series of events both free and ticketed across Liverpool to celebrate Liverpool’s musical heritage, creativity and the upcoming acts bringing hope to the next generation. It is also a great … Continue reading

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Album Review: Viola Beach – Viola Beach

Viola Beach Released 29th July 2016 Words: Eliza Laben Earlier this year all four members of indie-rock group Viola Beach, along with their manager Craig Tarry, tragically passed away in a car crash in Sweden. Following the accident, their then-current single Boys Can Sing made it’s way into the UK singles chart along with Swings … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Hinds – Warts

Hinds Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman The phenomenal Spanish group of four reveal their technicolour and surreal video for their new single Warts, the girl group were formed in 2011 and have always showed their passion within the indie pop/rock scene. The happy tune is the complete opposite to the meaning of the song – a disheartened … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Barn On The Farm

Barn On The Farm 1-2 July 2016 Words: Elena Katrina I started this blog the same year that Barn On The Farm first started. Yes, that long ago. I believe they started it for their mates and I started this just for something to do and to keep my love of new music alive. So … Continue reading

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EP Review: The Van T’s – A Coming Of Age

The Van T’s Words: Gary Feeney I first heard the Van T’s in passing round about a year ago, probably around the time of the release of their debut E.P, Laguna Babe, and made a mental note to have a proper listen to them as I quite like that brief aural glimpse. As often happens … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Parrots – No Me Gustas, Te Quiero

The Parrots Words: Nick Jacques Hailing from Madrid, Spain The Parrots are a threesome who deliver glorious sludgy garage rock in unashamed fashion. Their new single No Me Gustas, Te Quiero (translating to You Don’t Like Me, I Love You) reminds me of Falmouth’s finest the Black Tambourines jamming with the Pixies after a late … Continue reading

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