• All articles by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

Just Listen: Meadowlark – Body Lose

Meadowlark Words: Nick Bewes Can it really be 2 years since I first heard the brilliant Meadowlark. That was the Dual and Three Six Five EPs. Now the duo of Kate McGill on vocals and keyboards and Dan Broadley on who looks after guitars & production are back and ready to release their debut album … Continue reading

Tour Bus Playlist: The Magnettes

The Magnettes With their debut album, Ugly Truth, just about to be released on June 30th, Swedish hot stuff The Magnettes have picked us their tracks for their tour bus playlist and it’s exclusively for Popped Music. With their band manifesto being “Say what you want to say. Do it as loud as you want. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trampolene – Beautiful Pain

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Beautiful pain, the new single from Trampolene, is just that; painfully acute, beautifully executed.   Music has undergone somewhat of a technical revolution over recent years as both new and established artists fight to create their niche in a market that is over-inflated by product-pop. Now and then though a band just brings out a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo

Wolf Alice Words: Leander Hobbs If you’re looking for a good dollop of attitude and high-octane, tongue-in-cheek ranting then you can’t go far wrong with Yuk Foo, the sublimely bitchin new single from Wolf Alice.  The title alone is enough to engender a wry smile, which then turns into a knowing guffaw as the single bangs into action in all its explicit glory. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – Let’s Talk About Me

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Although they’ve been around for a year or so and have a few demos to their name, Johnny Kills have only just released their debut single, Let’s Talk About Me, and it’s well worth the wait. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, Let’s Talk About Me is a fast, frenzied … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

Just Watch: Declan McKenna – Humongous

Declan McKenna Words: Charlotte Minett Declan McKenna is back with another single Humongous before the release of his debut album What Do You Think About the Car, out 21st July. This track echoes Declan’s more laid-back, mellow sound. This can be compared to his older tracks, such as Paracetamol and Basic. However, the disjointed ending … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trash – Migraines

Trash Words: Gary Feeney Having spent the last year or so honing their craft on the live scene via a number of prestigious support slots, Chesterfield four-piece TRASH are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming E.P. in the form of new single, Migraines. Opening with a guitar line which sounds like it might … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Glue

Fickle Friends Words: Elena Katrina One of the things that I love about Fickle Friends isn’t just their uplifting musical vibes, which are an instant party in bag, but the lyrics and the way they manage to just capture a story, which so many “pop” songs just don’t really do. And let’s be frank here, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tom Walker – Blessings

Tom Walker Words: Nick Bewes I’m not going to mess about here, I love this song. The title track from Tom Walker’s recent five track Blessings EP has a chilled vibe to it, while showcasing his brilliant voice. The track is superbly produced by Jim Abbiss who has worked with Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Kasabian … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Barn On The Farm 2017

Barn on The Farm 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Barn on The Farm Festival 2016 are on sale here Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Barn On The Farm started the same year Popped Music was born and last year was the first year we actually got to go. Shocking news I know but … Continue reading

Just Watch: Estrons – Strobe Light

Estrons Words: Nick Jacques It takes a lot for me to get hyped about bands these days. For me they don’t genuinely come along that often because the media big them up so much it hurts and there are so many bands out there that it sometimes feels like the scene gets saturated for too … Continue reading

Just Watch: Honeyblood – Walking At Midnight

Honeyblood Words: Julia Grantham Honeyblood are a very impressive female duo from Glasgow, Scotland. Having been together just five years, and taking time out to study, these women have toured with none other than Courtney Barnett and Foo Fighters. Of the name of their band they are quoted as saying: “Honeyblood is a mixture of … Continue reading

EP Review: Birch – Not Human

Not Human Released 9th June 2017 Words: Julia Grantham This EP is bursting with imagery and symbols of our reliance on ‘cell phones’; our devouring of ‘movies’ and all because of this digital age. However, disguised as a collection of love songs, or not, one cannot deny the undercurrent of politics, whether that be a … Continue reading

Album Review: Ulrika Spacek – Modern English

Modern English Decoration Released 2nd June 2017 Words: Nick Jacques This is the 2nd album from the Reading foursome Ulrika Spacek called Modern English Decoration. They like a lot of bands, have over time evolved before settling into a shape and colour they’re comfortable with. It’s with Modern English Decoration that we can definitely see … Continue reading

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