Album Review: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler FINALLY what the Popped team have been waiting for, and pretty much fangirling over, is here! Sam Fender has graced the world of music with his debut LP Hypersonic Missiles and if you haven’t listened to it already, stop what you’re doing right now, cast your eyes over … Continue reading

Festival Review: Wilkestock 2019

Wilkestock 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30 Aug – 1st September 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Festival season always comes around much quicker than I anticipated and passes at the same rate too. But what I really love about it is how I always find a new exciting festival or band at some point. This … Continue reading

Festival Preview: 2Q Festival – Lincoln

2Q Festival – Lincoln Various venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert My recommendation to visit 2Q Festival comes straight from the heart as last year I had one of my favourite festival experiences in Lincoln after deciding last minute to go to the festival. It was a great decision as the festival … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Grim – All On Black

Little Grim – All On Black Words: Clare Hingley Fifteen seconds in and All On Black is already making you wonder what direction the song is heading. Joe Murphy’s subtle but sombre vocals play wonders with the guitar riffs and compliments the drum beats perfectly. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised the first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice

Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice Words: Clare Hingley Amber Run have just released the fourth single The Darkness Has A Voice from their impending album Philophobia and from the off this song has major Travis vibes with lead singer Joe Keogh resembling Fran Healy aswell as the overall melody. Keogh has previously … Continue reading

Live Review: Average Sex, Preston

Average Sex The Ferret, Preston, 11th August 2019 Words: Julia Grantham Photography: Gary Lambert Walking into The Ferret in Preston a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by how quiet the venue was. Having seen many gigs there before and a few sold out shows, it was a strange experience to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender 2019 Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley, 30 August – 1 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The world of football has seen clubs rise from the ashes of other sadly defunct clubs, Bingley Weekender was the first time that I have been to such a “phoenix” festival. Previously Bingley Music … Continue reading

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2019

Skeleton Coast 2019 Leasowe Castle, Wirral, 31st August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  This was my first visit to Skeleton Coast – we’ve covered it before but I hadn’t personally had the pleasure. This year I knew I had to go and try it out for myself and I was not at all disappointed. … Continue reading

Festival Review: Fusion Presents 2019

Fusion Presents 2019 Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Sam Fender Sefton Park, 30th August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Kings Of Leon are playing by my house. Sam Fender is also playing. If you can’t instantly imagine my reaction to this news then you don’t pay … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dead Nature – Fire In Your Soul

Dead Nature – Fire In Your Soul Words: Amy Butcher Having fallen in love with Dead Nature’s first offering In My Heart, I was beyond excited when his debut EP was released and immediately listened about a dozen times in a row. For me, Fire In Your Soul is the perfect opener to the EP. … Continue reading

POPPED ROUND UP AUGUST 2019

The Round Up August 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  Editors Pick The Mysterines – Take Control  It feels like The Mysterines have been around for a long time now but with singer Lea just 18 years old and this only their 4th single, it proves how big an impact they have made in such a short … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then

The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then Words: Amy Butcher With the success of their debut album Love In The 4th Dimension (it made the Mercury Prize shortlist!), I couldn’t have been more excited to learn The Big Moon were releasing new music. What would they offer next with their new music and how would … Continue reading

Live Review: Skunk Anansie, Manchester

Skunk Anansie with Queen Zee Manchester Academy, Manchester, 18 August 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert There are fewer heartwarming sights than seeing a ticket tout in the rain getting ignored by everybody outside a sell out gig complaining that someone was “robbing” them by giving away a ticket for free. I’m a terribly impatient … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten, Newcastle

Sharon Van Etten Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle, 20th August 2019 Words & Photography: Sammy Sadler From the first track I listened to by Sharon Van Etten, I was hooked. I was first introduced to the Brooklyn-based musician and actress whilst listening to copious amounts of The National and it was Van Etten’s silky … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Wilkestock Festival 2019

Wilkestock Festival 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30th August – 1st September 2019 TICKETS Words: Amy Butcher When you’re an early teen (literally only 6 years ago for me), you always dream of going to the big music festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Download and the likes, but as I’ve been getting older (again, literally … Continue reading

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