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Popped Playlist: #007

Popped Playlist #007 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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Playlist Winner Q&A: MarthaGunn

MarthaGunn Playlist 005 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Hey, we are Abi, Max, Al, Frankie & Humphrey. We’re in a band called MarthaGunn, named after a famous heroine in Brighton. MarthaGunn was famous for dipping people in the sea as a spiritual healing ritual. How … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Happyness – Falling Down

HAPPYNESS Words: Jasmin Robinson After their debut album Weird Little Birthday received a massively positive response upon its release in 2014, the hype surrounding London trio Happyness has been quite something. Three years on, and these alt-rock boys are back with the announcement of their sophomore album Write In, set for release on April 7th, and … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Big Moon – Hold This

The Big Moon Words: Lewis Rogers 2017 is looking to be The Big Moon’s year, with their hotly anticipated debut album Love In The 4th Dimension set for release on 7th April alongside a headline UK tour. To whet fans’ appetites for their upcoming LP, the girls have welcomed in the new year by dropping … Continue reading

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Album Review: New Moons Vol 7

New Moons Vol 7 Released 1st January 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Reviewing the New Moons new compilation (Vol 7) is a wonderfully difficult thing for a music writer to do. On the one hand, it is a tremendous collection of individual tracks, but as with any compilation it is also a victim of its design. … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Declan McKenna – The Kid’s Don’t Wanna Come Home

Declan McKenna Words: Alisha Griffiths Declan McKenna is a young man who appears to be ready to take on the world. With an album lurking in the near future, new single The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home, lets us discover an artist who is ready to release an album. The surprisingly mature vocals that still … Continue reading

Just Watch: Young Romance – Pulling At The Grey

Young Romance Words: Lewis Rogers London-based two piece Young Romance have unveiled the video for their new single Pulling At The Grey, the first to be taken from their debut album Another’s Blood which was released back on 25th November. The pair have described their LP as ‘quite a DIY effort’, and this is certainly … Continue reading

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Live Review: Ultimate Painting – London

Ultimate Painting The Lexington, 3rd January 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Strolling through the doors of the much-loved venue that is the Lexington, perched on a corner near King’s Cross St Pancreas Station, the aesthetics of the venue have not changed much since I last came here. A trio of Buffalo skulls still adorn the walls, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect

Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect Released 6th January 2017 Words: Gary Lambert The sixth of January is usually the sign for the tree and decorations to come down and for you to prepare for a month of hard times as the excess of Yuletide catches up with us all. However, 2017 has got … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Amber Run – Fickle Game

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Fickle Game sees a slight return to a more “classic session” Amber Run sound, in terms of a stripped back sound, piano and a real focus on Joe’s vocals and the stunning harmonies. The lyrics here though remain on the darker side as with their most recent tracks. The fragility … Continue reading

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Live Review:Baby Strange & WHITE -Glasgow

WHITE & Baby Strange O2 ABC Glasgow, 16th December 2016 Words: Gary Feeney As two of the leading lights of a Glasgow music scene which has enjoyed a fantastically productive year with new bands and brilliant songs appearing in the city thicker and faster than burger bars for people with beards, Baby Strange and WHITE’s … Continue reading

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Live Review: James – Liverpool

James Echo Arena Liverpool, 10th December 2016 Words: George Holland Photos: Elena Katrina I’ll admit I approached this one with a certain amount of trepidation. I’d never seen an arena show in which it could be argued that both bands were worthy of the headline slot. They are both cornerstones of all that was good … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Amber Run – No Answers

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Following on from their last single, Stranger, Amber Run give yet another little hint toward what you can expect from their forthcoming second album. While there was an eerie darkness, No Answers replaces it with a full-bodied and bile riddled attack. The production of the vocal only adds to the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Hooton Tennis Club – Liverpool

Hooton Tennis Club Invisible Wind Factory, 9th December 2016 Words: George Holland Photos: Michael Kirkham After an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, Hooton Tennis Club return to Liverpool armed with a tennis racket guitar and a Big Box Of Chocolates. You can only use so many superlatives to describe a band before things … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: When In Manchester

When In Manchester Words: Gary Lambert The festival takes place on Saturday 17th December and tickets can be found here. Keep Up To Date: Facebook What are you doing on the last proper Saturday before Christmas?  Are you traipsing around shops buying gifts that you feel are socially required of you?  Well Popped Music’s Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Live Review: Lewis Watson – Norwich

Lewis Watson Norwich Arts Centre, 28th November 2016 Words & photos: Chloe Hashemi For me, there is nothing more special than seeing an artist grow humbly with their art. Having seen Lewis Watson just over three years ago at the Norwich Arts Centre, it was hard to believe that the man I saw on stage … Continue reading

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