Just listen: Marsicans – Little Things

Marsicans – Little Things Words: Amy Butcher As some of you may know, we are big fans of Marsicans here at Popped Music and when I heard they were releasing new single Little Things, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Having already played festivals such as The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and more recently … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dead Nature: In My Heart

Dead Nature: In My Heart Words: Elena Katrina  There’s something kinda New York Punk scene about the start of Dead Nature’s debut offering, In My Mind. This is the new project by musical superhero Tarek Musa (he of Spring King fame). The track very quickly takes a turn into a psychedelic Polyphonic Spree-like vocal layering … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Honeyblood, Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool, 11th June 2019 Words & Photography: Gary Lambert When Honeyblood come to town, you really should go to watch them perform and when Honeyblood come to town with a newly enhanced lineup and a new album to entertain you with, then should becomes must.  For that reason, I was happily … Continue reading

EP Review: Callum Pitt – Poisoned Reveries

Callum Pitt Words: Sammy Sadler Easily one of my favourite artists at the minute, North East-based Callum Pitt has been on my ‘ones to watch for 2019’ for a little while now and he’s got something for everyone. With stunning falsettos, soaring melodies and delicate lyrics to match, previously released singles Forgotten Kids and Here … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: YARDLANDER, LONDON

Yardlander 29th May 2019, The Monarch Camden, London Words: Amy Butcher Entering The Monarch, Camden’s iconic venue known for hosting smaller bands before they hit the big time, the place buzzed with pub punters chattering away as support Southbank Crows were setting up the stage pre-show. Having never heard of the London-based alternative rock band, … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Annabel Allum – You Got It Good

Annabel Allum – You Got It Good Words: Nicholas Jacques Fresh from seeing Annabel kill it in style with her slot at the Camden Rocks festival, this is a strong choice of song to be releasing. It has a cool effortless swagger stapled to it with echoes of early PJ Harvey and hints of Courtney … Continue reading

Just Watch: Swim Deep – To Feel Good

Swim Deep – To Feel Good Words: Sammy Sadler I’m a big fan of Swim Deep and have been for what feels like forever now. Despite their silence for the past four years, I would still play their hazy tunes from King City to Honey regularly for those summery vibes. When I first received this track, I will admit that … Continue reading

Live Review: Spinn, Manchester

Spinn 31st May 2019, Deaf Institute, Manchester Words: Kimberley Edmondston-Douse Photography: Natasha Lloyd The month of May for Spinn (a fast-rising indie quartet of self-proclaimed approachable lads with extra stylish haircuts) was rather hectic. With the band playing 24 shows in under 30 days at clubs, festivals and HMVs throughout the UK, spanning from as … Continue reading

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019

Camden Rocks 2019 Various Venues, London, 1st – 2nd June 2019 Words: Nicholas Jacques Photography: Lisa Knight I arrived in Camden Town on Saturday midday, ready and raring to go for another mammoth Camden Rocks festival. As ever the streets were boiling over with city-goers and tourists galore, all wanting a piece of Camden’s prime … Continue reading

Just Watch: Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil

Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil Words: Clare Hingley Having never listened to Revolvers before, I was wondering what I would be hearing. But from the off, I was pleasantly surprised with their latest single Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil. The video fits perfectly with the song and the vibe it brings with it. … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 May 25th & 26th, Victoria Park, Warrington Words: Gary Lambert  Photos: Elena Katrina  Neighbourhood Weekender is undoubtedly one of the most divisive events in the summer music calendar.  In fact, there are so many things about it which could turn the blood cold of many a music snob. But that is what … Continue reading

Just Listen: Skinny Living – Let Go

Skinny Living – Let Go Words: Nick Bewes Apparently we need to save guitar music from extinction! That’s what some have been saying. However in my experience, I don’t think we need to worry and just enjoy the the brilliant guitar music is released every week. Like this fine new single from Wakefield’s Skinny Living. … Continue reading

Live Review: Mini Mansions, Liverpool

Mini Mansions 23rd May 2019, District, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert A Bank Holiday Monday is normally a time for sitting in a beer garden with friends whilst getting sunburnt and drunk.  For Popped Music though, it’s obviously the time for a gig after a weekend of festivals. Who needs a break when there … Continue reading

Album Review: Swimming Tapes – Morningside

Swimming Tapes – Morning Side Words: Amy Butcher Have you ever listened to a song that instantly transports you to a nostalgic summer memory? That’s what Swimming Tapes’ debut Morningside does for me. After hearing their latest single Pyrenees, I fell in love with the London based 5-piece and I haven’t looked back. Morningside is … Continue reading

Live Review: Manic Street Preachers, Liverpool

Manic Street Preachers 30th May 2019, Olympia, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert Okay, let’s be honest with each other…. A tour celebrating twenty years since an album was released is not in our Popped Music remit in general, but when there’s the chance of going to see Manic Street Preachers, we are not going … Continue reading

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