Live Review: Freya Ridings – Newcastle

Freya Ridings O2 Academy, Newcastle, 11th November 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor As an opening night of tour, Newcastle is certainly a great place to get warmed up.  And is there much better than seeing a female-powered gig? Well that’s certainly what Freya’s performance, and admittedly her full tour, provides. It’s really empowering to … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Newcastle

Bear’s Den Newcastle University, Newcastle, 10 November 2019 Words and Photography: Callum Robinson On a cold November night in Newcastle, Bear’s Den filled the crowd with warmth and emotion as they played to a full house at Newcastle University. I’ve been wanting to see Bear’s Den ever since they released their album Islands, back in … Continue reading

Album Review: The Ninth Wave – Infancy

The Ninth Wave – Infancy Words by Gary Lambert Infancy is now fully formed, rejoice!. To bring you up to speed, the first half of this album was released back in May as “Infancy Part 1”, and now it is available in the complete format. I’ve been baffled by the concept of releasing an album … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – Mouthbreather

Saltwater Sun – Mouthbreather Words by Gary Lambert I have an admission. I fell in love with Mouthbreather from the moment I saw the title in an email. Thankfully that immediate hit of sneering retribution is not undeserved as Saltwater Sun provide us with another example of their collective ability to interweave the pop vocal … Continue reading

Live Review: Berries – London

Berries COLOURS, London, 6th November 2019 Words: Nick Jacques It was a special night for the band Berries. They graced the stage at Colours (formerly known as the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen) to promote their new EP Lies along with some exciting support in the shape of Chorus Girl and The Franklys.  Colours is an … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert “Hi! I’m Gary Lambert. I write, take photographs and represent for Popped Music, and take photographs for myself under Glam Gig Pics. Take a business card and shake my hand” Welcome to the latest instalment of Off The Record. The finest networking … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Hollow Spheres

Talkboy – Hollow Spheres Words: Nick Bewes Hollow Spheres is the third track that I’ve reviewed this year by Leeds band Talkboy and each track, Someone Else For You in February and Wasting Time in April, have shown what a great band they are by offering something different each time. Unlike the previous tracks, Hollow … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ormstons – LOVE

Ormstons – LOVE Words: Ashleigh O’Neil Ormstons are back with their new single ‘LOVE’. Taking inspiration from artists such as; Bombay Bicycle Club, Jerry Williams and Anteros the indie four-piece return. For their loyal fanbase, the new single has been highly anticipated, as it has been played live at their recent headline shows and support … Continue reading

Just Watch: Easy Life – Nice Guys

Easy Life – Nice Guys Words: Amy Butcher  Leicester based five-piece Easy Life have given us a groovy, serene indie hip hop track ‘Nice Guys’, it’s everything I could want and more. Following the release of their single ‘Earth’ this summer, I’ve been dying to hear more from, in my opinion, one of the best … Continue reading

Live Review: Saint Agnes – London

Saint Agnes Dingwalls, London, 24th October 2014 Words: Nicolas Jacques Photos: Amy Butcher Ah the Dingwalls of Camden….. A venue that is steeped in history and to this day has managed to retain its status as a prominent venue for punk and rock royalty. And on this occasion, the stage was graced by London’s very … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It

Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It Words: Amy Butcher After a successful festival run this summer and a highly anticipated headline tour including a sold out Camden Assembly show, 2019 has been a great year for Only Sun so far. The High Wycombe based five-piece are back with another corker of a single ‘I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bleanavon – I Want You

Bleanavon – I Want You Words: Ashleigh O’Neill ‘I Want You’ is the opening track to the Blaenavon’s much anticipated second album ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’. The single seems to be a song sharing love but with a nod to heartbreak too. The beat starts off steady but picks up, evolving into an uplifting, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things

Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things Words: Daniel Barton Formerly known as just LUCIA, the change of name pays homage to their first release ‘The Best Boys EP’. It signifies the death of LUCIA as we knew it, and the birth of something reinvigorated, bigger and better. This is their … Continue reading

Live Review: Pom Poko – London

Pom Poko The Scala, London, 23rd October 2019 Words: Nick Jaques When I rocked up to the familiar sight of the Scala, from the outside amongst the usual buzzing surroundings, there was a lack of activity on the door, which I found a bit precarious as this gig promised to showcase some of the most … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up October 2019

Popped Round-Up October 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editor’s Pick! Otherkin – Would You Die For Me? This is Otherkin’s third EP but unfortunately is to be their final release as the band have decided to call it a day. I’ve been lucky to witness an amazing journey for Otherkin, starting from seeing them supporting a … Continue reading

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