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Playlist Winner Q&A: Twin Pines

Twin Pines Playlist 003 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves: Hello Popped Music! We are Twin Pines from Glasgow! We play music that we like, which obviously would involve synthesisers, good beats and cool guitar sounds. There’s three of us (No, there’s no twins). Barry on … Continue reading

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Popped Playlist: #004

Popped Playlist #004 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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Album Review: Palace – So Long Forever

So Long Forever Released 4th November 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Palace are probably best known for their more laid back rock blues than they are for their album opener Break The Silence. The track not only does exactly as the title suggests but does it passionately, at times frantically and above all beautifully. It says … Continue reading

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Album Review: Feeder – All Bright Electric

All Bright Electric Released: 7th October 2016 Words: Nick Jacques When I think of Feeder, it instantly takes me back to my GCSE days when I listened to Polythene on heavy rotation on my Walkman. Tracks like Tangerine and High were an important part of my teenage years. They were one of my favourite bands … Continue reading

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EP Review: Jordan Mackampa – Physics

Physics Released 30th September 2016 Words: Elena Katrina It is all very well and good being constantly on the search for music that makes you feel alert and alive and full of visceral blood-pumping, foot-stomping, hip-swaying beats and thrills and then there are the times when your soul needs feeding something more ethereal. Something to … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – Change

The Ninth Wave Words: Gary Feeney The Ninth Wave’s Soundcloud biography consists of two simple words. Normally, you’d find such a brief description to be a bit frustrating, especially if you’re looking for a some nformation to use when writing something like this to hopefully introduce people to a band, but in this case, the … Continue reading

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Gig Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karama Arts Club, Liverpool 21st September 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A lot can change in a year. Popped Music met up with Sundara Karma at a gig in a Liverpool venue which had distinctly disappointing sales although that was not reflected in the level of performance from the band. Roughly twelve … Continue reading


Just Listen: NGOD – Can You Hear Me?

NGOD Words: Gary Hughes This is a sub three minute romp from the Bradford five piece NGOD who were a recent support slot (along with Spring King) for the Kaiser Chiefs and have also got another of their songs (Blue) onto Fifa 17; and you can hear why. Can You Hear Me? is confident, tight … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Lucia Fontaine – Best Boy

Lucia Fontainé Words: Gary Fenney Although Lucia Fontainé’s name is one that has been bubbling just underneath the surface in her native Glasgow for quite a while now, she’s an artist who has been hard to pin down for most of that time. With live shows mostly restricted to support slots (and a somewhat surreal … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2016

Liverpool Psych Festival 23rd & 24th September, Camp & Furnace, Blade Factory and District Tickets available here Words: Nick Jacques The Liverpool Psych festival is not something that would usually garner much attention from Popped Music. Acts will be travelling from all corners of the globe to congregate in the city’s glorious industrial haven. Most … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Parrots – Los Niños Sin Miedo

Los Niños Sin Miedo Released: 26th August 2016 Words: Gary Lambert There are certain record labels that not necessarily guarantee your enjoyment of their releases as they span a variety of genre, but always guarantee a level of quality. One such is Heavenly Recordings. A record label run by music lovers that provides music for … Continue reading


Just Listen: Feeder – Eskimo

Feeder Words: Nick Jacques Newport’s finest Feeder return to the scene with the menacing and compelling single Eskimo. This is the lead single taken from their forthcoming album All Bright Electric, their 9th offering to be exact. Judging from this, it’s set to be triumphant return to form. On Eskimo, vocalist Grant Nicholas sings of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Teen Canteen – Say It All With Kiss

Say It All With a Kiss Released 9th September 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Having only heard a few of TeenCanteen’s songs before being sent their debut album, I was intrigued by some of the quotes on the press release which accompanied it. From the singles I had heard, phrases like “post-punk” and “sparkling synths” seemed … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Bingley Music Live 2016

Bingley Music Live 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graeme Watt Bingley Music Live is a wonderfully strange event. Popped Music, and this writer in particular, are big fans of it. For one, it is a really small festival which means a wide variety of bands can be seen without doing too much damage to your … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Always The Sun

Always The Sun 10th and 11th September 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina “Who calls their festival always the sun?!” calls out a nonplussed Jamie from Get Inuit during their soggy set. “Always the Rain…. only joking! They’re paying us….!” He might be joking but he does have a point – it was always going … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Amazons – In My Mind

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert In My Mind is for me the sound of The Amazons. Heavy-leaning rock music but without the desire to cause shock, fear or deafness just for the sake of it. The bass work on this track is one of my favourites of 2016, not because I have any technical knowledge, … Continue reading

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Live Review: Communion at 10, London

Communion at 10 House Of Vans, London 2016 Words: Claire Healey Photos: Jane Jimenez Formed in the basement of Notting Hill Arts Club in 2006 by Mumford and Sons guitarist Ben Lovett, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Jones (who would later form Bear’s Den) and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, Communion Music began as a platform to develop artists … Continue reading

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