Popped Playlist: #014

Popped Playlist Poll #014 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 … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Calling 2018

Liverpool Calling 2018 22nd -23rd June 2018 Words: Jenni Kickhefer Photos: Graham Smilie  A warm summers evening welcomed the first  day of Liverpool Calling, taking place around Liverpool’s patron area, Seel St and Parr St, with  the venues being The Jacaranda Phase One, The Jacaranda, Parr St and Maguire’s Pizza Bar on Renshaw St.   Starting … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2018

Barn On The Farm 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve been quite vocal in the past and will continue to be vocal about how much I love this festival called Barn On The Farm. A festival that’s like going home every year. A festival whose organisers seem to always be on the same wavelength … Continue reading

Album Review: Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches

Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches Released July 6th 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Right now it is 9.45pm on Friday 6 July, and we are in the middle of what feels like a potentially memorable summer. We have had proper sunshine for a while, England are making waves in the World Cup, and Tom Grennan has … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The thing about Bushstock Festival is that, as with many multi-venue city/town festivals, it has a major flaw. What?! What a way to open a review, I hear you cry. No, no, no…. you’re getting me all wrong. The flaw is too many top notch bands to see … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend)

Marsicans – Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) Words: Samantha Sadler I’m a huge fan of Marsicans so I was really excited when their new track Pop-Ups (Sunny at the Weekend) landed in my inbox.   The Leeds quartet have been turning heads on the indie-pop scene over the past year with their catchy lyrics and … Continue reading

Live Review: Jordan Allen – Liverpool

Jordan Allen Zanzibar, Liverpool Words: Cat Lewis Photos: Fi Carroll Having been a spectator at many a This Feeling gig I knew the line up for tonight would not disappoint. The first band of the evening were Strangers, a young local trio who kicked off the night with a strong set of grungy guitar riffs, strong … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Barn On The Farm 2018

Barn on The Farm 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Barn on The Farm Festival 2018 are on sale here Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Barn On The Farm started the same year Popped Music was born and we’ve been welcomed into the fold over the last few years. We’ve had such a great … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Sea Girls

Sea Girls Words: Luke Pettican Sea Girls are unstoppable at the moment having released 2 EP’s this year alone and smashed a string of festival dates. With a headline October tour and more festival dates (including London’s Bushstock), they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. We spoke to singer/guitarist/frontman Henry Camamile and guitarist Rory … Continue reading

Just Listen: Estrons – Lilac

Estrons – Lilac Words: Nick Jacques Following on from the previous impressive efforts of Glasgow Kisses and Strobe Lights, more heart-on-a-sleeve, adrenaline-fuelled punk-pop is served on a plate yet again from Cardiff’s hottest talent Estrons. The dynamics of their latest release, Lilac,  are expertly executed. Their trademark “give and go” chorus hollers and relentless razor-sharp … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – My Body

Eliza Shaddad – My Body Words: Rachel Allen Now on the second single release from the album ‘Future’ (which ironically will be released in the future…later in the year), Eliza Shaddad could not have summed up her new song ‘My Body’ better via her twitter account when she describes the song, “For those late at … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Calling 2018

Liverpool Calling 2018 Various Venues, Liverpool, 22nd – 23rd June  2018 Words: Cat Lewis Keep Up To Date:  Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £20 and available to buy here We have been counting down the days to Liverpool Calling since the first wave of acts were announced. With headliners such as Pulled Apart by Horses, The … Continue reading

Listen: Kid Cupid – Better

Kid Cupid – Better Words: Nick Bewes When a new band come along they always get compared to another band that are already well known, as a reference point for music fans who might be interested. I know this because I do it! Kid Cupid are being likened to Sohn, Oh Wonder & London Grammar, … Continue reading

Festival Review: All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen

All Points East – Catfish & The Bottlemen Words: Luke Pettican After a triumphant first weekend featuring the likes of The XX, Lorde and LCD Sound System, expectations were high for the return to music at Victoria Park after five days of community events. As the doors opened at 2PM, a surprisingly beautiful orchestral remix … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Just Listen: GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun

GRDNS – Roulette Love Gun Words: Samantha Sadler Bradford psychedelic outfit GRDNS have released their new track ‘Roulette Love Gun’ and if you’re a fan of Tame Impala, you’re going to love this. Brimming with hazy beats and atmospheric vibes, ‘Roulette Love Gun’ starts off as a chilled out banger but soon transforms into an … Continue reading

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