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Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Manchester 2017

Dot To Dot 2017 – Manchester Various Venues, Manchester, 26th May 2017 (ALSO: Bristol 27th May 2017 // Nottingham 28th May 2017) Words: Gary Lambert Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Dot to Dot holds a unique place in the often congested and identikit festival season by being a tightly organised, metropolitan … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yonaka – Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Yonaka Words: Nick Bewes One of the most annoying things I’ve heard this year was the gent from Kasabian saying that ‘Our new album is about saving guitar music from the abyss’. Well, young man, it doesn’t need saving thank you very much and here is a prime example. The new single from YONAKA – … Continue reading

Just Listen – Annabel Allum – Eat Greens

Annabel Allum Words: Gary Feeney Singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has come a long way musically since the release of her first track, Foxes, surfaced back in 2017. A haunting folky number, Foxes was a clear sign of the now 20 year-old’s talent, but since then she’s undergone a distinctive transition towards being one of the most … Continue reading

Live Review: Haus – Brighton

Haus Komedia, Brighton, 21st April 2017 Words: Tara Matthews   Kicking off their latest UK tour at Brighton’s Komedia, HAUS are set to stop off in Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester and London along the way. The 5-piece indie rock outfit made the trip to the south coast for what was set to be a special show … Continue reading

Just Listen: Joseph J Jones – Gospel Truth

Joseph J Jones Words: Nick Bewes Joseph J Jones has a voice that has to be heard. It’s amazing and shines like a beacon on his latest track Gospel Truth. The Essex born singer cites Johnny Cash, Kanye West and West Ham United as influences and I would say that it’s the Man in Black … Continue reading

Live Review: The Japanese House – Manchester

The Japanese House Gorilla, Manchester, May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Tara Atkinson Standing in line for the venue, it’s not hard to tell who will be joining me- any teenage girl within a 300 meter vicinity holding an iPhone and wearing an over sized denim jacket is guaranteed to be screaming their lungs out … Continue reading

Live Review: The Kooks – London

The Kooks Alexandra Palace, London, May 13th 2017 Words & Photos: Simon Reed It was Eurovision tonight. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you might vaguely remember the heady days when we actually stood a chance of winning it. Well, I’m feeling nostalgic too; and It’s not because I stayed home to­­ see if Greece and Cyprus … Continue reading

Live Review: Will Joseph Cook – Manchester

Will Joseph Cook Sound Control, Manchester, 4th May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Trust A Fox Photography On Thursday night, Will Joseph Cook took on the intimate setting of Manchester’s Sound Control where he played songs from his catchy debut album Sweet Dreamer. The Kent native started with title track Sweet Dreamer before lancing into … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sundara Karma – Explore

Sundara Karma Words: Elena Katrina I’m so excited to get my grubby ears on the new track from Sundara Karma and when I say new I mean new, this one’s not on the album or anything! Explore has the usual killer guitar hooks and continues to showcase Oscar’s very easily identifiable vocal. The track has … Continue reading

Live Review: The Night Cafe – Liverpool

The Night Cafe O2 Academy Liverpool, 5th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Most of the time it is natural to leave a gig with a refrain or lyric from the band’s final song ringing in your ears. It’s quite unusual to have a song that you’ve not heard in almost twenty years on the tip … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2017

Live At Leeds 2017 Various Venues, Leeds Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina “I spy with my little eye… BAD BITCHES! DREAM WIFE FOR LIFE!” was without doubt Popped Music’s calling card at Live At Leeds. From early on in the event, photographer and editor Elena Katrina and fellow Popped photographer Fiona Carroll took up … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haim – I Want You Back

Haim Words: Elena Katrina  I can’t believe it has been four years since Haim came into my life and pounded my ear drums with their debut album, and I did let them pound my ears pretty hard. Now they’re back and it looks like they’re all set to do exactly the same thing! New track … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ist Ist – Strangers

Ist Ist Words: Leander Hobbs A cheeky guitar rift kicks in and I have to check – is this really ist ist? Then the horror-movie vocals start up and, whilst not quite the kick in the head of their previous work, new single Strangers is still a kick and a punch down a dark alley. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Honey Lung – Sophomore

Honey Lung Words: Rebecca Worthington Following the launch show earlier last week at Camden Assembly, hotly-tipped  Londoners Honey Lung have released their third single Sophomore and it’s a scuzzy explosion of shoegaze-grunge riffs, with a heavy pop-punk influence. Unlike last release Something, which, we first discovered at Popped Music through Flying Vinyl, Sophomore verges into … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Japanese House – Saw You In A Dream

The Japanese House Words: Nick Bewes I have been a fan of Amber Bain, aka The Japanese House, for around two years, ever since hearing Cool Blue. Her brand of dreamy but clever pop is right up my street. Her new track Saw You in a Dream continues to show off her credentials as a … Continue reading

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