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Just Listen: Caesar – Crossed Wire

Caesar Words: Gary Feeney Manchester four-piece Caesar are fairly new kids on the musical block, a status which would be hard to guess from their powerful new single, Crossed Wires. A song of several parts, the first minute or so is a gentle, ambient instrumental which reminds me of the sound of waves lapping on … Continue reading

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Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Studio 2, Liverpool, 15th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A gig is not just about the performance of the artist. The very best gigs require a mix of venue, audience and performance. When all three are right together it pushes each of them higher and higher. When one is off, it … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Strange Clothes

The Night Cafe Words: Tara Matthews Currently out on tour with Sundara Karma and Blaenavon, The Night Cafe are storming their way into our ears. The latest track Strange Clothes is the first song from their upcoming EP Get Away From The Feeling set to be released 10th March. ‘Strange Clothes’ brings everything we love … Continue reading


Just Listen: Wølffe – Fuck With Me

Wølffe Words: Elena Katrina Wølffe releases her new single and as the title, Fuck With Me, suggests, there is no holding back. The last time we wrote about Wølffe was back in Jan last year, and while there’s still a darkly seductive feel there’s now  a huge dose of sass.  This  comes out in her … Continue reading

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Just Listen: False Advertising – Not My Fault

False Advertising Words: Gary Lambert With every release False Advertising become a stronger and more exciting band. And considering how exciting they were twelve months ago, it’s a hell of prospect. Take forthcoming release Not My Fault, the usual False Advertising motifs are there in the heavy rock structure teased into a pop tunnel by … Continue reading

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Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading


Just Listen: Marsicans – Friends

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Leeds band Marsicans have literally only  just yesterday signed their first record deal with Manchester indie label Lab Records and they already present us with their new single – Friends. The single features the bands trademark guitar indie – it’s a classic mix of uptempo beats and staccato guitars and a … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Catholic Action – Doing Well

Catholic Action Words: Gary Feeney Catholic Action made quite a splash last year with their singles L.U.V. and Rita Ora, two perfect pieces of infectious indie-pop which garnered widespread critical acclaim as well as an invite to the prestigious SXSW festival a number of other showcase events. Given the success of those two, it could … Continue reading

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Live Review: Cabbage – Liverpool

Cabbage 11th February 2017, EBGBs Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There are some nights that stay in the memory because a band plays who are ready to take on the world and it is great to see them in a venue where you can bump shoulders with the lads and girls as they … Continue reading

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Just Watch: Little Comets – Common Things

Little Comets Words: Fi Carroll Common Things is the first track to be revealed by Little Comets from their forthcoming album Worhead due for release on March 10th via The Smallest Label. According to guitarist and lead vocalist Rob Coles, the track explores the enjoyment of the simple things in life describing it as almost … Continue reading

Just Watch: Blaenavon – Orthodox Man

Blaenavon Words: Rebecca Mason Following the announcement of their debut album That’s Your Lot, Blaenavon have unveiled a beautiful alternate version of lead single Orthodox Man. Recorded in bassist Frank Wright’s bedroom, the track is taken from the album’s companion, Bedroom Tapes which features alternate versions of the album’s twelve tracks. Blaenavon are no strangers … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Natalie McCool – You & I

Natalie McCool Words: Elena Katrina It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Miss Natalie McCool here at Popped Music and so it’ll come as no surprise that we’re loving her forthcoming single You & I. While the musical track itself is pretty minimal the strength of lyrical content and Natalie’s instantly recognisable vocal is … Continue reading


Just Watch: Estrons – Belfast

Estrons Words: Elena Katrina Estrons are probably one of my favourite heavier bands of the last 18 months or so and having seen them play live several times the video for EP track Belfast is getting me excited to go and see them live again next week. Belfast further demonstrates the bands energy riddled tracks, … Continue reading

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Playlist Winner Q&A: Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street Playlist 007 Winner   For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:   Hello we’re Row, Andy, Tom, Nath and Ry. We’re a psyche Indie band from Portsmouth.   How did you all meet and what is it you saw in each other to decide to start … Continue reading


Just Listen: Banfi – Rosedale House

Banfi Words: Elena Katrina It’s been a long journey for Joe Banfi, now in his reincarnation, with band mates Aaron and Chris, simply known as Banfi. The sound has changed a lot too, from stunning lovelorn wails to uptempo pop-tinged mini anthems like this one. The thing is that there’s still the same intention and … Continue reading

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