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Popped Playlist: #006

Popped Playlist #006 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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Playlist Winner Q&A: MarthaGunn

MarthaGunn Playlist 005 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Hey, we are Abi, Max, Al, Frankie & Humphrey. We’re in a band called MarthaGunn, named after a famous heroine in Brighton. MarthaGunn was famous for dipping people in the sea as a spiritual healing ritual. How … Continue reading

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Live Review: White Lies – Liverpool

White Lies Liverpool O2 Academy, 26th November 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones For all that is said about Liverpool being a tough town to sell gig tickets in, they really needed to explain that to Saturday 26th November 2016.  Just off the top of my head there was Bill Ryder-Jones playing at New … Continue reading

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Just Watch: The Big Moon – Formidable

The Big Moon Words: Eliza Laben Formidable is the new track from The Big Moon, female indie-pop band from London. The beginning of the track hints at a style similar to that of Lana Del Rey and Florence Welch , particularly within the deep, buttery vocals. However, unexpectedly, it takes on an upbeat, more pop-rock … Continue reading

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Live Review: TOY – Liverpool

TOY The Magnet, November 24th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Let me give you an insight into the world of music reviewing for blogs. After a hard day at work, you have a comfy night lined up where you put on a chilled out playlist, take off your trousers and tie and then pick … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Island – A Place You Like

Island Words: Elena Katrina Sit back and let Island weave their own magic blend of chill over you – in fact, you might want to lay back. A Place You Like doesn’t just take you away, it gently caresses and soothes with its rich textures and plush guitars. In places the guitar twinkles like drooping … Continue reading

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Just Listen: White Room – Stole The I.V

White Room Words: Elena Katrina Admittedly before I paid any attention to the title of the song and just listened to it over and over again, I thought the lyrics were “you stole the ivy, I get my poision for free” – which I thought was really clever. Turns out I was quite a way … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Thom Worth – Oh! Lucinda

Thom Worth Words: Elena Katrina Sweet and poppy melodies and vocals mix with a real easy going groove that you just can’t help but move to. London based singer-songwriter Thom Worth releases his latest single Oh!Lucinda and it’s enough to warm the cockles, even in this freezing cold weather. Find Thom Worth on Facebook LIVE … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Paris Youth Foundation – Losing Your Love

Paris Youth Foundation Words: Elena Katrina Paris Youth Foundation kick up a bit of a storm with their brand new single Loving Your Love. With every element you can imagine stuffed into one rampant song it’s impossible to quite grasp at one single influence  – yet they wear them like a full tattooed sleeve. This … Continue reading

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Live Review: Palace – Manchester

Palace Deaf Institute, November 25th 2016 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina The Deaf Institute is my current favourite venue for gigs, I love everything about it, the style, the intimacy, the good dolly bad dolly wall paper in the little girls room. Everything. So what better way to spend a Friday night than in my … Continue reading

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Just Listen: The Amazons – Little Something

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert As the eye from the Little Something image peers at you, The Amazons launch into the construction of a sheer cliff face of bass. It feels scary, threatening and dangerous. It feels like rock music should. Little Something sounds like it is going to make a lot of money for … Continue reading

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Live Review: Honeyblood – Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool O2 Academy 2, 18th November 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones To celebrate the release of their sophomore album Babes Never Die, Honeyblood embarked on their largest ever tour of the UK. Their visit to Liverpool coincided with a gig with Crystal Fighters which made the O2 Academy Liverpool pretty much the … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Communions – Come On, I’m Waiting

Communions Words: Gary Lambert Come On, I’m Waiting starts quick as a flash with the vocal work of this Danish quartet, Communions, coming in after half a second. There is no room for an intro when a three minute song is this full of pop licks and slick beats. The tune provides a warm welcome … Continue reading

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Live Review: Crystal Fighters – Liverpool

Crystal Fighters Liverpool O2 Academy, 18.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones I cannot remember ever going to a gig like Crystal Fighters. This was not just a musical performance, but an all-out assault on the senses, the mind and the body. It was not just the band, the sound and lighting engineers, or the rest … Continue reading

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Live Review: Fickle Friends – Liverpool

Fickle Friends Arts Club, 20th November 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It was a typically cold and wet November evening and I was wrapped up as snug as a bug on my sofa. Very few things can get me to move out into the cold wind and rain but knowing I’m going to see a … Continue reading

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Live Review: Jamie T – Liverpool

Jamie T Liverpool Olympia 17.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Back in 2007 this particular writer heard Sheila by Jamie T and instantly wrote him off as a one-hit wonder who would be confined to indie disco singalong moments and quiz show questions. Nine years later, and no less than four albums and who … Continue reading

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Just Listen: Trudy & The Romance – Sandman

Trudy & The Romance Words: Gary Hughes Following on from ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’ Liverpool trio Trudy and The Romance spit out another 3 minutes of twisted, romantic, yearning music. More linear than their previous track; Sandman still benefits from some nice tempo changes. You can get a good sense of what the band would … Continue reading

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