Live Review: Sam Fender – Tynemouth

Sam Fender Tynemouth Castle 11th July 2019 Words: Lauren Mellor Mouth of the Tyne Festival was the homecoming show every Geordie has been waiting for; Sam Fender returning to the North East with a headline show in his childhood home was one of the most heart-warming accomplishments for a musician you could hope to see.  … Continue reading

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Affection

Amber Run – Affection Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with a cinematic masterpiece in new single Affection. As far as I am concerned this band is so underrated that it drives me crazy. With spectacular song-crafting skills and a delivery that can bring a person to tears. The single is an undulating track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Larkins – Wallflower

Larkins – Wallflower Words: Elena Katrina With an enticingly haunting lyrical delivery and electronic beats and bleeps that push and pull, this latest single from Larkins is anything like its namesake. Wallflower is a track that pulsates and simmers; its guitar strings puckering and dissipating into the atmosphere while the bass trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling Lowther Park, Penrith, 26-28 July 2019 Words by Gary Lambert So many times I hear in the post-Glastonbury Live on the BBC buzz how people would love to go to it, but it’s just a bit too big for them to handle. Given it is absolutely huge such people are sensible in their … Continue reading

Live Review: Community Festival

Community Festival Finsbury Park, London, 30 June 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It’s the end of June and we’ve got sunshine, a field and bucketfuls of tunes. What more could you want? Well I can say that at the end of Community Festival there was no need for anything else. What was my … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms

Blossoms 22 June 2019, Edgeley Park Stockport County Football Club Words and Photos: Popped Music “We hate it when our friends become successful and if they’re Northern that makes it even worse”. Blossoms have been one of our Popped Music bands since the early days of Blow and turtleneck jumpers, and playing a hometown show … Continue reading

Popped Round Up June 2019

The Round Up June 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Editor’s Pick U V U – Toronto Blessings These Barnsley punks have released their second single of 2019 in U V U which is an energy filled 3 minutes that will get your blood flowing for sure. The riff in the chorus is somewhat a ray of … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Community Festival 2019

Community Festival 2019 Finsbury Park, London, 30th June Words: Gary Lambert Every summer there are more and more articles written about how the festival market is saturated and impossible to compete in. So what do you do in that market if you’re in the biggest, most competitive market in the UK? Well for the people … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Hollow Thing

LIFE – Hollow Thing Words: Clare Hingley So, here it is, LIFE’s new single which has been taken from their second album A Picture Of Good Health. Hollow Thing kicks a punchy start, with this vibe created throughout. It sounds to me like an 80’s throwback with the assist of potential mosh pits at the … Continue reading

Just listen: Marsicans – Little Things

Marsicans – Little Things Words: Amy Butcher As some of you may know, we are big fans of Marsicans here at Popped Music and when I heard they were releasing new single Little Things, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Having already played festivals such as The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and more recently … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dead Nature: In My Heart

Dead Nature: In My Heart Words: Elena Katrina  There’s something kinda New York Punk scene about the start of Dead Nature’s debut offering, In My Mind. This is the new project by musical superhero Tarek Musa (he of Spring King fame). The track very quickly takes a turn into a psychedelic Polyphonic Spree-like vocal layering … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Honeyblood, Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool, 11th June 2019 Words & Photography: Gary Lambert When Honeyblood come to town, you really should go to watch them perform and when Honeyblood come to town with a newly enhanced lineup and a new album to entertain you with, then should becomes must.  For that reason, I was happily … Continue reading

EP Review: Callum Pitt – Poisoned Reveries

Callum Pitt Words: Sammy Sadler Easily one of my favourite artists at the minute, North East-based Callum Pitt has been on my ‘ones to watch for 2019’ for a little while now and he’s got something for everyone. With stunning falsettos, soaring melodies and delicate lyrics to match, previously released singles Forgotten Kids and Here … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: YARDLANDER, LONDON

Yardlander 29th May 2019, The Monarch Camden, London Words: Amy Butcher Entering The Monarch, Camden’s iconic venue known for hosting smaller bands before they hit the big time, the place buzzed with pub punters chattering away as support Southbank Crows were setting up the stage pre-show. Having never heard of the London-based alternative rock band, … Continue reading

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