About Us

Popped Music began life in 2010 as a project to keep one foot in the door of the new music scene. In 2014 things began to pick up and the site has become loved by many and is growing week on week.

The adventure is only beginning!


Here’s a little more about us, the people who run this thing, write for it and shoot for it!


Elena Katrina


Editor – Liverpool


Elena started Popped Music in 2010 after having had a new music radio show at Liverpool Uni and being resident DJ for the Barfly Liverpool. She graduated with a 2.1 in Popular Music and an MA in Music Industry Studies.
Since then she has worked for Oxjam Music Festival, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City, and BBC 6 Music Festival. Has been a judge for The Brit Award’s Big Music Project and continues to support new music across the UK and sometimes further afield.

Is a current tipper for Amazing Radio and Generator NE’s The Tipping Point

Favourite band: The Charlatans
Favourite venue: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
First gig: Oasis, Earls Court
Interesting fact about me: I’m half Spanish but fully crazy. Oh and my mum brought me a selfie stick so Lauren is in grave danger.


garyGary Lambert

Writer – Liverpool


Favourite band: Oasis
Favourite venue: Liverpool Royal Court (stopped being a music venue years ago but it was BRILLIANT)
First gig: The Prodigy supported by Foo Fighters at GMEX on The Fat of The Land tour
Interesting fact about me: I haven’t bought an album unless sold by a band at a gig for three years.



nickNick Jacques

Writer – London


Favourite band: Nirvana
Favourite venue: Brixton academy
First gig: the offspring @ Brixton academy


Gary Feeney

Writer – Glasgow

Favourite Band: Stone Roses:
Favourite Venue: Barrowland
First gig: Oasis at the AECC
Fact: I met Macauley Culkin in the Arches nightclub in Glasgow (and doesn’t have any photos where he’s not dressed up like something scary.)

One Response to “About Us”
  1. James Cox says:


    Have you ever found yourself stuck in a situation where you found out the person you loved was actually a rock and roll gorilla?


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    Popped Music has been going since Feb 2010.

    All articles written by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

    I'm very happy if you love what I've done enough or love the bands I've written about and want to share - go for it, but please be blog friendly and share the link or hit the reblog button. Thank you.

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