ROUND UP: BEST OF 2019

THE ROUND UP 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  In a year where we have seen some of the best bands come and sadly, a la Queen Zee, go, here our Round Up man Daniel put together the team’s favourite tracks of the year in a collective look back of the last year of the decade. TV … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Urban Architects

Urban Architects Words: Daniel Burton To mark the release of their debut single The Dream Spectre out today today (18th December) and ahead of their gig at The Academy, Liverpool on the 20th, Daniel Burton caught up with Urban Architects to find out a little bit more about them and how they came to be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Honey – Set Me Free

Pale Honey –  Set Me Free Words: Clare Hingley Even the first note in this song makes you think you’ve gone back in time to the 1980s and dancing along to the likes of Walk Like An Egyptian by Bananrama. Gothenburg duo Nelly Daltrey and Tuva Lodmark make up Pale Honey. These ladies have released … Continue reading

Live Review: The Mysterines – Liverpool

The Mysterines Jimmys, Liverpool, 7th December 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Fi Carroll I have been waiting for this gig with some anticipation. It’s not like I haven’t had my fill of this band for a while now. In fact I’ve seen them 6 times now this year and possibly there might have been one … Continue reading

Festival Review: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Off The Record just gets better and better.  I would say that this year’s event was the best one I have been to, and I’ve been to all of them.  I know that is a bit of a spoiler … Continue reading

Just Listen: Brooke Bentham – Perform For You

Brooke Bentham – Perform For You Words by Gary Lambert Brooke Bentham only came to my attention recently when she opened for Sam Fender on his recent tour, but the quality of her work in that set took me to searching out more tracks.  With perfect timing, Perform For You is her latest release, and … Continue reading

Live Review: Spector

Spector Oval Space, London, 13 November 2019 Words and Photos by Amy Butcher Before I start my review for what turned into my favourite gig of 2019 so far, I must admit I had very little knowledge of how Spector are as a live band. Having listened to their music only recently, I was completely … Continue reading

Just Listen: JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time

JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time Words by Amy Butcher Following the release of their third album The Ceiling, the indie rock trio are back with intrinsic, warm single Anyway, Now’s Not The Time.  Opening with jangly melancholic guitar melodies, they are soon joined by subtle drum beats, clever bass lines and singer Conor’s … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up November 2019

November 2019 Round-Up Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Tall Children ft. Clean Cut Kid – Dragging Me Down Tall Children (aka Ben Hughes) lives on the belief that we are all just ‘Tall Children’, and he certainly reflects this playful, joyous and carefree feeling in his tracks, they are very easy … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender Guild of Students, Liverpool, 23 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Elena Katrina   At Popped Music we all love Sam Fender with only one exception… Me.  I don’t dislike him as a person (very much the opposite in fact), nor do I hate his music.  It is just one of … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Heaven

MarthaGunn – Heaven Words by Amy Butcher Ever since I saw MarthaGunn at Bushstock festival this summer, I’ve been obsessed with the way they bring together old school 70s rock and fresh, modern melodies to create a truly fantastic sound. When announcing their new single ‘Heaven’, I couldn’t wait to listen – it’s another groove … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Honest Man

Saytr Play – Honest Man Words by Gary Lambert I love Manchester’s Saytr Play from the power, fun, and compassion their live show produces, and I’m absolutely buzzing to say that new single, Honest Man, captures all of this and more in its three minutes forty seconds. From the opening ARGHH! shouted by the band … Continue reading

Festival Review: 2Q Festival Lincoln 2019

2Q Festival Various Venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It was seven o’clock in the morning when my journey to 2Q Festival started. Despite spending Friday night in the far reaches of The Lake District celebrating the love of two of my friends, as soon as best man duty finished … Continue reading

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