TRACK PREMIERE: Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you

Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you Words: Sammy Sadler  The kings of glam-rock are back with their sequins and a new track that’ll be stuck in your head for days. I’ve been a fan of Be Quiet.Shout Loud! since I stumbled across them randomly as they played a stage at Mustang Sally’s in Newcastle … Continue reading

Festival Preview: This Is Tomorrow 2019

This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle 24 – 26 May, Newcastle, Exhibition Park Words: Sammy Sadler PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THIS IS TOMORROW ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website // Facebook //Twitter Newcastle has really pulled it out the bag this year in terms of bringing both well-known and upcoming musicians together to form festivals with impressive … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Festival 2019

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Dot To Dot Festival 2019 Various venues Manchester 24 May 2019// Bristol 25 May 2019 // Nottingham 26 May 2019 Tickets Words: Gary Lambert Dot To Dot is not just one of the best metropolitan festivals or one of the best festivals for new bands, it is consistently one of the best festivals on the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: LAURAN HIBBERD – HOOCHIE

Lauran Hibberd – Hoochie Words: Meg Young Set to hit the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury later this summer, rising sensation Lauran Hibberd has unveiled her new music video for her latest captivating release, Hoochie. Curious, I Googled what the term meant and I soon learnt that a ‘hoochie’ is a slang term for a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Modern Strangers – Magic Hour

The Modern Strangers – Modern Hour Words: Amy Butcher Now I have to admit before reviewing this song that I had never properly listened to The Modern Strangers and it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. Magic Hour takes you on an electronic, disco-pop journey and it’s a magic 3 minutes (see what I did … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Highest Point, Lancaster

Highest Point Festival Williamson Park, Lancaster 17-18 May 2019 Words: Gary Lambert Highest Point Festival is a relatively new addition to the north-west summer taking place in Lancaster at Williamson Park. Obviously, on a far smaller scale, the festival seems to be using Glastonbury as a role model with the event mixing a variety of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Hit The North 2019

Hit The North Various Venues, Newcastle, 5th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler & Lauren Mellor Photos: Elena Katrina & Lauren Mellor Sammy’s Words I’ve said it so many times before and I’ll say it again – festival season is my favourite time of the year. Whether it’s shuffling between packed venues in a city or … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Clean Cut Kid are a band who we have been with from the very start, so it was apt that we were able to catch up with them shortly after they had finished their afternoon headliner slot at Liverpool Sound City. With their grown-up … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Wasting Time

Talkboy – Wasting Time Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Talkboy is really,  really good. It’s a glorious slice of music.Harmonies on top of harmonies, I love it. The six-piece from Leeds have produced a single that stands from the current trend of punky vocals from the likes of the brilliant Idles and Fountaines … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Control

The Van Ts – Control Words: Elena katrina The Van Ts have a special blend of guitar music – sonically they flirt with punk, grunge, rock but with melodies and harmonies that wouldn’t go amiss on some of the best indie pop out there. In their latest single, Control, everything comes together as one huge … Continue reading

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