Just Listen: The Clause – In My Element

The Clause – In My Element Words: Chloe Hyde Rising Birmingham Rock quartet The Clause prove they are completely, in fact, it in their element with their new single. In My Element boldly showcases the band’s passion for strong riffs and a tune which you can’t help but hum along to for endless days after … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HEAVY HEART – CRY ICE

Heavy Heart – Cry Ice Words: Amy Butcher I first fell in love with Heavy Heart when I saw them open for Milk Disco some months back at London’s The Shacklewell Arms and they’ve continued to blow me away with their addictive rock sounds since. When the opening to Cry Ice began I was pleasantly … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Fender – Will We Talk?

Sam Fender – Will We Talk? Words: Amy Butcher It is no secret that we are one of the biggest fans, if not the biggest fan, of Sam Fender so when we heard a new single was being released we just had to listen straightaway. Taken from his debut album, Will We Talk? is another … Continue reading

Popped Round Up July 2019

The Round Up July 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Editor’s Pick Antidote – Life At The Arcade  After each of LATA’s releases I almost selfishly wish that it’s their last because I,  somewhat foolishly,  think that the next cannot get any better, but time and time again they pull it off and produce some absolutely top-class … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kashmere – Lucid

Kashmere – Lucid Words: Clare Hingley Stockport quartet Kashmere are back with a bang and they have come along way from their debut track in 2016 with Blow Your Mind. Furthermore, Lucid is the latest single from Joey, Freddie, Charlie and Andy that strikes with chilled vibes but with a twist of poppy melodies thrown in. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – It’ll Be Alright

Only Sun – It’ll Be Alright Words: Amy Butcher Instantly opening with upbeat, jangly guitar melodies and tight drum patterns, Only Sun’s new single It’ll Be Alright truly makes you feel like everything will be alright. Short but sweet, for 2 minutes 45 seconds you’re transported to the perfect indie pop paradise – ideal for … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2019

Barn On The Farm 2019 5th-7th July 2019, Gloucester Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Every year without fail, for the past four years anyway, I have had a weekend in my diary that no one else is allowed to do anything important on – that weekend is Barn On The Farm weekend. It really has … Continue reading

Album Spotlight: New Moons XII

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

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

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