Quarantine Questions: Prima Queen

Prima Queen Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert During the start of 2020, before the brakes were slammed on hard, Prima Queen were one of the most exciting and interesting bands I had seen.  Watching them effortlessly entertain a packed o2 Academy in Liverpool supporting The Big Moon was a real treat … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death

Fontaines DC A Hero’s Death Words by Gary Lambert Fontaines DC pretty much came in as the champion in the 2019 Album of the Year contests with the overwhelming love for Dogrel; and it shows how much creativity and desire is flowing in the band that they have already announced their second album and launched … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Zuzu

Zuzu Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert One of the benefits of Quarantine has been that acts who would normally be in rehearsals, the studio or on tour have been able to open their homes to the world and live stream everything from gigs and chats to pub quizzes, make up tutorials, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Cut Your Hair

Walt Disco Cut Your Hair Words by Gary Lambert Okay, something wonderfully strange has happened in Glasgow.  The decadent delinquents who form Walt Disco have managed to not pierce the space-time continuum, but take it and fold it origami-style to produce something brilliant.  This is the only way I can think of that has allowed … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Andrew Cushin

Andrew Cushin Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert Sometimes it takes a few gigs for you to get a few for an band or artist, but in the case of Andrew Cushin it took seconds of the only time I’ve so far been able to watch him perform to make me think … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rory Wynne – Roses

Rory Wynne Roses Words by Gary Lambert When I read in advance of listening to a tune that the solo artist performing has written the song, performed all of the music, produced and mixed the record I expect the sound that subsequently follows to be positively lo-fi.  I do not expect Rory Wynne’s Roses. If … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Berries

Berries Quarantine Questions Additional words by Gary Lambert Berries are undoubtedly one of our most loved bands at Popped Music.  Their punchy rock bangers (available here) are regularly coming out of my speakers at home, and their name has appeared several times on the bills we’ve put on. 1.  How are you doing? Holly – … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dream Wife – Hasta La Vista

Dream Wife Hasta La Vista Words by Gary Lambert In my terribly over-inflated opinion, Dream Wife are quite possibly the best band on earth.  In fact, I love this band so much that it feels me with the fear every time a release is announced.  Is this going to reach my expectations?  Are other people … Continue reading

EP Review: Talk Show – These People

Talk Show These People Words by Amy Butcher   As a lover of all things live music, I tend to decide if I love a band when seeing them perform live rather than listening to their latest single. This was the case when I first discovered Talk Show supporting Spector last November. They have made a name … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions – Lauran Hibberd

Lauran Hibberd Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert Over the last couple of years Lauran Hibbard has very easily become one of the acts who seems to unite all of Team Popped with the bangers and bops she drops on a regular basis.  In tracks like Hoochie, Sweat Patch and Bang Bang Bang we’ve fought … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talkboy

Talkboy Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert During Lockdown one of my main listening outlets has been blasting Talkboy’s Over and Under Unplugged EP.  The sunshine and joy that comes from every note of those four tracks has matched perfectly with the bright blue skies that have seemingly been gifted by Gaia … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Hushtones

Hushtones Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert There have been loads of cancellations and rejigging of events caused by the lockdown we are all under, but one of the biggest hits to the heart of Popped Music has been the postponement of Threshold Festival.  One of the acts we had planned to … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Switching On

LIFE – Switching On Words: Amy Butcher Having been socially distancing for over two weeks now, I get so much joy when my favourite bands release new music as it’s something fresh and new in my day to day at home routine. When I heard LIFE had released a new single, I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions – Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari Quarantine Questions Additional words by Sammy Sadler Arguably one of the most ‘out there’ British rock bands of recent times with their politically-fuelled lyrics and boisterous live performances, Enter Shikari have been up there with my favourites for a long time now. Flirting the lines of punk, hardcore, alt-rock and pop to name … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life

The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life Words: Jim Mumby Leigh’s indie-pop flag wavers The Lottery Winners let loose a title track that evokes their much less optimistic perspective on life, than say the jazz-hop rhymes of Soul II Soul’s free spirited vision three decades ago. The times they have changed perhaps, however the … Continue reading

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