Just Listen: Walt Disco – Hey Boy (You’re One of Us)

Walt Disco Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) Words by Gary Lambert Oh my! They have done it once more!  Walt Disco’s latest musical collage of theatricality, camp, aggression, and rock n roll, Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) is even more ambitious for me than the wonderful Cut Your Hair, yet still comes in … Continue reading

Album Review: The Silver Field – Sing High! Sing Low!

The Silver Field Sing High! Sing Low! Words by Julia Grantham I first met Coral – the woman behind the band name – on a crisp clear February evening back in 2019 on the outskirts of the city of York.  Our interview about her debut album Rooms (released on the O Genesis record label) was discussed, as was … Continue reading

Just Listen: hidden white noise – Hallelujah (Good Times)

hidden white noise Hallelujah (Good Times) Words by Gary Lambert Hallelujah (Good Times) by hidden white noise comes from their debut album Wake Up in the City and is an retro bluesy stomp-along which transplants their hometown of Leeds from West Yorkshire to Alabama. From the start, the band hit us with a riff that … Continue reading

Just Listen: LARRY PINK THE HUMAN – Purpose Built

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN Purpose Built There is something so pure and clean about Purpose Built, the latest release from LARRY PINK THE HUMAN, which turns the experience of listening to the track into something far more holistic.  It’s the smell of fresh bedding, the taste of a bright salad, and the feel of a … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ovvls – Original Sin

Ovvls Original Sin Words by Gary Lambert Original Sin, the first release from Ovvls‘ forthcoming debut album sees the electro-goth duo expand their musical horizons to show off a more psychedelic and cerebral style to their work. The gothic element of Ovvl’s sound seems to have matured into a tense, brooding horror film turning a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – King Cobra

Magick Mountain King Cobra Words by Nick Jacques Slithering out of the murky depths of lockdown comes this debut single, King Cobra, from the Leeds power psych rock trio Magick Mountain. An engrossing, opening riff shifts swiftly into top gear and takes you on a potent and compelling ride into the psyche of what this band is all about. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Oh Wonder – Don’t You Worry

Oh Wonder Don’t You Worry Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Don’t You Worry is taken from Oh Wonder’s lockdown project, the beautiful Home Tapes.  Every single on this has been carefully produced and written in the duo’s home, which is the way in which they started their career in making music, but the fifth song released … Continue reading

Just Listen: Remi Wolf – Hello Hello Hello

Remi Wolf Hello Hello Hello Words by Claire Cook 2020 has seen Remi Wolf push out catchy tunes at an impressive rate. Hello Hello Hello, taken from her new EP I’m Allergic To Dogs, is a sass-fuelled anthem confronting a cheating lover playing with her feelings from across the coast. Calling out a certified gambler, Wolf … Continue reading

Interview: Matthew Loughlin-Day

Matthew Loughlin-Day Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do to stave off the boredom of Lockdown?  Well I managed to complete the Couch to 5K app which I was pretty pleased with, but Matthew Loughlin-Day of The Shipbuilders managed to complete a much larger task.  He wrote an album during that … Continue reading

EP Review: The Academic – Acting My Age

The Academic Acting My Age Words by Amy Butcher Irish four-piece The Academic have been on my radar ever since I first heard Bear Claws from their debut album Tales From The Backseat and I can’t get enough! What’s so great about this band is how they create songs you can not only relate to, … Continue reading

Album Review: The Blinders – Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath

The Blinders Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath Words by Gary Lambert “They’re the best band in the fucking world!” has been shouted by me at friends and random strangers pretty much every time I’ve watched The Blinders.  Columbia, their debut album, has become so concrete in my favourite albums of all time that … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates

Gen and The Degenerates Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Live photography by Aimee Asbury-Luck One of the biggest difficulties I have in doing the work I love with Popped Music is that some of the bands I want to talk about I have also worked closely with personally.  It makes me worry that I … Continue reading

Just Listen: PELA – Reverie

PELA Reverie Words by Danni King Following on from single South Of in June, electronic duo PELA (Hannah Coombes and Olly Shelton) have released their newest track, Reverie. Reverie offers a more upbeat sound, with a catchy rhythm taking hold from the start. The entire track glimmers with summer melodies, accompanied by Hannah’s clear, soothing vocals. Her vocals take … Continue reading

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