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

JUST LISTEN: Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself

Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself Words: Jim Mumby Ahead of the collaborative Tourism EP, Henry Jamison’s partnering with Darlingside unveils a tender introspection, recalling memories of a lonely existence and unlikely romance in forlorn situations, by side-stepping his life to realise those emotional struggles between denial and supposition of his subsequently failed relationship in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow

Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow Words: Clare Hingley Stockton-on-Tees singer/songwriter Tom Joshua released his second single of 2020 Knock On A Hollow recently, another addition to his debut EP Undergrowth that’s set for release later this year. He has been in good company having worked closely with producer Cam Blackwood, who helped produce both of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue

Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue Words: Nick Bewes I’m not sure whether it’s the current situation we find ourselves in, but I’ve started to listen to a lot more calmer and sedate music recently. And that includes Indigo Blue, the new release from Sean Christopher. His voice is just sublime, it’s so warm and calming.  … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Saltwater Sun

Saltwater Sun Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert One of the most positive things of the current crisis we are all going through, no the only positive, is how Britain has across the board re-discovered their love for the NHS.  The frontline NHS staff right now are heroes risking their lives for others on … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talk Show

Talk Show Quarantine Questions Additional words by Amy Butcher It is the turn of south London quartet Talk Show to be the latest to pass some Lockdown time with Popped Music.  They should have been on a nationwide tour at the moment to showcase their debut EP, These People, which has been thankfully rescheduled for … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Charlie Cunningham – Climb

Charlie Cunningham – Climb Words: Nick Bewes There’s something very calming about listening to Charlie Cunningham’s music. It just floats over you like waves, relaxing you and putting you at ease. His two albums to date 2017’s Lines & 2019’s Permanent Way gathered good reviews and he’s getting ready to release a new EP which … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Marsicans – Sunday

Marsicans – Sunday Words: Sammy Sadler  After moping around the flat for the best part of two weeks due to the new social distancing measures, I’ve been in need of some bloody good music. So it’s with great pleasure that I’ve got something delightful for your eardrums! Cue the new release from my fave Leeds … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: VALA – Say You Want It (That Way)

VALA – Say You Want It (That Way) Words: Amy Butcher Manchester-based trio VALA continue to impress me with their addictive indie pop sound, and Say You Want It (That Way) is no exception. Now if you’re thinking this track is anything like Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, you are very much mistaken. … Continue reading

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