Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Of Humdrum

Red Rum Club The Hollow Of Humdrum Released: 02.10.2020 Words: Elena Katrina  Red Rum Club then, a band I (and many of team popped) have had the pleasure to witness blossom over years and years of hard graft, of both their live set and honing their musical craft. This album, The Hollow of Humdrum, is … Continue reading

Album Review: Marsicans – Ursa Major

Marsicans Ursa Major Words by Amy Butcher Now I don’t know if it’s been made obvious to everyone yet, but here at Popped Music we’re MASSIVE fans of Marsicans and have been for a really long time. When the Leeds lads announced they’d be releasing their debut album, the first reaction from our hive brain was “FINALLY!” … Continue reading

Album Review: Willie J Healey – Twin Heavy

Wille J Healey Twin Heavy Words and Live Photography by Amy Butcher The last few weeks, like a lot of 2020, have been fantastic for new music and Willie J Healey’s sophomore album Twin Heavy is no exception! I’ve been a fan of the Oxford musician for a year or so now; there’s something about … 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

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

Album Review: October Drift – Forever Whatever

October Drift Forever Whatever Words by Nick Jacques The anticipation which this band have garnered over the past few years has been impressive to say the least. What I have noticed about October Drift is their distinct lack of social media presence which is virtually unheard of in this overloaded digital age which makes them … Continue reading

Album Review: The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do Words by Gary Lambert There are times when my lack of technical knowledge regarding music annoys and infuriates me when trying to write a review, but I’m quite happy today to not be able to tell you about time signatures, chord structures et al. The reason for … Continue reading

Album Review: The Ninth Wave – Infancy

The Ninth Wave – Infancy Words by Gary Lambert Infancy is now fully formed, rejoice!. To bring you up to speed, the first half of this album was released back in May as “Infancy Part 1”, and now it is available in the complete format. I’ve been baffled by the concept of releasing an album … Continue reading

Album Review: King Nun – Mass

King Nun – Mass Words by Gary Lambert King Nun have been one of my favourite live acts on the circuit recently, so when the opportunity to review their debut album came up my hand was first in the air. Now I know I won’t be the only person looking forward to this record on … Continue reading

Album Review: Henry’s Funeral Shoes – Smartphone Rabbit Hole

Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Smartphone Rabbit Hole Words by Nick Jacques This is the third album proper and a Popped Music debut for the Clifford Brothers AKA Henry’s Funeral Shoe. They hail from South Wales and if you didn’t know this, then Wales might not be the first place you’d guess. In fact, this duo … Continue reading

Album Review: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler FINALLY what the Popped team have been waiting for, and pretty much fangirling over, is here! Sam Fender has graced the world of music with his debut LP Hypersonic Missiles and if you haven’t listened to it already, stop what you’re doing right now, cast your eyes over … Continue reading

Album Review: No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship

No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship Released 16th August 2019 Words: Elena Katrina  “I’ve got onion rings at my place….. ” If you, like me, love your lyrics to err on the side of quirky then you, my friend, are in for one hell of a treat with the debut album Hardship Starship from Manchester’s … Continue reading

Album Review: Swimming Tapes – Morningside

Swimming Tapes – Morning Side Words: Amy Butcher Have you ever listened to a song that instantly transports you to a nostalgic summer memory? That’s what Swimming Tapes’ debut Morningside does for me. After hearing their latest single Pyrenees, I fell in love with the London based 5-piece and I haven’t looked back. Morningside is … Continue reading

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel Words by Gary Lambert There has been considerable hype about this Dublin band and what they could do, so I think most of our music world has been waiting for Dogrel to drop going on the amount of Happy Dogrel Day posts I saw on release day. This is … Continue reading

Album Review: Cassia – Replica

Album Review: Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert I’ve got an idea. A strange idea, but an idea nevertheless. Copies of Replica should be given away with the purchase of a Fitbit. Why? Because it makes you go for a walk. Or at least it has done for me. After a first listen to … Continue reading

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