Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

SXSW With: Ider

Ider They give little away on their own social media accounts but a little digging can find you a bit more about the London based female duo Ider. Like they’ve been around for only a few years and have already made an impact that’s seen them play some pretty cool shows and festivals, as well … Continue reading

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … Continue reading

SXSW With: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … Continue reading

SXSW With: Pale Waves

Pale Waves Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Do you want to do something with Pale Waves at SXSW was the e-mail I had a few weeks ago. YES! Was my answer… then nothing, zip, nada. Then when chased “they’re not doing press”. NO. Not taking that as an answer because that’s not true. So when … Continue reading

SXSW With: Flyte

Flyte Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve never interviewed a band at 11pm before, that I can recall, because that usually means they’ve already been on stage to play. Not this time though, with a hefty 12.20 set time 11pm seemed a reasonable time to meet up in Downtown Austin with Flyte ahead of their … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina If you have ever visited Swansea train station or watched the classic 90’s film Twin Town, you will know that ambition is critical. If you ever speak with Tom Grennan you will find that ambition is not just critical but also infectious. After ten minutes in his … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Amber Run

Amber Run Words: Leander Hobbs The haunting voice of Joe Keogh is somewhat subdued as we exchange pleasantries on an uncommonly warm day at the beginning of August 2017. I am here to discuss Amber Run’s forthcoming digital EP release and UK tour, including an appearance at Hanger 34, Liverpool on 8 October 2017. What … Continue reading

Track by Track Exclusive: Natalie McCool – Cover Combat

Natalie McCool Track by Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool based singer songwriter Natalie McCool has been a firm favourite here at Popped Music HQ and it’s not just us who has been won over with her sparkling clear vocal and spectacular ability to create intelligent pop-lead stories, there’s a whole army of fans growing … Continue reading

TRACK BY TRACK EXCLUSIVE: Meadowlark – Nocturnes EP

Meadowlark Track By Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina We’re thrilled to have our first ever track by track talk through on Popped and even happier that it’s with the wonderful Meadowlark. Below the lovely Kate and Dan talk about each of their tracks from their current Nocturnes EP, which is released today 10th March 2017.  … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Honeyblood

Honeyblood Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones When Honeyblood met up with Popped Music, Liverpool was suffering a night of horrendous hailstones which came down so thickly – and painfully – that it looked like the streets were covered in snow rather than small balls of evil. This meant that we, “The G’s” (as our … Continue reading

Interview: Fatherson

Fatherson Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones It has not been easy these last few weeks to remember what winter really felt like, but when Glasgow’s leading men, Fatherson, came to Liverpool back in February they brought the bitter cold of the Highlands south with them. On such a day it was recommended to stay … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Glass Caves – Swim (Ont’ Sofa Session)

Glass Caves We’re thrilled to have been asked to give you guys a sneak preview of Leeds band Glass Caves hitting up with Ont’ Sofa for this brilliant acoustic version of their track Swim. This performance allows the vocals and the song’s melody to really shine, in fact I like the fragility to it in … Continue reading

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