FESTIVAL VIBES: TORTURE AND THE DESERT SPIDERS

Torture and the Desert Spiders Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The hardest working band in Liverpool are playing two festival shows this weekend as they take to the stage in Birkenhead at Future Yard for She Drew The Gun’s All Roads Lead To The Future all-dayer and then over the river to Kazimier Stockroom … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VOODOOS

Voodoos Words by Gary Lambert If fuzzy indie pop is your cup of tea, then at Liverpool Sound City you should get along to watch Voodoos. They’ve got an incredibly uplifting way with music that is reminiscent of Vistas’ ability to make music fans smile, and fresh from playing at the incredible TRNSMT festival it … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VICTORS

VICTORS Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool Sound City is almost upon us, and it is going to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year. With the focus of Sound City being on the next wave of great bands coming through (mind you we love the headliners here too), it is the step … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Words and Photos by Gary Lambert If you have not yet joined the hype train behind Crawlers, then Friday night at This Feeling’s tent might be the ideal stop for you to get on. Mixing heavy riffs with trumpet interludes and lyrics that could be carved on your soul (tattooed on to your arm … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: GEN AND THE DEGENERATES

Gen and the Degenerates Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The final FestEvol of 2021 is now with us! It is setting up to be a day to remember with a whole host of fabulous bands. But don’t forget FestEvol: Part 3 doesn’t need you to have been at FestEvol: Part 1 and FestEvol: Part … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: The Pale White

The Pale White Words: Daniel Burton and Elena Katrina It’s every band’s dream to release an album, no, probably just to know you are going to make one. So for the Pale White, who feel their journey to now has been “long”, it must be exhilarating in so many ways. Especially to do it at … 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

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

Album Spotlight: Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…

Dream Wife So When You Gonna… Words by Gary Lambert Despite everything else happening in the world 2020 has been a wonderful year in terms of great albums from some of the bands championed for years by Popped Music.  And now we are only a few days from the release of the sophomore album of … Continue reading

Interview: HMLTD

HMLTD Words and Photos by Gary Lambert with live photography by Lucy McLaughlan If you have not listened to HMLTD’s debut album West of Eden, stick it on Spotify immediately.  For one, you really should take in this beautiful piece of music.  Secondly, I like the idea that reading my interview with the band should … Continue reading

Interview: Psycho Comedy

Psycho Comedy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert For years Psycho Comedy have been playing critically acclaimed gigs with the odd release here and there, constantly leaving people wanting more of the ensemble.  Now though it is time for everybody to get as much Psycho Comedy as you can fit in your life as they … Continue reading

Interview: Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the best things about the face to face interviews we do at Popped Music is that you get to see close up the passion that people have for music.  Not just the music they have created in the studio, but the music that inspires them, … Continue reading

Interview: The Mysterines

The Mysterines Words & Photos: Gary Lambert A sunny January day walking around Liverpool’s historical Albert Dock taking a few photographs is pretty much a perfect day for me.  When you’re accompanied by one of Britain’s most exciting and in demand bands removes all doubt and makes it possible for Lou Reed to soundtrack my … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Urban Architects

Urban Architects Words: Daniel Burton To mark the release of their debut single The Dream Spectre out today today (18th December) and ahead of their gig at The Academy, Liverpool on the 20th, Daniel Burton caught up with Urban Architects to find out a little bit more about them and how they came to be … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

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