Just Listen: Yonaka – Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

Yonaka Words: Nick Bewes One of the most annoying things I’ve heard this year was the gent from Kasabian saying that ‘Our new album is about saving guitar music from the abyss’. Well, young man, it doesn’t need saving thank you very much and here is a prime example. The new single from YONAKA – … Continue reading

Just Listen – Annabel Allum – Eat Greens

Annabel Allum Words: Gary Feeney Singer-songwriter Annabel Allum has come a long way musically since the release of her first track, Foxes, surfaced back in 2017. A haunting folky number, Foxes was a clear sign of the now 20 year-old’s talent, but since then she’s undergone a distinctive transition towards being one of the most … Continue reading

Just Listen: Joseph J Jones – Gospel Truth

Joseph J Jones Words: Nick Bewes Joseph J Jones has a voice that has to be heard. It’s amazing and shines like a beacon on his latest track Gospel Truth. The Essex born singer cites Johnny Cash, Kanye West and West Ham United as influences and I would say that it’s the Man in Black … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sundara Karma – Explore

Sundara Karma Words: Elena Katrina I’m so excited to get my grubby ears on the new track from Sundara Karma and when I say new I mean new, this one’s not on the album or anything! Explore has the usual killer guitar hooks and continues to showcase Oscar’s very easily identifiable vocal. The track has … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haim – I Want You Back

Haim Words: Elena Katrina  I can’t believe it has been four years since Haim came into my life and pounded my ear drums with their debut album, and I did let them pound my ears pretty hard. Now they’re back and it looks like they’re all set to do exactly the same thing! New track … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ist Ist – Strangers

Ist Ist Words: Leander Hobbs A cheeky guitar rift kicks in and I have to check – is this really ist ist? Then the horror-movie vocals start up and, whilst not quite the kick in the head of their previous work, new single Strangers is still a kick and a punch down a dark alley. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Honey Lung – Sophomore

Honey Lung Words: Rebecca Worthington Following the launch show earlier last week at Camden Assembly, hotly-tipped  Londoners Honey Lung have released their third single Sophomore and it’s a scuzzy explosion of shoegaze-grunge riffs, with a heavy pop-punk influence. Unlike last release Something, which, we first discovered at Popped Music through Flying Vinyl, Sophomore verges into … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Japanese House – Saw You In A Dream

The Japanese House Words: Nick Bewes I have been a fan of Amber Bain, aka The Japanese House, for around two years, ever since hearing Cool Blue. Her brand of dreamy but clever pop is right up my street. Her new track Saw You in a Dream continues to show off her credentials as a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Birdsworth -Treat You Good

Birdsworth Words: Elena Katrina The infectious drum beats that come to play on Birdsworth’s latest single Treat You Good were the first thing that caught my attention, then on further listens the ooooohs got me too and well then I was hooked. Although the track is just over 3 minutes long I feel like it … Continue reading

Live Review: Paris Youth Foundation – Liverpool

Paris Youth Foundation Arts Club, Liverpool, April 14th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After hearing that their debut performance was on the BBC introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival but missing out on their Liverpool headliner at Buyer’s Club back in December I was excited to kick start my Easter weekend by seeing Paris Youth … Continue reading

Just Listen: All We Are – Burn It All Out

All We Are Words: Gary Feeney The three members of All We Are hail from Brazil, Ireland and Norway before moving to Liverpool where they met and formed their band, so it seems fitting that having travelled sizeable distances to begin their musical career, they’ve also taken a significant musical journey between releasing their self-titled … Continue reading

Just Listen: White – One Night Stand Forever

White Words: Gary Feeney With their long-awaited debut album One Night Stand Forever due next month, WHITE have released the eponymous track as their latest single and it is, in the parlance of today’s youth, an absolute banger. A feature of the band’s live set for some time now, One Night Stand Forever is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Meadowlark – Postcards

Meadowlark Words: Leander Hobbs The raspy yet gentle-sweet vocals of Kate McGill are joined by the light tinkling of piano keys like summer rain from my stereo and I am washed in a hazy and heady musical perfume. This is Postcards, the first single from Bristol based Meadowlark’s anticipated debut album of the same name, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Plaza – Deep In My Head

Plaza Words: Gary Feeney When I wrote about Plaza’s single Origami for Popped, I noted the impressive complexity and musical depth on show, and that it was a single which was certain to have you going back for more from the band. Fast forward a month or so, then, and both of those observations ring … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bruno Major – Second Time

Bruno Major Words: Nick Bewes Hey Bruno! No not you Mr Mars, there’s a new Bruno on the block. His name is Bruno Major. He is someone I have been keeping an ear out for since the turn of the year when I  heard his track The First Thing You See and was impressed. Now … Continue reading

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