Just Listen: Sam Valdez – Hours

Sam Valdez Words: Elena Katrina  From the first few notes of hearing Hours by Sam Valdez I was compelled to write about it. Hauntingly beautiful and striking vocals which are, at times, reminiscent of Lana Del Ray. Backed with a quietly atmospheric soundtrack which creates a feeling of unease with steady ripples and a uneasy … Continue reading

Just Listen: Silver Wilson – I’ll Be There

Silver Wilson Words: Nick Bewes One of the good things about some modern music is that can’t be categorized, it spans more than one genre. Take The 1975, once of the rock/Indie club are now producing some great Pop songs. With that in mind, let me tell you about Silver Wilson. This three piece from … Continue reading

Just Listen: Catholic Action – Propaganda

Catholic Action Words: Gary Feeney We’ve been banging on about how good Catholic Action are for a long time now, so naturally we’re very excited indeed about their new single, Propaganda. Their first single since February’s Doing Well – one of best of songs the year so far, if you ask us – Propaganda is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Liam Gallagher – Chinatown

Liam Gallagher Words: Gary Lambert Woah!  Is it the noughties again?  Liam Gallagher has made a tune that sounds different, albeit in a comfortably familiar way.  Chinatown sees Liam forget all about the steady paced anthems that his brother was and is able to churn out like a singalong factory.  Instead we have hints of … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zola Jesus – Soak

Zola Jesus Words: Nick Jacques It’s been 4 years since Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) released new material. Her last outing was the album Taiga and now she is back with this sumptuous electro gothic-tinged monster from her forthcoming 6th album Okovi ( Slavic for shackles, yeah I know you were all dying to … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Felicity

The Night Cafe Words: Gary Lambert The Night Café want your attention – and they are going about the best possible way to get it. When listening to this track, Felicity, the opening lightning bolt of angry guitar jangle is enough to make your eyes pop out of your head like a shotgun fired by … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haim – Little Of Your Love

Haim Words: Charlotte Minett Little Of Your Love is the most jazzy we’ve heard from Haim, even starting with a glissando. This track sounds fresh out of a popular musical. Of course, in true Haim style it has a steady beginning, but leads up to the quick-fire lyrics of “gimme just a little of your … Continue reading

Just Listen: Model Aeroplanes – Lover

Model Aeroplanes Words: Nick Bewes Model Aeroplanes might just have produced the best slice of optimistic and fun indie rock since Friendly Fires were making music. The song in question is the ‘surefire summer anthem’ Lover. And it’s great. It’s upbeat, it’s catchy and has a feelgood vibe that has meant this song has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Fresh Meat

The Van Ts Words: Nick Jacques This Glasgowian female fronted 4 piece The Van Ts come out of the blocks bursting with monstrous pixie-esque riffs and an ice-cool and collected attitude. In their new single Fresh Meat guitars howl and squeal with intent and alluring vocals worm their way under your skin amidst the storming … Continue reading

Just Listen: Banners – Someone To You (Acoustic)

Banners Words: Elena Katrina It’s no big secret, if you’re a long time reader of Popped, that I’m a huge fan of Banners and well as soon as I saw he had shared an acoustic version of his new single Someone To You, it was getting a space on this blog immediately. With a true … Continue reading

Just Listen: Meadowlark – Body Lose

Meadowlark Words: Nick Bewes Can it really be 2 years since I first heard the brilliant Meadowlark. That was the Dual and Three Six Five EPs. Now the duo of Kate McGill on vocals and keyboards and Dan Broadley on who looks after guitars & production are back and ready to release their debut album … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trampolene – Beautiful Pain

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Beautiful pain, the new single from Trampolene, is just that; painfully acute, beautifully executed.   Music has undergone somewhat of a technical revolution over recent years as both new and established artists fight to create their niche in a market that is over-inflated by product-pop. Now and then though a band just brings out a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo

Wolf Alice Words: Leander Hobbs If you’re looking for a good dollop of attitude and high-octane, tongue-in-cheek ranting then you can’t go far wrong with Yuk Foo, the sublimely bitchin new single from Wolf Alice.  The title alone is enough to engender a wry smile, which then turns into a knowing guffaw as the single bangs into action in all its explicit glory. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – Let’s Talk About Me

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Although they’ve been around for a year or so and have a few demos to their name, Johnny Kills have only just released their debut single, Let’s Talk About Me, and it’s well worth the wait. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, Let’s Talk About Me is a fast, frenzied … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trash – Migraines

Trash Words: Gary Feeney Having spent the last year or so honing their craft on the live scene via a number of prestigious support slots, Chesterfield four-piece TRASH are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming E.P. in the form of new single, Migraines. Opening with a guitar line which sounds like it might … Continue reading

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