Just Watch: Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

Tom Grennan Little Bit Of Love Words: Elena Katrina I did a lot of re-living and relistening during some time out from popped during the pandemic. One artist who always ended back in my ears was Tom Grennan. So it should come as little surprise that I’m back shouting out him – I’m firmly still … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pale Waves – Fall To Pieces

Pale Waves Fall To Pieces Words: Elena Katrina Pale Waves are kicking off the start of 2021 flying high, currently, number 2 in the charts with their second album, Who Am I? From which comes this final single, Fall To Pieces. A tack that lead singer Heather describes as a being about destructive relationships that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Yonaka – Seize The Power

Yonaka Seize The Power Words: Elena Katrina If Harlequin, she of Joker girlfriend fame, sat down and penned a song, then something in the opening section of Seize The Power, tells me it would be this. I’m writing this review upon the first listen as it grabbed me at the first sound. I’ve not even … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maisie Peters – Sad Girl Summer

Maisie Peters Sad Girl Summer Words by Ashleigh O’Neill In response to her 2019 EP release Maisie Peters has returned with what I would say is her best track as of yet.  The title of Maisie’s latest single, Sad Girl Summer, suggests her usual emotional ballad style track that will tug on your heart strings, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death

Fontaines DC A Hero’s Death Words by Gary Lambert Fontaines DC pretty much came in as the champion in the 2019 Album of the Year contests with the overwhelming love for Dogrel; and it shows how much creativity and desire is flowing in the band that they have already announced their second album and launched … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life

The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life Words: Jim Mumby Leigh’s indie-pop flag wavers The Lottery Winners let loose a title track that evokes their much less optimistic perspective on life, than say the jazz-hop rhymes of Soul II Soul’s free spirited vision three decades ago. The times they have changed perhaps, however the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

ROUND UP: BEST OF 2019

THE ROUND UP 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  In a year where we have seen some of the best bands come and sadly, a la Queen Zee, go, here our Round Up man Daniel put together the team’s favourite tracks of the year in a collective look back of the last year of the decade. TV … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zuzu – What You Want

ZUZU –  What You Want Words: Ashleigh O’Neill I would consider Zuzu to be this years ‘One to Watch artist’ (even though popped have been watching her for years now), with her unique style and sound, and her new ‘What You Want’ really confirms that status. The fast-paced, emotive and exciting single is everything that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch

Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd, returns swiftly after the success of her recent EP release ‘Everything is Dogs’ with her new single ‘Sweat Patch’. The heavy guitar riffs and catchy lyrics, hinting towards the topic of drugs, are no surprise, considering the taboo topics she has covered … Continue reading

Just Watch: Easy Life – Nice Guys

Easy Life – Nice Guys Words: Amy Butcher  Leicester based five-piece Easy Life have given us a groovy, serene indie hip hop track ‘Nice Guys’, it’s everything I could want and more. Following the release of their single ‘Earth’ this summer, I’ve been dying to hear more from, in my opinion, one of the best … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things

Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things Words: Daniel Barton Formerly known as just LUCIA, the change of name pays homage to their first release ‘The Best Boys EP’. It signifies the death of LUCIA as we knew it, and the birth of something reinvigorated, bigger and better. This is their … Continue reading

Just Watch: Stereo Honey – You Are A Monster

Stereo Honey – You Are A Monster Words: Elena Katrina    Oh, Stereo Honey you make my ears so damn happy. You Are A Monster‘s opening moments are like something you’d hear in the ominous score of a thriller movie. It sets the scene perfectly for this tensely phrased track. It’s not long until we’re … Continue reading

Just Watch: Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion

Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion Words: Elena Katrina  As one of Manchester’s most exciting new bands out there and one of the best live acts to watch that I’ve seen in an age, I had to be sure to share Second Hand Emotion – the latest offering from Saytr Play.  This track shows the band … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pizzagirl – Body Biology

Pizzagirl – Body Biology Words: Amy Butcher As the first released single from his debut album, body biology makes a statement about what we can expect from the Liverpool-based artsy DIY pop artist, Pizzagirl. Opening with upbeat, wondrous guitar riffs, Liam Brown’s poignant vocals ooze onto the track and over enunciating the end of each … Continue reading

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