Just Watch: Tear – Begging

Tear Words: Julia Grantham I couldn’t resist the opportunity to review this latest track from Tear when I had the chance. Having discovered them in the autumn of 2015 via Tim Burgess on twitter-they’re signed to his label-I reviewed an earlier song of theirs and this current one Begging is just as deliciously dark and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maximo Park – Get High (No I Don’t)

Maximo Park Words: Nick Bewes I’ve been playing Maximo Park’s music on the radio for over a decade and the new material is as good as anything they have done in that time. The second single from new album Risk to Exist is called Get High (No I Don’t). The press release says the new … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bear’s Den – Greenwoods Bethlehem (Live)

Bear’s Den Words: Elena Katrina Bear’s Den are no longer one of my new bands that no one knows about and while a part of me is seriously made up that they’ve done so well, there will always be a little bit of me that dislikes having to share them with so many people. I’ve … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucy Rose – Floral Dresses (Ft The Staves)

Lucy Rose Words: Julia Grantham I first came across Lucy Rose when I was fortunate enough to review her second album Work it Out back in the summer of 2015, and her popularity and recognition has continued to grow since then. This latest single Floral Dresses (Ft The Staves), showcases a return to her folk-acoustic … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Bay Rays – Satisfaction

The Bay Rays Words: Elena Katrina The Bay Rays are filling a bit of a musical hole in my life with this track Satisfaction, and that hole is the kind of sounds that Kings Of Leon used to give me back in the early days. You’d be forgiven at the beginning that it was them … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cupids – Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)

Cupids Words: Julia Grantham I was ecstatic to learn that, finally, this irresistible and powerful track by Cupids has been put out there for the public to enjoy.  Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait) is all at complete earworm; with a strong, clear bass line, super crystal clear vocals and backing vocals and Sid … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pumarosa – Dragonfly

Pumarosa Words: Nick Jacques According to an excerpt from an interview the spiritual psych London outfit Pumarosa, the aim of their music is to work everyone up into a euphoric state. On the evidence of this forthcoming single Dragonfly this could not be further from the truth. This immersive and prowling number from their upcoming … 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

Just Watch: Little Comets – Common Things

Little Comets Words: Fi Carroll Common Things is the first track to be revealed by Little Comets from their forthcoming album Worhead due for release on March 10th via The Smallest Label. According to guitarist and lead vocalist Rob Coles, the track explores the enjoyment of the simple things in life describing it as almost … Continue reading

Just Watch: Blaenavon – Orthodox Man

Blaenavon Words: Rebecca Mason Following the announcement of their debut album That’s Your Lot, Blaenavon have unveiled a beautiful alternate version of lead single Orthodox Man. Recorded in bassist Frank Wright’s bedroom, the track is taken from the album’s companion, Bedroom Tapes which features alternate versions of the album’s twelve tracks. Blaenavon are no strangers … Continue reading

Just Watch: Estrons – Belfast

Estrons Words: Elena Katrina Estrons are probably one of my favourite heavier bands of the last 18 months or so and having seen them play live several times the video for EP track Belfast is getting me excited to go and see them live again next week. Belfast further demonstrates the bands energy riddled tracks, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Get Inuit – Barbiturates

Get Inuit Words: Lewis Rogers Kent’s Get Inuit are back with their totally bonkers video for brand new single Barbiturates. After hearing the track during the band’s set on the Spring King tour last year, the recorded version definitely captures the spirit of the live performance. Singer Jamie Glass explains that Barbiturates “depicts a person’s … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cloves – Better Now

Cloves Words: Elena Katrina Cloves displays her beautifully rich vocal and songwriting skills within her latest track Better Now. The track might offer up vulnerable moments both vocally and lyrically but there’s also passion and attack and those harsher moments are what draws you in closer as the creep up unabashed and strike on your … Continue reading

Just Watch: Happyness – Falling Down

HAPPYNESS Words: Jasmin Robinson After their debut album Weird Little Birthday received a massively positive response upon its release in 2014, the hype surrounding London trio Happyness has been quite something. Three years on, and these alt-rock boys are back with the announcement of their sophomore album Write In, set for release on April 7th, and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Amber Run – Fickle Game

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Fickle Game sees a slight return to a more “classic session” Amber Run sound, in terms of a stripped back sound, piano and a real focus on Joe’s vocals and the stunning harmonies. The lyrics here though remain on the darker side as with their most recent tracks. The fragility … Continue reading

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