Live Review: Palace – Liverpool

Palace Buyers Club, Liverpool, April 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  If you follow Popped then you’ll know that I’m a HUGE fan of Palace, I even got taken on a trip to Berlin just to watch them play. It’s felt like a while though since I saw them in Liverpool, in fact, I think … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Arts Club, Liverpool 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Taking advantage of the offer to play a Liverpool tour date to utilise the last of their three week trip to the UK, Dublin’s Otherkin played a support slot on a local-focused bill. When the vast majority of the large audience seemed to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Superfood – Bristol

Superfood Thekla, Bristol, March 2017 Words: Lewis Rogers I’ve been a huge fan of Superfood since they dropped their Mam EP back in 2014. Despite perhaps being the least well known of the bands that sprung out of Birmingham’s B-Town scene Superfood are my favourite, and after a couple of years of silence from them … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: KYKO – BRIGHTON

Kyko Hope & Ruin, Brighton, 27th March 2017 Words: Tara Matthews Words: With the release of an EP a couple of weeks ago, it was only right that Kyko would embark on a UK tour, starting at Brighton’s Hope & Ruin and continuing through to Manchester, Southampton and ending with a sold out date at … Continue reading

Live Review: Peace – Sheffield

Peace NME Topman Show, Sheffield,  March 2017 Words: Eliza Laben The long-awaited comeback of Peace is finally here and everyone is bursting with joy. The indie-rock quartet went on a brief hiatus, having not released an album since 2015’s Happy People. There were then rumours last year that one was on the way, with a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE VRYLL SOCIETY – LONDON

The Vryll Society Camden Assembly Hall, March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Having supported the likes of Blossoms recently and received glowing reviews in the process, much is expected of The Vryll Society and on this evidence so there should be. I was not aware that the venue Camden Assembly Hall was previously home to the Barfly … Continue reading

Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Studio 2, Liverpool, 15th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A gig is not just about the performance of the artist. The very best gigs require a mix of venue, audience and performance. When all three are right together it pushes each of them higher and higher. When one is off, it … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Cabbage – Liverpool

Cabbage 11th February 2017, EBGBs Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There are some nights that stay in the memory because a band plays who are ready to take on the world and it is great to see them in a venue where you can bump shoulders with the lads and girls as they … Continue reading

Live Review: Cage The Elephant – Manchester

Cage The Elephant Albert Hall, Manchester, 19th January Words: James Booton For a band that began their career playing in dirty underground venues across Southern-Eastern America, it seems somewhat peculiar seeing them play at such a grand venue such as The Albert Hall. However, the band seem to have a priceless ability to turn even … Continue reading

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