Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans Words: Joe Cockburn  Photos: Georgia Flynn Snow had obliterated gigs across the country in early March, but buoyed by a week of seeing the absolutely epic Everything Everything twice, a much more intimate but equally as grand setting of Manchester’s Deaf Institute welcomed Marsicans on their (almost) sold-out UK tour – “damn you Glasgow,” … Continue reading

Just Listen: Our Girl – I Really Like It

Our Girl Words: Samantha Sadler One of the best things about summer, aside from the glorious weather, is the multitude of sun-kissed tracks that sprawl out across the season. I’m not talking about the huge dance anthems – I’m referring to those breezy, mellow tunes that are the perfect soundtrack for driving along dusty roads. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Box Of Bones

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes Haarm are fast becoming one of my favourite bands. With every release, they surpass what they have done before. With their latest track Box of Bones, the trio have produced an uptempo tune with catchy instrumentation while retaining their signature sound with the duel vocals of Chris McIntosh and Jen Davies … Continue reading

Just Listen: Suzi Island – Show Me The Way

Suzi Island Words: Elena Jimenez Who doesn’t love a track you can stop or clap along to? I certainly love it and Suzi Island’s Show Me The Way certainly ticks those boxes. This duo mixes acoustic guitars, electronic bits and bobs alongside their complimenting vocals. The sum of their parts brings a track to give … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dantevilles – The Fighter

Dantevilles Words: Gary Lambert When a track is called The Fighter, there is a desperate urge for a reviewer to stick some awful puns about knockouts even when it isn’t deserved, but this track is an absolute banger.  There is more than a touch of 1980s Miami to the three and a half minutes of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Arctic Lake – What You May Find

Arctic Lake Words: Nick Bewes I first came across the band Arctic Lake in 2015 when they released the track Only Me. Even back then they were very good. Fast Foward to 2018, and they have released more top-notch music which got the attention of BBC Introducing and even pop legend Elton John and they … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Marsicans

Marsicans Interview: Georgia Flynn Intro: Elena Katrina Having shown these guys much love for quite some time, and them us, when they came to play for us last year, we figured it was about time that we actually sat down with the Leeds lads of Marsicans and chewed the fat. Their recent UK tour gave … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White: Loveless (Acoustic)

The Pale White Words: Samantha Sadler As a big fan of upcoming North East musical talent, especially anything indie, I was shocked that I hadn’t yet heard of The Pale White. Already making waves across the UK, the indie rockers are currently planning a headline tour following impressive support slots with the likes of The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Louis Berry – Stumbling

Louis Berry Words: Emily Leonard Popped music have always been a fan of Liverpool’s finest, Mr rock ‘n’ roll – Louis Berry, following him since early on in his career and his latest single only delivers more cause as to why we adore him. Stumbling is the first single off of Berry’s’ forthcoming debut album, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Xam Volo – Dark Teeth

Xam Volo Words: Rob Connor Hot on the heels of his support slot on Paloma Faiths nationwide tour, comes Xam Volo with his newest track Dark Teeth. If you haven’t heard Xam Volo before, this is a great place to jump in. Dark teeth is a brassy, sassy but always classy, slice of  Xam’s distinctive jazz infused … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Banfi: Never Really Cared About You

Banfi Words: Nick Jacques  Never Really Cared About You has vocals and music styles that are wedged firmly between that of Bombay Bicycle Club and Alt-J – the vocals are smooth and reflective, the drums and guitar dynamics play out in a measured but expressive fashion. The single’s accompanying video also makes for immersive viewing … Continue reading

Just Listen: Mute Choir – Behind The Bars

Mute Choir Words: Elena Katrina  Mute Choir is entirely new to me, in fact, I only just found him floating around out there on the interwebz and as soon as I heard Behind The Bars I knew I needed to get this shared. There’s a really nice mix of scuzzy psychedelia and folk storytelling to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pip Hall – Fire

Pip Hall Words: Nick Bewes When Editor Elena emailed about this track, she said ‘Pip Hall is amazing’. And you know what, she is. I’m ashamed to say that she’s a new name to me, but one that I’ll be keeping an eye out for especially as her debut album is due this summer. Described … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt and Sasha Sloan – Psycopath

Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt and Sasha Sloan Words: Luke Pettican Nina Nesbitt’s pop resurgence is a testament to her undeniable fundamental talent. With Psychopath continues her streak of incredible, confessional pop tracks. Although, this time things are a little different. Psychopath is a collaboration with Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence, as part of Spotify’s Louder … Continue reading

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