Live Review: Sam Fender – Tynemouth

Sam Fender Tynemouth Castle 11th July 2019 Words: Lauren Mellor Mouth of the Tyne Festival was the homecoming show every Geordie has been waiting for; Sam Fender returning to the North East with a headline show in his childhood home was one of the most heart-warming accomplishments for a musician you could hope to see.  … Continue reading

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2019

Barn On The Farm 2019 5th-7th July 2019, Gloucester Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Every year without fail, for the past four years anyway, I have had a weekend in my diary that no one else is allowed to do anything important on – that weekend is Barn On The Farm weekend. It really has … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Affection

Amber Run – Affection Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with a cinematic masterpiece in new single Affection. As far as I am concerned this band is so underrated that it drives me crazy. With spectacular song-crafting skills and a delivery that can bring a person to tears. The single is an undulating track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Larkins – Wallflower

Larkins – Wallflower Words: Elena Katrina With an enticingly haunting lyrical delivery and electronic beats and bleeps that push and pull, this latest single from Larkins is anything like its namesake. Wallflower is a track that pulsates and simmers; its guitar strings puckering and dissipating into the atmosphere while the bass trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Hollow Thing

LIFE – Hollow Thing Words: Clare Hingley So, here it is, LIFE’s new single which has been taken from their second album A Picture Of Good Health. Hollow Thing kicks a punchy start, with this vibe created throughout. It sounds to me like an 80’s throwback with the assist of potential mosh pits at the … Continue reading

Just listen: Marsicans – Little Things

Marsicans – Little Things Words: Amy Butcher As some of you may know, we are big fans of Marsicans here at Popped Music and when I heard they were releasing new single Little Things, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Having already played festivals such as The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and more recently … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dead Nature: In My Heart

Dead Nature: In My Heart Words: Elena Katrina  There’s something kinda New York Punk scene about the start of Dead Nature’s debut offering, In My Mind. This is the new project by musical superhero Tarek Musa (he of Spring King fame). The track very quickly takes a turn into a psychedelic Polyphonic Spree-like vocal layering … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Honeyblood, Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool, 11th June 2019 Words & Photography: Gary Lambert When Honeyblood come to town, you really should go to watch them perform and when Honeyblood come to town with a newly enhanced lineup and a new album to entertain you with, then should becomes must.  For that reason, I was happily … Continue reading

EP Review: Callum Pitt – Poisoned Reveries

Callum Pitt Words: Sammy Sadler Easily one of my favourite artists at the minute, North East-based Callum Pitt has been on my ‘ones to watch for 2019’ for a little while now and he’s got something for everyone. With stunning falsettos, soaring melodies and delicate lyrics to match, previously released singles Forgotten Kids and Here … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: YARDLANDER, LONDON

Yardlander 29th May 2019, The Monarch Camden, London Words: Amy Butcher Entering The Monarch, Camden’s iconic venue known for hosting smaller bands before they hit the big time, the place buzzed with pub punters chattering away as support Southbank Crows were setting up the stage pre-show. Having never heard of the London-based alternative rock band, … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Annabel Allum – You Got It Good

Annabel Allum – You Got It Good Words: Nicholas Jacques Fresh from seeing Annabel kill it in style with her slot at the Camden Rocks festival, this is a strong choice of song to be releasing. It has a cool effortless swagger stapled to it with echoes of early PJ Harvey and hints of Courtney … Continue reading

Just Watch: Swim Deep – To Feel Good

Swim Deep – To Feel Good Words: Sammy Sadler I’m a big fan of Swim Deep and have been for what feels like forever now. Despite their silence for the past four years, I would still play their hazy tunes from King City to Honey regularly for those summery vibes. When I first received this track, I will admit that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil

Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil Words: Clare Hingley Having never listened to Revolvers before, I was wondering what I would be hearing. But from the off, I was pleasantly surprised with their latest single Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil. The video fits perfectly with the song and the vibe it brings with it. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Skinny Living – Let Go

Skinny Living – Let Go Words: Nick Bewes Apparently we need to save guitar music from extinction! That’s what some have been saying. However in my experience, I don’t think we need to worry and just enjoy the the brilliant guitar music is released every week. Like this fine new single from Wakefield’s Skinny Living. … Continue reading

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