Just Listen: Maisie Peters – John Hughs Movie

Maisie Peters John Hughs Movie Words: Elena Katrina Maisie Peters isn’t a name you might associate with Popped Music because, until recently, she wasn’t really on our radar (shocking, we know) but we are thankful that her latest single, John Hughs Movie, has landed in our faces and well we had to share it – … Continue reading

Just Listen – Scarlet – Wrong Way

Scarlet Wrong Way Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s Scarlet is fronted by the very talented Jessie Robinson whose vocals are instantly recognisable from the first word on Scarlet’s latest offering, Wrong Way. As one of the North West’s best DIY rock outfits, their sound has grown ever maturer over the years and Wrong Way goes further … Continue reading

Just Listen: Francis – Rare/Ocean in Gold

Francis Rare/Ocean in Gold Elena Katrina I’ve often been found discussing with people “what happened to Frances?” Her debut album, Things I’ve Never Said, was sure, I thought, to see her off toward superstardom. It was 3 years between that release and any new material. Today I decided again to check if there was any … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Native – Lost On You

The Native Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina With a pounding driving force, The Native’s latest single Lost On You throws out some punches that make it impossible not to sit up and listen and, for me, impossible not to stick on repeat and join them on a passionate sing-along. There’s a hint to a … Continue reading

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 Listen: Island – Octopus

Island Octopus Words: Elena Katrina Hold the line…. I have a complaint… hear me out though before you go thinking popped has gone all miserable and now we are sharing stuff we don’t like… the complaint is that Island’s new single Octopus is too damn short. Please can I request an extended album version or … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sophie and the Giants – Right Now

Sophie and the Giants Right Now Words: Elena Katrina Sophie and the Giants are one of my fave bands of the last few years and a band I can’t wait to see them play live again and to listen to their new release Right Now, has made me even more excited for that day. There’s … 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

EP Review: LibraLibra – Hail Mary

LibraLibra Hail Mary Words by Gary Lambert I work on the rule of thumb that some people are fans of LibraLibra and some people just haven’t heard them yet.  With their first EP release Hail Mary, the Brighton-based four-piece are ready to increase their fans once more.  If you’re just scanning this article, I’ll save … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Lemon Twigs – No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met)

The Lemon Twigs No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met) Words by Jim Mumby The Lemon Twigs can do no wrong with a back-catalogue of releases already stamped with ’quality assurance’. Having one platform boot firmly in Old Texan Saloon Bar music and another high-kicking into the belly of 80’s American … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – I’m Only Going To Hurt You

The Ninth Wave I’m Only Going To Hurt You Words by Jim Mumby Any of those smuggly-smirking melophiles with their highly systemised record collections will be left head-scratching before slowly reaching towards the ‘Dungeon-Synth/Post-Punk-Noir’ section, momentarily pausing with a mindset to edging The Ninth Wave ever closer to the ‘Angst-IDM/New Beat’ sounds of Confetti’s and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – All Ends

Another Sky All Ends Words by Gary Lambert With the clock ticking faster towards the release of I Slept On The Floor, the long awaited debut album from Another Sky, we have one last treat to build the excitement in the shape of All Ends. Undoubtedly, All Ends is a classic Another Sky track that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saint Saviour (w/ Bill Ryder Jones) – Home

Saint Saviour with Bill Ryder-Jones Home Words by Jim Mumby When needs be, Saint Saviour (Becky Jones) has the fortunate acumen to choose the perfect cohort, this time in an east-meets-west partnering with former touring companion Bill Ryder-Jones. An excerpt from the September scheduled album Tomorrow Again, the tenderly entwining vocals of Jones and Jones … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Hey Boy (You’re One of Us)

Walt Disco Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) Words by Gary Lambert Oh my! They have done it once more!  Walt Disco’s latest musical collage of theatricality, camp, aggression, and rock n roll, Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) is even more ambitious for me than the wonderful Cut Your Hair, yet still comes in … Continue reading

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