FESTIVAL VIBES: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Words and Photos by Gary Lambert If you have not yet joined the hype train behind Crawlers, then Friday night at This Feeling’s tent might be the ideal stop for you to get on. Mixing heavy riffs with trumpet interludes and lyrics that could be carved on your soul (tattooed on to your arm … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy Words by Gary Lambert It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES – MiG 15

MiG 15 Words by Gary Lambert One of our tips to watch at FestEvol: Future Yard edition is MiG 15. With a stylish collection of eighties-inspired tunes and a set of confident players on stage, they’re going to offer you a set that’ll make you add to your playlist. We caught up with lead singer … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: The Pale White

The Pale White Words: Daniel Burton and Elena Katrina It’s every band’s dream to release an album, no, probably just to know you are going to make one. So for the Pale White, who feel their journey to now has been “long”, it must be exhilarating in so many ways. Especially to do it at … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Prima Queen

Prima Queen Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert During the start of 2020, before the brakes were slammed on hard, Prima Queen were one of the most exciting and interesting bands I had seen.  Watching them effortlessly entertain a packed o2 Academy in Liverpool supporting The Big Moon was a real treat … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Zuzu

Zuzu Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert One of the benefits of Quarantine has been that acts who would normally be in rehearsals, the studio or on tour have been able to open their homes to the world and live stream everything from gigs and chats to pub quizzes, make up tutorials, … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Andrew Cushin

Andrew Cushin Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert Sometimes it takes a few gigs for you to get a few for an band or artist, but in the case of Andrew Cushin it took seconds of the only time I’ve so far been able to watch him perform to make me think … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Berries

Berries Quarantine Questions Additional words by Gary Lambert Berries are undoubtedly one of our most loved bands at Popped Music.  Their punchy rock bangers (available here) are regularly coming out of my speakers at home, and their name has appeared several times on the bills we’ve put on. 1.  How are you doing? Holly – … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions – Lauran Hibberd

Lauran Hibberd Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert Over the last couple of years Lauran Hibbard has very easily become one of the acts who seems to unite all of Team Popped with the bangers and bops she drops on a regular basis.  In tracks like Hoochie, Sweat Patch and Bang Bang Bang we’ve fought … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talkboy

Talkboy Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert During Lockdown one of my main listening outlets has been blasting Talkboy’s Over and Under Unplugged EP.  The sunshine and joy that comes from every note of those four tracks has matched perfectly with the bright blue skies that have seemingly been gifted by Gaia … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Hushtones

Hushtones Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert There have been loads of cancellations and rejigging of events caused by the lockdown we are all under, but one of the biggest hits to the heart of Popped Music has been the postponement of Threshold Festival.  One of the acts we had planned to … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Saltwater Sun

Saltwater Sun Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert One of the most positive things of the current crisis we are all going through, no the only positive, is how Britain has across the board re-discovered their love for the NHS.  The frontline NHS staff right now are heroes risking their lives for others on … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talk Show

Talk Show Quarantine Questions Additional words by Amy Butcher It is the turn of south London quartet Talk Show to be the latest to pass some Lockdown time with Popped Music.  They should have been on a nationwide tour at the moment to showcase their debut EP, These People, which has been thankfully rescheduled for … Continue reading

SXSW With: Boy Azooga

Boy Azooga Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Admittedly, I’d only heard a handful of Boy Azooga tracks prior to SXSW but enough to know that he was a key part of my coverage for 2019, and he was certainly jostling for my attention amongst a seriously strong UK thing of acts travelling over this year. … Continue reading

SXSW With: Fatherson

Fatherson Words and photos: Elena Katrina When I first moved to Liverpool one of the first visiting bands to the city centre who I interviewed was Fatherson. Since then I’ve enjoyed a fair few shows, cried along to a few songs and thoroughly enjoyed all that they were about. It was, therefore, a no-brainier for … Continue reading

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