Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel Words by Gary Lambert There has been considerable hype about this Dublin band and what they could do, so I think most of our music world has been waiting for Dogrel to drop going on the amount of Happy Dogrel Day posts I saw on release day. This is … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Marsicans, Newcastle

Marsicans, LUCIA and Llovers Think Tank, Newcastle, 19 April 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson  I’ve been a pretty big Marsicans fan for what feels like forever now so you can imagine my excitement when they announced they were heading out on tour again. For me, it’s been incredible to watch these guys attract … Continue reading

Just Listen: Revolvers – Come Again

Revolvers – Come Again Words: Sammy Sadler One thing I really love about getting content at Popped is that I can be one of the first people to listen to amazing tracks before everyone else does. As we focus on new and upcoming bands, it’s incredible to hear so much talent on a daily basis … Continue reading

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Larkins, London

Larkins Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London, 10th April 2019 Words: Amy Butcher Photography: Isy Townsend + Sam Kay Crowds of people were cheering as I entered the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen; support act Corella were in full swing. Having already supported the likes of Marsicans and Cassia, I was excited to see what the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charlie Cunningham – Don’t Go Far

Charlie Cunningham – Don’t Go Far Words: Lauren Mellor On first listen to Don’t Go Far, I was instantly sold. I had barely got half way through the song before I knew I’d already fell in love. Think slow Sunday vibes in a coffee shop and you’ve got yourself the perfect accompanying track with Don’t … Continue reading

Live Review: Anteros – London

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Anteros Scala, London, April 9th 2019 Words: Geo Blackman Photos: Abigal Harris Scala, a well-known music venue in the heart of London. Hosting gigs to the likes of The Growlers, Genghar and Blossoms, it’s time for Anteros, it’s their time to shine.   But first, the support acts start the night off – Saltwater Sun … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pale Waves – There’s A Honey

Pale Waves – There’s A Honey Words: Clare Hingley Manchester-quartet Pale Waves, have unveiled a new video for single There’s A Honey, taken from their album My Mind Makes Noises out which they chose to shoot on their previous UK tour and we love it here at Popped!  The setting for the video brings out … Continue reading

Festival Review: Cro Cro Land 2019

Cro Cro Land Urban Exchange Hub, Croydon, 6th April 2019 Words: Nick Jacques Photography: Jon Mo & Jamie MacMillan Cro Cro Land festival is the creation of Bugeye’s Angela Martin and the Croydonist’s Julia Woollams (dedicated online cultural magazine about all things offbeat in Croydon). They pointed out in previous interviews that they wanted to … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Hunna, Manchester

The Hunna Academy, Manchester, 5th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Nidge Sanders Coming out to an already buzzing Manchester academy, Retro Video Club started their set with their third single, Famous. This was met with the whole crowd’s arms up in air and fully involved creating an absolutely electric feel that is normally unheard … Continue reading

Album Review: Cassia – Replica

Album Review: Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert I’ve got an idea. A strange idea, but an idea nevertheless. Copies of Replica should be given away with the purchase of a Fitbit. Why? Because it makes you go for a walk. Or at least it has done for me. After a first listen to … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Retro Video Club, Newcastle

Retro Video Club O2 Academy, Newcastle, 4th April 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor If like me, you’ve ever been to a gig at any O2 venue then you’ll know they are one of the best spots to see your favourite bands. Sure the sound isn’t always perfect, but it’s more about the people that … Continue reading

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