Just Listen: The Lottery Winners – Hawaii

The Lottery Winners – Hawaii Words: Elena Katrina This isn’t at all what I remember from when I saw The Lottery Winners play live back in May this year. To be fair that’s maybe because what I remember the most was their lead singer being unsure if he was a stand-up comedian or lead singer … Continue reading

Live Review: Sophie and The Giants – Liverpool

Sophie and The Giants Sound, Liverpool, 30 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sophie and The Giants are a band that come with a great reputation, and I was feeling pretty left out on the hype that is building around them purely because I had missed watching them at so many festivals. Fortune … Continue reading

Album Review: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler FINALLY what the Popped team have been waiting for, and pretty much fangirling over, is here! Sam Fender has graced the world of music with his debut LP Hypersonic Missiles and if you haven’t listened to it already, stop what you’re doing right now, cast your eyes over … Continue reading

Festival Review: Wilkestock 2019

Wilkestock 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30 Aug – 1st September 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Festival season always comes around much quicker than I anticipated and passes at the same rate too. But what I really love about it is how I always find a new exciting festival or band at some point. This … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Grim – All On Black

Little Grim – All On Black Words: Clare Hingley Fifteen seconds in and All On Black is already making you wonder what direction the song is heading. Joe Murphy’s subtle but sombre vocals play wonders with the guitar riffs and compliments the drum beats perfectly. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised the first … Continue reading

Live Review: Average Sex, Preston

Average Sex The Ferret, Preston, 11th August 2019 Words: Julia Grantham Photography: Gary Lambert Walking into The Ferret in Preston a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by how quiet the venue was. Having seen many gigs there before and a few sold out shows, it was a strange experience to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender 2019 Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley, 30 August – 1 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The world of football has seen clubs rise from the ashes of other sadly defunct clubs, Bingley Weekender was the first time that I have been to such a “phoenix” festival. Previously Bingley Music … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then

The Big Moon – It’s Easy Then Words: Amy Butcher With the success of their debut album Love In The 4th Dimension (it made the Mercury Prize shortlist!), I couldn’t have been more excited to learn The Big Moon were releasing new music. What would they offer next with their new music and how would … Continue reading

Live Review: Skunk Anansie, Manchester

Skunk Anansie with Queen Zee Manchester Academy, Manchester, 18 August 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert There are fewer heartwarming sights than seeing a ticket tout in the rain getting ignored by everybody outside a sell out gig complaining that someone was “robbing” them by giving away a ticket for free. I’m a terribly impatient … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Post Romantics – Ride

The Post Romantics – Ride Words: Amy Butcher Liverpool based 4-piece The Post Romantics are back and bigger than ever, packing a punch with hard-hitting new single Ride. Since first listening to debut single Call It Off  I’ve been waiting for some fresh sounds from the quartet. My prayers have been answered!  Beginning with an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pizzagirl – Body Biology

Pizzagirl – Body Biology Words: Amy Butcher As the first released single from his debut album, body biology makes a statement about what we can expect from the Liverpool-based artsy DIY pop artist, Pizzagirl. Opening with upbeat, wondrous guitar riffs, Liam Brown’s poignant vocals ooze onto the track and over enunciating the end of each … Continue reading

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself Words: Lauren Mellor Get excited as me, because The Night Café have released another new single and it’s an absolute delight! After seeing these guys support Circa Waves a few months ago, I fell in love with their acoustic-indie sound. Their new album is definitely much anticipated … Continue reading

Just Listen: Half Moon Run – Then Again

Half Moon Run – Then Again Words: Clare Hingley Half Moon Run are certainly back with a bang after sharing their latest single Then Again after being away from the music release scene since 2015. This four-piece from Canada’s Montreal have mixed it up with a string quartet which really sets of the single. Feels … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – All Works Out

Talkboy – All Works Out Words: Amy Butcher Guitar riffs similar to the likes of Stereophonics, sweet harmonious vocals, and addictive melodies, Talkboy are back with an absolute banger in their new single All Works Out.  As someone quite new to this band, it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. It’s so refreshing when … Continue reading

Live Review: Headclouds, Newcastle

Headclouds 10th August 2019, Bobiks, Newcastle I love Saturday night gigs. They are the perfect time to grab a pint and let go of all the worries from the week before and it’s still far away enough to not feel those dreaded Monday blues. Despite opting for a diet coke, a rarity for me, I … Continue reading

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