Live Review: Community Festival

Community Festival Finsbury Park, London, 30 June 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It’s the end of June and we’ve got sunshine, a field and bucketfuls of tunes. What more could you want? Well I can say that at the end of Community Festival there was no need for anything else. What was my … 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: 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

Live Review: Spinn, Manchester

Spinn 31st May 2019, Deaf Institute, Manchester Words: Kimberley Edmondston-Douse Photography: Natasha Lloyd The month of May for Spinn (a fast-rising indie quartet of self-proclaimed approachable lads with extra stylish haircuts) was rather hectic. With the band playing 24 shows in under 30 days at clubs, festivals and HMVs throughout the UK, spanning from as … Continue reading

Festival Review: Camden Rocks 2019

Camden Rocks 2019 Various Venues, London, 1st – 2nd June 2019 Words: Nicholas Jacques Photography: Lisa Knight I arrived in Camden Town on Saturday midday, ready and raring to go for another mammoth Camden Rocks festival. As ever the streets were boiling over with city-goers and tourists galore, all wanting a piece of Camden’s prime … 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

Live Review: Mini Mansions, Liverpool

Mini Mansions 23rd May 2019, District, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert A Bank Holiday Monday is normally a time for sitting in a beer garden with friends whilst getting sunburnt and drunk.  For Popped Music though, it’s obviously the time for a gig after a weekend of festivals. Who needs a break when there … Continue reading

Album Review: Swimming Tapes – Morningside

Swimming Tapes – Morning Side Words: Amy Butcher Have you ever listened to a song that instantly transports you to a nostalgic summer memory? That’s what Swimming Tapes’ debut Morningside does for me. After hearing their latest single Pyrenees, I fell in love with the London based 5-piece and I haven’t looked back. Morningside is … Continue reading

Live Review: Manic Street Preachers, Liverpool

Manic Street Preachers 30th May 2019, Olympia, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert Okay, let’s be honest with each other…. A tour celebrating twenty years since an album was released is not in our Popped Music remit in general, but when there’s the chance of going to see Manic Street Preachers, we are not going … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: LAURAN HIBBERD – HOOCHIE

Lauran Hibberd – Hoochie Words: Meg Young Set to hit the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury later this summer, rising sensation Lauran Hibberd has unveiled her new music video for her latest captivating release, Hoochie. Curious, I Googled what the term meant and I soon learnt that a ‘hoochie’ is a slang term for a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Modern Strangers – Magic Hour

The Modern Strangers – Modern Hour Words: Amy Butcher Now I have to admit before reviewing this song that I had never properly listened to The Modern Strangers and it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. Magic Hour takes you on an electronic, disco-pop journey and it’s a magic 3 minutes (see what I did … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Luna Bay – Call The Night

Luna Bay – Call The Night Words: Clare Hingley The first time I heard this song, immediately Neon Trees song Animal sprang to mind. Catchy from the initial beat, this single keeps you hooked from beginning end. Luna Bay, made up of O’Mara, Milligan, Ross and Penniston that convened in Chelsea, London, released Call The … Continue reading

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