JUST LISTEN: TALKBOY – STUPID LUCK

Talkboy Stupid Luck Words by Gary Lambert Talkboy are big favourites at Popped Music, and unsurprisingly Stupid Luck has only worked to cement that feeling. Whilst the opening note of Stupid Luck made me think of If You Tolerate This… the rest of the track is pure Talkboy.  Laidback, sweet, crystal clear and so cool. … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Cribs – Running Into You

The Cribs Running Into You Words by Jim Mumby  The triumphant return of Wakefield’s own rock-n-roll-royalty The Cribs, is heralded by the release of their latest single Running into You from their upcoming 8th studio album Night Network. Breaking free recently from the tangled web of management wranglings and redressing the doom-laden rumour mill murmurings … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Don’t Make A Scene

Cassia Don’t Make A Scene Words by Gary Lambert Cassia, Macclesfield’s answer to Vampire Weekend, have a new release out, Don’t Make A Scene, and once again they’ve found a way to transport you from wherever you are and whatever you are doing to a car driving through the USA lit by a balmy sunset … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – Infinity x 2

Magick Mountain Infinity X2 Words by Nicholas Jacques Magick Mountain are back with another sharp slice of heavy psych rock which continues to conjure up satisfying tremors. This latest prime cut, Infinity X2, effortlessly blends melodic King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard tones with gargantuan solos that moan and flow in glorious fashion – there is plenty … Continue reading

Just Listen: Campfire Social – Awake in the Wake of a Wave

Campfire Social Awake in the Wake of a Wave Words by Stephen Birch The sad song is a pop music staple that has been with us as long as it’s first exponents realised the power of an effective minor chord structure. Guitar Pop has been a natural refuge for the outsider and their feelings of distance from … 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: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Chappaqua Wrestling Football Words by Jim Mumby By honing their musical prowess, the guitar-focussed indie-rock soundscapes of recent times are a far departure from what I felt was flat-sounding four-track EP1.  It seems Chappaqua Wrestling have managed to shake off any influential contagions, to emerge unscathed and invigorated with a much more professional and richer sound of … Continue reading

Just Listen: K I T – Warm

K I T Warm Words by Gary Lambert The debut release of K I T does not feel like that of a singer trying to find his voice and feet.  Instead we are treated to a pop song that is rousing, mature, and sounds like the sort of track an artist would put out to … 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

Just Listen: hidden white noise – Hallelujah (Good Times)

hidden white noise Hallelujah (Good Times) Words by Gary Lambert Hallelujah (Good Times) by hidden white noise comes from their debut album Wake Up in the City and is an retro bluesy stomp-along which transplants their hometown of Leeds from West Yorkshire to Alabama. From the start, the band hit us with a riff that … Continue reading

Just Listen: LARRY PINK THE HUMAN – Purpose Built

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN Purpose Built There is something so pure and clean about Purpose Built, the latest release from LARRY PINK THE HUMAN, which turns the experience of listening to the track into something far more holistic.  It’s the smell of fresh bedding, the taste of a bright salad, and the feel of a … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

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