Just Listen: Bandit – Ice Cream

Bandit Ice Cream Words by Gary Lambert I’ll hold my hands up now and tell you that at first listen, I didn’t like Ice Cream by Bandit.  But when the second to fifth listens happen without you playing it because the song is stuck in your head and you’re singing along, then I had to admit … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EADES – PRESENT IN THE MOMENT

Eades – Present in the Moment Words: Amy Butcher Gut punching you as soon as the track starts, Eades’ Present In the Moment is a modern post-punk song; full of high energy, fast paced guitar riffs and a distorted, lo-fi quality that ties the whole thing together. Hailing from Leeds, the quintet have already developed … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: BRISTON MARONEY – SINKIN’

Briston Maroney – Sinkin’ Words: Amy Butcher With only two weeks to go until his debut album Sunflower is released, Briston Maroney has delivered something fantastic in the last single Sinkin’ from the debut. Whether it’s the ferocious guitar melodies, tight drums beats or Maroney’s intoxicating vocals, it’s the perfect sunshine pop song. I can … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: jak Ivr – Still

jak Ivr – Still Words: Sammy Sadler When the news broke on Facebook that Llovers were disbanding, I was gutted. I’d become somewhat of a big fan having seen the indie-pop Teessiders live numerous times and I even own two of their band t-shirts. Doesn’t get much more serious than that. Although you can often … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Everything I’ve Ever Learned

Bloxx Everything I’ve Ever Learned Words: Gary Lambert 13Releasing a debut album in 2020 was a bit of a cursed move, but rather than sit around waiting for the real-life restart, Bloxx have got busy with a new release.  And it’s a cracker – and shows how much Bloxx have progressed as a band since … Continue reading

Just Watch: feeo – End Song

Just Watch : feeo – End Song   A few thoughts spring to mind when I listen to ‘End Song’ by feeo; phenomenal production, sweet soulful harmonies and addictive jazz chords. This is my first taste of the Oxford songwriter and producer, and blimey she’s made an impression. The track takes you on a journey … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: YONAKA – Ordinary

YONAKA- Ordinary Words: Sammy Sadler Well, well, well, it’s been a little while since I’ve written a single review and what a track to come back to. Here at Popped we’ve had our eyes on YONAKA for what feels like ages and their new track Ordinary demonstrates that we’ve been fans for the right reason. … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Honest

Just Listen: MarthaGunn Honest Words: Amy Butcher I’ve been a big fan of MarthaGunn over the last couple of years, the 70s psychedelic inspired indie rock five-piece have had me addicted to their music since I first heard them live. Following the recent single release of Nowhere To Run at the end of last year, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Native – Lost On You

The Native Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina With a pounding driving force, The Native’s latest single Lost On You throws out some punches that make it impossible not to sit up and listen and, for me, impossible not to stick on repeat and join them on a passionate sing-along. There’s a hint to a … Continue reading

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

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