JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … 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

JUST LISTEN: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Callum Pitt – Here If You Need Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve been keeping my eye on Callum Pitt since I fell in love with his last single Forgotten Kids so I was really excited to hear he was releasing a new single so soon after. Latest track Here If You Need is much more delicate than Forgotten Kids, opting for a Lumineers vibe … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Wasting Time

Talkboy – Wasting Time Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Talkboy is really,  really good. It’s a glorious slice of music.Harmonies on top of harmonies, I love it. The six-piece from Leeds have produced a single that stands from the current trend of punky vocals from the likes of the brilliant Idles and Fountaines … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Control

The Van Ts – Control Words: Elena katrina The Van Ts have a special blend of guitar music – sonically they flirt with punk, grunge, rock but with melodies and harmonies that wouldn’t go amiss on some of the best indie pop out there. In their latest single, Control, everything comes together as one huge … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Ten Eighty Trees – Casual Habits

Ten Eighty Trees – Casual Habits Words: Sammy Sadler It’s no secret that I love Ten Eighty Trees and I’ve adored their anthemic rock tunes since I first listened to them back in 2018. Bordering slightly on the emo elements that I first attracted me to bands like 30STM, Ten Eighty Trees have me reminiscing back to the … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Murder Capital – Green & Blue

The Murder Capital – Green & Blue Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman The Murder Capital hail from Ireland’s capital, and whilst they aren’t from South London, they do spark the post-punk south of the river energy that radiates from them. They emit a euphoric, captivating personality that is growing on me as they continue to release haunting, … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up April 2019

Popped Round-Up April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Another Sky – The Cracks It seems that Another Sky have decided to channel the essence of Scandinavian noir TV into a deep and ambitious-sounding track. Full of brooding melancholy, this is not going to be the soundtrack to your summer, but it … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare)

Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare) Words: Chloe Hyde Upbeat, catchy, hopeful yet melancholic really are the words to describe Charity Shop Pop’s newest single Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare). It’s impossible to ignore the dance-inducing riffs, constantly contrasted with lyrics of post-breakup angst and heartbreak. The very relatability of this track is what … Continue reading

Just Listen: Revolvers – True Love

Revolvers – True Love Words: Meg Young Are you after a new song to add to your driving playlist? Well True Love, the first single from unsigned London based modern indie band Revolvers, is the perfect one to add. From the start, True Love certainly catches your ear when you first hear it. The band is … 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

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that False Advertising have managed to create a time machine because there is no way that I don’t already know this song. On first listen, there is an instant connection with You Won’t Feel Love like it is one … 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

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