Just Listen: Green Gardens – Change The Light

Green Gardens – Change The Light Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman What’s the danger of listening to new, interesting music? There’s no danger at all. Leeds art-pop band, Green Gardens are all sorts of fascinating, but beautiful. Newly released and highly anticipated single ‘Change The Lights’ is laced with funky riffs and breathtaking energy. The vocal ranges … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White – End of Time

The Pale White – End of Time Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman Newcastle based band The Pale White have yet again delivered another perfect alternative tune, ‘End Of Time’. This is the second single to be released out of their upcoming EP, ‘Take Me To The Strange’ – and it’s a stunning, catchy song which encapsulates their … Continue reading

Just Listen: Birch – Labor Fruit

Birch – Labor Fruit Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Michelle Birsky of New York synth-pop band Birch got in touch asking me to review her latest single ‘Labor Fruit’, I hesitated briefly, but only enough to decide it was time to bring this track back to Popped Music. The place where I had discovered … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Kidsmoke – Rising Sun Words: Rob Connor 6 Seconds! I timed it. The sleepy ethereal opening of Kidsmokes’ ‘Rising Sun’ is 6 seconds, before it hits you with a gut punch of a guitar riff and sets off like a whippet straight out of the traps. That 6 seconds is the only respite you’ll get on … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bessie Turner – Nino

Bessie Turner – Nino Words: Rachel Allen Bessie Turner has a distinct ability to weave an emotional story within a catchy slightly gritty guitar flavour layered in a slightly sweet vocal. Slightly but not slight, her recent track ‘Nino’ is flavoured in just this way, sprinkled with the magic of Richard Woodcraft, who won a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chlöe Howl – Work

Chlöe Howl – Work Words: Nick Bewes Chlöe Howl is a name that has been on my radar for a good few years now. She released her debut EP back in 2013 and was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014 and for the Brits Critics Choice the same year, losing out to Sam Smith, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Annabel Allum – Sofa Song

Annabel Allum – Sofa Song Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman After having a successful festival season by playing Reading Festival and Brighton’s notorious The Great Escape Festival, Annabel Allum has released her fresh and raw single, ‘Sofa Song’, whilst announcing a UK tour which consists of 12 dates, from London to Glasgow. In her new track, dry … Continue reading

Just Listen: Far Caspian – Blue

Far Caspian – Blue Words: Sammy Sadler As the very last days of warm weather start to fade away, I find myself trying to cling on to any kind of hazy, dreamy soundscape that I can find. One reason tends to be that I don’t really appreciate this style of track as the darker nights … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady Words: Elena Katrina Can’t I just write: “It’s awesome, go and listen to it?” – no, you expect more of me? oh, ok then… Well this has movie soundtrack all over it, some stylish, maybe something Drive-esque:sharp, clean, edgy and cool as hell and a … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bloxx – Monday

Bloxx – Monday Words: Daniel Burton After every song Bloxx have released, despite my love and massive backing of the Uxbridge four-piece, I am always sceptical as to whether they can pull another hit out of the bag after setting the bar so high with prior songs. All of their releases so far have had … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucia – Summertime

Lucia – Summertime Words: Gary Feeney It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve been huge fans of LUCIA for a long time. First appearing on our pages back almost two years ago to the day (at the time of writing) with the fuzzy brilliance of Best Boy, the Glaswegian outfit band have gone from strength … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Wild Things – You’re Really Something

The Wild Things – You’re Really Something Words: Nick Bewes The new video from London based four-piece, The Wild Things ‘You’re Really Something‘,  is the title track and first single from their upcoming debut album which is released 23rd November. The video is set in the 1970s, and it tells the story of a girl … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Moonglow

Cape Cub – Moonglow Words: Samantha Sadler North East-based Cape Cub have been turning heads for a while now and with good reason! Their uplifting indie pop tracks have raked in millions of Spotify plays and their live shows are packed out with adoring fans.  Having started as a solo project by frontman Chad Male, Cape … Continue reading

Just Listen: KOYO – Jettisoned

KOYO Words: Samantha Sadler I was lucky enough to catch KOYO at Live at Leeds earlier this month and I’ve had my eye on them ever since. As a big Radiohead fan these are right up my street, combining progressive-rock with experimental electronic vibes. Latest single Jettisoned explores “themes of rejection and paranoia” according to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – Imagination

Imagination Words: Samantha Sadler Indie-pop outfit Fond of Rudy are back with new single Imagination and it’s oozing with nostalgia and 80s dance vibes.  The four-piece had a busy 2017 after picking up support from BBC Introducing London and Amazing Radio with their previous singles To Be Mine and Say Something and they are back on the festival circuit … Continue reading

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