Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Of Humdrum

Red Rum Club The Hollow Of Humdrum Released: 02.10.2020 Words: Elena Katrina  Red Rum Club then, a band I (and many of team popped) have had the pleasure to witness blossom over years and years of hard graft, of both their live set and honing their musical craft. This album, The Hollow of Humdrum, is … 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: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Interview: HMLTD

HMLTD Words and Photos by Gary Lambert with live photography by Lucy McLaughlan If you have not listened to HMLTD’s debut album West of Eden, stick it on Spotify immediately.  For one, you really should take in this beautiful piece of music.  Secondly, I like the idea that reading my interview with the band should … Continue reading

Interview: Zuzu

Zuzu Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Zuzu is a pop star.  As I walked into Motor Museum Recording Studio in Liverpool on a grey winter’s day, it seemed as though the clouds were peeled back and the calendar spun through to June as the human ball of energy that is Zuzu came into view.  … Continue reading

Interview: The Mysterines

The Mysterines Words & Photos: Gary Lambert A sunny January day walking around Liverpool’s historical Albert Dock taking a few photographs is pretty much a perfect day for me.  When you’re accompanied by one of Britain’s most exciting and in demand bands removes all doubt and makes it possible for Lou Reed to soundtrack my … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up November 2019

November 2019 Round-Up Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Tall Children ft. Clean Cut Kid – Dragging Me Down Tall Children (aka Ben Hughes) lives on the belief that we are all just ‘Tall Children’, and he certainly reflects this playful, joyous and carefree feeling in his tracks, they are very easy … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

Live Review: The Lottery Winners

The Lottery Winners The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool, 1 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert November started with ice cold rain coming down in stair rods, and an invasion of Liverpool’s beloved Zanzibar Club by musical hordes from the Lancastrian hinterland between the county’s two largest cities. Heading the charge for the hearts of … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert “Hi! I’m Gary Lambert. I write, take photographs and represent for Popped Music, and take photographs for myself under Glam Gig Pics. Take a business card and shake my hand” Welcome to the latest instalment of Off The Record. The finest networking … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ormstons – LOVE

Ormstons – LOVE Words: Ashleigh O’Neil Ormstons are back with their new single ‘LOVE’. Taking inspiration from artists such as; Bombay Bicycle Club, Jerry Williams and Anteros the indie four-piece return. For their loyal fanbase, the new single has been highly anticipated, as it has been played live at their recent headline shows and support … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice

Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice Words: Clare Hingley Amber Run have just released the fourth single The Darkness Has A Voice from their impending album Philophobia and from the off this song has major Travis vibes with lead singer Joe Keogh resembling Fran Healy aswell as the overall melody. Keogh has previously … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender 2019 Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley, 30 August – 1 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The world of football has seen clubs rise from the ashes of other sadly defunct clubs, Bingley Weekender was the first time that I have been to such a “phoenix” festival. Previously Bingley Music … Continue reading

Festival Review: Fusion Presents 2019

Fusion Presents 2019 Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Sam Fender Sefton Park, 30th August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Kings Of Leon are playing by my house. Sam Fender is also playing. If you can’t instantly imagine my reaction to this news then you don’t pay … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

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