Festival Preview: Year’s End Festival

Year’s End Festival Manchester, 15 December 2018 Words: Gary Lambert The penultimate Saturday before Christmas is meant for shopping isn’t it? Well, not if you’re in Manchester and a fan of good music as the folks at Scruff of the Neck and Distiller have decided to take one for the team and organise an event … Continue reading

Interview: Bloxx

Bloxx Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert The last time I saw Bloxx they were in the middle of putting on a sensational performance in a barn in the middle of the countryside. It wasn’t an off-the-cuff thing, but a cracker of a set at 110 Above Festival. Even in the short time since then … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun, Valeras, and The Cascaders

King Nun, Valeras and The Cascaders Sound Food and Drink, Liverpool, 14th November 2018 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Wednesday night in the basement of Sound on Duke Street saw King Nun playing only their second ever headline set, and, on behalf of Popped Music, I was happily sent along. Upon walking into the room, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla

Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla Words: Rob Connor  I have no idea what I just watched, but I know I instantly love it! The video for Fil Bo Riva’s latest offering, Go Rilla,  for his eagerly awaited debut album is as bonkers as it is brilliant. Drawing its influences heavily from his love of … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Album Review: Ed The Dog – Shame

Ed The Dog  – Shame 27th July 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler High Wycombe artist Ed the Dog released his debut album ‘Shame’ on 27th July and it’s packed full of 90s vibes and similarities to Weezer. Ed Wettenhall made the bold decision to quit his admin assistant job, retreat to his attic and write the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Orchic Collective – Otherside

Otherside Words: Samantha Sadler  Irish indie-pop outfit Orchid Collective have been turning heads in their home country and are now set to release their new single ‘Otherside’ on the 1st June. Having toured relentlessly across Ireland in 2017, as well as making their debut UK appearance at Y Not festival, the quartet have attracted attention … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Branfoot – Bloodsongs

Bloodsongs Words Samantha Sadler One of the best things about listening to new music every day is when you stumble across something that you totally don’t expect and that’s exactly what I got from Leeds heartthrob Tom Branfoot. Branfoot’s new EP Bloodsongs sets a bleak landscape that is glittered with phenomenal vocals and twirling instrumentals … Continue reading

Festival Preview: All Points East 2018

All Points East 2018 – Catfish and The Bottlemen 1st June 2018 Words: Luke Pettican Find All Points East on Facebook Tickets for All Points East can be purchased here. As part of this year’s All Points East Festival, Catfish And The Bottlemen headline a huge show in London’s Victoria Park on June 1st. APE have lined … Continue reading

Album Review: Dream Wife – Dream Wife

Dream Wife Released 20th January 2018 Words: Elena Katrina (aka Dream Wife Fan Girl) Dream Wife have repeatedly blown my cotton’s off in a live show, far too many times that I can remember, over the last few years and so to now be faced with their debut album is a mixture of both elation … Continue reading

Live Review: Wolf Alice – Brighton

Wolf Alice Brighton Dome, November 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi There is always something particularly special about seeing a band just after a major album release. Seeing Wolf Alice at the Brighton Dome just a couple of months after the release of their stunning second album ‘Visions of a Life’ was no exception. The … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Brighton

Amber Run Concorde 2, Brighton October 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi It’s always a treat when you get to see not one but two great bands grace the same stage in a single evening. That being said, you can imagine my delight when I found out I would be seeing both Amber Run and … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan Leaf, Liverpool, 4th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   When a touring gig above a bar/café sells out two months before the artist is due to step foot on the stage, you know there is going to be a certain level of expectation regarding the night. Sell out gigs are … Continue reading

Live Review: Methyl Ethyl – London

Methyl Ethyl The Shacklewell Arms, 15/08/2017 Words: Nick Jacques I strolled into the Shacklewell Arms with about 15 minutes to go before Methyl Ethyl were to go on stage. I had never set foot in this part of town before. I was intrigued to know what I might find lurking amongst these 4 murky music-soaked … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ardyn – Together

Ardyn Words: Nick Bewes Ardyn are a new name to me but one I will certainly be keeping an eye out for in the future. Brother and sister duo Rob and Katy Pearson have spent the time since releasing their EP the Valley writing and recording and they return with the first single of the … Continue reading

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