Just Listen: Winter’s Island – Fire

Winter’s Island Words: Nick Bewes One of the best things about being a music fan is discovering new music and bands. Since getting the new track from London trio Winters Island have become one of my favourites. The new track Fire is like Coldplay, Hurts and Fenech Solar have got together and produced a track … Continue reading

Just Listen: Panda Cult – First Time

Panda Cult Words: Elena Katrina  When you hear the perfect indie pop song you know it. Panda Cult have just that with their debut single First Time. Infectious melodies with every twist and turn. Lyrics which are easy to latch on to and join in with even after just the first listen. For a first … Continue reading

Album Review: Alex Vargas – Cohere

Cohere Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Alex Vargas lays himself bare today (31st March) with the release of Cohere, the new album and by far the greatest body of work by the Danish-born musician to date. Cohere is a remarkable album, difficult to categorize with its big-band production complete with jazz-styled orchestra and … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Arts Club, Liverpool 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Taking advantage of the offer to play a Liverpool tour date to utilise the last of their three week trip to the UK, Dublin’s Otherkin played a support slot on a local-focused bill. When the vast majority of the large audience seemed to be … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #010

Popped Playlist #010 With more minutes of music coming in than hours available in the day to listen to and share there’s only one way forward. A collection of our favourite tracks that hit our ears each month. Some that have already featured on Popped and plenty that just we ran out of time for … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Flying Vinyl

Flying Vinyl All Dayer The Oval, London, 7th April 2017 Words: Elena Katrina  With ten of our favourite acts all descending upon one venue for Flying Vinyl’s all dayer this weekend it’s pretty much impossible for us to do our usual festival preview so instead we’re going to post a track by each band and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tear – Begging

Tear Words: Julia Grantham I couldn’t resist the opportunity to review this latest track from Tear when I had the chance. Having discovered them in the autumn of 2015 via Tim Burgess on twitter-they’re signed to his label-I reviewed an earlier song of theirs and this current one Begging is just as deliciously dark and … Continue reading

EP Review: Peaness – Are You Sure

Are You Sure Released 5th May 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Described as infectious and sugar-coated indie-pop Peaness (think about it!) new EP, Are You Sure? released on 5th May 2017 via Alcopop! Records, is saccharine sunshine at its best.  The Chester-based, all-girl trio has created an upbeat and infuriatingly catchy collection of songs with killer … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maximo Park – Get High (No I Don’t)

Maximo Park Words: Nick Bewes I’ve been playing Maximo Park’s music on the radio for over a decade and the new material is as good as anything they have done in that time. The second single from new album Risk to Exist is called Get High (No I Don’t). The press release says the new … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Superfood – Bristol

Superfood Thekla, Bristol, March 2017 Words: Lewis Rogers I’ve been a huge fan of Superfood since they dropped their Mam EP back in 2014. Despite perhaps being the least well known of the bands that sprung out of Birmingham’s B-Town scene Superfood are my favourite, and after a couple of years of silence from them … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Native Kings – Afraid To Love You

Native Kings Words: Nick Bewes Continuing the great tradition of rock’s trios, Liverpool’s Native Kings produce a big noise  even though there’s only three of them. Think more Muse and Ash than Genesis though! The band have released a new single Afraid To Love You and it’s a cracker, right from the opening riff to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: When In Manchester

When In Manchester 15th April – Various Venues NQ, Manchester Keep up on Facebook Words: Julia Grantham Are you sick and tired of all the insipid mainstream music out there in the world today? Perhaps, like me, you are increasingly bored of all the mass-produced stuff that’s forced upon us at every possible marketing opportunity, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eat Fast – Scrambled Egg

Eat Fast Words: Gary Feeney Following on from the blistering Public Display of Affection and Sand Drone, Scrambled Egg, the latest single from Eat Fast’s forthcoming EP, is a slightly less frenetic but no less fuzzy affair. A little more nuanced than the others, the curiously -titled track opens with syncopated drum and bass pattern … Continue reading

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