Festival Review: This Is Tomorrow 2019

This Is Tomorrow Exhibition Park, Newcastle, 24 – 26 May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson and Sammy Sadler As I type this review, my head is still buzzing and my body is still aching from what was a fantastic weekend. Festival season has finally arrived (wooo!) and what a better way to get … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Camden Rocks 2019

Camden Rocks 2019 Preview Various venues, Camden, 1st & 2nd June 2019 Tickets Well, ladies and gents, here we are once more with the Camden Rocks shaping up to be bigger and better than ever this year. As if last year’s CR festival wasn’t jammy enough with the number of venues and bands they could … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence

Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence Words: Gary Lambert Pray in Silence is the most beautiful release from Swimming Girls yet, and that owes a lot to the positioning of the vocals at the top of the mix in order to grant extra emphasis on the heartfelt lyrics.  If I was new to Swimming Girls, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Little Grace – Silence

Little Grace – Silence Words: Elena Katrina OK so Little Grace isn’t quite the act that we would usually write about but there is no denying that their latest offering Silence has something special to its RNB flavouring – with tender moments of piano and a beautiful crackling, Silence strangely calls to me. There’s a … Continue reading

Popped Round Up May 2019

The Round Up May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton   Popped Music’s May Editors Pick The Outside Looking In – The Peach Fuzz   The Peach Fuzz have a very indie pop sound, they use synth to drive the intro before stripping back to just a bass line and beat for the verse. They bring a … Continue reading

TRACK PREMIERE: Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you

Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you Words: Sammy Sadler  The kings of glam-rock are back with their sequins and a new track that’ll be stuck in your head for days. I’ve been a fan of Be Quiet.Shout Loud! since I stumbled across them randomly as they played a stage at Mustang Sally’s in Newcastle … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Brighton Mix Up 2019

The Brighton Mix Up 2019 The Black Lion, Brighton Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Elena Katrina It was great to be back in Brighton again! I had missed its distinctive layout and large community feel, each trip always provided fun memories in this super friendly seaside town and on this occasion, yet again, Brighton delivered the … Continue reading

Festival Preview: This Is Tomorrow 2019

This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle 24 – 26 May, Newcastle, Exhibition Park Words: Sammy Sadler PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THIS IS TOMORROW ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website // Facebook //Twitter Newcastle has really pulled it out the bag this year in terms of bringing both well-known and upcoming musicians together to form festivals with impressive … Continue reading

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Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Festival 2019

Dot To Dot Festival 2019 Various venues Manchester 24 May 2019// Bristol 25 May 2019 // Nottingham 26 May 2019 Tickets Words: Gary Lambert Dot To Dot is not just one of the best metropolitan festivals or one of the best festivals for new bands, it is consistently one of the best festivals on the … Continue reading

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Festival Review: The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape 2019 Various venues, Brighton, 9-11th May 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape.…  a festival that prides itself on being at the very forefront of new music so of course, we had to be in attendance again. A festival that isn’t just for music fans but also for musicians. With … Continue reading

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: LIFE – Moral Fibre

LIFE – Moral Fibre Words: Gary Lambert Do you have asthma? If so, before you listen to Moral Fibre grab your inhaler and have a big blast on it. This track is dangerous for you breathing;  with a breakneck immediacy through the two minutes of sheer pleasure. Whether it is the rapid, fun guitar or … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: LAURAN HIBBERD – HOOCHIE

Lauran Hibberd – Hoochie Words: Meg Young Set to hit the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury later this summer, rising sensation Lauran Hibberd has unveiled her new music video for her latest captivating release, Hoochie. Curious, I Googled what the term meant and I soon learnt that a ‘hoochie’ is a slang term for a … 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

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Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

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