Just Listen: The Night Cafe – The Way Of Mary

The Night Cafe Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, The Way Of Mary, shows off all that is good about The Night Café. In a strange way, this song reminds me of the Naïve-era version of The Kooks with the effortless way the band manage to put together a pop tune. It feels so natural … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darlia – Ballad of Black & White

Darlia Words: Elena Katrina Back in 2015 Darlia released their debut album Petals, containing what was to become some of my biggest ear worms of the year. They also gave me live performances I thought I would never get enough of and then rudely disappeared. Thankfully though we now have the return with brand new … Continue reading

Festival Review: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Sheffield 3rd – 4th March 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Welcome to Festival Season 2017 – kicking off in early March (yes March!) with Sheffield’s Outlines Festival. The festival is put together by those awesome people behind Tramlines and has a massive focus on new and emerging music. So of course we … Continue reading

TRACK BY TRACK EXCLUSIVE: Meadowlark – Nocturnes EP

Meadowlark Track By Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina We’re thrilled to have our first ever track by track talk through on Popped and even happier that it’s with the wonderful Meadowlark. Below the lovely Kate and Dan talk about each of their tracks from their current Nocturnes EP, which is released today 10th March 2017.  … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Hello Hello

Fickle Friends Words: Elena Katrina I always wonder how it is that some bands manage to bash out catchy track after catchy track and don’t even seem to break a sweat when doing it. Popped Music faves Fickle Friends are one of those very bands. They always seem to have 80s synth pop in abundance … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #009

Popped Playlist #009 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: Threshold 2017 Pt1

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Calm Fiasco – Just Don’t Care Anymore

The Calm Fiasco Words: Gary Feeney The Calm Fiasco is a name which I’ve saw loads of times online and in and around their native Glasgow recently, so since I’d never got round to checking them out, it was a welcome surprise when their new single, Just Don’t Care Anymore, landed in my inbox. The … Continue reading

Just Listen: John Joseph Brill – I’m Not Alright

John Joseph Brill Words: Elena Katrina I’m Not Alright is possibly the softest work I’ve heard so far from John Joseph Brill. Usually there’s a gruff darkness to both his stunningly low vocal and indeed the music. There are still hints to his tone but this track demonstrates a more upbeat melodious move in his … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rory Wynne – Star In The Sky

Rory Wynne Words: Julia Grantham Taken from Rory Wynne’s EP, What would Rory Wynne do?, lead track Star in The Sky is rhythmic, accessible and has a strong steady beat that is sure to get any Indie music fan dancing along this Spring as Rory, a fellow Stockport lad, embarks on neighbouring band Blossoms’ Spring … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Words: Elena Katrina TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE Website Facebook Twitter Outlines festival is Sheffield’s very own new music city centre festival and this year it brings not just one day of live music from up and coming acts and more established bands but two days! Double the fun, double the music and … Continue reading

Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Miccoli – Idle Stranger

Miccoli Words: Elena Katrina Miccoli are totally new to me and though their forthcoming track, Idle Stranger, gives a huge dollop of indie pop and it’s the lush combination of male/female vocals that really made me fall for it. They create a gentle and cloud like texture together, against the twinkling guitars and upbeat backing … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

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