Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Banfi: Never Really Cared About You

Banfi Words: Nick Jacques  Never Really Cared About You has vocals and music styles that are wedged firmly between that of Bombay Bicycle Club and Alt-J – the vocals are smooth and reflective, the drums and guitar dynamics play out in a measured but expressive fashion. The single’s accompanying video also makes for immersive viewing … Continue reading

Festival Review: SXSW 2018

SXSW 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a strange feeling this post-SXSW sensation. I feel both broken and exhilarated at the same time. There’s no amount of preparation you can take for either the festival nor the post-festival emotions. This festival is a beast. There is no other way to say it and I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Mute Choir – Behind The Bars

Mute Choir Words: Elena Katrina  Mute Choir is entirely new to me, in fact, I only just found him floating around out there on the interwebz and as soon as I heard Behind The Bars I knew I needed to get this shared. There’s a really nice mix of scuzzy psychedelia and folk storytelling to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pip Hall – Fire

Pip Hall Words: Nick Bewes When Editor Elena emailed about this track, she said ‘Pip Hall is amazing’. And you know what, she is. I’m ashamed to say that she’s a new name to me, but one that I’ll be keeping an eye out for especially as her debut album is due this summer. Described … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt and Sasha Sloan – Psycopath

Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt and Sasha Sloan Words: Luke Pettican Nina Nesbitt’s pop resurgence is a testament to her undeniable fundamental talent. With Psychopath continues her streak of incredible, confessional pop tracks. Although, this time things are a little different. Psychopath is a collaboration with Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence, as part of Spotify’s Louder … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Vistas

Vistas Interview: Georgia Flynn Words: Elena Katrina Recently found out on tour with Leeds band Marsicans, Vistas sat down to chat with Popped’s Georgia Flynn for our first ever video interview. Since then the band have just released their most recent single, Calm, on Lab records, which you can also listen to below. The indie pop … Continue reading

Just Listen: PLYA – Feast My Eye

PLAYA Words: Nick Bewes PLYA are one of my favourite new bands and they are back with their latest and at least to my ears, best single so far. Feast My Eye starts off with a semi-spoken word intro, sounding a little similar to when Taylor Swift told us the old Taylor couldn’t come to … Continue reading

SXSW With: Ider

Ider They give little away on their own social media accounts but a little digging can find you a bit more about the London based female duo Ider. Like they’ve been around for only a few years and have already made an impact that’s seen them play some pretty cool shows and festivals, as well … Continue reading

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … Continue reading

SXSW With: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … Continue reading

SXSW With: Breakfast Muff

Breakfast Muff Words and Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ll be honest… I’ve never seen Breakfast Muff play live before, I don’t even know, truthfully still, if I’ve sat down and listened to them before now. I’ve seen their name on posters and I’ve heard them being talked about so I figured, when is best to get … Continue reading

SXSW With: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … Continue reading

SXSW With: Pale Waves

Pale Waves Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Do you want to do something with Pale Waves at SXSW was the e-mail I had a few weeks ago. YES! Was my answer… then nothing, zip, nada. Then when chased “they’re not doing press”. NO. Not taking that as an answer because that’s not true. So when … Continue reading

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