Just Listen: Haim – Little Of Your Love

Haim Words: Charlotte Minett Little Of Your Love is the most jazzy we’ve heard from Haim, even starting with a glissando. This track sounds fresh out of a popular musical. Of course, in true Haim style it has a steady beginning, but leads up to the quick-fire lyrics of “gimme just a little of your … Continue reading

Album Review: Meadowlark – Postcards

Postcards Released 30th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs The debut album. Always a difficult thing to pull off and get right first time. Even more so if you are a duo that hasn’t been performing that long together (a mere five years) and come from very different backgrounds (film and social media stardom) with very different influences (rock meets … Continue reading

Just Listen: Model Aeroplanes – Lover

Model Aeroplanes Words: Nick Bewes Model Aeroplanes might just have produced the best slice of optimistic and fun indie rock since Friendly Fires were making music. The song in question is the ‘surefire summer anthem’ Lover. And it’s great. It’s upbeat, it’s catchy and has a feelgood vibe that has meant this song has been … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Fresh Meat

The Van Ts Words: Nick Jacques This Glasgowian female fronted 4 piece The Van Ts come out of the blocks bursting with monstrous pixie-esque riffs and an ice-cool and collected attitude. In their new single Fresh Meat guitars howl and squeal with intent and alluring vocals worm their way under your skin amidst the storming … Continue reading

Live Review: Honeyblood – London

Honeyblood Koko, London, 16th June 2016 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Jane Jimenez It’s Friday night and an unearthly hush falls over the audience at the Koko Club, London. Eerie little voices float disjointedly from the sound system and flashing lights like laser beams announce the arrival of Honeyblood for their biggest headline show to date.  A slightly nervous Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myer’s take the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Banners – Someone To You (Acoustic)

Banners Words: Elena Katrina It’s no big secret, if you’re a long time reader of Popped, that I’m a huge fan of Banners and well as soon as I saw he had shared an acoustic version of his new single Someone To You, it was getting a space on this blog immediately. With a true … Continue reading

Just Listen: Meadowlark – Body Lose

Meadowlark Words: Nick Bewes Can it really be 2 years since I first heard the brilliant Meadowlark. That was the Dual and Three Six Five EPs. Now the duo of Kate McGill on vocals and keyboards and Dan Broadley on who looks after guitars & production are back and ready to release their debut album … Continue reading

Tour Bus Playlist: The Magnettes

The Magnettes With their debut album, Ugly Truth, just about to be released on June 30th, Swedish hot stuff The Magnettes have picked us their tracks for their tour bus playlist and it’s exclusively for Popped Music. With their band manifesto being “Say what you want to say. Do it as loud as you want. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trampolene – Beautiful Pain

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Beautiful pain, the new single from Trampolene, is just that; painfully acute, beautifully executed.   Music has undergone somewhat of a technical revolution over recent years as both new and established artists fight to create their niche in a market that is over-inflated by product-pop. Now and then though a band just brings out a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo

Wolf Alice Words: Leander Hobbs If you’re looking for a good dollop of attitude and high-octane, tongue-in-cheek ranting then you can’t go far wrong with Yuk Foo, the sublimely bitchin new single from Wolf Alice.  The title alone is enough to engender a wry smile, which then turns into a knowing guffaw as the single bangs into action in all its explicit glory. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – Let’s Talk About Me

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Although they’ve been around for a year or so and have a few demos to their name, Johnny Kills have only just released their debut single, Let’s Talk About Me, and it’s well worth the wait. Clocking in at under 3 minutes, Let’s Talk About Me is a fast, frenzied … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

Just Watch: Declan McKenna – Humongous

Declan McKenna Words: Charlotte Minett Declan McKenna is back with another single Humongous before the release of his debut album What Do You Think About the Car, out 21st July. This track echoes Declan’s more laid-back, mellow sound. This can be compared to his older tracks, such as Paracetamol and Basic. However, the disjointed ending … Continue reading

Just Listen: Trash – Migraines

Trash Words: Gary Feeney Having spent the last year or so honing their craft on the live scene via a number of prestigious support slots, Chesterfield four-piece TRASH are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming E.P. in the form of new single, Migraines. Opening with a guitar line which sounds like it might … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Glue

Fickle Friends Words: Elena Katrina One of the things that I love about Fickle Friends isn’t just their uplifting musical vibes, which are an instant party in bag, but the lyrics and the way they manage to just capture a story, which so many “pop” songs just don’t really do. And let’s be frank here, … Continue reading

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