EP Review: New Dad – Waves

Waves NewDad Words: Gary Lambert I’ve completely missed out on NewDad before the release of Waves EP, and I truly feel like my life must have been poorer as a result.  Their arty dream pop sound is beautiful, intelligent, and as immediate as more traditional sounding pop songs.  Each track on the EP is immaculately layered with … Continue reading

Just Watch: half alive – What’s Wrong

Half Alive What’s Wrong Words: Amy Butcher Starting the journey to their sophomore album with first single ‘What’s Wrong’, Half Alive delve into the world of self-reflection and looking inward to make the change we want in our external environment. Given the pandemic that has impacted everyone globally, I’ve never related more to a song … Continue reading

Just Watch: Dead Nature – Hurricane

Dead Nature Hurricane Words: Amy Butcher In one go, Dead Nature (a.k.a. Tarek Musa) released a new single ‘Hurricane’ alongside the announcement of his debut album ‘Watch Me Break Apart’, and I am ecstatic! I’ve always loved Tarek’s solo project Dead Nature since hearing the debut E.P ‘Taking My Shadow’, and ‘Hurricane’ just makes me … Continue reading

Just Watch: Corella – Monday

Corella Monday Words: Amy Butcher As I sit here writing this review on Easter Monday, it’s quite fitting that the track I happen to be reviewing is Corella’s ‘Monday’. Full of twinkly melodies, anthemic tones and the classic indie pop sound that they’re known for; the Manchester band are packing a punch with this latest … Continue reading

Just Listen: St Peter’s Dream – Maybe Yesterday

St Peter’s Dream Maybe Yesterday Words: Gary Lambert In the world when everybody is searching for big, life-changing moments of drama, it is important to grasp on to slices of innocent pleasure.  Maybe Yesterday from St Peter’s Dream feels like one of those slices to me.   With a gently paced, upbeat feel to the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EADES – PRESENT IN THE MOMENT

Eades – Present in the Moment Words: Amy Butcher Gut punching you as soon as the track starts, Eades’ Present In the Moment is a modern post-punk song; full of high energy, fast paced guitar riffs and a distorted, lo-fi quality that ties the whole thing together. Hailing from Leeds, the quintet have already developed … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: BRISTON MARONEY – SINKIN’

Briston Maroney – Sinkin’ Words: Amy Butcher With only two weeks to go until his debut album Sunflower is released, Briston Maroney has delivered something fantastic in the last single Sinkin’ from the debut. Whether it’s the ferocious guitar melodies, tight drums beats or Maroney’s intoxicating vocals, it’s the perfect sunshine pop song. I can … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: jak Ivr – Still

jak Ivr – Still Words: Sammy Sadler When the news broke on Facebook that Llovers were disbanding, I was gutted. I’d become somewhat of a big fan having seen the indie-pop Teessiders live numerous times and I even own two of their band t-shirts. Doesn’t get much more serious than that. Although you can often … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Everything I’ve Ever Learned

Bloxx Everything I’ve Ever Learned Words: Gary Lambert 13Releasing a debut album in 2020 was a bit of a cursed move, but rather than sit around waiting for the real-life restart, Bloxx have got busy with a new release.  And it’s a cracker – and shows how much Bloxx have progressed as a band since … Continue reading

Just Watch: feeo – End Song

Just Watch : feeo – End Song   A few thoughts spring to mind when I listen to ‘End Song’ by feeo; phenomenal production, sweet soulful harmonies and addictive jazz chords. This is my first taste of the Oxford songwriter and producer, and blimey she’s made an impression. The track takes you on a journey … Continue reading

Just Watch: VALA – It’s Alright When You’re Falling

VALA It’s Alright When You’re Falling  Words: Amy Butcher VALA’s ‘t’s Alright When You’re Falling is a harmonious final instalment to their ‘Swimming Kit’ EP, and much similar to the other two songs from the EP, it has a refreshing twist on the Manchester band’s sound we know and love. Compared to their older singles, these … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Blossom

Eliza Shaddad Blossom Words: Elena Katrina The latest release from the wonderfully talented Eliza Shaddad is Blossom and my gosh is it somewhat a swoon-worthy track. It makes me envisage a warm day, trees gently swaying in the breeze, blossom falling gently from them as I walk down a street. It’s an entirely romantic scene, … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: YONAKA – Ordinary

YONAKA- Ordinary Words: Sammy Sadler Well, well, well, it’s been a little while since I’ve written a single review and what a track to come back to. Here at Popped we’ve had our eyes on YONAKA for what feels like ages and their new track Ordinary demonstrates that we’ve been fans for the right reason. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Girl In Red – Serotonin

Girl In Red Serotonin Words: Amy Butcher When you first listen to ‘Serotonin’ by Girl In Red a.k.a. Marie Ulven, it’s clear her sound has developed in a fantastic way this year and with the announcement of her debut album ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’, it’s going to be an exciting year for … Continue reading

Just Listen: Courting – Grand National

Courting Grand National Words: Gary Lambert With their latest release, Grand National, Courting have once again proven themselves to be one of the most exciting young bands in the UK. Grand National is a great example of how a raw band can progress, improve and grow without changing what made them exciting in the first … Continue reading

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