Live Review: Mint – Liverpool

Mint Liverpool, 20th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll The first band up of the evening were Monks, a distinctly loud and local presence with which to start the heart of the gig. A smile was brought to my face immediately with the use of a trumpet right at the forefront of their … Continue reading

Just Listen – The Americas – Come On Out

The Americas Words: Cat Lewis The rock trio The Americas are about to release one single a month for three months in the lead up to their EP launch on 7th September and I couldn’t be more excited. The first of which Come On Out is out today. I have been a big fan of … Continue reading

Festival Review: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot Various Venues Manchester 25th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert  Photos: Elena Katrina  Dot To Dot Manchester has to be one of the highlights in the Popped Music calendar.  There is pretty much the perfect balance of favourite music acts, bands that you have wanted to catch, and the odd surprise here and … Continue reading

Just Listen: KOYO – Jettisoned

KOYO Words: Samantha Sadler I was lucky enough to catch KOYO at Live at Leeds earlier this month and I’ve had my eye on them ever since. As a big Radiohead fan these are right up my street, combining progressive-rock with experimental electronic vibes. Latest single Jettisoned explores “themes of rejection and paranoia” according to the … Continue reading

Live Review: Island – Liverpool

Island Buyers Club, Liverpool, 14th May 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert The enjoyment that a gig generates is not simply based on the performance of the band(s) on stage, but rather a more complicated mixture of performance, venue, personal mood, and behaviour of your fellow audience members.  If any one of these aspects can … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – Imagination

Imagination Words: Samantha Sadler Indie-pop outfit Fond of Rudy are back with new single Imagination and it’s oozing with nostalgia and 80s dance vibes.  The four-piece had a busy 2017 after picking up support from BBC Introducing London and Amazing Radio with their previous singles To Be Mine and Say Something and they are back on the festival circuit … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Camden Rocks 2018

Camden Rocks 2018 Various Venues, Camden 2nd June  2018 Words: Nick Jacques Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £39.50 and available to buy here. On 2nd June, more than 200 acts ranging from genres featuring hefty doses of brit rock-pop to thicker-than-thick slabs of metal will once again invade the … Continue reading

Tour Bus Playlist: Mary Miller

Mary Miller Words: Elena Katrina Mary Miller, roll that name around a while, for it’s a name you’re going to be hearing quite a lot of in the future. She keeps winning all kinds of things, most recently she won the apply to play competition run by Bushstock Festival. A festival we love dearly and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Laurel – Lovesick

Lovesick Words: Samantha Sadler  London-based artist and producer LAUREL has released new single ‘Lovesick’ ahead of her debut album DOGVIOLET due out on 24th August. An exploration into the emotional complications of love, DOGVIOLET was written by Laurel locking herself “away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although … Continue reading

Just Listen: Heavy Rapids – Stuck With

Stuck With Words: Gary Feeney  We’ve been big fans of Heavy Rapids’ distinctive brand of garage rock ever since their first appearance on our pages back in 2016 under their old moniker, The Telermen. In the months and years since then, the quartet have been steadily developing their style, crafting a sound that combines musical … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #014

Popped Playlist Poll #014 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 … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Fizzy Blood

Fizzy Blood Words: Samantha Sadler   Lively five-piece Fizzy Blood are definitely a force to be reckoned with. Formed in 2014, the Leeds lads have been touring relentlessly throughout May and are jumping straight onto the festival circuit this summer.   But what’s their story? I caught up with Benji Inkley (vocals), Paul Howells (guitarist/songwriter) … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape and I have had a whirlwind romance and I’m pleased to say, unlike most whirlwind romances, it’s not ended bitterly. Quite the opposite in fact. It might be over but I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.  The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Kiss

Kiss Words: Samantha Sadler The gothic-pop quartet Pale Waves from Manchester are about to embark some huge global dates including a support slot with CHRVCHES in America and festival dates in Japan, Spain and Belgium amongst others. But before all of that, they’ve released their new single Kiss and I was a huge fan from … Continue reading

Just Listen: Francobollo – We’re Dead

We’re Dead Words: Rob Connor  As with their last single Hoo Haa, Francobollo’s new single We’re Dead is instantly identifiable and familiar as a ‘bollo track but has built on their winning formula to bring a more nuanced and commercial edge. The track opens with a brilliant discordant riff that would not sound out of place on … Continue reading

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