Live Review: Sophie and The Giants – Liverpool

Sophie and The Giants Sound, Liverpool, 30 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sophie and The Giants are a band that come with a great reputation, and I was feeling pretty left out on the hype that is building around them purely because I had missed watching them at so many festivals. Fortune … Continue reading

Just Watch: Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion

Saytr Play – Second Hand Emotion Words: Elena Katrina  As one of Manchester’s most exciting new bands out there and one of the best live acts to watch that I’ve seen in an age, I had to be sure to share Second Hand Emotion – the latest offering from Saytr Play.  This track shows the band … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Dancing Shoes

Walt Disco – Dancing Shoes Words: Elena Katrina  Walt Disco are setting a president up in their hometown of Glasgow – alongside neighbouring bands Lucia and The Ninth Wave, there’s something extremely exciting happening and Dancing Shoes is another fine example. Murderously gothic with deeply entrenched sounds of the 80s Post Romantic and a vocal … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up September 2019

Popped Round-Up September 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editor’s Pick! Your Light – The Big Moon This is only their second release in the 2 years since their debut LP “Love In The Fourth Dimension”. The Big Moon’s original sound from said album was very punk-pop, but the sound from these recent 2 singles are more … Continue reading

Live Review: The Post Romantics – Liverpool

The Post Romantics The Zanzibar, Liverpool, 20th September 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anyone who goes to gigs in Liverpool will probably have seen one of two of The Post Romantics crew out and about. After all, they go to more gigs than me! They genuinely love music, love gigs and support their … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Festival 2019

Neighbourhood Festival 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 12 October 2019 Words by Gary Lambert   Within a few years, Neighbourhood Festival (the slightly-nerdier older brother of Neighbourhood Weekender) has become somewhat of a fans favourite as Manchester city centre becomes even more populated with music fans on a Saturday afternoon. It is a celebration of the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Kids Addicted

Red Rum Club – Kids Addicted Words: Elena Katrina With their key Mexicana flare firmly in place, Liverpool’s Red Rum Club return to the party with their first new material since the release of their debut album, Matador, back in January. Kids Addicted delivers yet another fast-paced number that packs a punch. With hooks that … Continue reading

Album Review: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler FINALLY what the Popped team have been waiting for, and pretty much fangirling over, is here! Sam Fender has graced the world of music with his debut LP Hypersonic Missiles and if you haven’t listened to it already, stop what you’re doing right now, cast your eyes over … Continue reading

Festival Review: Wilkestock 2019

Wilkestock 2019 Frogmore Hill, Hertford, 30 Aug – 1st September 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Festival season always comes around much quicker than I anticipated and passes at the same rate too. But what I really love about it is how I always find a new exciting festival or band at some point. This … Continue reading

Festival Preview: 2Q Festival – Lincoln

2Q Festival – Lincoln Various venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert My recommendation to visit 2Q Festival comes straight from the heart as last year I had one of my favourite festival experiences in Lincoln after deciding last minute to go to the festival. It was a great decision as the festival … Continue reading

Just Listen: Little Grim – All On Black

Little Grim – All On Black Words: Clare Hingley Fifteen seconds in and All On Black is already making you wonder what direction the song is heading. Joe Murphy’s subtle but sombre vocals play wonders with the guitar riffs and compliments the drum beats perfectly. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised the first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice

Amber Run – The Darkness Has A Voice Words: Clare Hingley Amber Run have just released the fourth single The Darkness Has A Voice from their impending album Philophobia and from the off this song has major Travis vibes with lead singer Joe Keogh resembling Fran Healy aswell as the overall melody. Keogh has previously … Continue reading

Live Review: Average Sex, Preston

Average Sex The Ferret, Preston, 11th August 2019 Words: Julia Grantham Photography: Gary Lambert Walking into The Ferret in Preston a couple of Sundays ago, I couldn’t help but be struck by how quiet the venue was. Having seen many gigs there before and a few sold out shows, it was a strange experience to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender 2019 Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley, 30 August – 1 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The world of football has seen clubs rise from the ashes of other sadly defunct clubs, Bingley Weekender was the first time that I have been to such a “phoenix” festival. Previously Bingley Music … Continue reading

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2019

Skeleton Coast 2019 Leasowe Castle, Wirral, 31st August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  This was my first visit to Skeleton Coast – we’ve covered it before but I hadn’t personally had the pleasure. This year I knew I had to go and try it out for myself and I was not at all disappointed. … Continue reading

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