Album Review: Anteros – When We Land

Anteros – When We Land Words by Gary Lambert Now this is an album I have waited quite some time to listen to. In fact, ever since I heard Drunk for the first time, I’ve loved Anteros – and especially loved that song. It was with considerable disappointment that I saw Drunk had been left … Continue reading

Album Review: What A Time To Be Alive – Tom Walker

Tom Walker – What A Time To Be Alive Words: Gary Lambert This is a bittersweet review for all of us at Popped Music. This is the moment that we have to admit that Tom Walker, one of our blog favourites, is definitely not one of our little favourites, but instead he is on course … Continue reading

Album Review: Foxtrap – Foxtrap

Foxtrap – Foxtrap Words: Nicholas Jacques This is somewhat of a personal event for me reviewing this band’s debut album. I might have mentioned in previous reviews that I discovered Foxtrap (then known as The Baltic States) at a £2 gig at Liverpool’s famous Parr Street Studios on a dark cold night several years ago … Continue reading

Album Review: Queen Zee – Queen Zee

Queen Zee – Queen Zee Released 8th Feb 2019 Words – Nick Jacques  The first thought that came to me when I saw a picture of this band was “erm, they’re from Liverpool??” because they really don’t look like they are, but in a good and positive way, obviously. Queen Zee look like they have … Continue reading

Album Review: The Vryll Society – Course of The Satellite

The Vryll Society –  Course of The Satellite Release date: 10th August 2018 It is a pleasure to have one of Popped Music’s favourite psychedelic bands The Vryll Society finally release their long-awaited debut album Course of the Satellite. There has been an anticipation and buzz about this band from Liverpool for what feels like … Continue reading

Album Review: Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches

Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches Released July 6th 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Right now it is 9.45pm on Friday 6 July, and we are in the middle of what feels like a potentially memorable summer. We have had proper sunshine for a while, England are making waves in the World Cup, and Tom Grennan has … Continue reading

Album Review: Island – Feels Like Air

Feels Like Air Released April 2018 Words: Emily Leonard When hearing the word “Island” I imagine you, like I, visualise a remote and warming place of beauty and tranquillity… Well fittingly so as the contemporary indie band’s debut album Feels Like Air, released earlier this month, transports your mind to a stunning state of serenity, … Continue reading

Album Review: Bryde – Like An Island

Like An Island Released April 2018 Words: Nick Jacques Bryde otherwise known as Sarah Howells releases her debut album Like an Island on the much-touted label Seahorse Music, a record label started entirely by Women to highlight feminine musical talent (that’s pretty cool). The production credits are just as salivating on here as they range … Continue reading

Album Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Released 9th January 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis There’s few bands out there who fronted the post-punk movement in the 2000s and are still around to tell the tale. The Wombats can boast this feat, however, with the release of their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life landing … Continue reading

Album Review: Hookworms – Microshift

Microshift Released: January 2018 Words: Mike Freeman Despite a disastrous flood that wrecked their studio, the morale of the Leeds-based psych-rock band, Hookworms, prevailed and led them to create a diverse and energising third album, sure to entertain from beginning to end. Hookworms have knocked many bricks from their usual wall-of-sound aesthetic, allowing the vocals … Continue reading

Album Review: King Krule – The Ooz

The Ooz Released October 13th 2017 Words: Mike Freeman King Krule’s new album release, The Ooz, is a compelling genre mish-mash of stripped-down instrumentals and abrasive yet heartfelt vocals quite like nothing you’ve ever heard. Archy Marshall’s first release in three years under this particular pseudonym builds on the grittiness and complexity of his last … Continue reading

Album Review: Catholic Action – In Memory Of

In Memory Of Released 20th October 2017 Words: Gary Feeney   Catholic Action have been regulars on Popped in recent times, so naturally their debut album, In Memory Of, was one we’ve been eagerly anticipating for a while. Since the release of their first single, L.U.V., the band’s following has steadily increased thanks to a … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Buyers Club, Liverpool, 6th October 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina In an unexpected turn of events I found myself of a Friday night with not just one but two gigs to go to. Luckily for me the gods of timings and venue locations were on my side (as were the promoters, who just … Continue reading

Album Review: Zola Jesus – Okovi

Zola Jesus – Okovi Released 29th July 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Background: Nika Rosa Danilova, or better known as Zola Jesus, has been an active recording artist for more than a decade and has released an esteemed full-length 5 albums and 3 Eps. Her 6th album Okovi is her latest offering. For those of you … 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

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