Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Clean Cut Kid are a band who we have been with from the very start, so it was apt that we were able to catch up with them shortly after they had finished their afternoon headliner slot at Liverpool Sound City. With their grown-up … Continue reading

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel Words by Gary Lambert There has been considerable hype about this Dublin band and what they could do, so I think most of our music world has been waiting for Dogrel to drop going on the amount of Happy Dogrel Day posts I saw on release day. This is … Continue reading

Album Review: Cassia – Replica

Album Review: Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert I’ve got an idea. A strange idea, but an idea nevertheless. Copies of Replica should be given away with the purchase of a Fitbit. Why? Because it makes you go for a walk. Or at least it has done for me. After a first listen to … Continue reading

Interview: A Void

A Void Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert We get to watch lots of bands, and it might seem harsh to state that at times they all merge into one another, but on the average week this year I’ve seen probably four gigs with between three and six acts at each gig so I’d say … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

Album Review: Lucy Rose – No Words Left

Lucy Rose – No Words Left Words: Sammy Sadler Real, raw and ridiculously fantastic were the first three things that sprung to mind on my first listen of Lucy Rose’s fourth studio album ‘No Words Left’. I usually aim to get my album reviews written and out before or on the release date but I … Continue reading

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

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