Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

SXSW With: Boy Azooga

Boy Azooga Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Admittedly, I’d only heard a handful of Boy Azooga tracks prior to SXSW but enough to know that he was a key part of my coverage for 2019, and he was certainly jostling for my attention amongst a seriously strong UK thing of acts travelling over this year. … Continue reading

Interview: Dollie Demi

Dollie Demi Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Imagine in the moments before Simon Fuller got the Spice Girls to sign on the dotted line, Geri Halliwell was kicked out of the band and they were then taught to play their own instruments on dirty rock numbers. The result of this would be Dollie Demi. Admittedly … Continue reading

SXSW With: Cassia

Cassia Words by Elena Katrina I first saw Cassia play around 2 and a half years ago for Off The Record festival in Manchester. They were nervous, to say the least and gave a performance that only hinted at what was to come. Since then they’re built up an army of fans and have an … Continue reading

Live Review: Sea Girls – Manchester

Sea Girls Gorilla, Manchester, 5th March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert If any of Popped Music’s North West based writers should not be sent to watch the clean cut indie pop of Sea Girls and APRE, then 100% it is me who should be left at home. As a direct result of musical tastes, … Continue reading

Live Review: Crystal Fighters – Liverpool

Crystal Fighters Liverpool O2 Academy, 18.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones I cannot remember ever going to a gig like Crystal Fighters. This was not just a musical performance, but an all-out assault on the senses, the mind and the body. It was not just the band, the sound and lighting engineers, or the rest … Continue reading

Live Review: Let’s Eat Grandma – Liverpool Music Week

Let’s Eat Grandma Arts Club, Liverpool Music Week, 30th October 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Liverpool Music Week is not just an excuse to get some artists who would normally not visit Liverpool to play in one of the city’s venues, or there just to give some artists the chance to play sell … Continue reading

Live Review: The Rifles – Glasgow

The Rifles The Garage, Glasgow, 14th October 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Cameron Brisbane It’s not always the case that you’d be able to muster a great deal of enthusiasm for a band making their second appearance in a city in the same year and nor is it often the case that a band releasing … Continue reading

Live Review: Jodie Abacus – Manchester

Jodie Abacus Deaf Institute, Manchester, 27th September 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Lucy Lamb Support for Jodie Abacus came from Age of L.U.N.A. (Live Under No Authority) who are a curious up-and-coming British hip hop act. As the eyes of the music world after a decade of Grime are now looking towards that as the … Continue reading

Gig Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma Arts Club, Liverpool 21st September 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A lot can change in a year. Popped Music met up with Sundara Karma at a gig in a Liverpool venue which had distinctly disappointing sales although that was not reflected in the level of performance from the band. Roughly twelve … Continue reading

Just Listen: Youth Hostel – It’s All In Your Head

Youth Hostel Words: Gary Hughes It’s All In Your Head is is two and a half minutes of smiley, summery sounds. Two and a half minutes of head-bobbing, happiness-inducing hearing. Too much, I know. Anyway, if unclear so far, I like this offering from the relatively new Liverpool four piece Youth Hostel. A debatable line … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

Fickle Friends Words: Georgia May Blackman As we patiently wait for Fickle Friends to release their debut album, they taunt us with their new, funky and infectious track Cry Baby. The pop tune is playful, with a slapping drum beat with a distinction between a modern vibe and an 80’s vibe to it. It’s simple … Continue reading

Album Review: Blossoms – Blossoms

Blossoms Released 5th August 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Welcome to the official start of Blossoms becoming the biggest rock n roll band in the UK. Note: I’m not suggesting Coldplay, The Rolling Stones or Arctic Monkeys style stadium nights from this – but they are Event Bands now. From this, Blossoms’ eponymous debut album they … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – Give It Your Worst

False Advertising Words: Georgia Evans The garage punk three piece False Advertising make a come back with their latest single Give It Your Worst. It’s a gripping track which takes me on a very bumpy but fun ride around the bend. The gritty tune has noisy riffs, a catchy as hell hook and it all … Continue reading

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