Guest Blogger: Nadia Nair

Nadia Nair Intro: Elena Katrina Crazy crazy crazy times… they certainly are reflecting. Mars is in retrograde, summer is burning and I am writing a blog post for the first time in my life. I’m not an influencer, but I am under the influence… lol no but I might be. I’ve just realised that’s such … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Barn On The Farm 2018

Barn on The Farm 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Barn on The Farm Festival 2018 are on sale here Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Barn On The Farm started the same year Popped Music was born and we’ve been welcomed into the fold over the last few years. We’ve had such a great … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets forBushstock Festival 2018 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for The Great Escape 2018 are on sale now  here Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter   The Great Escape is well known as the ultimate festival in the UK for new and emerging music and we’re thrilled to be attending again this year. Our first visit officially as … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sea Girls – Too Much Fun

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina Sea Girls return with their heady cocktail of dusky vocals, foot-stomping, sing-along chorus and upbeat melodies. All things that never fail to awaken my ears or my want to dance. Too Much Fun continues to provide proof that this is a band who know exactly how to pen a tune to … Continue reading

Just Listen: The RPMs – Let Things Happen

The RPMs Words: Orla Joyce Brighton five-piece, The RPMs, have just released their new single, Let Things Happen, which was exclusively played on Radio One last night on Huw Stephens’ show. Never failing to impress, The RPMs have combined their timeless infectious rhythms and intricate melodies to produce yet another wonderful, upbeat tune that we … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Liverpool Sound City 2018 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now £55 for a full weekend or £29.50 for a day ticket and are on sale here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter       Words: Orla Joyce Now on its 11th year running, Liverpool Sound City is less than 2 weeks … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Mute Choir – Behind The Bars

Mute Choir Words: Elena Katrina  Mute Choir is entirely new to me, in fact, I only just found him floating around out there on the interwebz and as soon as I heard Behind The Bars I knew I needed to get this shared. There’s a really nice mix of scuzzy psychedelia and folk storytelling to … Continue reading

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

SXSW With: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … Continue reading

SXSW With: Breakfast Muff

Breakfast Muff Words and Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ll be honest… I’ve never seen Breakfast Muff play live before, I don’t even know, truthfully still, if I’ve sat down and listened to them before now. I’ve seen their name on posters and I’ve heard them being talked about so I figured, when is best to get … Continue reading

SXSW With: Pale Waves

Pale Waves Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Do you want to do something with Pale Waves at SXSW was the e-mail I had a few weeks ago. YES! Was my answer… then nothing, zip, nada. Then when chased “they’re not doing press”. NO. Not taking that as an answer because that’s not true. So when … Continue reading

SXSW With: Flyte

Flyte Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve never interviewed a band at 11pm before, that I can recall, because that usually means they’ve already been on stage to play. Not this time though, with a hefty 12.20 set time 11pm seemed a reasonable time to meet up in Downtown Austin with Flyte ahead of their … Continue reading

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