Festival Review: LeeFest 2016

LeeFest 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Well well well Lee what have you gone and done eh? Only actually accidentally achieved every other music lover’s dream  – throw a non party as a garden “festival” and then end up having it on a farm. With three realms -The Never Woods, Mermaids Lagoon and Skull … Continue reading

Just Listen: Syd Arthur – Sun Rays

Syd Arthur Words:  Georgia-Mae Blackman The four British psych rockers Syd Arthur take an opportunity and grab it fast to release their new single Sun Rays. With a strong start, a cheerful and sunny (pardon the pun!) intro gets me instantly liking Sun Rays. I found that they have have similar qualities to Tame Impala, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Hinds – Warts

Hinds Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman The phenomenal Spanish group of four reveal their technicolour and surreal video for their new single Warts, the girl group were formed in 2011 and have always showed their passion within the indie pop/rock scene. The happy tune is the complete opposite to the meaning of the song – a disheartened … Continue reading

EP Review: The Van T’s – A Coming Of Age

The Van T’s Words: Gary Feeney I first heard the Van T’s in passing round about a year ago, probably around the time of the release of their debut E.P, Laguna Babe, and made a mental note to have a proper listen to them as I quite like that brief aural glimpse. As often happens … Continue reading

Just Listen: White – Step Up

White Words: Gary Feeney Following the joyous disco-pop of their last single Fight The Feeling, White’s latest offering, Step Up, is a shock to the senses. Built around a pulsating electronic beat, which, sounds more complex the more you listen to it, there’s a distinctly dark and menacing edge to the track: not just because … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Telermen – Trust You

The Telermen Words: Gary Feeney As we’ve noted before on Popped, there’s a seemingly endless procession of good bands emerging in and around Glasgow these days and amongst the latest to appear is four-piece the Telermen, featuring one Dillon Squire, Son of Stone Roses legend, John. Trust You, the lead single from the band’s debut … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Come With Me

Island Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman The soulful indie group of four, Island show us their undoubted talent with their beautiful and sedative song Come with me. Busting out the low bass beats contrasting with a stunning and shimmering guitar riffs. It is crisp and soothing and the soft mellow swaying sounds make everything completely stainless. From … Continue reading

Just Listen: Twin Graves – Strife

Twin Graves Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman Two piece group Twin Graves make dazzling synth pop songs. With their strong dual vocals firmly at the helm they bring both a nod of uplifting soul as much as they do a feeling of solemness. Along with faultless production it all comes together and makes their current single Strife … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van T’s – Blood Orange

The Van T’s Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman   With the gritty and booming guitar solo right the very beginning of the track, The Van T’s immediately introduce us their loudness as they present their latest track Blood Orange. These four girls are quite the group and hit hard with strong vocals. The contrast between the grungy … Continue reading

Gig Review: Parquet Courts – Liverpool

Parquet Courts June 15th 2016, The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Michael Kirkham The largest urban building plan in Europe is a long term plan to regenerate Liverpool’s dockland by filling it with soaring apartment and office blocks extending far beyond the city centre. As of yet, none of these have been … Continue reading

Album Review: Drowners – On Desire

On Desire Released 24th June 2016 Words: Eliza Laben Formed in New York in 2011, four-piece, alt-rock group Drowners return with their second album, On Desire, which will be released on the 24th June. The band have played numerous headline shows and festivals as well as supported the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines and … Continue reading

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