EP Review: Yonaka – Heavy

Yonaka Released 6th October 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor An EP at this point of a band’s career should be a showcase of their strengths and give us an idea of their trajectory. The 5 tracks on YONAKA’s latest EP Heavy do just that. Featuring one of their earliest releases Run re-mastered with clearer vocals and tighter … Continue reading

EP Review: Blaenavon – Prague 99

Prague 99 Released 15th August 2017 Words: Charlotte Minett After the release of their highly acclaimed debut album That’s Your Lot, there was no messing around for Hampshire’s trio, Blaenavon. This August marks five month since releasing the album and on the 15th of the month, the band’s fourth EP, Prague’99, was released. The young … Continue reading

EP Review: Baby Strange – Extended Play

Extended Play Released 14th July 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Given that Baby Strange’s debut album was only released in September last year and that they had a number of live dates in the following months, the announcement of a brand new single, Motormind, and a 6 track E.P. earlier in the year came as a … Continue reading

EP Review: Birch – Not Human

Not Human Released 9th June 2017 Words: Julia Grantham This EP is bursting with imagery and symbols of our reliance on ‘cell phones’; our devouring of ‘movies’ and all because of this digital age. However, disguised as a collection of love songs, or not, one cannot deny the undercurrent of politics, whether that be a … Continue reading

EP Review: Eat Fast – Immortal Kombat

Immortal Kombat Released 19th May 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Eat Fast have been a productive bunch lately. Having released two sizzling singles in the form of Public Display of Affection and Sand Drone, they’ve just released their second E.P. Immortal Kombat featuring five new tracks along with recent single Scrambled Egg. Opening with the short … Continue reading

EP Review: Karma Club – Smile It’s Good For You

Smile It’s Good For You Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs The South West is quickly establishing itself as a hotbed for creative talent with an explosive live music scene fixing cities like Bristol, Bath and Frome firmly on the UK tour calendar.  So it’s no wonder that from this lively and experimental soil … Continue reading

EP Review: Peaness – Are You Sure

Are You Sure Released 5th May 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Described as infectious and sugar-coated indie-pop Peaness (think about it!) new EP, Are You Sure? released on 5th May 2017 via Alcopop! Records, is saccharine sunshine at its best.  The Chester-based, all-girl trio has created an upbeat and infuriatingly catchy collection of songs with killer … Continue reading

EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

TRACK BY TRACK EXCLUSIVE: Meadowlark – Nocturnes EP

Meadowlark Track By Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina We’re thrilled to have our first ever track by track talk through on Popped and even happier that it’s with the wonderful Meadowlark. Below the lovely Kate and Dan talk about each of their tracks from their current Nocturnes EP, which is released today 10th March 2017.  … Continue reading

EP Review: White – Cuts That Don’t Bleed

Cuts That Don’t Bleed Released 4th November 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Regular Popped readers will have noticed by now that we’re huge fans of White, so it’d be fair to say we’re rather excited about the long-awaited release of their debut E.P., the wonderfully titled Cuts That Don’t Bleed. It seems hard to believe that … Continue reading

EP Review: Stags – Night Time Voices

Night Time Voices EP Released August 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Straight out of London comes the foursome Stags. They recently played the Lock Tavern in Camden and on the strength of this EP alone, I am kicking myself for not going as they really serve up a treat for the senses, especially if blues-rock is … Continue reading

EP Review: Jordan Mackampa – Physics

Physics Released 30th September 2016 Words: Elena Katrina It is all very well and good being constantly on the search for music that makes you feel alert and alive and full of visceral blood-pumping, foot-stomping, hip-swaying beats and thrills and then there are the times when your soul needs feeding something more ethereal. Something to … Continue reading

EP Review: Clean Cut Kid – We Used To Be In Love

Clean Cut Kid Words: James Booton With refreshingly upbeat indie-pop and passionate on stage performances, Clean Cut Kid have emerged as one of the best live acts in Liverpool. After making a name for themselves as one of the ‘must see’ bands around (if not for the atmosphere, simply for the sheer amount of impressive … Continue reading

EP Review: The Bellybuttons- Nostalgia Factory

Nostalgia Factory Released 24th June 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Originating from England but meeting and forming in Glasgow, the Bellybuttons have actually been around for a few years and already have an E.P. under their belt, but it’s only with their second such release,  Nostalgia Factory, that they’ve really started to make their breakthrough and … 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

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