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

EP Review: Otherkin – The New Vice

The New Vice Released 17th June 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Following hot on the heels of their debut 201 E.P, Dublin quarter Otherkin are back with their second such release, The New Vice. I really enjoyed the previous EP (which you can read about on Popped here) and since then, a bit of a buzz … Continue reading

EP Review: Eliza Shaddad – Run

Run Released 18th March 2016 Words: Lauren Grigor I feel like there’s a wonderful (albeit slow) shift towards valuing these solo female artists beyond their femininity. Eliza Shaddad reminds me of the incredible Bat For Lashes and one of my favourites Nadine Shah; they all have a good mix of feminine and masculine elements in … Continue reading

EP Review: Blossoms – At Most A Kiss

At Most A Kiss Released 23rd February 2016 Words: Julia Grantham At Most A Kiss is the third EP to be released by up-and-coming Stockport five piece Blossoms. This band have been gathering momentum steadily for the last couple of years since forming in 2013, and started out supporting bands such as The Charlatans and … Continue reading

EP Review: Alex Vargas – Giving Up The Ghost

Giving Up The Ghost Released 22nd January 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Here is Alex Vargas with his first release proper and he’s seeing in the New Year with the cracking 6 track E.P. Giving Up The Ghost. It is deep, thoughtful electronica for the modern era. Gloom and heart-ache are the two main servings on … Continue reading

EP Review: Banners – Banners

Banners Released January 15th 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Banners originally came to my attention early in 2015, then known as Raines, with his debut offering; Ghosts. Thankfully this track hasn’t been cast aside and has been re-shared as a Banners track and makes a very necessary appearance on his debut, and self-titled, EP. It sits smack … Continue reading

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