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

EP Review: Otherkin – The 201

The 201 EP Words: Gary Feeney From the minute I clicked on Otherkin’s Soundcloud page to listen to their The 201 E.P, I had a reasonable idea of what to expect from their profile picture: all leather jackets, sweaty hair and bare chests, they look every inch a band from the same cloth as acts … Continue reading

EP Review: Saint Sister – Madrid

Madird Released 13th November Words: Nick Jaques Saint Sister come in the form of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty. They seamlessly blend a variety of folk-roots influences, most notably celtic with a modern twist of electronica. In short space of time, Saint Sister have managed to already support well established artists such as Will Butler … Continue reading

EP Review: Graces – EP1

EP1 Words: Julia Grantham There are five tracks on EP1 by Graces, maybe one more than I was expecting, no bad thing of course. I love the simplicity of a single word for each title, as is the case here. The first: Hepburn, is ambiguous in itself but eludes to Audrey Hepburn, and mentions her … Continue reading

EP Review: The Vryll Society – Pangea

Pangea Released 26th October 2015 Words: Gary Lambert Pangea is the latest release from the most spine tingling band on the Liverpool music scene, and a band who Blossoms described to Popped Music as “the best band in Britain at the moment” back in July.  The Vryll Society musically occupy a position more towards A … Continue reading

EP Review: Luna Rosa – Luna Rosa

Luna Rosa Released November 7th 2015 Words: Siôn Ford Their name sounds pleasant enough, encouraging you down the misleading path of thinking Luna Rosa – translation “Pink Moon” – will be some nice-enough band; the truth is quite the opposite. Hailing from Corby in Northamptonshire, the group actually specialise in a blue collar noise rock … Continue reading

EP Review: Brich – Halfway

Halfway Released 28th August 2015 Words: Julia Grantham I love discovering bands that have me hooked from the first listen. And this here debut EP, Halfway, from New York based synth-pop trio, Birch achieved just that. All-at-once, catchy, rhythmic and brimming with attitude, this band deliver assertiveness in the form of defiant female vocalist Michelle … Continue reading

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