SXSW With: Ider

Ider They give little away on their own social media accounts but a little digging can find you a bit more about the London based female duo Ider. Like they’ve been around for only a few years and have already made an impact that’s seen them play some pretty cool shows and festivals, as well … Continue reading

SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … 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: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … 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

Interview Exclusive: Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina If you have ever visited Swansea train station or watched the classic 90’s film Twin Town, you will know that ambition is critical. If you ever speak with Tom Grennan you will find that ambition is not just critical but also infectious. After ten minutes in his … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Ovvls – Mind Leeches

Ovvls Words: Elena Katrina I’ll be honest – I’m really not that into watching band’s videos – sometimes they can absolutely put me off a band or a track so I don’t tend to watch them unless I already know I like the song. This has worked well this time around  for Ovvls and me … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Alt-J

Alt-J Words: Leander Hobbs   Leeds lads Alt-J are currently on tour with their stunning new album Relaxer, recently shortlisted for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017. Not their first nomination; they collected the award and the £10,000 prize money in 2012 for album An Awesome Wave, this nomination nevertheless comes with a mix of surprise … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Clay

Clay Words: Gary Lambert It seems that slowly but surely people are turning off the middle of nowhere festival, and getting more excited by the offers of metropolitan festivals. Tents are being replaced by party pads as people realise that you can still see a lot of music whilst also having a shower each morning … Continue reading

Tour Bus Playlist: The Magnettes

The Magnettes With their debut album, Ugly Truth, just about to be released on June 30th, Swedish hot stuff The Magnettes have picked us their tracks for their tour bus playlist and it’s exclusively for Popped Music. With their band manifesto being “Say what you want to say. Do it as loud as you want. … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Otherkin

Otherkin Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Three weeks on tour is not bad for a young British band with a few friends around the country they can stay, with and the odd day off that will let you get back home to catch up with other friends and real life. However, for Otherkin their … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Fond Of Rudy – OMG

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina Our good friends Fond Of Rudy came to play a live show recently for us and it took them a solid 9 hours to get to where they needed to be from their hometown of Brighton so of course they could have just run away from us screaming, but … Continue reading

Track by Track Exclusive: Natalie McCool – Cover Combat

Natalie McCool Track by Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool based singer songwriter Natalie McCool has been a firm favourite here at Popped Music HQ and it’s not just us who has been won over with her sparkling clear vocal and spectacular ability to create intelligent pop-lead stories, there’s a whole army of fans growing … Continue reading

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