INTERVIEW: LLOVERS

Llovers Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson It’s been a busy year for Teesside sweethearts Llovers and it’s not about to slow down anytime soon. With new EP Things That I Don’t Understand due for release at the end of October and a string of dates already in the pipeline for November and December, including … Continue reading

TRACK PREMIERE: Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you

Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you Words: Sammy Sadler  The kings of glam-rock are back with their sequins and a new track that’ll be stuck in your head for days. I’ve been a fan of Be Quiet.Shout Loud! since I stumbled across them randomly as they played a stage at Mustang Sally’s in Newcastle … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Clean Cut Kid are a band who we have been with from the very start, so it was apt that we were able to catch up with them shortly after they had finished their afternoon headliner slot at Liverpool Sound City. With their grown-up … Continue reading

Interview: Spinn

Interview: Spinn Words & Photos by Gary Lambert There has been a tradition within British music circles, and indeed, Liverpool music circles for bands to be typecast as big in Japan. This has always been a disparaging statement suggesting that they have the ability to get success abroad where they would be seen as exotic, … Continue reading

Interview: Marsicans

Marsicans Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson There are three things I’ve learned about catching up with Marsicans. One is that it’s certain to be absolutely hilarious, two is that there is no way an iPhone app can automatically transcribe both my Cumbrian accent and their Yorkshire twang and three, don’t get them started on … Continue reading

Interview: The K’s

Interview: The K’s Words and Photography by Gary Lambert The summer of 2019 is setting up to be a memorable one for The K’s. After successfully claiming a main stage set at the INmusic Festival in Croatia, the Earlstown boys are not just settling for that. They have now signed a deal with Alan McGee’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that False Advertising have managed to create a time machine because there is no way that I don’t already know this song. On first listen, there is an instant connection with You Won’t Feel Love like it is one … Continue reading

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert I’ve met singers and bands in all manner of locations. Meeting them in back street pubs, recording studios, photo studios, and taken them to a flat above a shop to play table football, a tunnel used by late night drunks and graffiti artists (we … Continue reading

Interview: A Void

A Void Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert We get to watch lots of bands, and it might seem harsh to state that at times they all merge into one another, but on the average week this year I’ve seen probably four gigs with between three and six acts at each gig so I’d say … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Saint Charles – See Straight

Saint Charles – See Straight Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve had my eye on Saint Charles for a little while now, actually since I reviewed his EP back in August, and i’ve been hooked on his summery melodies to this day. I was absolutely thrilled when he asked if I would premier his new single ‘See Straight’ on … Continue reading

Live Review: INmusic Festival Slot Final

INmusic Festival, The Cavern, Liverpool 24 March 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “How can someone win when winning means that someone loses” Scatman’s World by Scatman John 1995. It was an honour for Popped Music to be invited along to judge the six finalists to win a slot on the main stage at … Continue reading

SXSW With: Boy Azooga

Boy Azooga Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Admittedly, I’d only heard a handful of Boy Azooga tracks prior to SXSW but enough to know that he was a key part of my coverage for 2019, and he was certainly jostling for my attention amongst a seriously strong UK thing of acts travelling over this year. … Continue reading

Interview: Dollie Demi

Dollie Demi Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Imagine in the moments before Simon Fuller got the Spice Girls to sign on the dotted line, Geri Halliwell was kicked out of the band and they were then taught to play their own instruments on dirty rock numbers. The result of this would be Dollie Demi. Admittedly … Continue reading

SXSW With: The Amazons

The Amazons Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Almost 3 years ago The Amazons played their first Liverpool show and we were there to grab them, take them off for a beer and to our then photographer Gaz’s house to play table football, while Gary questioned them for an interview. A lot has happened for The … Continue reading

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