FESTIVAL PREVIEW: FESTEVOL 2022

FestEvol 2022 Future Yard, Birkenhead, 2 July 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Good vibes are coming to Birkenhead! Last year’s FestEvol visit to Future Yard was a great way for uninhibited live music events to return to the Peninsular, and happiness is once again with a new set of bands. For all dayers, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: KING NO-ONE

King No-One Words and Photo by Gary Lambert Undoubtedly King No-One are amongst my favourite festival bands. With on-stage drama, banging tunes, and an approach to lyricism which allows fans to realise they are not alone, King No-One are genuinely an impressive live music act. You are going to love them if you don’t already … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: MAKE FRIENDS

Make Friends Words by Gary Lambert Another of the acts we are excited about for CloseUp Festival is Make Friends. Their indie sound is what every summer sounds like at Popped Music. With jangling guitars and dreamy vocals tracks like Call Me Out will always make us smile. Popped Music: How are Make Friends doing?Make … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: ORCHARDS

Orchards Words by Gary Lambert; main Orchards photo by Jessie Morgan Orchards have been a Popped Music favourite for many years now with their delightfully contrasting sound and energising live performances meaning that we’ve watched them play from Austin to Lincoln. They are the Friday night headliners of this year’s CloseUp Festival at Colours, Hoxton, … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2022

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool, 30 April – 1 May Words by Gary Lambert Well let’s confront the elephant in the room before we go any further, Liverpool Sound City this year is going to be a different festival than planned due to the untimely demise of Grand Central Hall. The result is that … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSEUP FESTIVAL

CloseUp Festival 2022 Colours, Hoxton, 20-22 May 2022 Words by Daniel Burton It’s Festival Season once more, and back in its regular slot in the calendar CloseUp Festival has returned bigger and better than ever – even boasting their first ever Sunday lineup. This year CloseUp Festival as you would expect is bringing some of … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VOODOOS

Voodoos Words by Gary Lambert If fuzzy indie pop is your cup of tea, then at Liverpool Sound City you should get along to watch Voodoos. They’ve got an incredibly uplifting way with music that is reminiscent of Vistas’ ability to make music fans smile, and fresh from playing at the incredible TRNSMT festival it … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: VICTORS

VICTORS Words by Gary Lambert Liverpool Sound City is almost upon us, and it is going to be one of the most exciting weekends of the year. With the focus of Sound City being on the next wave of great bands coming through (mind you we love the headliners here too), it is the step … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Liverpool Sound City Various venues, Liverpool city centre, 1-3 October 2021 Words by Gary Lambert Tickets from £29.50 for a day to £59.50 for a weekend available here. As a music fan based in Liverpool there are few things that get me as giddy as the words Liverpool Sound City.  One of the longest standing … Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: CLOSE UP FESTIVAL

Close Up Festival Words by Daniel Burton TICKETS £16.50 HERE I think it is needless to say that the past 18 months have been full of uncertainty and disappointment, however if there is one thing that we can rely upon, it is CloseUp delivering one hell of a party and there’s no sign of 2021 … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: GEN AND THE DEGENERATES

Gen and the Degenerates Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The final FestEvol of 2021 is now with us! It is setting up to be a day to remember with a whole host of fabulous bands. But don’t forget FestEvol: Part 3 doesn’t need you to have been at FestEvol: Part 1 and FestEvol: Part … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 2)

FestEvol Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 7 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Whilst FestEvol: Part 1 was a celebration of the Merseyside music scene, FestEvol: Part 2 was about recapturing the magical feeling of going to a festival once again.  Admittedly there was no camping, but you had bands and music fans coming from … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy Words by Gary Lambert It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 1)

FestEvol Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 July 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Oh my God!  What a day FestEvol (Future Yard edition) turned out to be.  This is very unsurprising news to be fair.  A cracking line up of bands primarily from the banks of the Mersey for the Liverpool music scene’s first post-lockdown shindig was always … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES – MiG 15

MiG 15 Words by Gary Lambert One of our tips to watch at FestEvol: Future Yard edition is MiG 15. With a stylish collection of eighties-inspired tunes and a set of confident players on stage, they’re going to offer you a set that’ll make you add to your playlist. We caught up with lead singer … Continue reading

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