Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Barn On The Farm 2019

Barn on The Farm 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Barn on The Farm Festival 2019 are on sale here Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Barn On The Farm has become a must-attend for us here at Popped Music. I can safely say the year we don’t get to go will be the year I … Continue reading

Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019

Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019 April 2019 – various venues – Stockton Upon Tees Words: Daniel Burton  Photos: Elena Katrina  Having never visited this festival before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Were the venues going to be small? Would they have high ceilings where the sound would reflect off? Or basements with low … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Hit The North 2019

Hit The North 2019 Sunday 5th May, Newcastle, Various Venues Words: Sammy Sadler  PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter May is easily shaping up to be THE month for music fans. With an abundance of music festivals happening across the UK, it’s difficult to choose which to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for The Great Escape 2019 are on sale now  here Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter   The Great Escape is well known as the ultimate festival in the UK for new and emerging music and we’re thrilled to be attending once again this year.  With so much … Continue reading

Interview: The Blinders

The Blinders Words and Photos: Gary Lambert It was an unseasonably warm Manchester afternoon, and I was sat in my car with the windows up feeling like I don’t know what. I had just finished my interview with The Blinders and my mind was blank like a What The Fuck bomb had gone off in … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds Various venues Leeds City Centre 4th May 2019 Tickets on sale here. Words: Elena Katrina and Sammy Sadler There’s something about this first weekend in May that seems to make people in the North want to put on festivals. There’s at least four that we’re trying to split ourselves across this year … 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

Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel Words by Gary Lambert There has been considerable hype about this Dublin band and what they could do, so I think most of our music world has been waiting for Dogrel to drop going on the amount of Happy Dogrel Day posts I saw on release day. This is … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender Words: Gary Lambert PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter When Neighbourhood Weekender was launched last year as a big boy version of Neighbourhood Festival, it turned into one of the surprise highlights of my summer. Usually, I would give a new festival a couple of … Continue reading

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5 Tickets for When In Manchester are available here Words by Gary Lambert The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is one of the most awkward days of the year. Firstly, it feels like it should have a special name, but it doesn’t. Secondly, it’s a bit dull as … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

Festival Review: SXSW 2019

SXSW 2019 8 – 17 March 2019 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina I didn’t think that I would ever go to SXSW. It seemed far away and I’m not just talking about geography. I have the bug though – in both ways – the way in which I don’t want to ever miss it ever … 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

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