Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Live Review: Saint Agnes – London

Saint Agnes Dingwalls, London, 24th October 2014 Words: Nicolas Jacques Photos: Amy Butcher Ah the Dingwalls of Camden….. A venue that is steeped in history and to this day has managed to retain its status as a prominent venue for punk and rock royalty. And on this occasion, the stage was graced by London’s very … Continue reading

Live Review: Pom Poko – London

Pom Poko The Scala, London, 23rd October 2019 Words: Nick Jaques When I rocked up to the familiar sight of the Scala, from the outside amongst the usual buzzing surroundings, there was a lack of activity on the door, which I found a bit precarious as this gig promised to showcase some of the most … Continue reading

Live Review: The Peach Fuzz – Liverpool

The Peach Fuzz Phase One, Liverpool, 18th October 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina This was not the first time I’d seen The Peach Fuzz this year, nor was it the first time I’d seen main support Saytr Play. It was a bit of a dangerous mix and I think, this time, for me the … Continue reading

Live Review: Ten Tonnes – London

Ten Tonnes/h2> Electric Brixton, London, 10th October 2019>/h5> Words: Claire Hingley Well, I`ve seen Ten Tonnes so many times, that I’ve actually lost count. Alone this year I have seen him 8 times and he is just SO good live, that it still doesn’t seem enough to me! Now, unless you`ve been living under a … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – London

The Big Moon The Lexington, London, October 17th 2019 Words & Photos: Amy Buther Ever since I saw The Big Moon at Standon Calling festival earlier this year I have been obsessed with this four-piece and their music. Their debut album ‘Love in a 4th Dimension’ and recent singles ‘It’s Easy Then’ and ‘Your Light’ have … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Liverpool

Red Rum Club o2 Academy Liverpool, 28th September 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I have lost count the number of times I have seen Red Rum Club play – this year alone it’s been more times than I can count on one hand and over the last few years? Not a clue…. is “shit … Continue reading

Live Review: The Post Romantics – Liverpool

The Post Romantics The Zanzibar, Liverpool, 20th September 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anyone who goes to gigs in Liverpool will probably have seen one of two of The Post Romantics crew out and about. After all, they go to more gigs than me! They genuinely love music, love gigs and support their … Continue reading

Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … 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

Festival Preview: Highest Point, Lancaster

Highest Point Festival Williamson Park, Lancaster 17-18 May 2019 Words: Gary Lambert Highest Point Festival is a relatively new addition to the north-west summer taking place in Lancaster at Williamson Park. Obviously, on a far smaller scale, the festival seems to be using Glastonbury as a role model with the event mixing a variety of … Continue reading

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019 The Castle Hotel, Gulliver’s, and Night and Day Cafe, Manchester Words: Julia Grantham & Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Lambert   Now in its third year of existence, When In Manchester festival delivered its fifth event last Easter weekend, and despite coinciding with the hottest Easter weekend on record, still managed to … 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

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

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