Live Review: Haus – Brighton

Haus Komedia, Brighton, 21st April 2017 Words: Tara Matthews   Kicking off their latest UK tour at Brighton’s Komedia, HAUS are set to stop off in Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester and London along the way. The 5-piece indie rock outfit made the trip to the south coast for what was set to be a special show … Continue reading

Live Review: The Japanese House – Manchester

The Japanese House Gorilla, Manchester, May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Tara Atkinson Standing in line for the venue, it’s not hard to tell who will be joining me- any teenage girl within a 300 meter vicinity holding an iPhone and wearing an over sized denim jacket is guaranteed to be screaming their lungs out … Continue reading

Live Review: The Kooks – London

The Kooks Alexandra Palace, London, May 13th 2017 Words & Photos: Simon Reed It was Eurovision tonight. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you might vaguely remember the heady days when we actually stood a chance of winning it. Well, I’m feeling nostalgic too; and It’s not because I stayed home to­­ see if Greece and Cyprus … Continue reading

Live Review: Will Joseph Cook – Manchester

Will Joseph Cook Sound Control, Manchester, 4th May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Trust A Fox Photography On Thursday night, Will Joseph Cook took on the intimate setting of Manchester’s Sound Control where he played songs from his catchy debut album Sweet Dreamer. The Kent native started with title track Sweet Dreamer before lancing into … Continue reading

Live Review: The Night Cafe – Liverpool

The Night Cafe O2 Academy Liverpool, 5th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Most of the time it is natural to leave a gig with a refrain or lyric from the band’s final song ringing in your ears. It’s quite unusual to have a song that you’ve not heard in almost twenty years on the tip … Continue reading

Live Review: Paris Youth Foundation – Liverpool

Paris Youth Foundation Arts Club, Liverpool, April 14th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After hearing that their debut performance was on the BBC introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival but missing out on their Liverpool headliner at Buyer’s Club back in December I was excited to kick start my Easter weekend by seeing Paris Youth … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Arts Club, Liverpool 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Taking advantage of the offer to play a Liverpool tour date to utilise the last of their three week trip to the UK, Dublin’s Otherkin played a support slot on a local-focused bill. When the vast majority of the large audience seemed to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

Festival Review: Ditto Live – Liverpool

Ditto Live Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Mark Holmes Festival Season does not start on a Friday night before the clocks go back, but if it did then Ditto Music’s live event at Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool city centre would be the perfect way … Continue reading

Live Review: Peace – Sheffield

Peace NME Topman Show, Sheffield,  March 2017 Words: Eliza Laben The long-awaited comeback of Peace is finally here and everyone is bursting with joy. The indie-rock quartet went on a brief hiatus, having not released an album since 2015’s Happy People. There were then rumours last year that one was on the way, with a … Continue reading

Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Studio 2, Liverpool, 15th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A gig is not just about the performance of the artist. The very best gigs require a mix of venue, audience and performance. When all three are right together it pushes each of them higher and higher. When one is off, it … Continue reading

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