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

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

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

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … 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

Just Watch: Bear’s Den – Greenwoods Bethlehem (Live)

Bear’s Den Words: Elena Katrina Bear’s Den are no longer one of my new bands that no one knows about and while a part of me is seriously made up that they’ve done so well, there will always be a little bit of me that dislikes having to share them with so many people. I’ve … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dream Wife – Somebody

Dream Wife Words: Elena Katrina One of my absolute favourite bands of the last year or so Dream Wife release new single Somebody. With lyrics such as “I am not my body I am somebody” it’s the kind of track that will make you not just sway your entire body to the strong beats and … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Strange Clothes

The Night Cafe Words: Tara Matthews Currently out on tour with Sundara Karma and Blaenavon, The Night Cafe are storming their way into our ears. The latest track Strange Clothes is the first song from their upcoming EP Get Away From The Feeling set to be released 10th March. ‘Strange Clothes’ brings everything we love … Continue reading

Just Watch: False Advertising – Sigh

False Advertising Words: Gary Lambert When I think of False Advertising, I think of loud, thrashing rock with a strong hint of a tune to it. However, Sigh is a game changer. It still sounds like False Advertising, but with Jen Hingley leading the band on this track the overall result is far more melodic. … Continue reading

Just Watch: High Tyde – One Bullet

High Tyde Words: Gary Feeney Despite only being in their teens, Brighton four-piece High Tyde already have a remarkably extensive back catalogue to their name – their newest single, One Bullet, is their eighth such release, although most of those were much lower-profile affairs. The fact that the band has that experience of recording shows … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Tenement Trail 2016

The Tenement Trail 2016 Various, Glasgow 8th October 2016 Words and Photos: Alice Haden With the festival trending on Twitter, hundreds of fans fled the streets of Glasgow (mainly Sauchiehall Street) to find the best kept secrets this industry has to offer. Playing in some of the city’s best venues were the likes of Sweaty … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Tenement Trail 2016

Tenement Trail 2016 Glasgow’s Tenement Trail returns to stages with an even bigger line-up. Words: Alice Hadden Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook Milburn, Be Charlotte, The Van-T’s and Declan Welsh are only a fraction of talent appearing at this years now infamous Tenement Trail. Known for its abundance of rising stars, the one … Continue reading

Just Listen: Beach Baby – UR

Beach Baby Words: Georgia- Mae Blackman Opening with chiming and crisp guitar lines, Beach Baby present us with their latest single U R.  As you might expect from a band with the word beach in their name, it exudes summer feels. It’s bouncy and retro, with a hint of 80’s, which is what I love … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Orielles – Jobin

The Orielles  Words: Julia Grantham It’s hard to believe such an accomplished sound can emerge from a group so young and as such, is a fantastic example of shoegaze vocals at their best. Jobin by  The Orielles is catchy, melodic and rich in harmonies. This track has a very laid­ back feel to it, inviting … Continue reading

Interview: Black Honey

Black Honey Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones In the British music blogging world there was one winner of 2015. Brighton’s female-fronted indie rock band Black Honey have had blog-bouquets and review-riches thrown at them from before the release of their single Madonna. Popped Music have had the fortune to watch Black Honey on several … Continue reading

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