Interview Exclusive: Tom Grennan

Tom Grennan Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina If you have ever visited Swansea train station or watched the classic 90’s film Twin Town, you will know that ambition is critical. If you ever speak with Tom Grennan you will find that ambition is not just critical but also infectious. After ten minutes in his … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Pure Youth

Fick As Fieves Playlist 012 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Harry and I (Archie) had played in a band together back when we were 12/13 years old, after that we both took different paths; Harry attended Colchester institute to study music, where he met Richard. … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Amber Run

Amber Run Words: Leander Hobbs The haunting voice of Joe Keogh is somewhat subdued as we exchange pleasantries on an uncommonly warm day at the beginning of August 2017. I am here to discuss Amber Run’s forthcoming digital EP release and UK tour, including an appearance at Hanger 34, Liverpool on 8 October 2017. What … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Alt-J

Alt-J Words: Leander Hobbs   Leeds lads Alt-J are currently on tour with their stunning new album Relaxer, recently shortlisted for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017. Not their first nomination; they collected the award and the £10,000 prize money in 2012 for album An Awesome Wave, this nomination nevertheless comes with a mix of surprise … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Trampolene

Trampolene Words: Leander Hobbs Talking poems, politics and Pete Doherty with Trampolene frontman Jack Jones They must put something in the water in Wales. How else do you explain the sheer breadth of musical talent that has rolled gently out of the valleys in the last 50 years?  Huge stars born and made by a … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Otherkin

Otherkin Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Three weeks on tour is not bad for a young British band with a few friends around the country they can stay, with and the odd day off that will let you get back home to catch up with other friends and real life. However, for Otherkin their … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Bokito

Bokito Playlist 009 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves: Moses Moorehouse(MM): I’m Moses Moorhouse and I’m the singer in BOKITO Sam Cahlin(SC): I’m Sam and I play Keys. I’m the newest member of the band, joining the guys for a gig around October time then joined … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Tiggi Hawke

Tiggi Hawke Playlist 008 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourself: Aloha! I’m Tiggi Hawke, I’m from London and based at Tileyard Studios. I trained classically and made the transition to electro-pop when I was about 15 when I started writing music for myself and other artists. … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street Playlist 007 Winner   For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:   Hello we’re Row, Andy, Tom, Nath and Ry. We’re a psyche Indie band from Portsmouth.   How did you all meet and what is it you saw in each other to decide to start … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Honeyblood

Honeyblood Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones When Honeyblood met up with Popped Music, Liverpool was suffering a night of horrendous hailstones which came down so thickly – and painfully – that it looked like the streets were covered in snow rather than small balls of evil. This meant that we, “The G’s” (as our … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Hidden Charms

Hidden Charms Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones There is so much excitement afoot in the British new music scene. I feel it in the pit of my stomach watching a number of bands nowadays that they are growing and improving constantly. Blossoms have pretty much made 2016 their own, but their success has surely … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: MarthaGunn

MarthaGunn Playlist 005 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Hey, we are Abi, Max, Al, Frankie & Humphrey. We’re in a band called MarthaGunn, named after a famous heroine in Brighton. MarthaGunn was famous for dipping people in the sea as a spiritual healing ritual. How … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s been a year to the day since we last sat down with the lovely guys n gal that are Clean Cut Kid, when they played the closing party for Liverpool Music Week. This year they’re back in town same day same festival, only now they’re headlining … Continue reading

Interview: Ady Suleiman

Ady Suleiman Words: Gary Lamberts Photos: Gaz Jones A feeling of doom came over me upon meeting Ady Suleiman and his tour manager, Chris, outside Manchester’s fantastic Albert Hall. Ady was sucking on to an old fashioned inhaler. Experience of meeting singers has been that if ever they are doing something specific to protect their … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Cinema

Cinema Playlist 004 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves: We are Cinema, an alternative electronic pop band from Birmingham. We have been labelled as anything from tropical pop to electro soul. We are forever writing songs and love throwing in new percussion and world instruments. How … Continue reading

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