SXSW With: Ider

Ider They give little away on their own social media accounts but a little digging can find you a bit more about the London based female duo Ider. Like they’ve been around for only a few years and have already made an impact that’s seen them play some pretty cool shows and festivals, as well … Continue reading

SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … Continue reading

SXSW With: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … Continue reading

SXSW With: Breakfast Muff

Breakfast Muff Words and Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ll be honest… I’ve never seen Breakfast Muff play live before, I don’t even know, truthfully still, if I’ve sat down and listened to them before now. I’ve seen their name on posters and I’ve heard them being talked about so I figured, when is best to get … Continue reading

SXSW With: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … Continue reading

SXSW With: Pale Waves

Pale Waves Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Do you want to do something with Pale Waves at SXSW was the e-mail I had a few weeks ago. YES! Was my answer… then nothing, zip, nada. Then when chased “they’re not doing press”. NO. Not taking that as an answer because that’s not true. So when … Continue reading

SXSW With: Flyte

Flyte Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve never interviewed a band at 11pm before, that I can recall, because that usually means they’ve already been on stage to play. Not this time though, with a hefty 12.20 set time 11pm seemed a reasonable time to meet up in Downtown Austin with Flyte ahead of their … Continue reading

SXSW With: Catholic Action

Catholic Action Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Imagine you are at a party and you meet a guy and you say hi and not much more. No big deal right? Then imagine you stand in line for 20 minutes later to see a band you reeeeaallly like and when you get in you head to … Continue reading

SXSW With: Francobollo

Francobollo Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Discovering new bands is my thing, even if I’m late to the party – and I’m late to the party with Francobollo. But last night I found myself watching them for the first time and wondering why the hell that was, because they are so great; engaging, slightly unhinged, … Continue reading

SXSW With: Wlydest

Wyldest I’ve not long stepped off the plane and already I find myself headed straight to where the action is. The British action at least. I’m stood in The British Music Embassy on Latitude 30 for my first ever SXSW and it occurs to me that this is the place I can catch up with … Continue reading

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

  • Popped Music Logo by…

    Ian Caulkett
    If you like our logo then check out Ian's site here:

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Also please do sign up to our personalised mailing list:

    Join 7,752 other followers

  • About Popped Music

    Popped Music has been going since Feb 2010.

    All articles written by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

    I'm very happy if you love what I've done enough or love the bands I've written about and want to share - go for it, but please be blog friendly and share the link or hit the reblog button. Thank you.