JUST LISTEN: TALKBOY – STUPID LUCK

Talkboy Stupid Luck Words by Gary Lambert Talkboy are big favourites at Popped Music, and unsurprisingly Stupid Luck has only worked to cement that feeling. Whilst the opening note of Stupid Luck made me think of If You Tolerate This… the rest of the track is pure Talkboy.  Laidback, sweet, crystal clear and so cool. … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Cribs – Running Into You

The Cribs Running Into You Words by Jim Mumby  The triumphant return of Wakefield’s own rock-n-roll-royalty The Cribs, is heralded by the release of their latest single Running into You from their upcoming 8th studio album Night Network. Breaking free recently from the tangled web of management wranglings and redressing the doom-laden rumour mill murmurings … Continue reading

Just Listen: LibraLibra – Lonely Girl

LibraLibra Lonely Girl Words by Gary Lambert Lonely Girl, the latest banger from Brighton’s LibraLibra, is an exciting, intoxicating cocktail of rock and dance that will set you on edge like glugging Red Bull before riding a rollercoaster. A dark tale of the excitement and dangers of a world where you’re sold on the love … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – King Cobra

Magick Mountain King Cobra Words by Nick Jacques Slithering out of the murky depths of lockdown comes this debut single, King Cobra, from the Leeds power psych rock trio Magick Mountain. An engrossing, opening riff shifts swiftly into top gear and takes you on a potent and compelling ride into the psyche of what this band is all about. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Oh Wonder – Don’t You Worry

Oh Wonder Don’t You Worry Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Don’t You Worry is taken from Oh Wonder’s lockdown project, the beautiful Home Tapes.  Every single on this has been carefully produced and written in the duo’s home, which is the way in which they started their career in making music, but the fifth song released … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dream Wife – Hasta La Vista

Dream Wife Hasta La Vista Words by Gary Lambert In my terribly over-inflated opinion, Dream Wife are quite possibly the best band on earth.  In fact, I love this band so much that it feels me with the fear every time a release is announced.  Is this going to reach my expectations?  Are other people … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: LIFE – Switching On

LIFE – Switching On Words: Amy Butcher Having been socially distancing for over two weeks now, I get so much joy when my favourite bands release new music as it’s something fresh and new in my day to day at home routine. When I heard LIFE had released a new single, I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life

The Lottery Winners – The Meaning Of Life Words: Jim Mumby Leigh’s indie-pop flag wavers The Lottery Winners let loose a title track that evokes their much less optimistic perspective on life, than say the jazz-hop rhymes of Soul II Soul’s free spirited vision three decades ago. The times they have changed perhaps, however the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself

Henry Jamison – I Forgot Myself Words: Jim Mumby Ahead of the collaborative Tourism EP, Henry Jamison’s partnering with Darlingside unveils a tender introspection, recalling memories of a lonely existence and unlikely romance in forlorn situations, by side-stepping his life to realise those emotional struggles between denial and supposition of his subsequently failed relationship in … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow

Tom Joshua – Knock On Hollow Words: Clare Hingley Stockton-on-Tees singer/songwriter Tom Joshua released his second single of 2020 Knock On A Hollow recently, another addition to his debut EP Undergrowth that’s set for release later this year. He has been in good company having worked closely with producer Cam Blackwood, who helped produce both of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue

Sean Christopher – Indigo Blue Words: Nick Bewes I’m not sure whether it’s the current situation we find ourselves in, but I’ve started to listen to a lot more calmer and sedate music recently. And that includes Indigo Blue, the new release from Sean Christopher. His voice is just sublime, it’s so warm and calming.  … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Low Hummer – The Real Thing

Low Hummer – The Real Thing Words: Jim Mumby Synth-driven Low Hummer continue their forays into highly danceable electronic infused post-punk and under the production talents of Matt Peel, are rewarded with a third release that bolsters their presence amongst a wave of new artists surging from the Humber region. You’d be forgiven for assuming … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Charlie Cunningham – Climb

Charlie Cunningham – Climb Words: Nick Bewes There’s something very calming about listening to Charlie Cunningham’s music. It just floats over you like waves, relaxing you and putting you at ease. His two albums to date 2017’s Lines & 2019’s Permanent Way gathered good reviews and he’s getting ready to release a new EP which … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Marsicans – Sunday

Marsicans – Sunday Words: Sammy Sadler  After moping around the flat for the best part of two weeks due to the new social distancing measures, I’ve been in need of some bloody good music. So it’s with great pleasure that I’ve got something delightful for your eardrums! Cue the new release from my fave Leeds … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: VALA – Say You Want It (That Way)

VALA – Say You Want It (That Way) Words: Amy Butcher Manchester-based trio VALA continue to impress me with their addictive indie pop sound, and Say You Want It (That Way) is no exception. Now if you’re thinking this track is anything like Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, you are very much mistaken. … Continue reading

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