Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – To Be Mine

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina After having a wee breather of a track in their last single, LOVE, Fond Of Rudy return to their more up beat roots with new single To Be Mine. Drenched in synths and a heavily influenced 80s vibe – in the best way possible, the single is beautifully produced … Continue reading

Just Listen: Plaza – Speak It

Plaza Words: Gary Feeney Following a busy summer of support slots and festivals appearances including acclaimed sets at Reading & Leeds, PLAZA have just released their latest single, Speak It, and it’s yet another epic from the Hartlepool quartet. Featuring a thunderous intro, the song gives way to a haunting guitar line which reverberates under … Continue reading

Just Listen: Honey Lung – Stuttering Mind

Honey Lung Words: Rebecca Worthington After their recent headline slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds, Honey Lung return with their latest dreamy offering Stuttering Mind. Previous single Sophomore was a huge hit with us a Popped Music, and the latest release from the London quartet is no different. Wispy, melancholic vocals … Continue reading

Just Listen: Johnny Kills – End Game

Johnny Kills Words: Gary Feeney Returning with their second single in just over as many months, Johnny Kills have delivered another belter in the shape of End Game . Displaying the same knack for killer hooks and melodies which made their previous offering, Let’s Talk About Me, a real stand-out, End Game opens with a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Insomniac Project – Give U

The Insomniac Project Words: Gary Feeney Since The Insomniac Project first appeared on these pages with their brilliant single, Vacillation, the Glaswegian outfit have went relatively quiet, focussing their energies on writing and recording new songs with only the odd foray into the live arena during their hibernation. Following a recent appearance at ButeFest, however, … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – Hey You

False Advertising Words: Elena Katrina Manchester’s False Advertising return with brand new single Hey You and with it they continue to show us all exactly why they’re one of the hottest new bands to keep your eyes and ears on. With a full dollop of 90s grunge and a serious melody that grabs you in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Outlya – Howl

Outlya Outlya add another slice of indie pop perfection to their collection with their latest single Howl. The band had one of the biggest crowds when we caught them at Barn on The Farm earlier this year and it’s easy to see why. They bring a shimmering disco party vibe to everything they touch, no … Continue reading

Just Listen: Haarm – Valentine

Haarm Words: Nick Bewes HAARM’s last single Endangered Species was a thing of beauty, one of my faves of the year so and the band return with a new track Valentine, which is more upbeat, like previous singles Foxglove and In the Wild than the subdued Species. Jen Davies shares vocal duties with Chris McIntosh … Continue reading

Just Listen: Estrons – Glasgow Kisses

Estrons Words: Nick Jacques The Welsh rock band of the moment Estrons are back and yet again, they want to take your pulse up a few beats. They conjure that up here in impressive fashion. Following on from their sucker-punch of a single Strobe Lights comes the more abrasive sound of Glasgow Kisses. The riffs … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Alaska

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with their latest single Alaska released on September 22nd. The band are heading out on an autumn tour next month and this single gives you some idea of just how stripped back their sound can go – though I’m not anticipating their set will feature too much … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Big Moon – Pull The Other One

The Big Moon Words: Elena Katrina It goes without saying that The Big Moon’s Pull The Other One is no new tune to us, it is, however, one of my faves. Sultry and slow in the majority of it’s vocal delivery with an abundance of teasing harmonies. The video though is another glimpse into the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Too Good

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been asking myself questions…. like where has all the time gone in which I should have shared this song! I might be stealing half the lyrics for this review but Marsicans have got me caught in a dream with their new single Too Good. It really is too good as … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Television Romance

Pale Waves Words: Elena Katrina  It’s interesting to see how far Pale Waves have come over the last 12 months or so – their brand new single Television Romance sounds as if they’ve been having out with The 1975, which is no bad thing but their live performances have always been more grungy than poppy. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Henry Jamison – Sunlit Juice

Henry Jamison Words: Elena Katrina  When I leave it to the team to write all the posts (because I’m busy doing the general admin and organising which takes up way too much time) then songs like this get missed because it’s not a slap in the face nor is it by a buzz band. Henry … Continue reading

Just Listen: Motherhood – Save Me

Motherhood Words: Elena Katrina Motherhood are a band who aren’t looking to hide their pop sensibilities behind any kind of essence of cool, edgy, whateverness…. and that’s because they don’t have to. They ooze cool all over the shop with their latest single Save Me. Upbeat melodies and plastered with electronic 80s vibes that hop skip … Continue reading

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