Album Review: Marsicans – Ursa Major

Marsicans Ursa Major Words by Amy Butcher Now I don’t know if it’s been made obvious to everyone yet, but here at Popped Music we’re MASSIVE fans of Marsicans and have been for a really long time. When the Leeds lads announced they’d be releasing their debut album, the first reaction from our hive brain was “FINALLY!” … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – Infinity x 2

Magick Mountain Infinity X2 Words by Nicholas Jacques Magick Mountain are back with another sharp slice of heavy psych rock which continues to conjure up satisfying tremors. This latest prime cut, Infinity X2, effortlessly blends melodic King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard tones with gargantuan solos that moan and flow in glorious fashion – there is plenty … Continue reading

Just Listen: hidden white noise – Hallelujah (Good Times)

hidden white noise Hallelujah (Good Times) Words by Gary Lambert Hallelujah (Good Times) by hidden white noise comes from their debut album Wake Up in the City and is an retro bluesy stomp-along which transplants their hometown of Leeds from West Yorkshire to Alabama. From the start, the band hit us with a riff that … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talkboy

Talkboy Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert During Lockdown one of my main listening outlets has been blasting Talkboy’s Over and Under Unplugged EP.  The sunshine and joy that comes from every note of those four tracks has matched perfectly with the bright blue skies that have seemingly been gifted by Gaia … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

Interview: Marsicans

Marsicans Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson There are three things I’ve learned about catching up with Marsicans. One is that it’s certain to be absolutely hilarious, two is that there is no way an iPhone app can automatically transcribe both my Cumbrian accent and their Yorkshire twang and three, don’t get them started on … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds Various venues Leeds City Centre 4th May 2019 Tickets on sale here. Words: Elena Katrina and Sammy Sadler There’s something about this first weekend in May that seems to make people in the North want to put on festivals. There’s at least four that we’re trying to split ourselves across this year … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Someone Else For You

Talkboy – Someone Else For You Words: Nick Bewes The new single from Leeds band Talkboy apparently is their love song. However, don’t go thinking that this is going to be a slow love song, because it isn’t. Kicking straight off with a fine vocal performance from Katie Heap, this is two and half minutes … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Calling 2018

Liverpool Calling 2018 Various Venues, Liverpool, 22nd – 23rd June  2018 Words: Cat Lewis Keep Up To Date:  Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £20 and available to buy here We have been counting down the days to Liverpool Calling since the first wave of acts were announced. With headliners such as Pulled Apart by Horses, The … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Camden Rocks 2018

Camden Rocks 2018 Various Venues, Camden 2nd June  2018 Words: Nick Jacques Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £39.50 and available to buy here. On 2nd June, more than 200 acts ranging from genres featuring hefty doses of brit rock-pop to thicker-than-thick slabs of metal will once again invade the … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot 2018 – Manchester Various Venues, Manchester, 25th May 2018 (ALSO: Bristol 26th May 2017 // Nottingham 27th May 2017)   Words: Elena Katrina Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Dot to Dot holds a unique place in the often congested and identikit festival season by being a tightly organised, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Smithdown Road Festival 2018

Smithdown Road Festival Various Venues, Smithdown Road, Liverpool May 5th-6th 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter FREE ENTRY  Smithdown Road Festival is a growing festival which is attracting lots of interest far and wide, not just because it’s free but also because it’s a busy festival raising money for … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Live At Leeds 2018

Live At Leeds 2018 Various Venues, Leeds, 5th May  2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £36 and available to buy here Get ready for a showcase of incredible musical talent next week as popular metropolitan festival Live at Leeds returns to the city.  Boasting an impressive line-up … Continue reading

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