Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Honest

Just Listen: MarthaGunn Honest Words: Amy Butcher I’ve been a big fan of MarthaGunn over the last couple of years, the 70s psychedelic inspired indie rock five-piece have had me addicted to their music since I first heard them live. Following the recent single release of Nowhere To Run at the end of last year, … Continue reading

Just Listen – Scarlet – Wrong Way

Scarlet Wrong Way Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s Scarlet is fronted by the very talented Jessie Robinson whose vocals are instantly recognisable from the first word on Scarlet’s latest offering, Wrong Way. As one of the North West’s best DIY rock outfits, their sound has grown ever maturer over the years and Wrong Way goes further … Continue reading

Just Listen: Francis – Rare/Ocean in Gold

Francis Rare/Ocean in Gold Elena Katrina I’ve often been found discussing with people “what happened to Frances?” Her debut album, Things I’ve Never Said, was sure, I thought, to see her off toward superstardom. It was 3 years between that release and any new material. Today I decided again to check if there was any … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

Tom Grennan Little Bit Of Love Words: Elena Katrina I did a lot of re-living and relistening during some time out from popped during the pandemic. One artist who always ended back in my ears was Tom Grennan. So it should come as little surprise that I’m back shouting out him – I’m firmly still … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Octopus

Island Octopus Words: Elena Katrina Hold the line…. I have a complaint… hear me out though before you go thinking popped has gone all miserable and now we are sharing stuff we don’t like… the complaint is that Island’s new single Octopus is too damn short. Please can I request an extended album version or … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sophie and the Giants – Right Now

Sophie and the Giants Right Now Words: Elena Katrina Sophie and the Giants are one of my fave bands of the last few years and a band I can’t wait to see them play live again and to listen to their new release Right Now, has made me even more excited for that day. There’s … Continue reading

Just Watch: Yonaka – Seize The Power

Yonaka Seize The Power Words: Elena Katrina If Harlequin, she of Joker girlfriend fame, sat down and penned a song, then something in the opening section of Seize The Power, tells me it would be this. I’m writing this review upon the first listen as it grabbed me at the first sound. I’ve not even … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zuzu – What You Want

ZUZU –  What You Want Words: Ashleigh O’Neill I would consider Zuzu to be this years ‘One to Watch artist’ (even though popped have been watching her for years now), with her unique style and sound, and her new ‘What You Want’ really confirms that status. The fast-paced, emotive and exciting single is everything that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch

Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd, returns swiftly after the success of her recent EP release ‘Everything is Dogs’ with her new single ‘Sweat Patch’. The heavy guitar riffs and catchy lyrics, hinting towards the topic of drugs, are no surprise, considering the taboo topics she has covered … Continue reading

Just Listen: Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It

Only Sun – I Can’t Stand It Words: Amy Butcher After a successful festival run this summer and a highly anticipated headline tour including a sold out Camden Assembly show, 2019 has been a great year for Only Sun so far. The High Wycombe based five-piece are back with another corker of a single ‘I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bleanavon – I Want You

Bleanavon – I Want You Words: Ashleigh O’Neill ‘I Want You’ is the opening track to the Blaenavon’s much anticipated second album ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’. The single seems to be a song sharing love but with a nod to heartbreak too. The beat starts off steady but picks up, evolving into an uplifting, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things

Lucia and The Best Boys – Good Girls Do Bad Things Words: Daniel Barton Formerly known as just LUCIA, the change of name pays homage to their first release ‘The Best Boys EP’. It signifies the death of LUCIA as we knew it, and the birth of something reinvigorated, bigger and better. This is their … Continue reading

Popped Round-Up October 2019

Popped Round-Up October 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editor’s Pick! Otherkin – Would You Die For Me? This is Otherkin’s third EP but unfortunately is to be their final release as the band have decided to call it a day. I’ve been lucky to witness an amazing journey for Otherkin, starting from seeing them supporting a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Pale White – Swim For Your Life

The Pale White – Swim For Your Life Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  The Pale White are back with their new single ‘Swim For Your Life’. Sticking to their indie, rock vibe, but straying away from the heaviness of their later releases, they have injected a whole load of energy and enthusiasm into this single. It still … Continue reading

Just Listen: Electric Enemy – Save Me

Electric Enemy – Save Me Words: Amy Butcher Opening with melancholic guitar melodies and singer Jim’s impressive vocals, Electric Enemy have returned with another fantastic single following debut ‘Climb’. What I like about the four-piece is how they bring together addictive, finessed melodies with impactful lyrics and ‘Save Me’ is a prime example. Speaking on … Continue reading

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