Just Listen: Oya Paya – Put My Record On

Oya Paya Words: Elena Katrina Oya Paya have been on our radar for a while but their latest single Put My Record On is the one that’s really done it for us and we’ve caught the OP bug! Sultry and yet punchy vocals are a strong feature and I love the use of bird song … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cavalry – Black

Cavalry Words: Elena Katrina Cavalry return with their second brand new track of 2017 and Black delivers on everything I’ve come to expect from this band, and more. It’s highly emotional, to the point where I get goosebumps listening to it. I’ve known singer Alan for 10 years and followed his various musical endeavours and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

EP Review: Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money

Will Joseph Cook – If You Want To Make Money Out Now Words: Luke Pettican A mere 6 months after the release of his excellent debut album Sweet Dreamer, Will Joseph Cook is back with a bang with three song EP If You Want To Make Money. After his magnificent debut filled with a plethora … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Howl

Chlow Howl Words: Caleb Curtis It might be titled Do It Alone, but between its infectious synths and warm bass licks, Chlöe Howl’s new track will leave you longing to be on a dance floor along side your mates. The British singer-songwriter’s accent shines through her roaring voice, boasting an impressive range that she doesn’t … Continue reading

Just Listen: Etches: Human Façade/ My New Empire

Etches Words: Elena Katrina Etches return with a fabulously chilled out double A-Side of Human Façade/ My New Empire here and what a treat they are. From the blissfully bubbling opening of Human Façade to the darker meanings behind the track. It’s a really cleverly penned lyrically and I feel like the band continue to grow and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Headclouds – Seen It Before

Headclouds Words: Gary Lambert As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it is a sweet treat to have the release of Seen It Before by Headclouds reach our ears. Without being obvious and overly joyful, there is a relaxed summer vibe as the effected vocals attempt to send a summer breeze down … Continue reading

Just Listen: Devon – Weirdo

Devon Words: Gary Feeney Gloucestershire singer-songwriter Devon is nigh in impossible to find online at the moment, but on the strength of his debut single Weirdo, that situation is going to change very soon. A quirky affair, it’s an instantly addictive track which is in turns an anthem for outsiders and a casual dismissal of … Continue reading

Just Watch: Mono Club – Memory Critical

Mono Club Words: Elena Katrina I have to admit that I haven’t really got the foggiest what is going on in the video for Memory Critical from Mono Club, but what I do know is this is a damn fine tune. The children’s cheer that opens it, a really attention grabbing beginning. The thing that … Continue reading

EP Review: Yonaka – Heavy

Yonaka Released 6th October 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor An EP at this point of a band’s career should be a showcase of their strengths and give us an idea of their trajectory. The 5 tracks on YONAKA’s latest EP Heavy do just that. Featuring one of their earliest releases Run re-mastered with clearer vocals and tighter … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Try

Island Words: Elena Katrina Island are one of Popped Music’s favourites and we’re thrilled to be able to share their brand new single Try. It’s the first single to be released on their new label home of Frenchkiss Records an boy oh boy has it got something to win over new fans. This is a … 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

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: Joseph J Jones – Crawl

Joseph J Jones Words: Elena Katrina Joseph J Jones continues to impress with his filthy rich tones and his songwriting skill with his latest track Crawl. This track has a thunderous clap that you can’t fail to ignore – it pushes through the track keeping it’s pace steady and grounded. The job then is on … 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

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