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

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Buyers Club, Liverpool, 6th October 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina In an unexpected turn of events I found myself of a Friday night with not just one but two gigs to go to. Luckily for me the gods of timings and venue locations were on my side (as were the promoters, who just … 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 Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … 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: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … 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

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