Album Spotlight: New Moons XII

Just Listen: Amber Run – Affection

Amber Run – Affection Words: Elena Katrina Amber Run return with a cinematic masterpiece in new single Affection. As far as I am concerned this band is so underrated that it drives me crazy. With spectacular song-crafting skills and a delivery that can bring a person to tears. The single is an undulating track with … Continue reading

Just Listen: Larkins – Wallflower

Larkins – Wallflower Words: Elena Katrina With an enticingly haunting lyrical delivery and electronic beats and bleeps that push and pull, this latest single from Larkins is anything like its namesake. Wallflower is a track that pulsates and simmers; its guitar strings puckering and dissipating into the atmosphere while the bass trips the light fantastic … Continue reading

Just Listen: Dead Nature: In My Heart

Dead Nature: In My Heart Words: Elena Katrina  There’s something kinda New York Punk scene about the start of Dead Nature’s debut offering, In My Mind. This is the new project by musical superhero Tarek Musa (he of Spring King fame). The track very quickly takes a turn into a psychedelic Polyphonic Spree-like vocal layering … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence

Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence Words: Gary Lambert Pray in Silence is the most beautiful release from Swimming Girls yet, and that owes a lot to the positioning of the vocals at the top of the mix in order to grant extra emphasis on the heartfelt lyrics.  If I was new to Swimming Girls, … Continue reading

Popped Round Up May 2019

The Round Up May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton   Popped Music’s May Editors Pick The Outside Looking In – The Peach Fuzz   The Peach Fuzz have a very indie pop sound, they use synth to drive the intro before stripping back to just a bass line and beat for the verse. They bring a … Continue reading

Just Listen: LIFE – Moral Fibre

LIFE – Moral Fibre Words: Gary Lambert Do you have asthma? If so, before you listen to Moral Fibre grab your inhaler and have a big blast on it. This track is dangerous for you breathing;  with a breakneck immediacy through the two minutes of sheer pleasure. Whether it is the rapid, fun guitar or … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Control

The Van Ts – Control Words: Elena katrina The Van Ts have a special blend of guitar music – sonically they flirt with punk, grunge, rock but with melodies and harmonies that wouldn’t go amiss on some of the best indie pop out there. In their latest single, Control, everything comes together as one huge … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – Gasoline

The Mysteries – Gasoline Words: Elena Katrina I’m too young to be caught up in this mess…. surely something we’ve all wanted to scream at some point – no matter our age. The Mysterines return with their second release of 2019 and they’re full of rage… and love. Gasoline is short and sweet coming in … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that False Advertising have managed to create a time machine because there is no way that I don’t already know this song. On first listen, there is an instant connection with You Won’t Feel Love like it is one … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chloe Foy – Oh You Are Not Well

Chloe Foy – Oh You Are Not Well Words: Nick Bewes Oh You Are Not Well is the new track from Manchester-based songwriter Chloe Foy, and it’s a wonderful piece of music. Taking influences from the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Lucy Rose, Laura Marling, and one of my favourites, Beth Orton, there are elements … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver

Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver Words by Gary Lambert With this title track of their forthcoming EP, Saltwater Sun have managed somehow to keep up the style of the earlier songs like ‘Hot Mess’, but fill it full of steroids and Saltwater. The husky/quiet opening leading to bouncy dream pop is still there like … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

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