Just Listen: Spinn – Believe It or Not

Spinn – Believe It or Not Words by Gary Lambert It seems like whilst they’ve been in the studio recording their debut album Spinn have been doing some scientific experiments. Believe It or Not is undoubtedly what occurs if you splice the DNA of The La’s jangly guitar sound with the joyful pop production of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Life At The Arcade – Tabloids

Life at the Arcade – Tabloids Words by Gary Lambert Life at the Arcade have been making steady headway for a while now on the live scene across the country. Their latest release, Tabloids, captures their live sound perfectly as they mix anthemic songwriting with a very accessible, accessible guitar sound. Despite being Liverpool lads, … Continue reading

Popped Round-up March 2019

Popped Round-up March 2019 Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Latenight Honeymoon – Lost on You It seems that the guys at Latenight Honeymoon have been working down the quarry of summer and have been able to hack out a piece of sunshine that is reminiscent of the early releases from Fickle Friends … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Jagged Skies – Judas

Jagged Skies – Judas Words by Gary Lambert Judas is the debut release of The Jagged Skies, and for an opening salvo  carries some weight. It is obvious from first listen that this is a track which has been thought over long and hard, and rehearsed until the sound was right. Obviously the writers of … Continue reading

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman Words by Gary Lambert Gen and The Degenerates are without doubt one of the most formidable up and coming live acts around, but with this release they grab their usual blood and thunder punk rock and distill it into something far more heady. The change in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Caii – Temporary High

Caii – Temporary High Words – Gary Lambert For those who are unaware, Caii is a young multi-talented musician based in Manchester. This track, Temporary High, shows off a number of those talents as the song was written, performed, recorded, and produced by her. This one-woman-band approach gives Temporary High a tremendously clean feel of … Continue reading

Live Review: Bang Bang Romeo, Liverpool,

Bang Bang Romeo 18 February 2018, Phase One, Liverpool Words and Photos: Gary Lambert When the days are warmer and longer, Bang Bang Romeo will be embarking on what we all hope will be a life and career changing tour with global superstar Pink. But for now, the Sheffield three-piece are quite content to be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Banners – Got It In You

Banners – Got It In You Words: Elena Katrina There are times you hear a song and there’s an instant connection. Banners’ latest Got It In You is one of those. Lyrically it’s bringing something I felt I needed to hear and I know I won’t be the only one. When you’re having a dark … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Your Eyes

Marsicans – Your Eyes I don’t write reviews so much anymore – you’d know why if you saw the state of my inbox, but just as I was about to have to stick matchsticks in my eyes to keep them open I spotted Marsicans new single Your Eyes was waiting in my inbox….   “Hoping … Continue reading

Popped Round-up February 2019

Popped Round-up February 2019 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editors Pick! Saltwater Sun – Blood Following the huge success of their debut single in 2016, Saltwater Sun had a very successful 2018 with singles Hot Mess & The Wire, which both attracted a lot of radio attention, and earned a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at … Continue reading

Just Listen: Make Friends – Drop Naked

Make Friends – Drop Naked Smooth moves, smooth tones and a catchy as hell melody. The first time I Make Friends single Drop Naked, I literally said out loud “you wish” at some of the lyrics. It made me smile and then I fully got involved – ok not fully! But I couldn’t help fall … Continue reading

Popped Round-up January 2019

Popped Round-up January 201 Words: Daniel Burton  !Editors Pick! Jade Bird -I Get No Joy Following on from her huge hits Uh Huh & Lottery in 2018, Jade Bird kicks off 2019 in similar fashion with I Get No Joy. This track comes with a similar style to Love Has All Been Done Before, with … Continue reading

Round Up: Best of 2018

Best of 2018   Words: Elena Katrina, Daniel Burton and Samantha Sadler  Elena’s Picks: Sea Girls – Heavenly War  From the first time I heard Sea Girls I was excited to hear more and as time has gone on I have yet to be disappointed. It’s always a relief, because, if I’m honest there can … Continue reading

Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla

Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla Words: Rob Connor  I have no idea what I just watched, but I know I instantly love it! The video for Fil Bo Riva’s latest offering, Go Rilla,  for his eagerly awaited debut album is as bonkers as it is brilliant. Drawing its influences heavily from his love of … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van T’s – Suis-Je Cool?

The Van T’s- Suis-Je Cool? Words: Gary Lambet We love The Van T’s here at Popped Music. It’s pretty much one of the rules for being in our gang. However, none of us were ready for this latest release, Suis-Je Cool? It still has the energy and passion we would associate with Glasgow’s finest four-piece, … Continue reading

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