LIVE REVIEW: RATS

Rats The Cavern, Liverpool, 22 September 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Gigs in The Cavern are weird.  It starts with the scouse caricature doormen who think they need to make some sort of funny with every single entrant (I just want to get in the gig lads, it’s not fear on my face … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DEAD POET SOCIETY

Dead Poet Society Future Yard, Birkenhead, 31 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the biggest losses to gig going at the moment is the difficulty that foreign acts have to come to our shores to tour.  So many festival slots have been altered as bands and their teams have found it impossible … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FESTEVOL (PART 2)

FestEvol Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 7 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Whilst FestEvol: Part 1 was a celebration of the Merseyside music scene, FestEvol: Part 2 was about recapturing the magical feeling of going to a festival once again.  Admittedly there was no camping, but you had bands and music fans coming from … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 6 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been excited for Dream Wife since the very second this gig was announced.  Dream Wife are quite possibly my favourite band of modern times.  A band that makes me wish I was sixteen again and be insanely deeply in love with a band … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE POST ROMANTICS

The Post Romantics Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 16 July 2021 Words and photos by Gary Lambert “Are you coming to my gig?” is the easiest question to be asked of me.  Partly because I’m always going to answer yes instinctively and then worry about my diary; and partly because sometimes it is people like Connor, the lead singer … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Wyldest

Wyldest Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, 22 May 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Have you been to any social distanced gigs?  I can understand why people don’t go to them.  They are quiet, sensible affairs a lot of time.  It is difficult for an artist to build a connection with those in the room.  There is a flipside … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Big Moon

The Big Moon Oslo Hackney, London, 4th March 2020 Words and Photography: Amy Butcher Having released their album Walking Like We Do last month, The Big Moon have had nothing but praise on what has to be my favourite album of 2020 so far. Listening to tracks Why and Holy Roller, I had been itching to … Continue reading

Live Review: Zuzu

Zuzu The Bodega, Nottingham, 1st March 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sunday night in Nottingham has a curious vibe.  It is as busy as you would expect a city centre to be at that time, but with a genteel politeness.  I’ll be honest it confused me more than the one-way system.  But I … Continue reading

Live Review: Spector

Spector Oval Space, London, 13 November 2019 Words and Photos by Amy Butcher Before I start my review for what turned into my favourite gig of 2019 so far, I must admit I had very little knowledge of how Spector are as a live band. Having listened to their music only recently, I was completely … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender Guild of Students, Liverpool, 23 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Elena Katrina   At Popped Music we all love Sam Fender with only one exception… Me.  I don’t dislike him as a person (very much the opposite in fact), nor do I hate his music.  It is just one of … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Live Review: FEET – London

FEET Camden Assembly, London, 22nd October 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Do you ever discover a band and after listening to a few tracks they immediately become one of your favourite bands? That’s what happened to me when I first listened to FEET’s Ad Blue.  Whether it’s the groovy bass lines, addictive guitar melodies … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons – Newcastle

The Amazons O2 Academy, Newcastle, 12th November 2019 Words and Photography: Callum Robinson The Amazons hit Newcastle like a storm on a cold Tuesday night at the O2 Academy with support from the excellent The Mysterines and Demob Happy!  Having recently supported Sea Girls, The Mysterines started off the night. With powerful guitar riffs, drum … Continue reading

Live Review: Freya Ridings – Newcastle

Freya Ridings O2 Academy, Newcastle, 11th November 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor As an opening night of tour, Newcastle is certainly a great place to get warmed up.  And is there much better than seeing a female-powered gig? Well that’s certainly what Freya’s performance, and admittedly her full tour, provides. It’s really empowering to … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Newcastle

Bear’s Den Newcastle University, Newcastle, 10 November 2019 Words and Photography: Callum Robinson On a cold November night in Newcastle, Bear’s Den filled the crowd with warmth and emotion as they played to a full house at Newcastle University. I’ve been wanting to see Bear’s Den ever since they released their album Islands, back in … Continue reading

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