Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Honeyblood, Liverpool

Honeyblood Liverpool Arts Club, Liverpool, 11th June 2019 Words & Photography: Gary Lambert When Honeyblood come to town, you really should go to watch them perform and when Honeyblood come to town with a newly enhanced lineup and a new album to entertain you with, then should becomes must.  For that reason, I was happily … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: YARDLANDER, LONDON

Yardlander 29th May 2019, The Monarch Camden, London Words: Amy Butcher Entering The Monarch, Camden’s iconic venue known for hosting smaller bands before they hit the big time, the place buzzed with pub punters chattering away as support Southbank Crows were setting up the stage pre-show. Having never heard of the London-based alternative rock band, … Continue reading

Live Review: Mini Mansions, Liverpool

Mini Mansions 23rd May 2019, District, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert A Bank Holiday Monday is normally a time for sitting in a beer garden with friends whilst getting sunburnt and drunk.  For Popped Music though, it’s obviously the time for a gig after a weekend of festivals. Who needs a break when there … Continue reading

Live Review: Manic Street Preachers, Liverpool

Manic Street Preachers 30th May 2019, Olympia, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert Okay, let’s be honest with each other…. A tour celebrating twenty years since an album was released is not in our Popped Music remit in general, but when there’s the chance of going to see Manic Street Preachers, we are not going … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019 The Castle Hotel, Gulliver’s, and Night and Day Cafe, Manchester Words: Julia Grantham & Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Lambert   Now in its third year of existence, When In Manchester festival delivered its fifth event last Easter weekend, and despite coinciding with the hottest Easter weekend on record, still managed to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Newcastle

Sundara Karma 3rd May 2019,  o2 Academy,  Newcastle Words: Sammy Sadler Photos: Callum Robinson It’s been a good while since I last saw Sundara Karma and a lot has changed. I’m not just referring to just the change of my hair colour, I’m talking about the musical progression of the Reading outfit. They’ve ditched the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender The Ritz, Manchester, 2nd May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina Travelling across the M62, we inevitably met traffic problems and also with the precarious parking availability around the o2 Ritz, we eventually arrived 15 minutes into the support set of A Festival, A Parade. Despite this being 45 minutes before Sam … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: whenyoung – Liverpool

whenyoung Arts Club, Loft, 19th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina  Bringing a smooth indie-rock sound to the Arts Club Loft, local support Shards opened the night with a performance filled with a subtle confidence. While there were no  signs of nerves they didn’t come come across ascocky either – it was a … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya The Haunt, Brighton, 14 April 2019 Words and photos by Chloe Hashemi I think you know when an artist is on the brink of something exciting. It was undeniable when I first saw Rag n’ Bone Man (in a 200 capacity room would you believe), and when I saw The Japanese House in … Continue reading

Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Marsicans, Newcastle

Marsicans, LUCIA and Llovers Think Tank, Newcastle, 19 April 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Callum Robinson  I’ve been a pretty big Marsicans fan for what feels like forever now so you can imagine my excitement when they announced they were heading out on tour again. For me, it’s been incredible to watch these guys attract … Continue reading

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