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

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Larkins, London

Larkins Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London, 10th April 2019 Words: Amy Butcher Photography: Isy Townsend + Sam Kay Crowds of people were cheering as I entered the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen; support act Corella were in full swing. Having already supported the likes of Marsicans and Cassia, I was excited to see what the … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Hunna, Manchester

The Hunna Academy, Manchester, 5th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Nidge Sanders Coming out to an already buzzing Manchester academy, Retro Video Club started their set with their third single, Famous. This was met with the whole crowd’s arms up in air and fully involved creating an absolutely electric feel that is normally unheard … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Retro Video Club, Newcastle

Retro Video Club O2 Academy, Newcastle, 4th April 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor If like me, you’ve ever been to a gig at any O2 venue then you’ll know they are one of the best spots to see your favourite bands. Sure the sound isn’t always perfect, but it’s more about the people that … Continue reading

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