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

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

Live Review: Grace Carter, Brighton

Grace Carter Concorde 2, Brighton, 29th March 2019 Words: Katy Knight Photography: Chloe Hashemi  This was my first time stepping foot inside Concorde 2 in Brighton, with its quirky archways and intimate feel, it was perfect for the support act, JNR Williams’ blissful tones. He sung a mixture of covers along with his own songs. … Continue reading

Live Review: Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool

Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool Guild of Students, 23 March 2019 Words by Gary Lambert It is the ethos of Popped Music to write about music that we love and would recommend to people. As our editor put it to me one day “you wouldn’t write a cook book including food you didn’t like”. It was with … Continue reading

Live Review: INmusic Festival Slot Final

INmusic Festival, The Cavern, Liverpool 24 March 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “How can someone win when winning means that someone loses” Scatman’s World by Scatman John 1995. It was an honour for Popped Music to be invited along to judge the six finalists to win a slot on the main stage at … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

Live Review: Scarlet, Manchester

Scarlet with Oranje and Dollie Demi, YES Basement, 15 March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert We all love new experiences. Well new experiences within reason, and Scarlet’s gig at Manchester’s YES Basement was absolutely filled with them. Firstly, it was the first time I had ever gone to see Scarlet performing outside of Liverpool; … 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

Live Review: Sea Girls – Manchester

Sea Girls Gorilla, Manchester, 5th March 2019 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert If any of Popped Music’s North West based writers should not be sent to watch the clean cut indie pop of Sea Girls and APRE, then 100% it is me who should be left at home. As a direct result of musical tastes, … Continue reading

Live Review: Sleaford Mods – Liverpool

Sleaford Mods 2nd March 2019, o2 Academy, Liverpool Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Walking through Liverpool city centre back to my car after seeing a devastating performance by Sleaford Mods at the o2 Academy Liverpool, I come to the conclusion that watching this unlikely duo somehow enhances the senses in the same way that walking … Continue reading

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