Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2017

Kendal Calling 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Photos: Trust A Fox Photography In my preview of Kendal Calling, I mentioned that organisers have a habit of claiming every year that that year’s edition has been their biggest and best. It seems, however, that reviewers do exactly the same thing because each time I’ve been at Kendal, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2017

Barn On The Farm 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Last year was the first year we went to Barn On The Farm and the moment I left I knew I would need to go back again for 2017 and my wish came true. As a tiny independent festival with a capacity of only 1500 … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Blissfields 2017

Blissfields 2017 6th – 7th July, Winchester Blissfields Online: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets on sale here Words: Leander Hobbs   What started out 16 years ago as a small gathering of friends at Bradley Farm near Alresford has turned into one of the most celebrated and must attend festivals of the summer. Over … Continue reading

Live Review: Honeyblood – London

Honeyblood Koko, London, 16th June 2016 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Jane Jimenez It’s Friday night and an unearthly hush falls over the audience at the Koko Club, London. Eerie little voices float disjointedly from the sound system and flashing lights like laser beams announce the arrival of Honeyblood for their biggest headline show to date.  A slightly nervous Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myer’s take the … Continue reading

Live Review: The Japanese House – Manchester

The Japanese House Gorilla, Manchester, May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Tara Atkinson Standing in line for the venue, it’s not hard to tell who will be joining me- any teenage girl within a 300 meter vicinity holding an iPhone and wearing an over sized denim jacket is guaranteed to be screaming their lungs out … Continue reading

Live Review: Palace – Liverpool

Palace Buyers Club, Liverpool, April 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  If you follow Popped then you’ll know that I’m a HUGE fan of Palace, I even got taken on a trip to Berlin just to watch them play. It’s felt like a while though since I saw them in Liverpool, in fact, I think … Continue reading

Live Review: Paris Youth Foundation – Liverpool

Paris Youth Foundation Arts Club, Liverpool, April 14th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After hearing that their debut performance was on the BBC introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival but missing out on their Liverpool headliner at Buyer’s Club back in December I was excited to kick start my Easter weekend by seeing Paris Youth … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Arts Club, Liverpool 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Tom Adam Taking advantage of the offer to play a Liverpool tour date to utilise the last of their three week trip to the UK, Dublin’s Otherkin played a support slot on a local-focused bill. When the vast majority of the large audience seemed to be … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

Festival Review: Ditto Live – Liverpool

Ditto Live Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Mark Holmes Festival Season does not start on a Friday night before the clocks go back, but if it did then Ditto Music’s live event at Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool city centre would be the perfect way … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bear’s Den – Greenwoods Bethlehem (Live)

Bear’s Den Words: Elena Katrina Bear’s Den are no longer one of my new bands that no one knows about and while a part of me is seriously made up that they’ve done so well, there will always be a little bit of me that dislikes having to share them with so many people. I’ve … Continue reading

Live Review: Kings Of Leon – Liverpool

Kings Of Leon Liverpool Echo Arena, February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Any time Kings Of Leon decide to play a show or do a tour in the UK there’s a massive frenzy for tickets, without fail. There’s good reason for it too, they are just one of the best live bands and they … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Estrons – Belfast

Estrons Words: Elena Katrina Estrons are probably one of my favourite heavier bands of the last 18 months or so and having seen them play live several times the video for EP track Belfast is getting me excited to go and see them live again next week. Belfast further demonstrates the bands energy riddled tracks, … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka – London

Yonaka Birthdays, London, 19th January 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor Coming on stage around 10:30, the four piece were looking chuffed after their incredible day – Signing with a major label is a big deal for a young band but they’ve earned it, delivering set after set, they never lose energy and always leave me wanting … Continue reading

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