Just Listen: SeaWitches – Absolve

SeaWitches – Absolve Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s  SeaWitches return with an inspired new track in Absolved. Vocals and music that moves in sultry waves and ripples throughout. There is also some really interesting guitar and bass work, which, for me, is tinged with an rich intercontinental flavour. Absolved is probably my favourite ever of theirs. … Continue reading

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2017

Skeleton Coast 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Gary Williams Skeleton Coast Festival returned to The Wirral last weekend for a bohemian bonanza that included Cabbage, Jane Weaver and The Sundowners. Wirral has always had a solid musical heritage, hailing acts such as The Lightening Seeds, The Coral and By The Sea. After a successful first … Continue reading

Just Listen: Psycho Comedy – The Hangman

Psycho Comedy Words: Rebecca Worthington Fast becoming one of the most electrifying bands coming out of Liverpool, Psycho Comedy were proud to present their latest offerings over at  The Shipping Forecast on Saturday. The five-piece provide you with a perfect opportunity to get wild and west. Their dark and disorderly new single, The Hangman, with its twisted guitars and raucous vocals, does indeed leave … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival 2017

Liverpool International Festival 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Graeme Watt Europe’s largest free music festival, LIMF, returned to Sefton Park this weekend for a four-day celebration of musical diversity. With torrential rain and Merseyrail strikes hitting the festival hard, it was down to the spirit of the Liverpool people to bring the festival to life. … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Hope & Glory Festival 2017

Hope & Glory 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Find Hope & Glory online: Website // Facebook // Twitter There’s been an explosion of new festivals in recent times, but few have caught the eye quite like the Hope & Glory has. Taking place in Liverpool’s stunning St George’s Quarter on 5th & 6th August, the 12,500 … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Clay

Clay Words: Gary Lambert It seems that slowly but surely people are turning off the middle of nowhere festival, and getting more excited by the offers of metropolitan festivals. Tents are being replaced by party pads as people realise that you can still see a lot of music whilst also having a shower each morning … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool International Music Festival 2017

LIMF 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington    This weekend, the sensational Liverpool International Musical Festival returns to Sefton Park for a four-day celebration of musical heritage and cultural diversity. This year’s headliners, Gorgon City, Naughty Boy and Cast, are set to wow the masses. But, if it’s emerging, under-the-radar acts you’re after, we’ve selected five exciting … Continue reading

RADIO: IWFM Radio – Popped Music Show #001

IWFM Radio Popped Music Show #001 New for Popped Music this year is a radio show thanks to a new radio station in Liverpool called IWFM Radio. Each month they’ve given us an hours slot to share some new tunes and the first show it’s full of some of our fave bands as well as … Continue reading

Festival Review: Sound City 2017

Sound City 2017 Clarence Docks, Liverpool, 27th-28th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Coughlan In Liverpool music terms, the last weekend of May means one thing…. Liverpool Sound City. So there was only one place for Popped Music to head. Obviously. This year Sound City had moved from its previous home of Bramley Moore … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2017

Liverpool Sound City 2017 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now  here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter This year’s Liverpool Sound City is celebrating quite an impressive birthday – it’s 10th! And it sees a new home, only a little way down the road, to Clarence Dock, but a new site … Continue reading

Live Review: The Night Cafe – Liverpool

The Night Cafe O2 Academy Liverpool, 5th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Most of the time it is natural to leave a gig with a refrain or lyric from the band’s final song ringing in your ears. It’s quite unusual to have a song that you’ve not heard in almost twenty years on the tip … 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

Festival Review: Threshold 2017

Threshold 7 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn & Elena Katrina Threshold Festival 2017, or Threshold7 to give it the preferred shortened name, was always likely to be one that would stay in the memory. From the announcement that a crowdfunding campaign was needed in order to raise some much needed funds, people seemed to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Festevol Gardens 2017

FestEvol Gardens Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool 30th April 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Keep Up To Date: Facebook // Twitter Tickets are £30.00 and available to buy from Skiddle, Dice, See Tickets. Last year’s Festevol was possibly up there as one of our favourite festival all dayers of 2016! We didn’t think that it could be … 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

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