Festival Preview: Threshold 2017 Pt2

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … Continue reading

EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

Track by Track Exclusive: Natalie McCool – Cover Combat

Natalie McCool Track by Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool based singer songwriter Natalie McCool has been a firm favourite here at Popped Music HQ and it’s not just us who has been won over with her sparkling clear vocal and spectacular ability to create intelligent pop-lead stories, there’s a whole army of fans growing … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – The Way Of Mary

The Night Cafe Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, The Way Of Mary, shows off all that is good about The Night Café. In a strange way, this song reminds me of the Naïve-era version of The Kooks with the effortless way the band manage to put together a pop tune. It feels so natural … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2017 Pt1

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … 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: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Studio 2, Liverpool, 15th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina A gig is not just about the performance of the artist. The very best gigs require a mix of venue, audience and performance. When all three are right together it pushes each of them higher and higher. When one is off, it … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – Strange Clothes

The Night Cafe Words: Tara Matthews Currently out on tour with Sundara Karma and Blaenavon, The Night Cafe are storming their way into our ears. The latest track Strange Clothes is the first song from their upcoming EP Get Away From The Feeling set to be released 10th March. ‘Strange Clothes’ brings everything we love … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – Not My Fault

False Advertising Words: Gary Lambert With every release False Advertising become a stronger and more exciting band. And considering how exciting they were twelve months ago, it’s a hell of prospect. Take forthcoming release Not My Fault, the usual False Advertising motifs are there in the heavy rock structure teased into a pop tunnel by … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Cabbage – Liverpool

Cabbage 11th February 2017, EBGBs Liverpool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There are some nights that stay in the memory because a band plays who are ready to take on the world and it is great to see them in a venue where you can bump shoulders with the lads and girls as they … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife Buyers Club, Liverpool, 20th January 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina When Friday 20th January came around it felt like I’d waited such a long time for this gig and it was exactly the kind of show I needed to kick start my return into the gigging scene for 2017. And what a … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Honeyblood

Honeyblood Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones When Honeyblood met up with Popped Music, Liverpool was suffering a night of horrendous hailstones which came down so thickly – and painfully – that it looked like the streets were covered in snow rather than small balls of evil. This meant that we, “The G’s” (as our … Continue reading

Live Review: Crystal Fighters – Liverpool

Crystal Fighters Liverpool O2 Academy, 18.11.16 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones I cannot remember ever going to a gig like Crystal Fighters. This was not just a musical performance, but an all-out assault on the senses, the mind and the body. It was not just the band, the sound and lighting engineers, or the rest … Continue reading

Live Review: Fickle Friends – Liverpool

Fickle Friends Arts Club, 20th November 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It was a typically cold and wet November evening and I was wrapped up as snug as a bug on my sofa. Very few things can get me to move out into the cold wind and rain but knowing I’m going to see a … Continue reading

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