Live Review: King Nun, Valeras, and The Cascaders

King Nun, Valeras and The Cascaders Sound Food and Drink, Liverpool, 14th November 2018 Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Wednesday night in the basement of Sound on Duke Street saw King Nun playing only their second ever headline set, and, on behalf of Popped Music, I was happily sent along. Upon walking into the room, … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Live Review: First Aid Kit – Liverpool

First Aid Kit Liverpool Guild of Students, 24 October 2018 Photos & Words: Gary Lambert  First Aid Kit Beautiful. Nine letters which sum up the combination of First Aid Kit and The Staves with more accuracy than any number of words in this review. Liverpool Guild of Students, and formerly Mountford Hall, has seen hundreds … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan 20th October, o2 Academy,  Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anticipation hung so thick in the air and let’s be honest when it comes to the o2 Liverpool there’s very little air to be had. Stepping onto the stage to open up the night’s proceedings was our very own Zuzu  – from … Continue reading

Our Girl Interview

Our Girl Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert  Photos: Gary Lambert The last time Popped Music were with Our Girl it was in the warm (but breezy) Texan sunshine of SXSW. Things had changed though over the last six months as we caught up again outside a bar in Liverpool on a chilly Sunday evening. … Continue reading

Live Review: Jacaranda Records Ltd Label Showcase – London

Jacaranda Records Label Showcase Phase One, 14 October 2018 There is something stirring in Seel Street, Liverpool right now over at Jacaranda Records Phase One. As well as putting on being a bar, a record shop and a venue for high quality gigs, there is also Jacaranda Records Ltd which is now based there putting … Continue reading

Live Review: Sisteray – Liverpool

Sisteray The Jacaranda Club, 12 October 2018   Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Every legendary band has a tale which may or may not be true about playing a gig to just the barman or old Bill who drank in the pub every night of his life from aged 7. Which sounds cool, but I … Continue reading

Live Review: The Mono LPs – Liverpool

The Mono LPs – Liverpool Words: Cat Lewis Photo: Neil Maher Liverpool favourite’s The Mono LPs graced the Zanzibar with their single launch for their new single “Hell (Save my Soul)”. With tickets sold out, and people queuing at the door, this was going to be a night to remember. Support acts came from Brass Antelope, Redefine and … Continue reading

Live Review: Island – Liverpool

Island Buyers Club, Liverpool, 14th May 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert The enjoyment that a gig generates is not simply based on the performance of the band(s) on stage, but rather a more complicated mixture of performance, venue, personal mood, and behaviour of your fellow audience members.  If any one of these aspects can … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Liverpool Sound City 2018 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now £55 for a full weekend or £29.50 for a day ticket and are on sale here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter       Words: Orla Joyce Now on its 11th year running, Liverpool Sound City is less than 2 weeks … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold Festival 2018

Across The Threshold Various Venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool 13th – 14th April 2018 Words: Elena Katrina  Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter  Buy Tickets Threshold Festival is a staple in any real music lover’s festival season. It’s the festival that wakes us up for the onslaught to come. It’s the festival that fuses true … Continue reading

Live Review: Circa Waves: Liverpool

Circa Waves EBGBS Liverpool, 5th April 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fiona Carroll  Before I went beyond the world of being a music fan and started to write about gigs and pester bands about their opinions on life rather than just babble my congratulations in an overly excited manner, I had a very strong opinion of … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Liverpool

Pale Waves Studio 2, Liverpool, 24th February 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s still absolutely baltic outside and there was a tiny part of me who really wanted to stay in the warm but the pull of not just one, not just two even, but three, great bands all playing the same line up … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma Mountford Hall, Liverpool, October 6th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Georgia Flynn   Sundara Karma at Liverpool Guild of Students, or Mountford Hall as anybody over thirty with a taste for proper names would know it.  For me, this was the big one.  This is the first time I have seen one of … Continue reading

Live Review: Lana Del Rey – Liverpool

Lana Del Rey Echo Arena, Liverpool, September 2017 Words: Gary Lambert I cannot abide the term “guilty pleasures” as it suggests that there is something wrong with enjoyment. But for a self-confessed music snob who proudly lambasts members of indie bands for falling in love with stage school types, a gig by Lana Del Rey … Continue reading

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