Just Listen: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Stuck on a Feeling

Spinn Stuck on a Feeling Words by Gary Lambert During the long, hot summer of 2020 (which is still a few days from officially starting), the 2018 eponymous debut from Spinn has been given a fair few plays in my house.  The jingly delights are sunshine turned to music, and now with Stuck on a … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Swan – The Silver Lining EP

Tom Swan The Silver Lining EP Words by Julia Grantham We are very excited to bring you the very first release from underground artist Tom Swan. Having recorded the tracks in the depths of his solitary studio accommodation during lockdown, the EP is enigmatic and yet the music transparent and peaceful. The air of solidarity … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Hushtones

Hushtones Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert There have been loads of cancellations and rejigging of events caused by the lockdown we are all under, but one of the biggest hits to the heart of Popped Music has been the postponement of Threshold Festival.  One of the acts we had planned to … Continue reading

Interview: HMLTD

HMLTD Words and Photos by Gary Lambert with live photography by Lucy McLaughlan If you have not listened to HMLTD’s debut album West of Eden, stick it on Spotify immediately.  For one, you really should take in this beautiful piece of music.  Secondly, I like the idea that reading my interview with the band should … Continue reading

Live Review: The 1975

The 1975 M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, 26th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Up until around two years ago, I had never listened to The 1975. An old friend and fellow cult member told me I had to listen to them, I trusted his judgement and one quiet night in work I decided … Continue reading

Live Review: Rats – Liverpool

Rats Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, 21st February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Outside may have been howling a gale as the latest sensibly-named storm hit town, but inside Invisible Wind Factory over one thousand primarily young music fans had just had one of the best nights of their lives by cheering on Rats‘ … Continue reading

Live Review: King Nun – Liverpool

King Nun Sound, Liverpool, 18th February 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert On the Monday night, King Nun cancelled their show in Birmingham due to the ill health of singer, Theo.  This meant that I put King Nun tweets on notify for a day because I was desperate for this show to go ahead. … Continue reading

Live Review: HMLTD – Liverpool

HMLTD Arts Club, Liverpool, 13th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Last time I saw HMLTD it was the end of 2018 and they blew the roof off The Ritz in Manchester even though they were only cast as a support act.  Taking over the stage in various shades of leather, neon and … Continue reading

Live Review: Blossoms – Liverpool

Blossoms O2 Academy Liverpool, 15th February 2020 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Brian Sayle Happy Valentines indeed – anyone looking to impress their Blossoms loving other half this weekend just gone, would have been an absolute hero had they been able to secure them some tickets to this tiny show. I wouldn’t normally consider the o2 … Continue reading

Interview: Psycho Comedy

Psycho Comedy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert For years Psycho Comedy have been playing critically acclaimed gigs with the odd release here and there, constantly leaving people wanting more of the ensemble.  Now though it is time for everybody to get as much Psycho Comedy as you can fit in your life as they … Continue reading

Live Review: Valeras – Liverpool

Valeras Liverpool, Sound, 28th January 2020 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  That’s it then, the first gig of 2020 out of the way. I always find it hard to step out into the cold after going home after a long day at work. You know, the ones when you went out in the bitter dark … Continue reading

Interview: Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the best things about the face to face interviews we do at Popped Music is that you get to see close up the passion that people have for music.  Not just the music they have created in the studio, but the music that inspires them, … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender Guild of Students, Liverpool, 23 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Elena Katrina   At Popped Music we all love Sam Fender with only one exception… Me.  I don’t dislike him as a person (very much the opposite in fact), nor do I hate his music.  It is just one of … Continue reading

Live Review: The Peach Fuzz – Liverpool

The Peach Fuzz Phase One, Liverpool, 18th October 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina This was not the first time I’d seen The Peach Fuzz this year, nor was it the first time I’d seen main support Saytr Play. It was a bit of a dangerous mix and I think, this time, for me the … Continue reading

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