Just Listen: Shiners – Just Got Paid

Shiners Words: Elena Katrina If I close my eyes  when listening Just Got Paid by Shiners I’m not entirely sure what year it is, let alone what decade. Take a massive leap back into the 90s with me folks – this has early Blur written all over it (personally, early Blur is my fave Blur) … Continue reading

Live Review: Methyl Ethyl – London

Methyl Ethyl The Shacklewell Arms, 15/08/2017 Words: Nick Jacques I strolled into the Shacklewell Arms with about 15 minutes to go before Methyl Ethyl were to go on stage. I had never set foot in this part of town before. I was intrigued to know what I might find lurking amongst these 4 murky music-soaked … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Bushstock Festival 2016 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as … Continue reading

Gig Review: Jack Rocks 7, London

Jack Rocks 7 Seabright Arms, London, April 2017 Words: Laura Smallwood + Taylor Smith Photos: Alan Wells Like you would expect of all This Feeling Jack Rocks events last Tuesday at London’s infamous Sebright Arms was an absolute scorcher. Yet again packed from start to finish, yet again the JDs were flowing throughout and yet … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Flying Vinyl

Flying Vinyl All Dayer The Oval, London, 7th April 2017 Words: Elena Katrina  With ten of our favourite acts all descending upon one venue for Flying Vinyl’s all dayer this weekend it’s pretty much impossible for us to do our usual festival preview so instead we’re going to post a track by each band and … 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

Festival Review: Mirrors 2016 – London

Mirrors 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Jane Jimenez As ever the centre of Hackney was a hive of activity on the weekend. On any other weekend, this would just be another busy scene in London. People going about and doing their own thing etc, but when the Mirrors festival rolled into the heart of Hackney … Continue reading

Festival Review: Mirrors Festival 2016

Mirrors Festival 2016 29th October 2016: Various Venues Hackney Stay updated: Website// Facebook// Twitter Tickets available from all main on-line ticket outlets Words: Nick Jacques In its 2nd year now the Mirrors Festival is being staged across 6 different and interesting venues in the heartland of Hackney. It promises to be a festival to remember … Continue reading

Live Review: DIY All Dayer, London

DIY All-Dayer Tufnell Park-Boston Music Room, London- 2nd October 2016 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi I had been looking forward to this one for a while. Once DIY magazine announced their line-up of their October All-Dayer, it was evident they had intentionally handpicked a satisfying selection from the ever-developing emerging British indie artist bill. Prides … Continue reading

Live Review: Communion at 10, London

Communion at 10 House Of Vans, London 2016 Words: Claire Healey Photos: Jane Jimenez Formed in the basement of Notting Hill Arts Club in 2006 by Mumford and Sons guitarist Ben Lovett, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Jones (who would later form Bear’s Den) and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, Communion Music began as a platform to develop artists … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock – London

Bushstock 18th June 2016, London Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart Bushstock has been one of my favourite festivals of the past four or so years and last year I let someone else take my place to hit up the Communion Music presented festival in South West London’s Shepherds Bush to review for Popped. I … Continue reading

Live Review: Fiction Records Party – London

Fiction Records Party [Crystal Castles//The Amazons//The Big Moon// Palace House of Vans, 12th May 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Beneath the mass of commuter mayhem that is Waterloo station, lurks a twisted series of arches with intriguing tunnels, one in particular is the spiritual home of Vans, the well renowned skater/trainer brand. It’s this venue which … Continue reading

Live Review: Communion New Faces Tour – London

Communion New Faces Tour St Stephen’s Church, London, 27th April 2016 Words: Claire Healey As the evening sun streamed in through the stained glass windows, the ethereal atmospherics of St Stephen’s Church provided the perfect setting for yet another glorious adulation of new music. Sounding most at home in this gospel-toned atmosphere, ex-choir boy Matt … Continue reading

Live Review: Rhodes – London

Rhodes Electrowerkz, London,  26th April 2016 Words: Claire Healey Currently in the midst of writing his next album, Rhodes took to the violet hues of Islington’s packed out Electrowerkz last week to surprise fans with an intimate array of both new ideas and nostalgic numbers. With tickets having sold out in only a matter of … Continue reading

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