Live Review: The Wombats, Manchester

The Wombats Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, 7 July 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I truly believe that Castlefield Bowl is the greatest music venue on earth. Seriously! If you can find a venue that combines wonderful sight lines in the amphitheatre, easy access and egress, a remake of a Roman fort, a river, trains, … Continue reading

Live Review: Spinn, Manchester

Spinn 31st May 2019, Deaf Institute, Manchester Words: Kimberley Edmondston-Douse Photography: Natasha Lloyd The month of May for Spinn (a fast-rising indie quartet of self-proclaimed approachable lads with extra stylish haircuts) was rather hectic. With the band playing 24 shows in under 30 days at clubs, festivals and HMVs throughout the UK, spanning from as … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Festival 2019

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Dot To Dot Festival 2019 Various venues Manchester 24 May 2019// Bristol 25 May 2019 // Nottingham 26 May 2019 Tickets Words: Gary Lambert Dot To Dot is not just one of the best metropolitan festivals or one of the best festivals for new bands, it is consistently one of the best festivals on the … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Highest Point, Lancaster

Highest Point Festival Williamson Park, Lancaster 17-18 May 2019 Words: Gary Lambert Highest Point Festival is a relatively new addition to the north-west summer taking place in Lancaster at Williamson Park. Obviously, on a far smaller scale, the festival seems to be using Glastonbury as a role model with the event mixing a variety of … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender The Ritz, Manchester, 2nd May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina Travelling across the M62, we inevitably met traffic problems and also with the precarious parking availability around the o2 Ritz, we eventually arrived 15 minutes into the support set of A Festival, A Parade. Despite this being 45 minutes before Sam … Continue reading

Interview: The Blinders

The Blinders Words and Photos: Gary Lambert It was an unseasonably warm Manchester afternoon, and I was sat in my car with the windows up feeling like I don’t know what. I had just finished my interview with The Blinders and my mind was blank like a What The Fuck bomb had gone off in … Continue reading

Interview: The K’s

Interview: The K’s Words and Photography by Gary Lambert The summer of 2019 is setting up to be a memorable one for The K’s. After successfully claiming a main stage set at the INmusic Festival in Croatia, the Earlstown boys are not just settling for that. They have now signed a deal with Alan McGee’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that False Advertising have managed to create a time machine because there is no way that I don’t already know this song. On first listen, there is an instant connection with You Won’t Feel Love like it is one … Continue reading

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5

Festival Preview: When In Manchester #5 Tickets for When In Manchester are available here Words by Gary Lambert The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is one of the most awkward days of the year. Firstly, it feels like it should have a special name, but it doesn’t. Secondly, it’s a bit dull as … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pale Waves – There’s A Honey

Pale Waves – There’s A Honey Words: Clare Hingley Manchester-quartet Pale Waves, have unveiled a new video for single There’s A Honey, taken from their album My Mind Makes Noises out which they chose to shoot on their previous UK tour and we love it here at Popped!  The setting for the video brings out … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Hunna, Manchester

The Hunna Academy, Manchester, 5th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Nidge Sanders Coming out to an already buzzing Manchester academy, Retro Video Club started their set with their third single, Famous. This was met with the whole crowd’s arms up in air and fully involved creating an absolutely electric feel that is normally unheard … Continue reading

Album Review: Cassia – Replica

Album Review: Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert I’ve got an idea. A strange idea, but an idea nevertheless. Copies of Replica should be given away with the purchase of a Fitbit. Why? Because it makes you go for a walk. Or at least it has done for me. After a first listen to … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

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