Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert I’ve met singers and bands in all manner of locations. Meeting them in back street pubs, recording studios, photo studios, and taken them to a flat above a shop to play table football, a tunnel used by late night drunks and graffiti artists (we … 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

Interview: A Void

A Void Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert We get to watch lots of bands, and it might seem harsh to state that at times they all merge into one another, but on the average week this year I’ve seen probably four gigs with between three and six acts at each gig so I’d say … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver

Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver Words by Gary Lambert With this title track of their forthcoming EP, Saltwater Sun have managed somehow to keep up the style of the earlier songs like ‘Hot Mess’, but fill it full of steroids and Saltwater. The husky/quiet opening leading to bouncy dream pop is still there like … 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

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Believe It or Not

Spinn – Believe It or Not Words by Gary Lambert It seems like whilst they’ve been in the studio recording their debut album Spinn have been doing some scientific experiments. Believe It or Not is undoubtedly what occurs if you splice the DNA of The La’s jangly guitar sound with the joyful pop production of … Continue reading

Live Review: Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool

Gerry Cinnamon, Liverpool Guild of Students, 23 March 2019 Words by Gary Lambert It is the ethos of Popped Music to write about music that we love and would recommend to people. As our editor put it to me one day “you wouldn’t write a cook book including food you didn’t like”. It was with … Continue reading

Live Review: INmusic Festival Slot Final

INmusic Festival, The Cavern, Liverpool 24 March 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “How can someone win when winning means that someone loses” Scatman’s World by Scatman John 1995. It was an honour for Popped Music to be invited along to judge the six finalists to win a slot on the main stage at … Continue reading

Popped Round-up March 2019

Popped Round-up March 2019 Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Latenight Honeymoon – Lost on You It seems that the guys at Latenight Honeymoon have been working down the quarry of summer and have been able to hack out a piece of sunshine that is reminiscent of the early releases from Fickle Friends … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Jagged Skies – Judas

Jagged Skies – Judas Words by Gary Lambert Judas is the debut release of The Jagged Skies, and for an opening salvo  carries some weight. It is obvious from first listen that this is a track which has been thought over long and hard, and rehearsed until the sound was right. Obviously the writers of … Continue reading

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