Just Listen: Cassia – Don’t Make A Scene

Cassia Don’t Make A Scene Words by Gary Lambert Cassia, Macclesfield’s answer to Vampire Weekend, have a new release out, Don’t Make A Scene, and once again they’ve found a way to transport you from wherever you are and whatever you are doing to a car driving through the USA lit by a balmy sunset … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Lemon Twigs – No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met)

The Lemon Twigs No One Holds You (Closer Than The One You Haven’t Met) Words by Jim Mumby The Lemon Twigs can do no wrong with a back-catalogue of releases already stamped with ’quality assurance’. Having one platform boot firmly in Old Texan Saloon Bar music and another high-kicking into the belly of 80’s American … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Eleanor

Red Rum Club Eleanor Words by Gary Lambert For their latest single, Eleanor, the Scouse-sextant Red Rum Club have put the mariachi rock n roll to one side and have created an uplifting, bright piece of guitar pop music. It took me a good few listens to let Eleanor get into my good books such … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Zuzu

Zuzu Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert One of the benefits of Quarantine has been that acts who would normally be in rehearsals, the studio or on tour have been able to open their homes to the world and live stream everything from gigs and chats to pub quizzes, make up tutorials, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Cut Your Hair

Walt Disco Cut Your Hair Words by Gary Lambert Okay, something wonderfully strange has happened in Glasgow.  The decadent delinquents who form Walt Disco have managed to not pierce the space-time continuum, but take it and fold it origami-style to produce something brilliant.  This is the only way I can think of that has allowed … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Saltwater Sun

Saltwater Sun Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert One of the most positive things of the current crisis we are all going through, no the only positive, is how Britain has across the board re-discovered their love for the NHS.  The frontline NHS staff right now are heroes risking their lives for others on … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Talk Show

Talk Show Quarantine Questions Additional words by Amy Butcher It is the turn of south London quartet Talk Show to be the latest to pass some Lockdown time with Popped Music.  They should have been on a nationwide tour at the moment to showcase their debut EP, These People, which has been thankfully rescheduled for … Continue reading

Live Review: October Drift – London

October Drift The Old Blue Last, London, 18th February 2020 Words by Nick Jacques Photos by Amy Butcher On a dark miserable night in East London, indie-rock hopefuls October Drift played to a packed venue at the Shoreditch haunt Old Blue Last and there was a big sense of anticipation that evidently hung in the air. Those … Continue reading

Interview: The Mysterines

The Mysterines Words & Photos: Gary Lambert A sunny January day walking around Liverpool’s historical Albert Dock taking a few photographs is pretty much a perfect day for me.  When you’re accompanied by one of Britain’s most exciting and in demand bands removes all doubt and makes it possible for Lou Reed to soundtrack my … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wyldest – Alive (Redream)

Wyldest – Alive (Redream) Words: Gary Lambert Once again, the Redream version from Wyldest has knocked ball out of the park. This time Alive has been given the treatment ahead of March’s release of Redream Chaos. Opening up with some synth action a lot more reminiscent of the original release, quickly we are taken to … Continue reading

Live Review: The Mysterines – Liverpool

The Mysterines Jimmys, Liverpool, 7th December 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Fi Carroll I have been waiting for this gig with some anticipation. It’s not like I haven’t had my fill of this band for a while now. In fact I’ve seen them 6 times now this year and possibly there might have been one … Continue reading

Festival Review: Off The Record 2019

Off The Record 2019 Various venues, Manchester, 15 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Off The Record just gets better and better.  I would say that this year’s event was the best one I have been to, and I’ve been to all of them.  I know that is a bit of a spoiler … Continue reading

Just Listen: Brooke Bentham – Perform For You

Brooke Bentham – Perform For You Words by Gary Lambert Brooke Bentham only came to my attention recently when she opened for Sam Fender on his recent tour, but the quality of her work in that set took me to searching out more tracks.  With perfect timing, Perform For You is her latest release, and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zuzu – What You Want

ZUZU –  What You Want Words: Ashleigh O’Neill I would consider Zuzu to be this years ‘One to Watch artist’ (even though popped have been watching her for years now), with her unique style and sound, and her new ‘What You Want’ really confirms that status. The fast-paced, emotive and exciting single is everything that … Continue reading

Live Review: Spector

Spector Oval Space, London, 13 November 2019 Words and Photos by Amy Butcher Before I start my review for what turned into my favourite gig of 2019 so far, I must admit I had very little knowledge of how Spector are as a live band. Having listened to their music only recently, I was completely … Continue reading

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