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

Just Listen: JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time

JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time Words by Amy Butcher Following the release of their third album The Ceiling, the indie rock trio are back with intrinsic, warm single Anyway, Now’s Not The Time.  Opening with jangly melancholic guitar melodies, they are soon joined by subtle drum beats, clever bass lines and singer Conor’s … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch

Lauren Hibberd – Sweat Patch Words: Ashleigh O’Neill  Indie pop queen Lauran Hibberd, returns swiftly after the success of her recent EP release ‘Everything is Dogs’ with her new single ‘Sweat Patch’. The heavy guitar riffs and catchy lyrics, hinting towards the topic of drugs, are no surprise, considering the taboo topics she has covered … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Heaven

MarthaGunn – Heaven Words by Amy Butcher Ever since I saw MarthaGunn at Bushstock festival this summer, I’ve been obsessed with the way they bring together old school 70s rock and fresh, modern melodies to create a truly fantastic sound. When announcing their new single ‘Heaven’, I couldn’t wait to listen – it’s another groove … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saytr Play – Honest Man

Saytr Play – Honest Man Words by Gary Lambert I love Manchester’s Saytr Play from the power, fun, and compassion their live show produces, and I’m absolutely buzzing to say that new single, Honest Man, captures all of this and more in its three minutes forty seconds. From the opening ARGHH! shouted by the band … Continue reading

Festival Review: 2Q Festival Lincoln 2019

2Q Festival Various Venues, Lincoln, 9 November 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert It was seven o’clock in the morning when my journey to 2Q Festival started. Despite spending Friday night in the far reaches of The Lake District celebrating the love of two of my friends, as soon as best man duty finished … Continue reading

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