Album Review: Catholic Action – In Memory Of

In Memory Of Released 20th October 2017 Words: Gary Feeney   Catholic Action have been regulars on Popped in recent times, so naturally their debut album, In Memory Of, was one we’ve been eagerly anticipating for a while. Since the release of their first single, L.U.V., the band’s following has steadily increased thanks to a … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Brighton

Amber Run Concorde 2, Brighton October 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi It’s always a treat when you get to see not one but two great bands grace the same stage in a single evening. That being said, you can imagine my delight when I found out I would be seeing both Amber Run and … Continue reading

Just Watch: Mono Club – Memory Critical

Mono Club Words: Elena Katrina I have to admit that I haven’t really got the foggiest what is going on in the video for Memory Critical from Mono Club, but what I do know is this is a damn fine tune. The children’s cheer that opens it, a really attention grabbing beginning. The thing that … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #013

Popped Playlist #013 With more minutes of music coming in than hours available in the day to listen to and share there’s only one way forward: A collection of our favourite tracks that hit our ears each month. Some that have already featured on Popped and plenty that just we ran out of time for … Continue reading

EP Review: Yonaka – Heavy

Yonaka Released 6th October 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor An EP at this point of a band’s career should be a showcase of their strengths and give us an idea of their trajectory. The 5 tracks on YONAKA’s latest EP Heavy do just that. Featuring one of their earliest releases Run re-mastered with clearer vocals and tighter … Continue reading

Live Review: Anteros – Brighton

Anteros Komedia, Brighton, 25th September 2017 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi For those who have ever visited Komedia Studio nestled in the Brighton Lanes, you’ll know how wonderfully small and cosy it is. This little fact can definitely work to the band’s strengths, or, in the worst case scenario, can just convert the room into … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Try

Island Words: Elena Katrina Island are one of Popped Music’s favourites and we’re thrilled to be able to share their brand new single Try. It’s the first single to be released on their new label home of Frenchkiss Records an boy oh boy has it got something to win over new fans. This is a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fond Of Rudy – To Be Mine

Fond Of Rudy Words: Elena Katrina After having a wee breather of a track in their last single, LOVE, Fond Of Rudy return to their more up beat roots with new single To Be Mine. Drenched in synths and a heavily influenced 80s vibe – in the best way possible, the single is beautifully produced … Continue reading

Live Review: The Big Moon – Liverpool

The Big Moon The Magnet, Liverpool,  October 6th 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Elena Katrina Amidst their biggest UK voyage to date, The Big Moon landed in Liverpool on Friday with support from Get Inuit and The Mysterines. After slots with The Sundowners, The Coral and an appearance at Skeleton Coast Festival earlier this summer, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Joseph J Jones – Crawl

Joseph J Jones Words: Elena Katrina Joseph J Jones continues to impress with his filthy rich tones and his songwriting skill with his latest track Crawl. This track has a thunderous clap that you can’t fail to ignore – it pushes through the track keeping it’s pace steady and grounded. The job then is on … Continue reading

Just Listen: Plaza – Speak It

Plaza Words: Gary Feeney Following a busy summer of support slots and festivals appearances including acclaimed sets at Reading & Leeds, PLAZA have just released their latest single, Speak It, and it’s yet another epic from the Hartlepool quartet. Featuring a thunderous intro, the song gives way to a haunting guitar line which reverberates under … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Liverpool

Otherkin Buyers Club, Liverpool, 6th October 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina In an unexpected turn of events I found myself of a Friday night with not just one but two gigs to go to. Luckily for me the gods of timings and venue locations were on my side (as were the promoters, who just … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan Leaf, Liverpool, 4th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   When a touring gig above a bar/café sells out two months before the artist is due to step foot on the stage, you know there is going to be a certain level of expectation regarding the night. Sell out gigs are … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Buyers Club, Liverpool,  September 29th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   If I could choose any particular night for enjoying a gig in Liverpool it would be a payday Friday. With overtime pay to celebrate, or more likely the need to get over the fact that your bosses are able to get … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood 2017

Neighbourhood 2017 Vaious Venues: Manchester Keep Up To Date: Website//Facebook//Twitter   Words: Gary Lambert Undoubtedly one of the highlights of 2016’s musical calendar was the inaugural presentation to the world of Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival. A metropolitan festival in the middle of one of the world’s great music cities, it managed to instantly cement itself in … Continue reading

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