Festival Review: The Brighton Mix Up 2019

The Brighton Mix Up 2019 The Black Lion, Brighton Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Elena Katrina It was great to be back in Brighton again! I had missed its distinctive layout and large community feel, each trip always provided fun memories in this super friendly seaside town and on this occasion, yet again, Brighton delivered the … 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

Just Listen: LIFE – Moral Fibre

LIFE – Moral Fibre Words: Gary Lambert Do you have asthma? If so, before you listen to Moral Fibre grab your inhaler and have a big blast on it. This track is dangerous for you breathing;  with a breakneck immediacy through the two minutes of sheer pleasure. Whether it is the rapid, fun guitar or … 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

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019 The Castle Hotel, Gulliver’s, and Night and Day Cafe, Manchester Words: Julia Grantham & Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Lambert   Now in its third year of existence, When In Manchester festival delivered its fifth event last Easter weekend, and despite coinciding with the hottest Easter weekend on record, still managed to … Continue reading

Interview: Clean Cut Kid

Clean Cut Kid Words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Clean Cut Kid are a band who we have been with from the very start, so it was apt that we were able to catch up with them shortly after they had finished their afternoon headliner slot at Liverpool Sound City. With their grown-up … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … 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: Spinn

Interview: Spinn Words & Photos by Gary Lambert There has been a tradition within British music circles, and indeed, Liverpool music circles for bands to be typecast as big in Japan. This has always been a disparaging statement suggesting that they have the ability to get success abroad where they would be seen as exotic, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van Ts – Control

The Van Ts – Control Words: Elena katrina The Van Ts have a special blend of guitar music – sonically they flirt with punk, grunge, rock but with melodies and harmonies that wouldn’t go amiss on some of the best indie pop out there. In their latest single, Control, everything comes together as one huge … Continue reading

Festival Preview: The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for The Great Escape 2019 are on sale now  here Keep Updated: Website// Facebook//Twitter   The Great Escape is well known as the ultimate festival in the UK for new and emerging music and we’re thrilled to be attending once again this year.  With so much … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – Gasoline

The Mysteries – Gasoline Words: Elena Katrina I’m too young to be caught up in this mess…. surely something we’ve all wanted to scream at some point – no matter our age. The Mysterines return with their second release of 2019 and they’re full of rage… and love. Gasoline is short and sweet coming in … 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

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