Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla

Fil Bo Riva – Go Rilla Words: Rob Connor  I have no idea what I just watched, but I know I instantly love it! The video for Fil Bo Riva’s latest offering, Go Rilla,  for his eagerly awaited debut album is as bonkers as it is brilliant. Drawing its influences heavily from his love of … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van T’s – Suis-Je Cool?

The Van T’s- Suis-Je Cool? Words: Gary Lambet We love The Van T’s here at Popped Music. It’s pretty much one of the rules for being in our gang. However, none of us were ready for this latest release, Suis-Je Cool? It still has the energy and passion we would associate with Glasgow’s finest four-piece, … Continue reading

Live Review: First Aid Kit – Liverpool

First Aid Kit Liverpool Guild of Students, 24 October 2018 Photos & Words: Gary Lambert  First Aid Kit Beautiful. Nine letters which sum up the combination of First Aid Kit and The Staves with more accuracy than any number of words in this review. Liverpool Guild of Students, and formerly Mountford Hall, has seen hundreds … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan – Liverpool

Tom Grennan 20th October, o2 Academy,  Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gary Lambert Anticipation hung so thick in the air and let’s be honest when it comes to the o2 Liverpool there’s very little air to be had. Stepping onto the stage to open up the night’s proceedings was our very own Zuzu  – from … Continue reading

Popped Round-up #002

Popped Round-up #002 October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton & Josh Driver !Editors Pick! Emily – Clean Cut Kid Following 3 years of touring and the release of their debut album Felt, Clean Cut Kid have been on somewhat of a hiatus from the world. They took to hiding away in a self-built recording studio in Liverpool … Continue reading

Just Listen: Palace – Heaven Up There

Palace – Heaven Up There Words: Elena Katrina  With sumptuous guitar swirls that gently wrap around you, Popped favourites, Palace return with new single Heaven Up There, and it does a frighteningly good job of doing the track title justice. The band have a very defined sound that is instantly recognisable, in no doubt partly … Continue reading

Live Review: Jacaranda Records Ltd Label Showcase – London

Jacaranda Records Label Showcase Phase One, 14 October 2018 There is something stirring in Seel Street, Liverpool right now over at Jacaranda Records Phase One. As well as putting on being a bar, a record shop and a venue for high quality gigs, there is also Jacaranda Records Ltd which is now based there putting … Continue reading

Live Review: Sisteray – Liverpool

Sisteray The Jacaranda Club, 12 October 2018   Words & Photos: Gary Lambert Every legendary band has a tale which may or may not be true about playing a gig to just the barman or old Bill who drank in the pub every night of his life from aged 7. Which sounds cool, but I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady

Just Listen: Vanity Fairy – He Can Be Your Lady Words: Elena Katrina Can’t I just write: “It’s awesome, go and listen to it?” – no, you expect more of me? oh, ok then… Well this has movie soundtrack all over it, some stylish, maybe something Drive-esque:sharp, clean, edgy and cool as hell and a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wyldest – Headrush

Wyldest – Headrush Words: Rachel Allen Being a cold, windy, autumnal evening when apparently storm ‘Callum’ (who thinks up these names?!) has come to play, what better a soundtrack than the eerie, ambient soundscapes of London trio Wyldest’s latest track ‘Headrush.’ Taken off their debut album ‘Dream Chaos’, ‘Headrush’ speaks through its almost hypnotically driving … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bloxx – Monday

Bloxx – Monday Words: Daniel Burton After every song Bloxx have released, despite my love and massive backing of the Uxbridge four-piece, I am always sceptical as to whether they can pull another hit out of the bag after setting the bar so high with prior songs. All of their releases so far have had … Continue reading

Just Listen: Lucia – Summertime

Lucia – Summertime Words: Gary Feeney It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve been huge fans of LUCIA for a long time. First appearing on our pages back almost two years ago to the day (at the time of writing) with the fuzzy brilliance of Best Boy, the Glaswegian outfit band have gone from strength … Continue reading

Popped Round-up #001

Popped Round-up #001 September 2018 Words: Daniel Burton and Josh Driver   LADY Bird – Boot Fillers  After listening to a few of Lady Bird’s songs, I couldn’t help but think ‘The Streets meets Slaves’. My thoughts were confirmed on the discovery that their latest single, Boot Fillers, had been produced by Slaves duo Isaac … Continue reading

Album Review: Black Honey – Black Honey

Black Honey Released 21st September 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Christmas Day happens once every year so you don’t have that long to wait.  The first time I saw Black Honey perform live, it was three years ago. It has been an excruciating wait for their debut album to be released with every single dropped a … Continue reading

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