Just Listen: Dan D’Lion ft. Channel Tres – Need You Right Now

Dan D’Lion ft. Channel Tres Need You Right Now Words: Amy Butcher Dan D’Lion has started the year releasing a cracking first single of 2021 in his collaboration with Channel Tres ‘Need You Right Now’. With an upcoming collaboration project, if this track is anything to go by, I for one cannot wait to hear … Continue reading

Just Listen: MarthaGunn – Honest

Just Listen: MarthaGunn Honest Words: Amy Butcher I’ve been a big fan of MarthaGunn over the last couple of years, the 70s psychedelic inspired indie rock five-piece have had me addicted to their music since I first heard them live. Following the recent single release of Nowhere To Run at the end of last year, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Maisie Peters – John Hughs Movie

Maisie Peters John Hughs Movie Words: Elena Katrina Maisie Peters isn’t a name you might associate with Popped Music because, until recently, she wasn’t really on our radar (shocking, we know) but we are thankful that her latest single, John Hughs Movie, has landed in our faces and well we had to share it – … Continue reading

Just Listen – Scarlet – Wrong Way

Scarlet Wrong Way Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool’s Scarlet is fronted by the very talented Jessie Robinson whose vocals are instantly recognisable from the first word on Scarlet’s latest offering, Wrong Way. As one of the North West’s best DIY rock outfits, their sound has grown ever maturer over the years and Wrong Way goes further … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Native – Lost On You

The Native Lost On You Words: Elena Katrina With a pounding driving force, The Native’s latest single Lost On You throws out some punches that make it impossible not to sit up and listen and, for me, impossible not to stick on repeat and join them on a passionate sing-along. There’s a hint to a … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love

Tom Grennan Little Bit Of Love Words: Elena Katrina I did a lot of re-living and relistening during some time out from popped during the pandemic. One artist who always ended back in my ears was Tom Grennan. So it should come as little surprise that I’m back shouting out him – I’m firmly still … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Octopus

Island Octopus Words: Elena Katrina Hold the line…. I have a complaint… hear me out though before you go thinking popped has gone all miserable and now we are sharing stuff we don’t like… the complaint is that Island’s new single Octopus is too damn short. Please can I request an extended album version or … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sophie and the Giants – Right Now

Sophie and the Giants Right Now Words: Elena Katrina Sophie and the Giants are one of my fave bands of the last few years and a band I can’t wait to see them play live again and to listen to their new release Right Now, has made me even more excited for that day. There’s … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pale Waves – Fall To Pieces

Pale Waves Fall To Pieces Words: Elena Katrina Pale Waves are kicking off the start of 2021 flying high, currently, number 2 in the charts with their second album, Who Am I? From which comes this final single, Fall To Pieces. A tack that lead singer Heather describes as a being about destructive relationships that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Yonaka – Seize The Power

Yonaka Seize The Power Words: Elena Katrina If Harlequin, she of Joker girlfriend fame, sat down and penned a song, then something in the opening section of Seize The Power, tells me it would be this. I’m writing this review upon the first listen as it grabbed me at the first sound. I’ve not even … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – The Hollow Of Humdrum

Red Rum Club The Hollow Of Humdrum Released: 02.10.2020 Words: Elena Katrina  Red Rum Club then, a band I (and many of team popped) have had the pleasure to witness blossom over years and years of hard graft, of both their live set and honing their musical craft. This album, The Hollow of Humdrum, is … Continue reading

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

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