Track by Track Exclusive: Natalie McCool – Cover Combat

Natalie McCool Track by Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool based singer songwriter Natalie McCool has been a firm favourite here at Popped Music HQ and it’s not just us who has been won over with her sparkling clear vocal and spectacular ability to create intelligent pop-lead stories, there’s a whole army of fans growing … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – You & I

Natalie McCool Words: Elena Katrina It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Miss Natalie McCool here at Popped Music and so it’ll come as no surprise that we’re loving her forthcoming single You & I. While the musical track itself is pretty minimal the strength of lyrical content and Natalie’s instantly recognisable vocal is … Continue reading

Album Review: Natalie McCool – The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown Released 9th September 2016 Words: Elena Katrina I was already in love with Natalie’s vocal and her songwriting style long before I got to meet her.  Watching the way she has developed as an artist over the past two years has been an eye opener. Having spent some time with her too … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool International Music Festival

Liverpool International Music Festival 2016 Words Gary Lambert Price info: Free with notable exceptions – please check the website Stay updated:  Facebook//Twitter LIMF is a series of events both free and ticketed across Liverpool to celebrate Liverpool’s musical heritage, creativity and the upcoming acts bringing hope to the next generation. It is also a great … Continue reading

Festival Review: Threshold Festival 2016

Threshold Festival Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There seemed to be a change in the air for the sixth annual Threshold Festival held in Liverpool’s uber cool Baltic Triangle area. Whilst previously this festival had felt more of a hipster village fete than a true option within festival season from speaking to people and … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2016 – Weekend

Threshold Six 1st-3rd April 2016 Tickets for Threshold Six are on sale Online now £20 for a full weekend until 3pm Friday 1st then from the on site Box Office  Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 6th glorious year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – Fortress

Natalie McCool One of my favourites makes a much welcome return with new track Fortress. Based in the North West, Natalie McCool has been busy plotting and planning and working hard on new material. A stark and stylish version of a warm and vibrant live track – gives a new feeling and atmosphere to this … Continue reading

Festival Update: Threshold Festival 2016

Threshold Festival 2016 1st-3rd April 2016 Tickets are on sale now for a full weekend or day tickets, clickity click here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter We’re proud to be the official provider of all of this year’s Threshold Festival playlists and having recently released their 2nd wave of music announcements it’s time … Continue reading

Interview: Natalie McCool

Natalie McCool Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Just a few short hours before Natalie McCool went on stage at the launch night for her new single, the absolutely brilliant Cardiac Arrest, we were lucky enough to spend some time with her and find out how 2015 has gone for her and what is in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – Cardiac Arrest

Natalie McCool Listen to Cardiac Arrest here: Natalie McCool follows up her early Summer track Oh Danger with a more stripped back and mellow sound with new single Cardiac Arrest. Natalie continues to provide us with effortless vocals, while the overall feel is minimalistic it  does have a melody that drapes sumptuously around you, keeping … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2015

Kendal Calling 30th July – 3rd August 2015 This is the third year in a row that I’ve been to Kendal Calling and it was thrilling to be there as part of their ten year birthday bash! We didn’t make it there for the Thursday early entrance which saw indie legends James take to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – Oh Danger

Natalie McCool Listen to Oh Danger here: Natalie McCool returns following her magnificent Pins single with Oh Danger. Just as with Pins, there’s a definite play with the space in the sound and it’s all given an additional edge, with the almost staccato disjointedness of parts of the vocal melody. It’s a track that uses … Continue reading

Just Watch: Natalie McCool – Pins

Natalie McCool Watch the video for Pins here: Natalie McCool has released a brand new video for her current track Pins. The track really caught my attention and my heart, grabbing both upon the very both listen. The lyrics will speak to many, while the space created between the guitars and the production, the chilling … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2015 – Saturday

Threshold V 27th-29th March 2015 Having attended Liverpool’s Threshold Festival in 2014 it was immediately a priority on the Popped Music festival calendar for  2015. This year’s festival is set once again in Liverpool’s creative hub of the Baltic Triangle and will feature and celebrate the best of grassroots and beyond in areas such as music, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – Pins

Natalie McCool Listen to Pins here: Pins is fast becoming one of my favourite tracks by the wonderful songstress Natalie McCool. There’s an eerie undercurrent throughout this, from every element; the music, the vocals the production and the lyrics. Natalie’s vocals go from distantly muddy to HD crystal clear, I’m sure she could cut glass … Continue reading

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