Just Listen: Laurel – Lovesick

Lovesick Words: Samantha Sadler  London-based artist and producer LAUREL has released new single ‘Lovesick’ ahead of her debut album DOGVIOLET due out on 24th August. An exploration into the emotional complications of love, DOGVIOLET was written by Laurel locking herself “away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although … Continue reading

Just Listen: Heavy Rapids – Stuck With

Stuck With Words: Gary Feeney  We’ve been big fans of Heavy Rapids’ distinctive brand of garage rock ever since their first appearance on our pages back in 2016 under their old moniker, The Telermen. In the months and years since then, the quartet have been steadily developing their style, crafting a sound that combines musical … Continue reading

Popped Playlist: #013

Popped Playlist Poll #014 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 … Continue reading

Festival Review: The Great Escape 2018

The Great Escape 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The Great Escape and I have had a whirlwind romance and I’m pleased to say, unlike most whirlwind romances, it’s not ended bitterly. Quite the opposite in fact. It might be over but I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.  The … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pale Waves – Kiss

Kiss Words: Samantha Sadler The gothic-pop quartet Pale Waves from Manchester are about to embark some huge global dates including a support slot with CHRVCHES in America and festival dates in Japan, Spain and Belgium amongst others. But before all of that, they’ve released their new single Kiss and I was a huge fan from … Continue reading

Just Listen: Francobollo – We’re Dead

We’re Dead Words: Rob Connor  As with their last single Hoo Haa, Francobollo’s new single We’re Dead is instantly identifiable and familiar as a ‘bollo track but has built on their winning formula to bring a more nuanced and commercial edge. The track opens with a brilliant discordant riff that would not sound out of place on … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Dunts – Birds & The Beez

Birds & The Beez Words Gary Feeney   There have been so many excellent new releases from Glaswegian bands over the last few weeks that it’s been hard to keep up, but standing tall amongst them is The Dunts’ latest single, Birds and the Beez. Describing their sound as “council punk”, the band have built … Continue reading

Just Listen: Voodoos – Turn Me Into Juice

Natalie Words: Gary Feeney It’s not every band that emerges in to the world as a fully-formed hit machine, but on the evidence to date, that’s exactly what Voodoos have done – despite only around 8 months having passed since they unleashed the fantastic Natalie, as their debut single, the band have built an ever-burgeoning following … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Sound City 2018 Words: Orla Joyce Photos: Fi Carrol With bright, sunny skies, we couldn’t wait to soak in all the talent Sound City had to offer! In its new location at the Baltic Triangle, we were all eager to explore the exciting new venues to dance the night away in. With little starting till … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yonaka – F.W.T.B.

F.W.T.B. Words: Lauren Grigor  Oh. here. we. go. Yonaka is no longer a band in their infancy; yelling from the sidelines while the adults are doing all the talking – they are here to stand up for themselves and get what they want. As a ‘call to arms’, FWTB is a song that will make … Continue reading

Just Listen: A Festival, A Parade – Cold Shower

Cold Shower Newcastle alt-rockers A Festival, A Parade have recently released their new single Cold Shower and if you’re looking for something rebellious, you’re going to love this. Immediately kicking off with raw, piercing riffs and crashing drums, Cold Shower immediately reminds me of the opening of The National’s Turtleneck meets Biffy Clyro. A pulsating, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot 2018 – Manchester Various Venues, Manchester, 25th May 2018 (ALSO: Bristol 26th May 2017 // Nottingham 27th May 2017)   Words: Elena Katrina Keep Up To Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter Dot to Dot holds a unique place in the often congested and identikit festival season by being a tightly organised, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2018

Live At Leeds 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Photos: Jacob Flannery I’ve had my eye on Live at Leeds festival for years but unfortunately for some reason or another, I was always unable to make it. But 2018 has been my year and the sun was shining down on all the festival-goers as they trampled the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Rosie Carney – Bare

Rosie Carney Words: Elena Katrina  Singer-songwriter Rosie Carney returns with her new single Bare and it’s a song that in many forms is beautifully befitting of its title. There’s such a closeness in the vocal, something, which, in this kind of track I love to hear. Lyrically masterful, melodically enchanting and yet tender thanks to the … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Old Pink House – Jaded

Jaded Words: Samantha Sadler  Cosmic-pop The Old Pink House are arguably one of the most talked about acts on the North East indie music scene at the minute. Vintage-stained psychedelic instrumentals and eloquent lyrics dominate previous tracks from the quartet and I’m pleased to see they’re sticking with this in their forthcoming EP.   Latest … Continue reading

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