FESTIVAL PREVIEW: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

Isle of Wight Festival Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 16-18 June 2022 Words by Gary Lambert Each year at Isle of Wight Festival, This Feeling‘s tent is the place to be if you want to watch the most exciting new bands on the circuit. We’re getting along to the festival to watch some of … Continue reading

FESTIVAL VIBES: ORCHARDS

Orchards Words by Gary Lambert; main Orchards photo by Jessie Morgan Orchards have been a Popped Music favourite for many years now with their delightfully contrasting sound and energising live performances meaning that we’ve watched them play from Austin to Lincoln. They are the Friday night headliners of this year’s CloseUp Festival at Colours, Hoxton, … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: CRAWLERS

Crawlers Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool, 24-25 March 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The opening of Crawlers‘ first tour since the release of the bona fide hit Come Over (Again) was going to be a must see event, and we felt incredibly fortunate at Popped Music to be able to go and see both … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: STUPID – STONE

STONE STUPID Words by Amy Butcher Liverpool based band STONE have only recently come up on my radar, but boy have they made an impact with their latest single ‘Stupid’. That is one thing this track is actually not, it brings a clever mix of nostalgia and newness into a modern fresh sound.  Gritty, gutsy … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: Gen and the Degenerates – Girl God Gun

Gen and the Degenerates Girl God Gun Words by Amy Butcher A new single and EP announcement, it must be our lucky day – Gen and the Degenerates are back for 2022 with an amazing single in ‘Girl God Gun’. Having always been probed with the question: ‘what’s it like to be a woman in … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: WOLF ALICE

Wolf Alice Guild of Students, Liverpool, 22 February 2022 Words by Gary Lambert, and Photos by Brian Sayle Are Wolf Alice the best British band right now? The Brits seemed to think so, and after watching their performance at Liverpool’s Guild of Students, I would probably agree with them. And this is not coming from … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: HOW DO I KNOW? – THOMAS HEADON

Thomas Headon How Do I Know? Words by Amy Butcher With his third EP Victoria released next month, Thomas Headon has given us another sweettaster in How Do I Know? for what is going to be an exciting piece of work. Having built anamazing online community around his music over the last two years, Headon … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ADULT DVD

Adult DVD The Jacaranda Club, Liverpool, 18 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The standard entry fee for a basement venue gig of £5 is always value for money.  Even if the bands are rough around the edges, still trying to figure out how they want to sound, or genuinely not ready to perform … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: ALBERTINE SARGES

Albertine Sarges Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 2 February 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I would always recommend to music fans that you check out the bands from overseas when they come to your town.  Despite the accessibility caused by Spotify and Apple Music, it is still more likely than not that they are playing smaller venues … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: LIBRALIBRA

LibraLibra Stage and Radio, Manchester, 26 January 2022 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert As part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery’s Revive Live campaign, Brighton’s LibraLibra took in the basement surrounds of Stage and Radio for the Manchester leg of the four-piece’s national tour. This was the first time I had been … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: EUPHORIA – VLURE

VLURE Euphoria Words by Gary Lambert VLURE have the potential to be one of the greatest bands in British music history. Honestly, I type that and feel there is not a drop of hyperbole in that. The potential that these Glaswegian rave punk warriors have is stratospheric. If you have yet to see them live, … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE MYSTERINES

The Mysterines o2 Academy, Liverpool, 30 October 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert The confident upward trajectory of The Mysterines is encapsulated by the fact that before they played their biggest, hometown headline show to date, the band had already announced another show at a bigger venue for 2022 (tickets available here).  Undoubtedly, Popped Music … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: GLAMBOY – WHAT SHE WANTS

GLAMBOY What She Wants Words by Gary Lambert This is the dawning of a new day. We are now entering GLAMBOY‘s world. The Leeds-based Londoner has dropped their first track and it’s a banger. That’s not really a surprise though considering it was written and recorded in conjunction with the dream team that is Zuzu … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: URBAN ARCHITECTS – A STROKE OF LUCK

Urban Architects A Stroke of Luck Words by Daniel Burton A Stroke of Luck is the upbeat anthem that everyone was in need of this summer. We may be 8 months into 2021, and 2 waves of a pandemic since Urban Architects’ last release, but rest-assured it has been well worth the wait. The opening … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 6 August 2021 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert I’ve been excited for Dream Wife since the very second this gig was announced.  Dream Wife are quite possibly my favourite band of modern times.  A band that makes me wish I was sixteen again and be insanely deeply in love with a band … Continue reading

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