Just Listen: Remi Wolf – Hello Hello Hello

Remi Wolf Hello Hello Hello Words by Claire Cook 2020 has seen Remi Wolf push out catchy tunes at an impressive rate. Hello Hello Hello, taken from her new EP I’m Allergic To Dogs, is a sass-fuelled anthem confronting a cheating lover playing with her feelings from across the coast. Calling out a certified gambler, Wolf … Continue reading

Interview: Matthew Loughlin-Day

Matthew Loughlin-Day Words and Photos by Gary Lambert So what did you do to stave off the boredom of Lockdown?  Well I managed to complete the Couch to 5K app which I was pretty pleased with, but Matthew Loughlin-Day of The Shipbuilders managed to complete a much larger task.  He wrote an album during that … Continue reading

EP Review: The Academic – Acting My Age

The Academic Acting My Age Words by Amy Butcher Irish four-piece The Academic have been on my radar ever since I first heard Bear Claws from their debut album Tales From The Backseat and I can’t get enough! What’s so great about this band is how they create songs you can not only relate to, … Continue reading

Album Review: The Blinders – Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath

The Blinders Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath Words by Gary Lambert “They’re the best band in the fucking world!” has been shouted by me at friends and random strangers pretty much every time I’ve watched The Blinders.  Columbia, their debut album, has become so concrete in my favourite albums of all time that … Continue reading

Interview: Gen and The Degenerates

Gen and The Degenerates Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Live photography by Aimee Asbury-Luck One of the biggest difficulties I have in doing the work I love with Popped Music is that some of the bands I want to talk about I have also worked closely with personally.  It makes me worry that I … Continue reading

Just Listen: PELA – Reverie

PELA Reverie Words by Danni King Following on from single South Of in June, electronic duo PELA (Hannah Coombes and Olly Shelton) have released their newest track, Reverie. Reverie offers a more upbeat sound, with a catchy rhythm taking hold from the start. The entire track glimmers with summer melodies, accompanied by Hannah’s clear, soothing vocals. Her vocals take … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maisie Peters – Sad Girl Summer

Maisie Peters Sad Girl Summer Words by Ashleigh O’Neill In response to her 2019 EP release Maisie Peters has returned with what I would say is her best track as of yet.  The title of Maisie’s latest single, Sad Girl Summer, suggests her usual emotional ballad style track that will tug on your heart strings, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marie White – Blue Jumper

Marie White Blue Jumper Written by Danni King Singer-songwriter Marie White has released her latest single Blue Jumper and it’s easy to see why her talent is consistently celebrated.  After all, she did win Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2019. Blue Jumper delves into feelings and raw emotion; a love ballad which would resonate with just about … 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

Just Listen: VALA – Only One

VALA Only One Words by Amy Butcher I’ve been a fan of VALA for some time now, their sixties-infused dream pop never fails to brighten your day and put a smile on your face when listening; their newest single ‘Only One’ is no exception. The first time I heard this funky number was when they released … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Swan – The Silver Lining EP

Tom Swan The Silver Lining EP Words by Julia Grantham We are very excited to bring you the very first release from underground artist Tom Swan. Having recorded the tracks in the depths of his solitary studio accommodation during lockdown, the EP is enigmatic and yet the music transparent and peaceful. The air of solidarity … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fontaines DC – A Hero’s Death

Fontaines DC A Hero’s Death Words by Gary Lambert Fontaines DC pretty much came in as the champion in the 2019 Album of the Year contests with the overwhelming love for Dogrel; and it shows how much creativity and desire is flowing in the band that they have already announced their second album and launched … 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

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Cut Your Hair

Walt Disco Cut Your Hair Words by Gary Lambert Okay, something wonderfully strange has happened in Glasgow.  The decadent delinquents who form Walt Disco have managed to not pierce the space-time continuum, but take it and fold it origami-style to produce something brilliant.  This is the only way I can think of that has allowed … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Andrew Cushin

Andrew Cushin Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert Sometimes it takes a few gigs for you to get a few for an band or artist, but in the case of Andrew Cushin it took seconds of the only time I’ve so far been able to watch him perform to make me think … Continue reading

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