Just Listen: Courting – Grand National

Courting Grand National Words: Gary Lambert With their latest release, Grand National, Courting have once again proven themselves to be one of the most exciting young bands in the UK. Grand National is a great example of how a raw band can progress, improve and grow without changing what made them exciting in the first … Continue reading

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: Francis – Rare/Ocean in Gold

Francis Rare/Ocean in Gold Elena Katrina I’ve often been found discussing with people “what happened to Frances?” Her debut album, Things I’ve Never Said, was sure, I thought, to see her off toward superstardom. It was 3 years between that release and any new material. Today I decided again to check if there was any … 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: The Cribs – Running Into You

The Cribs Running Into You Words by Jim Mumby  The triumphant return of Wakefield’s own rock-n-roll-royalty The Cribs, is heralded by the release of their latest single Running into You from their upcoming 8th studio album Night Network. Breaking free recently from the tangled web of management wranglings and redressing the doom-laden rumour mill murmurings … Continue reading

Album Review: Marsicans – Ursa Major

Marsicans Ursa Major Words by Amy Butcher Now I don’t know if it’s been made obvious to everyone yet, but here at Popped Music we’re MASSIVE fans of Marsicans and have been for a really long time. When the Leeds lads announced they’d be releasing their debut album, the first reaction from our hive brain was “FINALLY!” … Continue reading

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