Just Listen: Birch – Labor Fruit

Birch – Labor Fruit Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Michelle Birsky of New York synth-pop band Birch got in touch asking me to review her latest single ‘Labor Fruit’, I hesitated briefly, but only enough to decide it was time to bring this track back to Popped Music. The place where I had discovered … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Kidsmoke – Rising Sun Words: Rob Connor 6 Seconds! I timed it. The sleepy ethereal opening of Kidsmokes’ ‘Rising Sun’ is 6 seconds, before it hits you with a gut punch of a guitar riff and sets off like a whippet straight out of the traps. That 6 seconds is the only respite you’ll get on … Continue reading

Live Review: The Third Wheel Tour, EBGBs 30 October 2018

The Third Wheel Tour E.B.G.B.S, Liverpool, 30th October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Gary Lambert As soon as this tour was announced, I was buzzing from the thought of seeing three of the best prospects of this time all on the same bill. This tour really does show off what the UK music scene has … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Van T’s – Suis-Je Cool?

The Van T’s- Suis-Je Cool? Words: Gary Lambet We love The Van T’s here at Popped Music. It’s pretty much one of the rules for being in our gang. However, none of us were ready for this latest release, Suis-Je Cool? It still has the energy and passion we would associate with Glasgow’s finest four-piece, … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Manchester

Dream Wife Gorilla, Manchester 26th October 2018 Words & Photos: Gary Lambert It is right to start this review with some honesty…. Dream Wife and Queen Zee are amongst my favourite bands around – and I know from experience that both of them off an incendiary live experience. To say I was excited for this … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bessie Turner – Nino

Bessie Turner – Nino Words: Rachel Allen Bessie Turner has a distinct ability to weave an emotional story within a catchy slightly gritty guitar flavour layered in a slightly sweet vocal. Slightly but not slight, her recent track ‘Nino’ is flavoured in just this way, sprinkled with the magic of Richard Woodcraft, who won a … Continue reading

Popped Round-up #002

Popped Round-up #002 October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton & Josh Driver !Editors Pick! Emily – Clean Cut Kid Following 3 years of touring and the release of their debut album Felt, Clean Cut Kid have been on somewhat of a hiatus from the world. They took to hiding away in a self-built recording studio in Liverpool … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win

The Ninth Wave – A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win Words: Daniel Burton  After breaking onto the scene with their debut single in July 2017, Reformation, Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave have been continuously turning heads and grabbing the industries attention ever since. With their post-punk sound and eye-catching style, it is … Continue reading

Our Girl Interview

Our Girl Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert  Photos: Gary Lambert The last time Popped Music were with Our Girl it was in the warm (but breezy) Texan sunshine of SXSW. Things had changed though over the last six months as we caught up again outside a bar in Liverpool on a chilly Sunday evening. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chlöe Howl – Work

Chlöe Howl – Work Words: Nick Bewes Chlöe Howl is a name that has been on my radar for a good few years now. She released her debut EP back in 2013 and was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014 and for the Brits Critics Choice the same year, losing out to Sam Smith, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Palace – Heaven Up There

Palace – Heaven Up There Words: Elena Katrina  With sumptuous guitar swirls that gently wrap around you, Popped favourites, Palace return with new single Heaven Up There, and it does a frighteningly good job of doing the track title justice. The band have a very defined sound that is instantly recognisable, in no doubt partly … Continue reading

Just Listen: Annabel Allum – Sofa Song

Annabel Allum – Sofa Song Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman After having a successful festival season by playing Reading Festival and Brighton’s notorious The Great Escape Festival, Annabel Allum has released her fresh and raw single, ‘Sofa Song’, whilst announcing a UK tour which consists of 12 dates, from London to Glasgow. In her new track, dry … Continue reading

Live Review: Jacaranda Records Ltd Label Showcase – London

Jacaranda Records Label Showcase Phase One, 14 October 2018 There is something stirring in Seel Street, Liverpool right now over at Jacaranda Records Phase One. As well as putting on being a bar, a record shop and a venue for high quality gigs, there is also Jacaranda Records Ltd which is now based there putting … Continue reading

Live Review: The Smithdown Crawl – Liverpool

Smithdown Road Various venues, Liverpool, 13th October 2018 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert Back in May, Popped Music were proud to be a part of the community-centric Smithdown Festival looking to enrich the lives of the people of the Smithdown Road area. For those of you unfamiliar with the geography of Liverpool, Smithdown Road is … Continue reading

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