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

Live Review: Public Service Broadcasting – Manchester

  Public Service Broadcasting Manchester Academy 16th October 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Support band Palace, with their distinctive blues sound, have long been championed by Popped Music. The London four-piece played songs from their stunning debut album, So Long Forever, released at the end of last year. Amongst these were the album’s title track with … Continue reading

Live Review: Palace – Liverpool

Palace Buyers Club, Liverpool, April 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  If you follow Popped then you’ll know that I’m a HUGE fan of Palace, I even got taken on a trip to Berlin just to watch them play. It’s felt like a while though since I saw them in Liverpool, in fact, I think … Continue reading

Live Review: Palace – Manchester

Palace Deaf Institute, November 25th 2016 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina The Deaf Institute is my current favourite venue for gigs, I love everything about it, the style, the intimacy, the good dolly bad dolly wall paper in the little girls room. Everything. So what better way to spend a Friday night than in my … Continue reading

Album Review: Palace – So Long Forever

So Long Forever Released 4th November 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Palace are probably best known for their more laid back rock blues than they are for their album opener Break The Silence. The track not only does exactly as the title suggests but does it passionately, at times frantically and above all beautifully. It says … Continue reading

Just Listen: Palace – Have Faith

PALACE Words: Elena Katrina Palace give us another hint as to what will be found on their debut album, released later this year on November 4th, with this, their new single Have Faith. It’s another faster paced track that follows on from their small change in direction in last single Break The Science. Long term … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock – London

Bushstock 18th June 2016, London Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart Bushstock has been one of my favourite festivals of the past four or so years and last year I let someone else take my place to hit up the Communion Music presented festival in South West London’s Shepherds Bush to review for Popped. I … Continue reading

Just Listen: Palace – Break The Silence

Palace Well well well, it has felt like a hell of a wait but Palace have finally done that of their latest single, Break The Silence and break it they have indeed. Who is this band? I mean yes of course it’s still Palace but they’ve had a rocket shoved up their backsides. This has … Continue reading

Live Review: Fiction Records Party – London

Fiction Records Party [Crystal Castles//The Amazons//The Big Moon// Palace House of Vans, 12th May 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Beneath the mass of commuter mayhem that is Waterloo station, lurks a twisted series of arches with intriguing tunnels, one in particular is the spiritual home of Vans, the well renowned skater/trainer brand. It’s this venue which … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Music Week

Liverpool Music Week Words: Gary Lambert Liverpool Music Week, is an annual event where as many gigs of high quality music are squeezed in as possible over a slightly stretched week. This year is no change and we see some very special events in some very special venues. Popped will be taking in some of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Island – Girl

Island Listen to Girl here: London-based ISLAND release their highly awaited new single Girl. A song about girls—whose beauty gains them everything they want but ironically is their underdoing, Girl blasts a sinister bassline and infectious chorus, intertwined with those euphoric guitar lines we have come to expect from the young new collective. It catches you unaware, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Beat Herder 2015

Beat Herder 17-19 July 2015 With little more than a few friends ranting and raving about this festival I have seen very little about it at all, which is surprising. The reason I say it’s surprising is because it’s easily one of the best festivals I have been to in a long while and yet … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Beat-Herder 2015

Beat-Herder   Perhaps not our usual kind of festival but when every other person you know is raving about it you have to take a closer look. Beat-Herder has been going a full ten years without me having paid all that much attention and seems we have been missing out. Just look at that line … Continue reading

EP Review: Palace – Chase The Light

 Chase The Light Released June 8th 2015 Words: Julia Grantham  Chase The Light is the second EP released by London four-piece Palace. Describing themselves as “Alternative Rock”, Palace take you on a journey with their music through a multitude of genres. Although very contemporary sounding, at times you can hear quite clearly the influences of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Palace – Kiloran

Palace Listen to Kiloran here: Watch the video for Kiloran here: Palace return with new track Kiloran. It’s yet another sun-drenched blues-infused piece of song-writing perfection from the London four piece. With laid back yet intricate guitar riffs, and a mostly easy going percussive tempo, it’s so easy to get lost inside the melodies, which … Continue reading

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