JUST LISTEN: TALKBOY – STUPID LUCK

Talkboy Stupid Luck Words by Gary Lambert Talkboy are big favourites at Popped Music, and unsurprisingly Stupid Luck has only worked to cement that feeling. Whilst the opening note of Stupid Luck made me think of If You Tolerate This… the rest of the track is pure Talkboy.  Laidback, sweet, crystal clear and so cool. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Don’t Make A Scene

Cassia Don’t Make A Scene Words by Gary Lambert Cassia, Macclesfield’s answer to Vampire Weekend, have a new release out, Don’t Make A Scene, and once again they’ve found a way to transport you from wherever you are and whatever you are doing to a car driving through the USA lit by a balmy sunset … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE LIBERTINES

The Libertines Virgin Money Unity Arena, Newcastle, 29 August 2020 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Yes, we all know the socially-distant gigs at Newcastle’s makeshift arena at Gosforth Park  aren’t the most visceral of prospects, and it is very easy to offer criticism of them as corporate blandness masquerading as a music festival, but … Continue reading

Just Listen: Campfire Social – Awake in the Wake of a Wave

Campfire Social Awake in the Wake of a Wave Words by Stephen Birch The sad song is a pop music staple that has been with us as long as it’s first exponents realised the power of an effective minor chord structure. Guitar Pop has been a natural refuge for the outsider and their feelings of distance from … Continue reading

EP Review: LibraLibra – Hail Mary

LibraLibra Hail Mary Words by Gary Lambert I work on the rule of thumb that some people are fans of LibraLibra and some people just haven’t heard them yet.  With their first EP release Hail Mary, the Brighton-based four-piece are ready to increase their fans once more.  If you’re just scanning this article, I’ll save … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – I’m Only Going To Hurt You

The Ninth Wave I’m Only Going To Hurt You Words by Jim Mumby Any of those smuggly-smirking melophiles with their highly systemised record collections will be left head-scratching before slowly reaching towards the ‘Dungeon-Synth/Post-Punk-Noir’ section, momentarily pausing with a mindset to edging The Ninth Wave ever closer to the ‘Angst-IDM/New Beat’ sounds of Confetti’s and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chappaqua Wrestling – Football

Chappaqua Wrestling Football Words by Jim Mumby By honing their musical prowess, the guitar-focussed indie-rock soundscapes of recent times are a far departure from what I felt was flat-sounding four-track EP1.  It seems Chappaqua Wrestling have managed to shake off any influential contagions, to emerge unscathed and invigorated with a much more professional and richer sound of … Continue reading

Just Listen: K I T – Warm

K I T Warm Words by Gary Lambert The debut release of K I T does not feel like that of a singer trying to find his voice and feet.  Instead we are treated to a pop song that is rousing, mature, and sounds like the sort of track an artist would put out to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – All Ends

Another Sky All Ends Words by Gary Lambert With the clock ticking faster towards the release of I Slept On The Floor, the long awaited debut album from Another Sky, we have one last treat to build the excitement in the shape of All Ends. Undoubtedly, All Ends is a classic Another Sky track that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Hey Boy (You’re One of Us)

Walt Disco Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) Words by Gary Lambert Oh my! They have done it once more!  Walt Disco’s latest musical collage of theatricality, camp, aggression, and rock n roll, Hey Boy (You’re One of Us) is even more ambitious for me than the wonderful Cut Your Hair, yet still comes in … Continue reading

Just Listen: LARRY PINK THE HUMAN – Purpose Built

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN Purpose Built There is something so pure and clean about Purpose Built, the latest release from LARRY PINK THE HUMAN, which turns the experience of listening to the track into something far more holistic.  It’s the smell of fresh bedding, the taste of a bright salad, and the feel of a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Ovvls – Original Sin

Ovvls Original Sin Words by Gary Lambert Original Sin, the first release from Ovvls‘ forthcoming debut album sees the electro-goth duo expand their musical horizons to show off a more psychedelic and cerebral style to their work. The gothic element of Ovvl’s sound seems to have matured into a tense, brooding horror film turning a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Magick Mountain – King Cobra

Magick Mountain King Cobra Words by Nick Jacques Slithering out of the murky depths of lockdown comes this debut single, King Cobra, from the Leeds power psych rock trio Magick Mountain. An engrossing, opening riff shifts swiftly into top gear and takes you on a potent and compelling ride into the psyche of what this band is all about. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Oh Wonder – Don’t You Worry

Oh Wonder Don’t You Worry Words by Ashleigh O’Neill Don’t You Worry is taken from Oh Wonder’s lockdown project, the beautiful Home Tapes.  Every single on this has been carefully produced and written in the duo’s home, which is the way in which they started their career in making music, but the fifth song released … Continue reading

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

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