Just Watch: The Wild Things – Loaded Gun

The Wild Things Words: Elena Katrina The Wild Things are coming for you and they’re latest track Loaded Gun is loaded with with 60s vibes and a hell of an infectious melody. From the opening guitar/drum stomp you’ll be held hostage. The sweet but sassy vocals hold no prisoners either, I can imagine this one … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Little Amsterdam

Luna Bay Words: Luke Pettican Since the release of their first track Colours in 2016, Luna Bay have gone from strength to strength. Anticipation was high for their new release, Little Amsterdam, and  it is a track that certainly delivers. Featuring the witty playful lyrics and joviality that they’ve become known for, the song is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Etches: Human Façade/ My New Empire

Etches Words: Elena Katrina Etches return with a fabulously chilled out double A-Side of Human Façade/ My New Empire here and what a treat they are. From the blissfully bubbling opening of Human Façade to the darker meanings behind the track. It’s a really cleverly penned lyrically and I feel like the band continue to grow and … Continue reading

Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife The Magnet, Liverpool, October 12th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graham Smilie I’m a bit older than the kids at gigs today, so I don’t know if they have scrapbooks and memory boxes. But if they did (and I’m sure at least the quirky ones rebelling against social media will have), this gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Insomniac Project – Give U

The Insomniac Project Words: Gary Feeney Since The Insomniac Project first appeared on these pages with their brilliant single, Vacillation, the Glaswegian outfit have went relatively quiet, focussing their energies on writing and recording new songs with only the odd foray into the live arena during their hibernation. Following a recent appearance at ButeFest, however, … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Amber Run

Amber Run Words: Leander Hobbs The haunting voice of Joe Keogh is somewhat subdued as we exchange pleasantries on an uncommonly warm day at the beginning of August 2017. I am here to discuss Amber Run’s forthcoming digital EP release and UK tour, including an appearance at Hanger 34, Liverpool on 8 October 2017. What … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Festival Review: Festival No.6 2017

Festival No.6 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington For the sixth year running, the peculiar, pastel-coloured village of Portmeirion, home of the 1967 TV Series The Prisoner, transformed into the bijou beauty that is Festival No.6. This idyllic, Italianate village sits on the southern shores of Snowdonia, providing an undulating backdrop of exquisite hillside and sandy coastlines. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Blissfields 2017

Blissfields 2017 6th – 7th July, Winchester Blissfields Online: Website // Facebook // Twitter Tickets on sale here Words: Leander Hobbs   What started out 16 years ago as a small gathering of friends at Bradley Farm near Alresford has turned into one of the most celebrated and must attend festivals of the summer. Over … Continue reading

Just Listen: Meadowlark – Body Lose

Meadowlark Words: Nick Bewes Can it really be 2 years since I first heard the brilliant Meadowlark. That was the Dual and Three Six Five EPs. Now the duo of Kate McGill on vocals and keyboards and Dan Broadley on who looks after guitars & production are back and ready to release their debut album … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Bushstock Festival 2016 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as … Continue reading

Festival Review: Sound City 2017

Sound City 2017 Clarence Docks, Liverpool, 27th-28th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Coughlan In Liverpool music terms, the last weekend of May means one thing…. Liverpool Sound City. So there was only one place for Popped Music to head. Obviously. This year Sound City had moved from its previous home of Bramley Moore … Continue reading

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