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

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2017

Liverpool Sound City 2017 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now  here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter This year’s Liverpool Sound City is celebrating quite an impressive birthday – it’s 10th! And it sees a new home, only a little way down the road, to Clarence Dock, but a new site … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Bay Rays – Satisfaction

The Bay Rays Words: Elena Katrina The Bay Rays are filling a bit of a musical hole in my life with this track Satisfaction, and that hole is the kind of sounds that Kings Of Leon used to give me back in the early days. You’d be forgiven at the beginning that it was them … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Threshold 2017 Pt1

Threshold Seven 31st March -2nd April 2017 Tickets for Threshold Seven are on sale Online now Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter Threshold Festival, now in it’s 7th splendid year, is a collaborative approach to a festival – with many other people involved in curating the music stages and events and this year we … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Words: Elena Katrina TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE Website Facebook Twitter Outlines festival is Sheffield’s very own new music city centre festival and this year it brings not just one day of live music from up and coming acts and more established bands but two days! Double the fun, double the music and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Wølffe – Fuck With Me

Wølffe Words: Elena Katrina Wølffe releases her new single and as the title, Fuck With Me, suggests, there is no holding back. The last time we wrote about Wølffe was back in Jan last year, and while there’s still a darkly seductive feel there’s now  a huge dose of sass.  This  comes out in her … Continue reading

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