Live Review: HMLTD – Liverpool

HMLTD Arts Club, Liverpool, 13th February 2020 Words and Photos by Lucy McLachlan Last time I saw HMLTD it was the end of 2018 and they blew the roof off The Ritz in Manchester even though they were only cast as a support act.  Taking over the stage in various shades of leather, neon and … Continue reading

Just Listen: Another Sky – Brave Face

Another Sky Brave Face Words by Nick Bewes Hot on the heels of 2019’s Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds and Capable of Love, the amazing Another Sky are back with another masterpiece, Brave Face. As per usual, it’s the stunning voice of Catrin Vincent that strikes you first. It’s so different any other voice out … Continue reading

Interview: Psycho Comedy

Psycho Comedy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert For years Psycho Comedy have been playing critically acclaimed gigs with the odd release here and there, constantly leaving people wanting more of the ensemble.  Now though it is time for everybody to get as much Psycho Comedy as you can fit in your life as they … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – Same As You

Eliza Shaddad Same As You Words by Amy Butcher Having never listened to Eliza Shaddad before, upon hearing Same as You for the first time, I pondered why I had not listened to the London based dreamy rock artist. Following the release of her EP Sept – Dec, this track combines Shaddad’s soft soothing vocals, … Continue reading

Interview: Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster Words and Photos by Gary Lambert One of the best things about the face to face interviews we do at Popped Music is that you get to see close up the passion that people have for music.  Not just the music they have created in the studio, but the music that inspires them, … Continue reading

Interview: The Mysterines

The Mysterines Words & Photos: Gary Lambert A sunny January day walking around Liverpool’s historical Albert Dock taking a few photographs is pretty much a perfect day for me.  When you’re accompanied by one of Britain’s most exciting and in demand bands removes all doubt and makes it possible for Lou Reed to soundtrack my … Continue reading

Just Listen: October Drift –

October Drift Oh The Silence Words by Nicholas Jacques Touted for great things this year, October Drift emerge out of the new year slumber to deliver the new single, Oh The Silence, from their upcoming debut album Forever Whatever, due for release on 25th January 2020. On this evidence their sound is perched firmly in … Continue reading

Album Review: The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon – Walking Like We Do Words by Gary Lambert There are times when my lack of technical knowledge regarding music annoys and infuriates me when trying to write a review, but I’m quite happy today to not be able to tell you about time signatures, chord structures et al. The reason for … Continue reading

Just Listen: JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time

JAWS – Anyway, Now’s Not The Time Words by Amy Butcher Following the release of their third album The Ceiling, the indie rock trio are back with intrinsic, warm single Anyway, Now’s Not The Time.  Opening with jangly melancholic guitar melodies, they are soon joined by subtle drum beats, clever bass lines and singer Conor’s … Continue reading

Interview: Talkboy

Talkboy Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “Hi!  Would you please sign my crutch?”.  Even if the interview with Talkboy had been cancelled at the last minute, this moment as the band sat having a pre-gig drink in Jimmy’s Liverpool would have been forever etched into my mind.  It turns out that a crutch is … Continue reading

Live Review: Pom Poko – London

Pom Poko The Scala, London, 23rd October 2019 Words: Nick Jaques When I rocked up to the familiar sight of the Scala, from the outside amongst the usual buzzing surroundings, there was a lack of activity on the door, which I found a bit precarious as this gig promised to showcase some of the most … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Go Out With You

BLOXX- Go Out With You Words: Rosie Murphy  Our fave four-piece from London, BLOXX, have released their new single: ‘Go Out With You’ sporting a classic indie thumping intro reinforced by catchy pop melodies. This single embarks listeners on a pursuit of love whilst tackling the incessant urge to get someones attention. This release follows … Continue reading

Just Listen: SuperGlu – Forever Endeavour

SuperGlu – Forever Endeavour Words: Elena Katrina  Listening to the new SuperGlu track I’m immediately taken back to the excitement I felt when I first heard them, and when I first saw them. It’s a while ago now and I’ve not heard a whole lot of them for what feels like an age (YEARS). Here … Continue reading

Just Listen: Walt Disco – Dancing Shoes

Walt Disco – Dancing Shoes Words: Elena Katrina  Walt Disco are setting a president up in their hometown of Glasgow – alongside neighbouring bands Lucia and The Ninth Wave, there’s something extremely exciting happening and Dancing Shoes is another fine example. Murderously gothic with deeply entrenched sounds of the 80s Post Romantic and a vocal … Continue reading

Album Review: No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship

No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship Released 16th August 2019 Words: Elena Katrina  “I’ve got onion rings at my place….. ” If you, like me, love your lyrics to err on the side of quirky then you, my friend, are in for one hell of a treat with the debut album Hardship Starship from Manchester’s … Continue reading

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