Popped Round-up #002

Popped Round-up #002 October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton & Josh Driver !Editors Pick! Emily – Clean Cut Kid Following 3 years of touring and the release of their debut album Felt, Clean Cut Kid have been on somewhat of a hiatus from the world. They took to hiding away in a self-built recording studio in Liverpool … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Ninth Wave – A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win

The Ninth Wave – A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win Words: Daniel Burton  After breaking onto the scene with their debut single in July 2017, Reformation, Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave have been continuously turning heads and grabbing the industries attention ever since. With their post-punk sound and eye-catching style, it is … Continue reading

Our Girl Interview

Our Girl Words: Elena Katrina & Gary Lambert  Photos: Gary Lambert The last time Popped Music were with Our Girl it was in the warm (but breezy) Texan sunshine of SXSW. Things had changed though over the last six months as we caught up again outside a bar in Liverpool on a chilly Sunday evening. … Continue reading

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: The Smithdown Crawl – Liverpool

Smithdown Road Various venues, Liverpool, 13th October 2018 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert Back in May, Popped Music were proud to be a part of the community-centric Smithdown Festival looking to enrich the lives of the people of the Smithdown Road area. For those of you unfamiliar with the geography of Liverpool, Smithdown Road is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sundara Karma – Illusions

Sundara Karma – Illusions Words: Elena Katrina  “Wow – who is this!”  – Actual words from my mouth upon my first listen of Sundara Karma’s latest new track, Illusion. I haven’t even finished listening to it yet and already I am in love. One thing I love is when bands have a real musical journey … Continue reading

Popped Round-up #001

Popped Round-up #001 September 2018 Words: Daniel Burton and Josh Driver   LADY Bird – Boot Fillers  After listening to a few of Lady Bird’s songs, I couldn’t help but think ‘The Streets meets Slaves’. My thoughts were confirmed on the discovery that their latest single, Boot Fillers, had been produced by Slaves duo Isaac … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Nadia Nair

Nadia Nair Intro: Elena Katrina Crazy crazy crazy times… they certainly are reflecting. Mars is in retrograde, summer is burning and I am writing a blog post for the first time in my life. I’m not an influencer, but I am under the influence… lol no but I might be. I’ve just realised that’s such … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Sam Fender

Sam Fender Intro: Elena Katrina Sam Fender, that name on the poster, every poster, everywhere, all of a sudden this young lad from Newcastle is making a very big name for himself. But it’s not as overnight as you might think. With still so few tracks available for our aural pleasure compared to the number … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Dunts – Birds & The Beez

Birds & The Beez Words Gary Feeney   There have been so many excellent new releases from Glaswegian bands over the last few weeks that it’s been hard to keep up, but standing tall amongst them is The Dunts’ latest single, Birds and the Beez. Describing their sound as “council punk”, the band have built … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yonaka – F.W.T.B.

F.W.T.B. Words: Lauren Grigor  Oh. here. we. go. Yonaka is no longer a band in their infancy; yelling from the sidelines while the adults are doing all the talking – they are here to stand up for themselves and get what they want. As a ‘call to arms’, FWTB is a song that will make … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2018

Live At Leeds 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Photos: Jacob Flannery I’ve had my eye on Live at Leeds festival for years but unfortunately for some reason or another, I was always unable to make it. But 2018 has been my year and the sun was shining down on all the festival-goers as they trampled the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sea Girls – Too Much Fun

Sea Girls Words: Elena Katrina Sea Girls return with their heady cocktail of dusky vocals, foot-stomping, sing-along chorus and upbeat melodies. All things that never fail to awaken my ears or my want to dance. Too Much Fun continues to provide proof that this is a band who know exactly how to pen a tune to … Continue reading

Just Listen: The RPMs – Let Things Happen

The RPMs Words: Orla Joyce Brighton five-piece, The RPMs, have just released their new single, Let Things Happen, which was exclusively played on Radio One last night on Huw Stephens’ show. Never failing to impress, The RPMs have combined their timeless infectious rhythms and intricate melodies to produce yet another wonderful, upbeat tune that we … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Liverpool Sound City 2018 Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now £55 for a full weekend or £29.50 for a day ticket and are on sale here. Keep updated: Website // Facebook // Twitter       Words: Orla Joyce Now on its 11th year running, Liverpool Sound City is less than 2 weeks … Continue reading

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