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

Interview Exclusive: Marsicans

Marsicans Interview: Georgia Flynn Intro: Elena Katrina Having shown these guys much love for quite some time, and them us, when they came to play for us last year, we figured it was about time that we actually sat down with the Leeds lads of Marsicans and chewed the fat. Their recent UK tour gave … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Hilang Child

Hilang Child Intro: Elena Katrina Photos: Abi Raymaker Bella Union’s latest signing Hilang Child takes on the latest guest blogger post here at Popped Music to talk about his singing, his experience at SXSW, where he also shares his private SXSW photos and lets us have the lowdown on what else is coming for him in the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Mute Choir – Behind The Bars

Mute Choir Words: Elena Katrina  Mute Choir is entirely new to me, in fact, I only just found him floating around out there on the interwebz and as soon as I heard Behind The Bars I knew I needed to get this shared. There’s a really nice mix of scuzzy psychedelia and folk storytelling to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pip Hall – Fire

Pip Hall Words: Nick Bewes When Editor Elena emailed about this track, she said ‘Pip Hall is amazing’. And you know what, she is. I’m ashamed to say that she’s a new name to me, but one that I’ll be keeping an eye out for especially as her debut album is due this summer. Described … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Vistas

Vistas Interview: Georgia Flynn Words: Elena Katrina Recently found out on tour with Leeds band Marsicans, Vistas sat down to chat with Popped’s Georgia Flynn for our first ever video interview. Since then the band have just released their most recent single, Calm, on Lab records, which you can also listen to below. The indie pop … Continue reading

SXSW With: Ider

Ider They give little away on their own social media accounts but a little digging can find you a bit more about the London based female duo Ider. Like they’ve been around for only a few years and have already made an impact that’s seen them play some pretty cool shows and festivals, as well … Continue reading

SXSW With: The RPMs

The RPMs Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Brighton’s The RPMs have not been shy in coming forward when it comes to getting people’s attention and getting where they want to be. They wanted to be at SXSW so here we found them. The band have been traipsing up and down the UK making fans and … Continue reading

SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … Continue reading

SXSW With: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … Continue reading

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