EP Review: The Academic – Acting My Age

The Academic Acting My Age Words by Amy Butcher Irish four-piece The Academic have been on my radar ever since I first heard Bear Claws from their debut album Tales From The Backseat and I can’t get enough! What’s so great about this band is how they create songs you can not only relate to, … Continue reading

Album Review: The Blinders – Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath

The Blinders Fantasies of a Stay At Home Psychopath Words by Gary Lambert “They’re the best band in the fucking world!” has been shouted by me at friends and random strangers pretty much every time I’ve watched The Blinders.  Columbia, their debut album, has become so concrete in my favourite albums of all time that … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Mysterines – I Win Every Time

The Mysterines I Win Every Time Words by Gary Lambert The latest single from Liverpool’s The Mysterines is a slice of rock n roll energy which symbolises the inexorable rise of the band.  Every time I hear Lia sing the title line I Win Every Time my mind sees the band dominating airwaves, charts, and hearts … Continue reading

Just Listen: PELA – Reverie

PELA Reverie Words by Danni King Following on from single South Of in June, electronic duo PELA (Hannah Coombes and Olly Shelton) have released their newest track, Reverie. Reverie offers a more upbeat sound, with a catchy rhythm taking hold from the start. The entire track glimmers with summer melodies, accompanied by Hannah’s clear, soothing vocals. Her vocals take … Continue reading

Just Watch: Maisie Peters – Sad Girl Summer

Maisie Peters Sad Girl Summer Words by Ashleigh O’Neill In response to her 2019 EP release Maisie Peters has returned with what I would say is her best track as of yet.  The title of Maisie’s latest single, Sad Girl Summer, suggests her usual emotional ballad style track that will tug on your heart strings, … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Novus – Man on the Bridge

The Novus Man on the Bridge Words by Gary Lambert If you are a subscriber to Flying Vinyl then Man on the Bridge, the latest single from The Novus, will not be new to your ears as it came as part of their May package of 7″ singles.  If you’re not, then this might be … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marie White – Blue Jumper

Marie White Blue Jumper Written by Danni King Singer-songwriter Marie White has released her latest single Blue Jumper and it’s easy to see why her talent is consistently celebrated.  After all, she did win Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2019. Blue Jumper delves into feelings and raw emotion; a love ballad which would resonate with just about … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Stuck on a Feeling

Spinn Stuck on a Feeling Words by Gary Lambert During the long, hot summer of 2020 (which is still a few days from officially starting), the 2018 eponymous debut from Spinn has been given a fair few plays in my house.  The jingly delights are sunshine turned to music, and now with Stuck on a … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Prima Queen

Prima Queen Quarantine Questions Additional words and photos by Gary Lambert During the start of 2020, before the brakes were slammed on hard, Prima Queen were one of the most exciting and interesting bands I had seen.  Watching them effortlessly entertain a packed o2 Academy in Liverpool supporting The Big Moon was a real treat … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Berries

Berries Quarantine Questions Additional words by Gary Lambert Berries are undoubtedly one of our most loved bands at Popped Music.  Their punchy rock bangers (available here) are regularly coming out of my speakers at home, and their name has appeared several times on the bills we’ve put on. 1.  How are you doing? Holly – … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions – Lauran Hibberd

Lauran Hibberd Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert Over the last couple of years Lauran Hibbard has very easily become one of the acts who seems to unite all of Team Popped with the bangers and bops she drops on a regular basis.  In tracks like Hoochie, Sweat Patch and Bang Bang Bang we’ve fought … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Hushtones

Hushtones Quarantine Questions Additional Words and Photos by Gary Lambert There have been loads of cancellations and rejigging of events caused by the lockdown we are all under, but one of the biggest hits to the heart of Popped Music has been the postponement of Threshold Festival.  One of the acts we had planned to … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Saltwater Sun

Saltwater Sun Quarantine Questions Additional Words by Gary Lambert One of the most positive things of the current crisis we are all going through, no the only positive, is how Britain has across the board re-discovered their love for the NHS.  The frontline NHS staff right now are heroes risking their lives for others on … Continue reading

Quarantine Questions: Children of the State

Children of the State Quarantine Questions Additional words by Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Children of the State are a retro-tinged rock five piece from Doncaster / Bolsover, and if you watched The Mysterines’ most recent tour you might already recognise the band.  With a new single, Big Sur, coming out on 10 April … Continue reading

Just Listen: Stanleys – Measured in Gold

Stanleys Measured in Gold Words by Gary Lambert Once again with Measured in Gold Stanleys, these proper nice lads from Wigan, have managed to hit the bullseye.  Following on with the motif of A Better Life with an unassuming, sweet and completely loveable slice of guitar pop. It is quite special how the music of … Continue reading

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