Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver

Saltwater Sun – The Great Deceiver Words by Gary Lambert With this title track of their forthcoming EP, Saltwater Sun have managed somehow to keep up the style of the earlier songs like ‘Hot Mess’, but fill it full of steroids and Saltwater. The husky/quiet opening leading to bouncy dream pop is still there like … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Just Listen: Spinn – Believe It or Not

Spinn – Believe It or Not Words by Gary Lambert It seems like whilst they’ve been in the studio recording their debut album Spinn have been doing some scientific experiments. Believe It or Not is undoubtedly what occurs if you splice the DNA of The La’s jangly guitar sound with the joyful pop production of … Continue reading

Live Review: INmusic Festival Slot Final

INmusic Festival, The Cavern, Liverpool 24 March 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert “How can someone win when winning means that someone loses” Scatman’s World by Scatman John 1995. It was an honour for Popped Music to be invited along to judge the six finalists to win a slot on the main stage at … Continue reading

Just Listen: Life At The Arcade – Tabloids

Life at the Arcade – Tabloids Words by Gary Lambert Life at the Arcade have been making steady headway for a while now on the live scene across the country. Their latest release, Tabloids, captures their live sound perfectly as they mix anthemic songwriting with a very accessible, accessible guitar sound. Despite being Liverpool lads, … Continue reading

Popped Round-up March 2019

Popped Round-up March 2019 Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert !Editor’s Pick! Latenight Honeymoon – Lost on You It seems that the guys at Latenight Honeymoon have been working down the quarry of summer and have been able to hack out a piece of sunshine that is reminiscent of the early releases from Fickle Friends … Continue reading

Live Review: Tom Grennan, Manchester

Tom Grennan, Jimmy’s, Manchester, 21 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Sometimes there are tough choices that need to be made. Do you go for fried, poached or scrambled eggs? Do you go for Spotify or Apple Music? Do you binge on Netflix in bed or on the sofa? Do you want to … Continue reading

Live Review: Neon Waltz, Liverpool

Neon Waltz, Phase One Liverpool, 17 March Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Do you ever have one of those gig nights full of surprise? I can honestly say I’ve rarely been caught out as much as I was when Neon Waltz played at Phase One in Liverpool. A Sunday night at an intimate gig usually … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Jagged Skies – Judas

Jagged Skies – Judas Words by Gary Lambert Judas is the debut release of The Jagged Skies, and for an opening salvo  carries some weight. It is obvious from first listen that this is a track which has been thought over long and hard, and rehearsed until the sound was right. Obviously the writers of … Continue reading

SXSW With: Boy Azooga

Boy Azooga Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Admittedly, I’d only heard a handful of Boy Azooga tracks prior to SXSW but enough to know that he was a key part of my coverage for 2019, and he was certainly jostling for my attention amongst a seriously strong UK thing of acts travelling over this year. … Continue reading

Interview: Dollie Demi

Dollie Demi Words and Photographs: Gary Lambert Imagine in the moments before Simon Fuller got the Spice Girls to sign on the dotted line, Geri Halliwell was kicked out of the band and they were then taught to play their own instruments on dirty rock numbers. The result of this would be Dollie Demi. Admittedly … Continue reading

Album Review: Anteros – When We Land

Anteros – When We Land Words by Gary Lambert Now this is an album I have waited quite some time to listen to. In fact, ever since I heard Drunk for the first time, I’ve loved Anteros – and especially loved that song. It was with considerable disappointment that I saw Drunk had been left … Continue reading

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman

Just Listen – Gen and The Degenerates – Weatherman Words by Gary Lambert Gen and The Degenerates are without doubt one of the most formidable up and coming live acts around, but with this release they grab their usual blood and thunder punk rock and distill it into something far more heady. The change in … Continue reading

SXSW With: The Amazons

The Amazons Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Almost 3 years ago The Amazons played their first Liverpool show and we were there to grab them, take them off for a beer and to our then photographer Gaz’s house to play table football, while Gary questioned them for an interview. A lot has happened for The … Continue reading

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