Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Hit The North 2019

Hit The North Various Venues, Newcastle, 5th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler & Lauren Mellor Photos: Elena Katrina & Lauren Mellor Sammy’s Words I’ve said it so many times before and I’ll say it again – festival season is my favourite time of the year. Whether it’s shuffling between packed venues in a city or … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2019

Liverpool Sound City 2019 Various venues, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, 4-5 May Words by Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert Photos by Gary Lambert Sound City 2019 was a festival that was approached with a cautious, tempered excitement. It felt like the organisers had made a bit of a gamble on the line up across the board … Continue reading

Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019

Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019 April 2019 – various venues – Stockton Upon Tees Words: Daniel Burton  Photos: Elena Katrina  Having never visited this festival before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Were the venues going to be small? Would they have high ceilings where the sound would reflect off? Or basements with low … Continue reading

Album Review: Red Rum Club – Matador

Red Rum Club – Matador Words and Photography: Gary Lambert Since the moment a few years ago I walked into Black Lodge Brewery and heard Red Rum Club, I’ve been in adoration of the sound they create. The release of their debut album has been something that I have been waiting for excitedly with the excitement … Continue reading

Live Review: Off The Record, Manchester 15-16 November 2018

Off The Record Various Venues, Manchester, 15th-16th November 2018 Words: Gary Lambert & Daniel Burton Photography: Gary Lambert The third edition of Off The Record saw the same format as previous years, with the focus of the event being equally across the two distinct elements of the festival. The conference is primarily for those who … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Off The Record

Off The Record Manchester, 15 – 16 November 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Off The Record is the event for people who love new music. It is a wonderful combination of lecture series, live gigs, networking, and being in the company of people who share the same feelings as you. It doesn’t matter if you view … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Calexico

Red Rum Club Words: Elena Katrina If Arctic Monkeys tripped over and got in a tangle with a Marichi band … was my initial thoughts, but it’s much more than that. Red Rum Club have been impressing me (and many others) at various venues in Liverpool for some time now and it’s about time they … Continue reading

Live Review: The Shimmer Band – Liverpool

The Shimmer Band Buyers Club, Liverpool, October 13th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones This time two years ago, Liverpool’s Evol put on a £5 entry, low capacity gig of some young lads from Stockport who released their debut album this summer. The events at Buyers Club as the promoter put on Bristolian hopefuls … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Everybody’s Friend

Red Rum Club Words: Gary Lambert Red Rum Club have shown they can compose a song that mixes the darkness of the unhappiness of the soul, with a tunefulness that is loved by radio. In fact, it doesn’t take a musical Egghead to spot that Everybody’s Friend is inspired by Echo and The Bunnymen. However, … Continue reading

Festival Review: Festevol 2016

Festevol 2016 1st May 2016, Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gaz Jones//Elena Katrina From the get go this festival was always going to be of interest, after all Liverpool promoter Evol is well known to us  for putting on great shows featuring many of the bands we love. Gary went along last year, and this … Continue reading

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