Album Review: The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension

Love In The 4th Dimension Released April 7th 2017 Words: Lewis Rogers After being one of Britain’s biggest buzz bands since 2014, London’s The Big Moon have finally unveiled their long awaited debut album Love In The 4th Dimension. Being a fan of their singles and EP and having seen one of their excellent live … Continue reading

EP Review: Karma Club – Smile It’s Good For You

Smile It’s Good For You Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs The South West is quickly establishing itself as a hotbed for creative talent with an explosive live music scene fixing cities like Bristol, Bath and Frome firmly on the UK tour calendar.  So it’s no wonder that from this lively and experimental soil … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bruno Major – Second Time

Bruno Major Words: Nick Bewes Hey Bruno! No not you Mr Mars, there’s a new Bruno on the block. His name is Bruno Major. He is someone I have been keeping an ear out for since the turn of the year when I  heard his track The First Thing You See and was impressed. Now … Continue reading

Album Review: Alex Vargas – Cohere

Cohere Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Alex Vargas lays himself bare today (31st March) with the release of Cohere, the new album and by far the greatest body of work by the Danish-born musician to date. Cohere is a remarkable album, difficult to categorize with its big-band production complete with jazz-styled orchestra and … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pins – All Hail

Pins Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, All Hail, from Manchester’s wonderful PINS is a piece of dreampop punk which showcases the vocal quality available to this group like never before. Whilst still keeping a hint of the rhythmic motif from Aggrophobe which suggested an ancient crowd worshipping, All Hail is more celebratory in tone … Continue reading

Album Review: Frances – Things I’ve Never Said

Things I’ve Never Said Released 17th March 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Well it would be remiss of me to not cover the debut album by Frances having reviewed almost all of her singles since day dot and having seen her live progression from solo artist in all of the sense of the word, to working … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darlia – Ballad of Black & White

Darlia Words: Elena Katrina Back in 2015 Darlia released their debut album Petals, containing what was to become some of my biggest ear worms of the year. They also gave me live performances I thought I would never get enough of and then rudely disappeared. Thankfully though we now have the return with brand new … Continue reading

Festival Review: Outlines 2017

Outlines 2017 Sheffield 3rd – 4th March 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Welcome to Festival Season 2017 – kicking off in early March (yes March!) with Sheffield’s Outlines Festival. The festival is put together by those awesome people behind Tramlines and has a massive focus on new and emerging music. So of course we … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Liverpool

Sundara Karma o2 Academy Liverpool, 12th February 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina An older audience can be a sign that a young band has had a healthy amount of airtime and the right people saying that they are a band to watch, but in the words of Tom Ogden at a Blossoms gig … Continue reading

Just Watch: Vant – Do You Know Me

Vant Words: Gary Feeney With almost 5 million Spotify streams to their name, it’d be fair to say that VANT have been making their presence felt since the release of their first single less than two years ago, and with their debut album, Dumb Blood, due next month, they look set to explode into the … Continue reading

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