Live Review: Dream Wife – Liverpool

Dream Wife The Magnet, Liverpool, October 12th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Graham Smilie I’m a bit older than the kids at gigs today, so I don’t know if they have scrapbooks and memory boxes. But if they did (and I’m sure at least the quirky ones rebelling against social media will have), this gig … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Album Review: Catholic Action – In Memory Of

In Memory Of Released 20th October 2017 Words: Gary Feeney   Catholic Action have been regulars on Popped in recent times, so naturally their debut album, In Memory Of, was one we’ve been eagerly anticipating for a while. Since the release of their first single, L.U.V., the band’s following has steadily increased thanks to a … Continue reading

Live Review: Lana Del Rey – Liverpool

Lana Del Rey Echo Arena, Liverpool, September 2017 Words: Gary Lambert I cannot abide the term “guilty pleasures” as it suggests that there is something wrong with enjoyment. But for a self-confessed music snob who proudly lambasts members of indie bands for falling in love with stage school types, a gig by Lana Del Rey … Continue reading

EP Review: Yonaka – Heavy

Yonaka Released 6th October 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor An EP at this point of a band’s career should be a showcase of their strengths and give us an idea of their trajectory. The 5 tracks on YONAKA’s latest EP Heavy do just that. Featuring one of their earliest releases Run re-mastered with clearer vocals and tighter … Continue reading

Live Review: The Vryll Society – Liverpool

The Vryll Society The Magnet Liverpool 29th September 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington After two successful runs, The Magnet was crammed on Friday for the grand finale of three Vryll Society residency shows courtesy of EVOL, reflecting the snowballing excitement towards the band ahead of their hotly anticipated debut album release. Each show has seen a … Continue reading

Live Review: Estrons – Liverpool

Estrons Buyers Club, Liverpool,  September 29th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina   If I could choose any particular night for enjoying a gig in Liverpool it would be a payday Friday. With overtime pay to celebrate, or more likely the need to get over the fact that your bosses are able to get … Continue reading

Live Review: Chastity Belt – Brighton

Chastity Belt Brighton Words: Lewis Cockle Photos: Chloe Hashemi The Green Door Store of Brighton comes across as a prime venue for Chastity Belt. Its relaxed status, laid-back staff and rugged appearance all contribute to the headliners vibe. It’s also one of the smaller and more intimate venues in Brighton, meaning that the fans can … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … Continue reading

Just Listen: Otherkin – Come On, Hello

Otherkin Words: Elena Katrina And they’re back – our fave Irish rockers, Otherkin release their brand new single Come On, Hello and it’s yet another banger. There’s no pretending to be anything but what they are: full on indie rock. They ooze it with every riff, with every thump of the drum and with every … Continue reading

Just Listen: Banfi – June

Banfi Words: Elena Katrina Banfi’s lead vocalist Joe has a really interesting tone to his vocal, it’s unlike almost anything I’ve heard before. Here in their latest single June it’s perfectly encased in a pulsating soundscape that builds and builds to their, fast becoming, signature swirl. Banfi are one of my favourite acts in the … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Too Good

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been asking myself questions…. like where has all the time gone in which I should have shared this song! I might be stealing half the lyrics for this review but Marsicans have got me caught in a dream with their new single Too Good. It really is too good as … Continue reading

Live Review: Methyl Ethyl – London

Methyl Ethyl The Shacklewell Arms, 15/08/2017 Words: Nick Jacques I strolled into the Shacklewell Arms with about 15 minutes to go before Methyl Ethyl were to go on stage. I had never set foot in this part of town before. I was intrigued to know what I might find lurking amongst these 4 murky music-soaked … Continue reading

EP Review: Blaenavon – Prague 99

Prague 99 Released 15th August 2017 Words: Charlotte Minett After the release of their highly acclaimed debut album That’s Your Lot, there was no messing around for Hampshire’s trio, Blaenavon. This August marks five month since releasing the album and on the 15th of the month, the band’s fourth EP, Prague’99, was released. The young … Continue reading

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