Album Review: No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship

No Hot Ashes – Hardship Starship Released 16th August 2019 Words: Elena Katrina  “I’ve got onion rings at my place….. ” If you, like me, love your lyrics to err on the side of quirky then you, my friend, are in for one hell of a treat with the debut album Hardship Starship from Manchester’s … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Post Romantics – Ride

The Post Romantics – Ride Words: Amy Butcher Liverpool based 4-piece The Post Romantics are back and bigger than ever, packing a punch with hard-hitting new single Ride. Since first listening to debut single Call It Off  I’ve been waiting for some fresh sounds from the quartet. My prayers have been answered!  Beginning with an … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pizzagirl – Body Biology

Pizzagirl – Body Biology Words: Amy Butcher As the first released single from his debut album, body biology makes a statement about what we can expect from the Liverpool-based artsy DIY pop artist, Pizzagirl. Opening with upbeat, wondrous guitar riffs, Liam Brown’s poignant vocals ooze onto the track and over enunciating the end of each … Continue reading

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself

The Night Cafe – A Message To Myself Words: Lauren Mellor Get excited as me, because The Night Café have released another new single and it’s an absolute delight! After seeing these guys support Circa Waves a few months ago, I fell in love with their acoustic-indie sound. Their new album is definitely much anticipated … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – All Works Out

Talkboy – All Works Out Words: Amy Butcher Guitar riffs similar to the likes of Stereophonics, sweet harmonious vocals, and addictive melodies, Talkboy are back with an absolute banger in their new single All Works Out.  As someone quite new to this band, it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. It’s so refreshing when … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pizzagirl – ball’s gonna keep on rollin’

Pizzagirl – ball’s gonna keep on rollin’ Words: Sammy Sadler Stop what you’re doing! Pizzagirl has a shiny new track and oh my days it’s an 80’s disco dream.  I’ve been following Liverpool’s Pizzagirl for what feels like ages now since I fell in love with his artistic soundscapes and DIY-pop so you best believe … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Brookes – Spaceship Rodeo

The Brookes – Spaceship Rodeo Words: Sammy Sadler You know when you hear a song for the first time and you instantly fall in love with it? It’s a cracking feeling isn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what happened when I first heard the new one from The Brookes so get ready for just under four … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact

The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve made no secret of my love for The Howl and The Hum so naturally the news of their latest single has had me squealing with excitement like the little fangirl I am.  Opening on a futuristic dull drone, Human Contact evolves into something a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Flyte – White Roses

Flyte – White Roses Words: Clare Hingley  White Roses is the first single of the year for Flyte and it possesses an extraordinary chilled melody from start to finish. With its poetic lyrics and romantic feels, you somehow find yourself swaying along without even realising. But deceptive of how this romantic scenario may be, you’re … Continue reading

Just Listen: Tundra – You’re Welcome

TUNDRA – You’re Welcome Words: Amy Butcher As someone new to the band Tundra, it’s safe to say I was transfixed from the first moment listening to latest single You’re Welcome. Opening with punchy guitar riffs and tight drum patterns, poignant vocals merge with the sounds to create the perfect grunge rock track. With a … Continue reading

Just Watch: Swim Deep – To Feel Good

Swim Deep – To Feel Good Words: Sammy Sadler I’m a big fan of Swim Deep and have been for what feels like forever now. Despite their silence for the past four years, I would still play their hazy tunes from King City to Honey regularly for those summery vibes. When I first received this track, I will admit that … Continue reading

Just Watch: Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil

Revolvers – Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil Words: Clare Hingley Having never listened to Revolvers before, I was wondering what I would be hearing. But from the off, I was pleasantly surprised with their latest single Rubbing Shoulders With The Devil. The video fits perfectly with the song and the vibe it brings with it. … Continue reading

Live Review: Manic Street Preachers, Liverpool

Manic Street Preachers 30th May 2019, Olympia, Liverpool Words & Photography: Gary Lambert Okay, let’s be honest with each other…. A tour celebrating twenty years since an album was released is not in our Popped Music remit in general, but when there’s the chance of going to see Manic Street Preachers, we are not going … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charlie Cunningham – Bite

Charlie Cunningham – Bite Words: Meg Young I fell in love with Charlie Cunningham a few years back when he released his most well-known song to date, Minimum, and I knew straight away I’d enjoy anything that he would release. In advance of the upcoming album, Permanent Way, due 7th June, the singer-songwriter has released … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

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