Just Listen: SPINN – Shallow

SPINN – Shallow Words: Luke Pettican Hooking you in instantly with an intriguing, suspenseful introduction, ‘Shallow’ proves to be one of the finest tracks that Liverpool four-piece SPINN has released thus far. This is an impressive achievement given the addictive, emotional energy of their breakout track ‘Notice Me’ and exuberant intensity of their track ‘Who … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2018

Kendal Calling 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Back again for the 13th year running, Kendal Calling once again totally smashed it out of the park for festival goers. The four-day music festival in the Lake District has been steadily growing year-on-year and as the crowds get bigger, the atmosphere gets better. I try to go to … Continue reading

Festival Review: Barn On The Farm 2018

Barn On The Farm 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve been quite vocal in the past and will continue to be vocal about how much I love this festival called Barn On The Farm. A festival that’s like going home every year. A festival whose organisers seem to always be on the same wavelength … Continue reading

Album Review: Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches

Tom Grennan – Lighting Matches Released July 6th 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Right now it is 9.45pm on Friday 6 July, and we are in the middle of what feels like a potentially memorable summer. We have had proper sunshine for a while, England are making waves in the World Cup, and Tom Grennan has … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina The thing about Bushstock Festival is that, as with many multi-venue city/town festivals, it has a major flaw. What?! What a way to open a review, I hear you cry. No, no, no…. you’re getting me all wrong. The flaw is too many top notch bands to see … Continue reading

EP Review: Tom Branfoot – Bloodsongs

Bloodsongs Words Samantha Sadler One of the best things about listening to new music every day is when you stumble across something that you totally don’t expect and that’s exactly what I got from Leeds heartthrob Tom Branfoot. Branfoot’s new EP Bloodsongs sets a bleak landscape that is glittered with phenomenal vocals and twirling instrumentals … Continue reading

Live Review: Mint – Liverpool

Mint Liverpool, 20th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll The first band up of the evening were Monks, a distinctly loud and local presence with which to start the heart of the gig. A smile was brought to my face immediately with the use of a trumpet right at the forefront of their … Continue reading

Festival Review: Dot To Dot Manchester 2018

Dot To Dot Various Venues Manchester 25th May 2018 Words: Gary Lambert  Photos: Elena Katrina  Dot To Dot Manchester has to be one of the highlights in the Popped Music calendar.  There is pretty much the perfect balance of favourite music acts, bands that you have wanted to catch, and the odd surprise here and … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool Sound City 2018

Sound City 2018 Words: Orla Joyce Photos: Fi Carrol With bright, sunny skies, we couldn’t wait to soak in all the talent Sound City had to offer! In its new location at the Baltic Triangle, we were all eager to explore the exciting new venues to dance the night away in. With little starting till … Continue reading

Just Listen: Eliza Shaddad – White Lines

White Lines Words: Rachel Allen Eliza Shaddad was, shamefully, a name I had not come across before, but once I heard the hauntingly beautiful vocals of this ‘Alternative Folk’ beauty I was hooked. Her new single, White Lines, taken from her upcoming album, Future, drew me in straight away; with its funky driving bass line and its … Continue reading

Album Review: Island – Feels Like Air

Feels Like Air Released April 2018 Words: Emily Leonard When hearing the word “Island” I imagine you, like I, visualise a remote and warming place of beauty and tranquillity… Well fittingly so as the contemporary indie band’s debut album Feels Like Air, released earlier this month, transports your mind to a stunning state of serenity, … Continue reading

Album Review: Bryde – Like An Island

Like An Island Released April 2018 Words: Nick Jacques Bryde otherwise known as Sarah Howells releases her debut album Like an Island on the much-touted label Seahorse Music, a record label started entirely by Women to highlight feminine musical talent (that’s pretty cool). The production credits are just as salivating on here as they range … Continue reading

Live Review: Circa Waves: Liverpool

Circa Waves EBGBS Liverpool, 5th April 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fiona Carroll  Before I went beyond the world of being a music fan and started to write about gigs and pester bands about their opinions on life rather than just babble my congratulations in an overly excited manner, I had a very strong opinion of … Continue reading

Just Listen: Xam Volo – Dark Teeth

Xam Volo Words: Rob Connor Hot on the heels of his support slot on Paloma Faiths nationwide tour, comes Xam Volo with his newest track Dark Teeth. If you haven’t heard Xam Volo before, this is a great place to jump in. Dark teeth is a brassy, sassy but always classy, slice of  Xam’s distinctive jazz infused … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

Saltwater Sun Words: Elena Katrina  The return of Saltwater Sun feels long over due but oh so worth the wait. Newest single The Wire takes a look at hard hitting subjects without it sounding overly dark musically – though that bass line certainly has it’s place rooted there. Shimmery guitar riffs and swirls meet up … Continue reading

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