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

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Come Around

Cape Cub Thrilled to be sharing Cape Cub’s brand new single, Come Around. In part because we’re working with him on a show next week and in part because it’s just another example of how singer-songwriter Chad can put together a heart wrenchingly emotive story with captivating melodies and really nice clean production. This is … Continue reading

Album Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Released 9th January 2018 Words: Caleb Curtis There’s few bands out there who fronted the post-punk movement in the 2000s and are still around to tell the tale. The Wombats can boast this feat, however, with the release of their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life landing … Continue reading

Album Review: BRMC – Wrong Creatures

Wrong Creatures Released Jan 12th 2018 Words: Nick Jacques So here we are, it’s 2018 and with the New Year up and running we have a new Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club album and does it come with a new direction? Electro or possibly Euro-pop I hear you cry?? Erm…. no it doesn’t. It’s the … Continue reading

Live Review: Otherkin – Brighton

Otherkin Hope & Ruin, Brighton, 29th October 2017 Words: Lewis Cockle Photos: Chloe Hashemi One might say that Brighton’s Hope & Ruin was a slightly odd choice for a band that could quite easily pack out a larger venue, as Otherkin have been doing whilst on tour for their debut album OK. However, as a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Luna Bay – Little Amsterdam

Luna Bay Words: Luke Pettican Since the release of their first track Colours in 2016, Luna Bay have gone from strength to strength. Anticipation was high for their new release, Little Amsterdam, and  it is a track that certainly delivers. Featuring the witty playful lyrics and joviality that they’ve become known for, the song is … Continue reading

Festival Review: Ritual Union 2017

Ritual Union 2017 21st October 2017, Oxford Words: Nick Jacques Prior to reviewing the brand new 1 day festival Ritual Union I had never been to Oxford so I was really intrigued to see what the music and venues had in-store for me. Wandering through these historical streets paved in prestigious academia, for a moment … Continue reading

Live Review: Public Service Broadcasting – Manchester

  Public Service Broadcasting Manchester Academy 16th October 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Support band Palace, with their distinctive blues sound, have long been championed by Popped Music. The London four-piece played songs from their stunning debut album, So Long Forever, released at the end of last year. Amongst these were the album’s title track with … Continue reading

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

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