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

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

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