Live Review: Bloxx, Liverpool

Bloxx, APRE, Rivia, and Courting Phase One, Liverpool, 17 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert A Bloxx gig is always a reason for celebration, so we were so pleased to be spending Wednesday night with the London four-piece at Phase One in Liverpool. It’s a healthy sign of the constant expansion of the … Continue reading

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel

Album Review: Fontaines DC – Dogrel Words by Gary Lambert There has been considerable hype about this Dublin band and what they could do, so I think most of our music world has been waiting for Dogrel to drop going on the amount of Happy Dogrel Day posts I saw on release day. This is … Continue reading

Live Review: The Van T’s, Preston

Live Review: The Van T’s Roper Hall, Preston, 12 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Despite it being a fairly regular location on the circuit and only about 35 minutes drive from home, I had never in 20+ years of gig going made my way to Preston. However The Van T’s were coming … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love

Just Listen: False Advertising – You Won’t Feel Love Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that False Advertising have managed to create a time machine because there is no way that I don’t already know this song. On first listen, there is an instant connection with You Won’t Feel Love like it is one … Continue reading

Just Watch: Pale Waves – There’s A Honey

Pale Waves – There’s A Honey Words: Clare Hingley Manchester-quartet Pale Waves, have unveiled a new video for single There’s A Honey, taken from their album My Mind Makes Noises out which they chose to shoot on their previous UK tour and we love it here at Popped!  The setting for the video brings out … Continue reading

Festival Review: Cro Cro Land 2019

Cro Cro Land Urban Exchange Hub, Croydon, 6th April 2019 Words: Nick Jacques Photography: Jon Mo & Jamie MacMillan Cro Cro Land festival is the creation of Bugeye’s Angela Martin and the Croydonist’s Julia Woollams (dedicated online cultural magazine about all things offbeat in Croydon). They pointed out in previous interviews that they wanted to … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It

Just Listen: The Amazons – Doubt It Words by Gary Lambert Following on from the step up that was Mother, The Amazons have done it again with a slice of anthemic grunge which seems to have been cut straight out of the Reading Festival main stage. If you have neighbours, I would suggest you do … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Hunna, Manchester

The Hunna Academy, Manchester, 5th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photography: Nidge Sanders Coming out to an already buzzing Manchester academy, Retro Video Club started their set with their third single, Famous. This was met with the whole crowd’s arms up in air and fully involved creating an absolutely electric feel that is normally unheard … Continue reading

Live Review: Freak Scene 2, Liverpool

Freak Scene 2 EBGBs, Liverpool, 4 April 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert Regardless of the morality, The Grand National is a massive event on Merseyside and is watched all over the world. For the geeks and noiseniks there was a much more important event going on in the city centre about six miles … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Retro Video Club, Newcastle

Retro Video Club O2 Academy, Newcastle, 4th April 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor If like me, you’ve ever been to a gig at any O2 venue then you’ll know they are one of the best spots to see your favourite bands. Sure the sound isn’t always perfect, but it’s more about the people that … Continue reading

Just Listen: Yoke Lore – Chin Up

Yoke Lore – Chin Up Words: Clare Hingley With upcoming EP ‘Meditations’ due out on 31st May, Yoke Lore has released his new single ‘Chin Up’. Having his indie-pop vibes, this song is quite placid in places and takes you on a calming journey throughout. With a distinctive voice, it’s easy to tell that Yoke … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cassia – Replica

Cassia – Replica Words by Gary Lambert Well it seems that with the release of ‘Replica’, we have now reached the point where a band from northern England can drop a track that sounds like debut album era Vampire Weekend covering Musical Youth’s classic ‘Pass The Dutchie’. This could be one of the high points … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fever Days – I See Through It

Fever Days – I See Through It Words: Sammy Sadler  Winter is well and truly behind us, well as much as can be possible up here in the North East, so naturally it’s time for me to start blasting the feel-good funky tunes ahead of festival season. Luckily, the North East bands are ready and … Continue reading

Live Review: Clean Cut Kid, Manchester

Clean Cut Kid, Gorilla, Manchester 28 March 2019 Words and Photographs by Gary Lambert When you live in Liverpool and want to see a Liverpool band then it’s usually a hometown show that allows you to take the band in. This means that there is invariably a great atmosphere when the band play, but due … Continue reading

Just Listen: FEVA – Undone

FEVA – Undone Words: Sammy Sadler  When I received the email on FEVA’s brand new ‘scorching track’, I was naturally super excited. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the North East four-piece and with good reason – their energetic live performances and high-octane indie-rock has been entertaining us music lovers in the … Continue reading

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