Live Review: Yonaka

Yonaka Academy 2, Manchester, 20 November 2019 Words by Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos by Gary Lambert Since I’ve been able to take photographs for myself at gigs, it has been a regular occurrence for me to go to watch my favourite bands on my own.  But when Yonaka supported by Zuzu and Rusalka … Continue reading

Live Review: FEET – London

FEET Camden Assembly, London, 22nd October 2019 Words & Photography: Amy Butcher Do you ever discover a band and after listening to a few tracks they immediately become one of your favourite bands? That’s what happened to me when I first listened to FEET’s Ad Blue.  Whether it’s the groovy bass lines, addictive guitar melodies … Continue reading

Live Review: Freya Ridings – Newcastle

Freya Ridings O2 Academy, Newcastle, 11th November 2019 Words and Photography: Lauren Mellor As an opening night of tour, Newcastle is certainly a great place to get warmed up.  And is there much better than seeing a female-powered gig? Well that’s certainly what Freya’s performance, and admittedly her full tour, provides. It’s really empowering to … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Newcastle

Bear’s Den Newcastle University, Newcastle, 10 November 2019 Words and Photography: Callum Robinson On a cold November night in Newcastle, Bear’s Den filled the crowd with warmth and emotion as they played to a full house at Newcastle University. I’ve been wanting to see Bear’s Den ever since they released their album Islands, back in … Continue reading

Just Listen: Talkboy – Hollow Spheres

Talkboy – Hollow Spheres Words: Nick Bewes Hollow Spheres is the third track that I’ve reviewed this year by Leeds band Talkboy and each track, Someone Else For You in February and Wasting Time in April, have shown what a great band they are by offering something different each time. Unlike the previous tracks, Hollow … Continue reading

Live Review: Sophie and The Giants – Liverpool

Sophie and The Giants Sound, Liverpool, 30 September 2019 Words and Photos by Gary Lambert Sophie and The Giants are a band that come with a great reputation, and I was feeling pretty left out on the hype that is building around them purely because I had missed watching them at so many festivals. Fortune … Continue reading

Album Review: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler FINALLY what the Popped team have been waiting for, and pretty much fangirling over, is here! Sam Fender has graced the world of music with his debut LP Hypersonic Missiles and if you haven’t listened to it already, stop what you’re doing right now, cast your eyes over … Continue reading

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

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