Live Review: Methyl Ethyl – London

Methyl Ethyl The Shacklewell Arms, 15/08/2017 Words: Nick Jacques I strolled into the Shacklewell Arms with about 15 minutes to go before Methyl Ethyl were to go on stage. I had never set foot in this part of town before. I was intrigued to know what I might find lurking amongst these 4 murky music-soaked … Continue reading

EP Review: Blaenavon – Prague 99

Prague 99 Released 15th August 2017 Words: Charlotte Minett After the release of their highly acclaimed debut album That’s Your Lot, there was no messing around for Hampshire’s trio, Blaenavon. This August marks five month since releasing the album and on the 15th of the month, the band’s fourth EP, Prague’99, was released. The young … Continue reading

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2017

Skeleton Coast 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Gary Williams Skeleton Coast Festival returned to The Wirral last weekend for a bohemian bonanza that included Cabbage, Jane Weaver and The Sundowners. Wirral has always had a solid musical heritage, hailing acts such as The Lightening Seeds, The Coral and By The Sea. After a successful first … Continue reading

Festival Review: Liverpool International Festival 2017

Liverpool International Festival 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington Photos: Graeme Watt Europe’s largest free music festival, LIMF, returned to Sefton Park this weekend for a four-day celebration of musical diversity. With torrential rain and Merseyrail strikes hitting the festival hard, it was down to the spirit of the Liverpool people to bring the festival to life. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Catholic Action – Propaganda

Catholic Action Words: Gary Feeney We’ve been banging on about how good Catholic Action are for a long time now, so naturally we’re very excited indeed about their new single, Propaganda. Their first single since February’s Doing Well – one of best of songs the year so far, if you ask us – Propaganda is … Continue reading

Album Review: Meadowlark – Postcards

Postcards Released 30th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs The debut album. Always a difficult thing to pull off and get right first time. Even more so if you are a duo that hasn’t been performing that long together (a mere five years) and come from very different backgrounds (film and social media stardom) with very different influences (rock meets … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

EP Review: Birch – Not Human

Not Human Released 9th June 2017 Words: Julia Grantham This EP is bursting with imagery and symbols of our reliance on ‘cell phones’; our devouring of ‘movies’ and all because of this digital age. However, disguised as a collection of love songs, or not, one cannot deny the undercurrent of politics, whether that be a … Continue reading

EP Review: Eat Fast – Immortal Kombat

Immortal Kombat Released 19th May 2017 Words: Gary Feeney Eat Fast have been a productive bunch lately. Having released two sizzling singles in the form of Public Display of Affection and Sand Drone, they’ve just released their second E.P. Immortal Kombat featuring five new tracks along with recent single Scrambled Egg. Opening with the short … Continue reading

Live Review: The Japanese House – Manchester

The Japanese House Gorilla, Manchester, May 2017 Words: Alicia Boukersi Photos: Tara Atkinson Standing in line for the venue, it’s not hard to tell who will be joining me- any teenage girl within a 300 meter vicinity holding an iPhone and wearing an over sized denim jacket is guaranteed to be screaming their lungs out … Continue reading

Live Review: The Kooks – London

The Kooks Alexandra Palace, London, May 13th 2017 Words & Photos: Simon Reed It was Eurovision tonight. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you might vaguely remember the heady days when we actually stood a chance of winning it. Well, I’m feeling nostalgic too; and It’s not because I stayed home to­­ see if Greece and Cyprus … Continue reading

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2017

Live At Leeds 2017 Various Venues, Leeds Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina “I spy with my little eye… BAD BITCHES! DREAM WIFE FOR LIFE!” was without doubt Popped Music’s calling card at Live At Leeds. From early on in the event, photographer and editor Elena Katrina and fellow Popped photographer Fiona Carroll took up … Continue reading

Gig Review: Jack Rocks 7, London

Jack Rocks 7 Seabright Arms, London, April 2017 Words: Laura Smallwood + Taylor Smith Photos: Alan Wells Like you would expect of all This Feeling Jack Rocks events last Tuesday at London’s infamous Sebright Arms was an absolute scorcher. Yet again packed from start to finish, yet again the JDs were flowing throughout and yet … Continue reading

Live Review: When In Manchester 2017

When In Manchester 2017 15th April 2017 Words: Julia Grantham Photos: Lydia Maycock Are you familiar with the phrase: “Don’t open all your Christmas presents at once?” Or words to that effect. I think it means something along the lines of: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait. Hopefully my friends from the band, Cupids, … Continue reading

Album Review: The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension

Love In The 4th Dimension Released April 7th 2017 Words: Lewis Rogers After being one of Britain’s biggest buzz bands since 2014, London’s The Big Moon have finally unveiled their long awaited debut album Love In The 4th Dimension. Being a fan of their singles and EP and having seen one of their excellent live … Continue reading

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