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

EP Review: Karma Club – Smile It’s Good For You

Smile It’s Good For You Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs The South West is quickly establishing itself as a hotbed for creative talent with an explosive live music scene fixing cities like Bristol, Bath and Frome firmly on the UK tour calendar.  So it’s no wonder that from this lively and experimental soil … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bruno Major – Second Time

Bruno Major Words: Nick Bewes Hey Bruno! No not you Mr Mars, there’s a new Bruno on the block. His name is Bruno Major. He is someone I have been keeping an ear out for since the turn of the year when I  heard his track The First Thing You See and was impressed. Now … Continue reading

Album Review: Alex Vargas – Cohere

Cohere Released 31st March 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Alex Vargas lays himself bare today (31st March) with the release of Cohere, the new album and by far the greatest body of work by the Danish-born musician to date. Cohere is a remarkable album, difficult to categorize with its big-band production complete with jazz-styled orchestra and … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

EP Review: The Baltic States – Brother EP

Brother EP Released 3rd March 2017 Words: Nick Jacques Finally some new music from The Baltic States has emerged in 2017. This is their first release since their Boxes EP from back in 2014 so it is quite a relief, if not a slightly overdue, to have them back releasing new material. Their new release, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Pins – All Hail

Pins Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, All Hail, from Manchester’s wonderful PINS is a piece of dreampop punk which showcases the vocal quality available to this group like never before. Whilst still keeping a hint of the rhythmic motif from Aggrophobe which suggested an ancient crowd worshipping, All Hail is more celebratory in tone … Continue reading

Album Review: Frances – Things I’ve Never Said

Things I’ve Never Said Released 17th March 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Well it would be remiss of me to not cover the debut album by Frances having reviewed almost all of her singles since day dot and having seen her live progression from solo artist in all of the sense of the word, to working … Continue reading

Just Listen: Darlia – Ballad of Black & White

Darlia Words: Elena Katrina Back in 2015 Darlia released their debut album Petals, containing what was to become some of my biggest ear worms of the year. They also gave me live performances I thought I would never get enough of and then rudely disappeared. Thankfully though we now have the return with brand new … Continue reading

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