JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

Live Review: Red Rum Club – Manchester

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Red Rum Club 11 May 2019, The Bread Shed, Manchester Words & Photos: Gary Lambert If you have been reading Popped Music lately (and if you haven’t you’re very naughty), you will know that one of our favourite bands is Red Rum Club. The debut album, Matador, is an absolute cracker, but it is their … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Luna Bay – Call The Night

Luna Bay – Call The Night Words: Clare Hingley The first time I heard this song, immediately Neon Trees song Animal sprang to mind. Catchy from the initial beat, this single keeps you hooked from beginning end. Luna Bay, made up of O’Mara, Milligan, Ross and Penniston that convened in Chelsea, London, released Call The … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Callum Pitt – Here If You Need Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve been keeping my eye on Callum Pitt since I fell in love with his last single Forgotten Kids so I was really excited to hear he was releasing a new single so soon after. Latest track Here If You Need is much more delicate than Forgotten Kids, opting for a Lumineers vibe … Continue reading

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019

Festival Review: When In Manchester 2019 The Castle Hotel, Gulliver’s, and Night and Day Cafe, Manchester Words: Julia Grantham & Gary Lambert Photos: Gary Lambert   Now in its third year of existence, When In Manchester festival delivered its fifth event last Easter weekend, and despite coinciding with the hottest Easter weekend on record, still managed to … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

Live Review: Sundara Karma – Newcastle

Sundara Karma 3rd May 2019,  o2 Academy,  Newcastle Words: Sammy Sadler Photos: Callum Robinson It’s been a good while since I last saw Sundara Karma and a lot has changed. I’m not just referring to just the change of my hair colour, I’m talking about the musical progression of the Reading outfit. They’ve ditched the … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Ten Eighty Trees – Casual Habits

Ten Eighty Trees – Casual Habits Words: Sammy Sadler It’s no secret that I love Ten Eighty Trees and I’ve adored their anthemic rock tunes since I first listened to them back in 2018. Bordering slightly on the emo elements that I first attracted me to bands like 30STM, Ten Eighty Trees have me reminiscing back to the … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Murder Capital – Green & Blue

The Murder Capital – Green & Blue Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman The Murder Capital hail from Ireland’s capital, and whilst they aren’t from South London, they do spark the post-punk south of the river energy that radiates from them. They emit a euphoric, captivating personality that is growing on me as they continue to release haunting, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare)

Charity Shop Pop – Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare) Words: Chloe Hyde Upbeat, catchy, hopeful yet melancholic really are the words to describe Charity Shop Pop’s newest single Dreaming (It’s A Nightmare). It’s impossible to ignore the dance-inducing riffs, constantly contrasted with lyrics of post-breakup angst and heartbreak. The very relatability of this track is what … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: whenyoung – Liverpool

whenyoung Arts Club, Loft, 19th April 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina  Bringing a smooth indie-rock sound to the Arts Club Loft, local support Shards opened the night with a performance filled with a subtle confidence. While there were no  signs of nerves they didn’t come come across ascocky either – it was a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Revolvers – True Love

Revolvers – True Love Words: Meg Young Are you after a new song to add to your driving playlist? Well True Love, the first single from unsigned London based modern indie band Revolvers, is the perfect one to add. From the start, True Love certainly catches your ear when you first hear it. The band is … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya The Haunt, Brighton, 14 April 2019 Words and photos by Chloe Hashemi I think you know when an artist is on the brink of something exciting. It was undeniable when I first saw Rag n’ Bone Man (in a 200 capacity room would you believe), and when I saw The Japanese House in … Continue reading

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

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