Just Listen: Green Gardens – Change The Light

Green Gardens – Change The Light Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman What’s the danger of listening to new, interesting music? There’s no danger at all. Leeds art-pop band, Green Gardens are all sorts of fascinating, but beautiful. Newly released and highly anticipated single ‘Change The Lights’ is laced with funky riffs and breathtaking energy. The vocal ranges … Continue reading

Just Listen: Birch – Labor Fruit

Birch – Labor Fruit Words: Julia Grantham When my good friend Michelle Birsky of New York synth-pop band Birch got in touch asking me to review her latest single ‘Labor Fruit’, I hesitated briefly, but only enough to decide it was time to bring this track back to Popped Music. The place where I had discovered … Continue reading

Just Listen: Kidsmoke – Rising Sun

Kidsmoke – Rising Sun Words: Rob Connor 6 Seconds! I timed it. The sleepy ethereal opening of Kidsmokes’ ‘Rising Sun’ is 6 seconds, before it hits you with a gut punch of a guitar riff and sets off like a whippet straight out of the traps. That 6 seconds is the only respite you’ll get on … Continue reading

Live Review: The Third Wheel Tour, EBGBs 30 October 2018

The Third Wheel Tour E.B.G.B.S, Liverpool, 30th October 2018 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Gary Lambert As soon as this tour was announced, I was buzzing from the thought of seeing three of the best prospects of this time all on the same bill. This tour really does show off what the UK music scene has … Continue reading

Live Review: Saint Agnes – Liverpool

Saint Agnes The Shipping Forecast, 17th October 2018 Words and photography: Gary Lambert There are times that you come across gigs which leave you with a profound feeling beyond enjoyment. Watching Saint Agnes’ mix of witchcraft and (guitar) wizardry was one of those nights. I have been rather fortunate of late that I have been … Continue reading

Just Listen: Chlöe Howl – Work

Chlöe Howl – Work Words: Nick Bewes Chlöe Howl is a name that has been on my radar for a good few years now. She released her debut EP back in 2013 and was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014 and for the Brits Critics Choice the same year, losing out to Sam Smith, … Continue reading

Live review: Gwenno – London

Gwenno Islington Assembly Hall, 18th October 2018 Words: Nicholas Jacques Thursday night saw welsh indie-pop songstress Gwenno bring her live show and original, not to mention brilliant 2nd album ‘Le Kov’ to London. A personal highlight for me this year! The anticipation was high as I wanted to see how she would bring the sparse synth … Continue reading

Just Listen: Annabel Allum – Sofa Song

Annabel Allum – Sofa Song Words: Georgia-Mae Blackman After having a successful festival season by playing Reading Festival and Brighton’s notorious The Great Escape Festival, Annabel Allum has released her fresh and raw single, ‘Sofa Song’, whilst announcing a UK tour which consists of 12 dates, from London to Glasgow. In her new track, dry … Continue reading

Live Review: Talos & Editors – Newcastle

Talos & Editors Northumbria University, 11th October 2018 Words: Sammy Sadler I’m ashamed to admit that although I have been a fan of Editors from afar for a long time, I never really paid much attention to the British indie-rock outfit. There always seemed to be some other band that I was obsessing about at … Continue reading

Album Review: Estrons – You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough

Estrons – You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough Words: Nicholas Jacques  This is the long awaited debut album from Welsh trio Estrons. I saw them live about 3 years ago and they were not known to me at the time but I still remember the meaningful racket they made that day … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Maximo Park – Gateshead

Maximo Park Sage Gateshead, 21st September 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler Photos: Thomas Jackson, Tynesight Photographic Services I’ve found that as I get older (yes I am approaching the wrong side of 20) I’m appreciating music much more than I ever really did. Now that’s not to say I’m not still a total fangirl at heart, but … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Spring King – Newcastle

Spring King Newcastle, 20th September 2018 Words: Samantha Sadler It’s so amazing to watch a band grow from support act to show headliners and I feel like I’ve pretty much been on this journey with Spring King. I first caught the guys supporting Spector back in 2015, and it is pretty awesome that I’m now … Continue reading

Album Review: Black Honey – Black Honey

Black Honey Released 21st September 2018 Words: Gary Lambert Christmas Day happens once every year so you don’t have that long to wait.  The first time I saw Black Honey perform live, it was three years ago. It has been an excruciating wait for their debut album to be released with every single dropped a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Soccer Mommy – I’m On Fire

Soccer Mommy – I’m On Fire Words: Rob Connor  Let me start this by stating outright, I have a holy triumvirate of artists that I deem untouchable. One is the Rolling Stones, one is Ryan Adams and the third is The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. So it is with some trepidation I approach 21-year-old singer- … Continue reading

Just Listen: SPINN – Shallow

SPINN – Shallow Words: Luke Pettican Hooking you in instantly with an intriguing, suspenseful introduction, ‘Shallow’ proves to be one of the finest tracks that Liverpool four-piece SPINN has released thus far. This is an impressive achievement given the addictive, emotional energy of their breakout track ‘Notice Me’ and exuberant intensity of their track ‘Who … Continue reading

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