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

Festival Review: Fusion Presents 2019

Fusion Presents 2019 Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Sam Fender Sefton Park, 30th August 2019 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Kings Of Leon are playing by my house. Sam Fender is also playing. If you can’t instantly imagine my reaction to this news then you don’t pay … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Fusion Festival 2019

Fusion Festival 2019 Sefton Park, Liverpool, August 30th 2019 TICKETS Words: Elena Katrina  When a festival brings you an exclusive visit to your City and that exclusive is from Kings of Leon – you shut the fuck up and get a ticket. Yes, you do. This is what has happened with Fusion Festival’s Friday offering. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Fender – Will We Talk?

Sam Fender – Will We Talk? Words: Amy Butcher It is no secret that we are one of the biggest fans, if not the biggest fan, of Sam Fender so when we heard a new single was being released we just had to listen straightaway. Taken from his debut album, Will We Talk? is another … 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: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender The Ritz, Manchester, 2nd May 2019 Words: Daniel Burton Photos: Elena Katrina Travelling across the M62, we inevitably met traffic problems and also with the precarious parking availability around the o2 Ritz, we eventually arrived 15 minutes into the support set of A Festival, A Parade. Despite this being 45 minutes before Sam … Continue reading

Album Spotlight: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Release date: 9th August 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler and Elena Katrina Today Sam Fender announces his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles is to be released this Summer. We caught up with him to delve a little deeper into his thoughts on its release; how much input he had into the track … Continue reading

Festival Review: SXSW 2019

SXSW 2019 8 – 17 March 2019 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina I didn’t think that I would ever go to SXSW. It seemed far away and I’m not just talking about geography. I have the bug though – in both ways – the way in which I don’t want to ever miss it ever … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles

Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles Words: Sammy Sadler It’s no secret that we are HUGE fans of Sam Fender here at Popped so you can imagine how excited Elena and I were to get his brand new track in our inbox. And of course with living in the Toon, Critics’ Choice Award winner holds a special place … Continue reading

Festival Preview: SXSW 2019

SXSW 11-17th March 2019 FIND SXSW ONLINE: Facebook// Website // Twitter Words: Elena Katrina  SXSW is THE festival everyone wants to go to, everyone wants to play, everyone wants to witness and some of us were unsure we’d ever get to do either, the latter the only real option if I’m honest. Yet here I … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Manchester

Sam Fender Gorilla, Manchester, 25th February 2019 Words: Elena Katrina Hectorn Gannet is tonight’s warm up . He (yes he, not a band), hails from the motherland of Mr Fender.  Musically it’s solid and melodic but there feels like there’s a bit of a disconnect between him and the early doors crowd at Gorilla. The … Continue reading

Round Up: Best of 2018

Best of 2018   Words: Elena Katrina, Daniel Burton and Samantha Sadler  Elena’s Picks: Sea Girls – Heavenly War  From the first time I heard Sea Girls I was excited to hear more and as time has gone on I have yet to be disappointed. It’s always a relief, because, if I’m honest there can … Continue reading

Live Review: Sam Fender – Liverpool

Sam Fender 6th November,  The Shipping Forecast Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina  Photos: Gary Lambert   I’ve seen Sam Fender play live about 7 times now this year and none of them, until now, have been a headline show. I’ve been waiting for this since March – to see how his crowd reacts, to see how … Continue reading

Just Listen: Sam Fender – Dead Boys

Sam Fender - Dead Boys

Sam Fender – Dead Boys Words: Samantha Sadler Newcastle’s very own heartthrob Sam Fender has been making waves on the music scene over the past year, having been named as one of BBC’s Sound of 2018 and racking up over 10,000 likes on his Facebook page. We’ve been a fan of him for ages, so … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling 2018

Kendal Calling 2018 Lowther Deer Park, Lake District, 26-29th July Words: Samantha Sadler It’s finally that time of year again – Kendal Calling is back from 26 – 29 July and it’s another sold-out affair boasting a brilliant line-up. The festival, which has been around since 2006, has scooped up numerous awards and continues to … Continue reading

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