Live Review: The Smithdown Crawl – Liverpool

Smithdown Road Various venues, Liverpool, 13th October 2018 Words and Photos: Gary Lambert Back in May, Popped Music were proud to be a part of the community-centric Smithdown Festival looking to enrich the lives of the people of the Smithdown Road area. For those of you unfamiliar with the geography of Liverpool, Smithdown Road is … 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

Festival Review: Festevol 2016

Festevol 2016 1st May 2016, Liverpool Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Gaz Jones//Elena Katrina From the get go this festival was always going to be of interest, after all Liverpool promoter Evol is well known to us  for putting on great shows featuring many of the bands we love. Gary went along last year, and this … Continue reading

Festival Review: Threshold Festival 2016

Threshold Festival Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Fi Carroll There seemed to be a change in the air for the sixth annual Threshold Festival held in Liverpool’s uber cool Baltic Triangle area. Whilst previously this festival had felt more of a hipster village fete than a true option within festival season from speaking to people and … Continue reading

Gig Review: PINS

PINS Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones As I walked up the steps of the venue I could hear the sound of Pink Kink performing their second track and I was disappointed. I had been looking forward to seeing this oft-whispered about band perform and the noise I could hear was a two-fingered salute to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Liverpool Music Week

Liverpool Music Week Words: Gary Lambert Liverpool Music Week, is an annual event where as many gigs of high quality music are squeezed in as possible over a slightly stretched week. This year is no change and we see some very special events in some very special venues. Popped will be taking in some of … Continue reading

Interview: Scarlet

Scarlet Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Gaz Jones Picture the scene: you are in an up-and-coming rock band preparing to release your EP with a big gig in your hometown (ish) the next night. Do you: 1. Chill out with friends and family and relax? 2. Get the band into the studio and run through tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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