Just Listen: SAP – Sucker

SAP Words: Elena Katrina If you like your music loud, chaotic and fully punk rock infused then SAP is going to be one of the best new bands for you. Hailing from London, this three piece is made up from two members of Jungle Doctors  but with an altogether different sound. SAP are busy getting … 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

Playlist Winner Q&A: Tiggi Hawke

Tiggi Hawke Playlist 008 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourself: Aloha! I’m Tiggi Hawke, I’m from London and based at Tileyard Studios. I trained classically and made the transition to electro-pop when I was about 15 when I started writing music for myself and other artists. … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cupids – Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait)

Cupids Words: Julia Grantham I was ecstatic to learn that, finally, this irresistible and powerful track by Cupids has been put out there for the public to enjoy.  Good Things (Come To Those Who Wait) is all at complete earworm; with a strong, clear bass line, super crystal clear vocals and backing vocals and Sid … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Night Cafe – The Way Of Mary

The Night Cafe Words: Gary Lambert The latest release, The Way Of Mary, shows off all that is good about The Night Café. In a strange way, this song reminds me of the Naïve-era version of The Kooks with the effortless way the band manage to put together a pop tune. It feels so natural … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bryde – Less

Bryde Words: Elena Katrina The beginning of Bryde’s new track, Less, brings me to picture a dark dark scene; looming trees, angry branches twisted and turning into each other. Then as her vocal comes in there’s an added sense of suspense, when he vocal almost breaks now and then into a slither of vulnerability, like … Continue reading

Just Listen: Marsicans – Friends

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Leeds band Marsicans have literally only  just yesterday signed their first record deal with Manchester indie label Lab Records and they already present us with their new single – Friends. The single features the bands trademark guitar indie – it’s a classic mix of uptempo beats and staccato guitars and a … Continue reading

Just Listen: Natalie McCool – You & I

Natalie McCool Words: Elena Katrina It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Miss Natalie McCool here at Popped Music and so it’ll come as no surprise that we’re loving her forthcoming single You & I. While the musical track itself is pretty minimal the strength of lyrical content and Natalie’s instantly recognisable vocal is … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Kassassin Street

Kassassin Street Playlist 007 Winner   For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:   Hello we’re Row, Andy, Tom, Nath and Ry. We’re a psyche Indie band from Portsmouth.   How did you all meet and what is it you saw in each other to decide to start … Continue reading

EP Review: White – Cuts That Don’t Bleed

Cuts That Don’t Bleed Released 4th November 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Regular Popped readers will have noticed by now that we’re huge fans of White, so it’d be fair to say we’re rather excited about the long-awaited release of their debut E.P., the wonderfully titled Cuts That Don’t Bleed. It seems hard to believe that … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: MarthaGunn

MarthaGunn Playlist 005 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves:  Hey, we are Abi, Max, Al, Frankie & Humphrey. We’re in a band called MarthaGunn, named after a famous heroine in Brighton. MarthaGunn was famous for dipping people in the sea as a spiritual healing ritual. How … Continue reading

The Van T’s – Fun Garçon

The Van T’s Words: Gary Feeney It’s only been a few months since they released their Coming Of Age E.P., so it was a very pleasant surprise indeed when the Van T’s unveiled another brand-new track in the shape of Fun Garçon. Opening with a ferocious rush of guitars, the raw power of the introduction … Continue reading

Just Listen: Amber Run – Stranger

Amber Run Words: Elena Katrina After the short, stark hint at a return with Haze, back in April, Amber Run return once more with new track Stranger. There’s still an eerie starkness to it, a gritty melancholy but more musicality. Joe’s haunting, wailing notes are beautifully tinged with pain and the bass lines offer a … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Vegan Leather – This House

The Vegan Leather Words: Gary Feeney We know The Vegan Leather have been around for a while and that This House isn’t exactly a new single, but since we’ve featured a number of other acts from this year’s Tenement Trail line-up in recent weeks, we felt that it was only fair that we show some … Continue reading

Playlist Winner Q&A: Cinema

Cinema Playlist 004 Winner For those who haven’t got to grips with you yet – please introduce yourselves: We are Cinema, an alternative electronic pop band from Birmingham. We have been labelled as anything from tropical pop to electro soul. We are forever writing songs and love throwing in new percussion and world instruments. How … Continue reading

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