Just Watch: Pumarosa – Dragonfly

Pumarosa Words: Nick Jacques According to an excerpt from an interview the spiritual psych London outfit Pumarosa, the aim of their music is to work everyone up into a euphoric state. On the evidence of this forthcoming single Dragonfly this could not be further from the truth. This immersive and prowling number from their upcoming … Continue reading

Track by Track Exclusive: Natalie McCool – Cover Combat

Natalie McCool Track by Track Exclusive Words: Elena Katrina Liverpool based singer songwriter Natalie McCool has been a firm favourite here at Popped Music HQ and it’s not just us who has been won over with her sparkling clear vocal and spectacular ability to create intelligent pop-lead stories, there’s a whole army of fans growing … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Bay Rays – Aphelion

The Bay Rays Words: Gary Hughes Even though it helps me to make sense of what I am listening to, I’m trying to keep other bands out of my reviews. If you see any, feel free to call me out on it* Aphelion is  from the trio The Bay Rays, hailing from the Garden of … Continue reading

Just Watch: False Advertising – Sigh

False Advertising Words: Gary Lambert When I think of False Advertising, I think of loud, thrashing rock with a strong hint of a tune to it. However, Sigh is a game changer. It still sounds like False Advertising, but with Jen Hingley leading the band on this track the overall result is far more melodic. … Continue reading

Just Watch: Norma Jean Martine – I Want You To Want Me

Norma Jean Martine Words: Gary Hughes Norma Jean Martine has an interesting journey to date. At least one incredible writing partner (Burt Bacharach) , varied writing credits (one of the Pussycat Dolls and an Italian X Factor winner) and support slots (ODell and Coombes)…. Echoes of Lana Del Rey’s vocals in previous song Animals; the … Continue reading

Just Watch: Sundara Karma – She Said

Sundara Karma Words: Georgia Mae Blackman Sundara Karma have already had a huge year  and we’ve already had a little taster of their upcoming debut album, Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect, with tracks such as A Young Understanding and Loveblood. The third track to be released from the album is She Said, which, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Fickle Friends – Cry Baby

Fickle Friends Words: Georgia May Blackman As we patiently wait for Fickle Friends to release their debut album, they taunt us with their new, funky and infectious track Cry Baby. The pop tune is playful, with a slapping drum beat with a distinction between a modern vibe and an 80’s vibe to it. It’s simple … Continue reading

Just Watch: Honeyblood – Ready For The Magic

Honeyblood Words: Gary Feeney One of the finest acts to emerge from Glasgow in recent times, Honeyblood are back with Ready for the Magic, the first single from their long-awaited second album Babes Never Die, and on this evidence they’ve returned even better (and louder) than before. A distinctly heavier song than anything from their … Continue reading

Just Watch: Nimmo – My Only Friend

Nimmo Words: Daryl Wafer Emerging electronic-pop  piece Nimmo burst onto the scene with their first single Dilute This which was a perfect ‘chicken necker’. Now they return with their brand new single My Only Friend. Ever as catchy and charismatic, pouring their heart, soul and vocals into a track about loss of a friendship. Their … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Lapelles – Grab Life By

The Lapelles Words: Gary Feeney Following support slots with the View and Last Shadow Puppets, East Kilbride five-piece The Lapelles with their third single, Grab Life By, and it’s a song which highlights a growing confidence and maturity in the band’s music. Whilst retaining the snap and energy of its predecessors, Grab By Life, is … Continue reading

Just Watch: VITAMIN – Waterfall

VITAMIN Words: Eliza Laben VITAMIN are a four piece, indie-pop band from Leeds producing catchy choruses and shimmering synths in their latest song Waterfall. Its bursting at the seams with addictive lyrics and contagious, tropical melodies to make a vibrant, feel-good party track that is a must for any summer playlist (even if you’re not … Continue reading

Just Watch: Asylums – Necessary Appliances

Asylums Words: Georgia Evans Necessary Appliances has a lot of hard felt energy which grabs you straight away, with loud sounding guitar and drumming beats within the first few seconds closely followed by the loud and different range of vocals. It’s almost as if this track takes me on a very fast journey; a whirlwind … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Vryll Society – La Jetee

The Vryll Society Words: Georgia Evans The five piece psychedelic rock band from Liverpool, recently hit back with their latest single La Jetee. Released too just in time for their tour around the UK that ended this week. With their previous singles such as Air and Beautiful Faces, The Vryll Society have taken their own … Continue reading

Video Exclusive: Matthew And The Atlas – Old Master (Lightship Session)

Matthew And The Atlas In the excitement leading up to the release of Matthew And The Atlas’ latest studio album, Temple, Matthew Hegarty and band set aside time to record a special version of album track Old Master for the Lightship Sessions. Old Master is another perfect example of Matthew’s quality of song writing, his … Continue reading

Album Review: Tacocat – Lost Time

Lost Time Released April 1st 2016 Words: Gary Feeney Yep, this is missing from the very start “If you happened to be browsing through the shelves of your favourite record shop in search of a dose of female-fronted, grunge-flecked guitar pop and came across Tacocat’s third album Lost Time, you could be forgiven for skipping … Continue reading

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