Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Head Sonata (Love Control)

Fil Bo Riva People can write and sing great songs but add an extraordinary vocal and the whole thing takes on another dimension. For me Fil Bo Riva has this something something to his vocal which lights up a part of my heart. There’s several notes within this single, Head Sonata (Love Control), which just … Continue reading

Just Watch: Meadowlark – Pink Heart

Meadowlark Words: Elena Katrina Meadowlark return with new track Pink Heart and with it a new video. The video is a love letter to the band’s 5 years together. It follows them on tour, chilling, in the recording studio and is a great insight into the duo’s dynamic that is rarely seen. Pink Heart continues … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Grennan – I Might

Tom Grennan Words: Elena Katrina Tom Grennan brings us another hint as to what his debut album, Lighting Matches, is going to be like with new single I Might. Just when I was starting to feel almost desperate to hear something else from him, he delivers… Merry Christmas indeed. Tom Grennan was my most listened … Continue reading

Just Watch: Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are no words, sometimes there is only laughter and smiles and that’s the case with the new video for Throw Ourselves In by one of our faves… Marsicans! OK so obviously the first watch was the time for no words and laughter and smiles the second, third and fourth … Continue reading

Just Watch: Tom Walker – Leave The Light On

Tom Walker Words: Elena Katrina Tom Walker has been one of my firm favourite singer song-writers for the past 18 months and his recent singles have seen him being propelled further and further into the public’s sight. Latest single Leave The Light On brings even more pop and urban sensibilities into play and a production … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Ovvls – Mind Leeches

Ovvls Words: Elena Katrina I’ll be honest – I’m really not that into watching band’s videos – sometimes they can absolutely put me off a band or a track so I don’t tend to watch them unless I already know I like the song. This has worked well this time around  for Ovvls and me … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Just Watch: Cristobal And The Sea – Steal My Phone

Cristobal And The Sea Words: Elena Katrina Get involved and jump aboard – Cristobal and The Sea are one of my favourite producers of kooky vibes and new single Steal My Phone does not disappoint! They come along ever so often and sprinkle chunks of happiness all over me with their abundance of joyous sounds. … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Big Moon – Pull The Other One

The Big Moon Words: Elena Katrina It goes without saying that The Big Moon’s Pull The Other One is no new tune to us, it is, however, one of my faves. Sultry and slow in the majority of it’s vocal delivery with an abundance of teasing harmonies. The video though is another glimpse into the … Continue reading

Just Watch: RedFaces – Wise Up

RedFaces Words: Gary Lambert If I had not seen RedFaces in action, I would be starting conspiracy theories of them being a cartoon band or Milli Vanilli for the modern era. I mean it is not right that a band can drop Wise Up as their second ever release and it sounds such a perfect … Continue reading

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

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