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Liverpool Sound City 2016 review: Day One

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Its May bank holiday weekend and Bramley-Moore dock once more plays host to  Liverpool Soundcity and with one of the strongest line-ups yet, it promises to be quite an event.

Arriving on site to queues and delays only shows the popularity of the event but any delays are dealt with swiftly and effectively and as the sun is shining brightly, most people aren’t too bothered anyway.

First up on the Atlantic stage for us was Kyko. Touted as an “Indie Whizzkid” for the fact that he writes and plays almost any instrument he puts his hand to and admittedly he does impress. His music is ideal for a gorgeous sunny day such as this. Light, upbeat and chilled with seductively smooth vocals to accompany the music. He was the ideal way to ease yourself into the festival.

Following on...

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Peter Doherty announces more dates for Eudaimonia Tour

Peter Doherty announces more dates for Eudaimonia Tour

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty, who is currently putting the finishing touches to his second solo album, has announced his band members and the cast of supporting artists for his forthcoming Eudaimonia Tour (Eudaimonia – Greek:happiness/welfare/human flourishing).
Peter has recruited a travelling band of musicians for the tour – Drew McConnell (bass), Miki Beavis (violin), KDV (Piano/keyboards), Stefany Kaberian (accordion) and Rafa (drums).
Peter has chosen the supporting cast from poets, writers and musicians in his artistic milieu, providing a whole evening’s captivating entertainment.
On the bill on every night of the tour will be Welsh wonder Jack Jones from Trampolene and Simon Mason, who will read extracts from his memoir ‘Too High, Too Far, Too Soon...
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Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

Sound City Reveals Host Of New Acts Including Eliza & The Bear, White and more

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The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – the award winning Sound City – has today announced more than 50 additional acts including Eliza and the Bear, White and a host of emerging talent.

Headlining the SESAC showcase on Sunday, indie rockers Eliza and the Bear promise a euphoric indie folk finale. Currently touring their eponymous new album, their track ‘Friends’ also featured on the latest Bulmers TV advert. They are joined on Sunday by Glaswegian new-wave art popsters White, electro-clash starlet Elle Exxe, The Wholls and Violet Skies.

Across the rest of the stunning Sound City site more than 50 new acts have also been revealed including Liverpool’s Feral Love in a collaborative piece with Canadians Wake Island that will see them also perform at POP Montreal ...

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Pete Doherty to headline North Stage at Liverpool Sound City 2016

Pete Doherty to headline North Stage at Liverpool Sound City 2016

Pete Doherty

The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – the award winning Sound City – has today announced more than 50 additional acts and the first wave of it’s incredible In Conversation with Radio X stage featuring big names from across music, movie, TV and literary worlds.

Headlining the North Stage on Sunday night is raconteur and songwriter extraordinaire, Libertine’s founder and frontman Pete Doherty with what is set to be an incendiary performance and a worthy sign-off to Sound City’s superb second stage.

Added to the Atlantic Stage is former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, Mercury-nominated indie-folkster C Duncan, pop absurdists Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, upcoming indie daydreamer Kyko, Welsh songwriter The Anchoress, flamboyant French/Arabic rockers Temeni...

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Catfish and the Bottlemen announced as Sound City 2016 headliners

Catfish and the Bottlemen announced as Sound City 2016 headliners

Sound City 2016

Stunning new Freeze partnership brings some of the World’s leading Electronic Music names including Leftfield live, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Floating Points Live, AME Live, Henrik Schwarz, DJ Koze, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Many More

UK Festival Awards crowned Sound City the Best Metropolitan Music Festival of 2015 and Sound City is going for gold yet again with a 2016 line up that’s bigger, better and even more diverse than ever.

Having already announced The Coral as a headliner, the festival has today revealed that Catfish and the Bottlemen is the second headliner.  The festival is also declaring an exciting new partnership with hugely innovative dance music promoters Freeze who will bring Hot Chip (DJ set) and Leftfield (Live) to one of the UK’s most vibrant and c...

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Sound City 2016 announce Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Following Monday’s news that The Coral are set to headline the festival on Sunday night, Sound City is proud to announce the first wave of 2016 artists including Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warhols, Young Fathers and Band of Skulls.

Joining Saturdays bill are Liverpool indie-rockers Circa Waves who actually formed after meeting at Sound City 2013.

Kieran Shudall lead singer with Circa Waves says: Sound City is such an iconic festival and its an honour to be returning as a band and playing to a home crowd right on the Banks of the Mersey. Its going to be a massive show!”  

Other acts announced today include post-electro-punk agitators Sleaford Mods, 2014 Mercury winners Young Fathers bringing their distinct blend of hip-hop and pop, neo-psyc...

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Sound City 2016 Announces The Coral as First Headliner

Sound City 2016 The Coral

Sound City 2016

Sound City – the UK’s biggest city-based festival – is proud to announce The Coral as its headline act for Sunday night.

The Sound City show, the band’s first in Liverpool for five years, promises to be a standout performance and an emotional experience for both the band and hometown fans.

Said Dave Pichilingi, Sound City CEO: “The Coral have always been on our wish list and we are absolutely delighted they have chosen Sound City for their return. We’re expecting some big scenes when they close the Atlantic Stage on Sunday night, facing out across the water to their Wirral home.

They are part of the DNA of this city and occupy a very special place in our hearts. It’s going to be a landmark show and one not to miss.”

The Coral’s singer, James Ske...

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Apply to Play Sound City 2016, Sound City Korea & much more

Apply to Play Sound City 2016, Sound City Korea & much more

Sound City 2016

Attention all artists! Sound City 2016 applications are now open! If you want to be in with a chance of playing Sound City 2016, artist applications are now officially open in partnership with Gigmit – the entire process is completely free and our team of promoters listen to every application. Apply to Play Now!

Sound City+ 2016 Passes On Sale Now!

In 2015 we hosted keynote speakers including Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice), plus in conversations with Justin Hayward-Young & Freddie Cowan (The Vaccines), Everything Everything, Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes), Viv Albertine (The Slits), Mark E Smith (The Fall)...

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Apply to Play Sound City 2016, Sound City Korea & much more

Apply to Play Sound City 2016, Sound City Korea & much more

Sound City 2016

Attention all artists! Sound City 2016 applications are now open! If you want to be in with a chance of playing Sound City 2016, artist applications are now officially open in partnership with Gigmit – the entire process is completely free and our team of promoters listen to every application. Apply to Play Now!

Sound City+ 2016 Passes On Sale Now!

In 2015 we hosted keynote speakers including Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice), plus in conversations with Justin Hayward-Young & Freddie Cowan (The Vaccines), Everything Everything, Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes), Viv Albertine (The Slits), Mark E Smith (The Fall)...

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