Category Liverpool Music News

Yousef presents Circus at The Arts Club, Liverpool

Yousef presents Circus at The Arts Club, Liverpool

Yousef’s Circus will bring its signature eclectic mix of House & Techno to Liverpool’s Arts Club with a monumental line up featuring Joris Voorn, Heidi, Theo Kottis, and Lauren Lo Sung.

Circus is able to boast a long-standing reputation for showcasing the best in house and techno. The Liverpool born club night consistently sells out events in London, Manchester and Barcelona, not to mention Liverpool where Circus never fails to get its loyal crowd moving.

Returning to the Arts Club for the 15th April, Circus will provide a seismic line-up for what will be an unforgettable night.

Taking the top spot in the Theatre is Dutch legend, Joris Voorn...

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Orb Events reveals full music line-up for New Brighton Seaside Festival

Orb Events reveals full music line-up for New Brighton Seaside Festival

Orb Events are pleased to announce the full music line-up for New Brighton Seaside Festival! 

Man and the Echo, The Shipbuilders, Marc Kenny and Nick Ellis are among the artists performing during the inaugural three-day event in May. The fantastic festival will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday, 27th – 29th May at Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton Beach, Marine Lake and Promenade in New Brightonand Orb Events are proud to announce that Wirral Radio will be a Media Partner for the event.

Headlining the Saturday night is Man and the Echo. Their debut album skirts numerous musical signposts, spanning the likes of The Smiths, Dexys, Pulp, 50/60s crooning, blue-eyed soul and so much more. Catch them topping the Main Stage with political, literary ideas and pop and disco hooks that’ll ge...

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Circa Waves reveal ‘Fire That Burns’ ft. Lynn Gunn from PVRIS

Circa Waves reveal 'Fire That Burns' ft. Lynn Gunn from PVRIS

LISTEN HERE: https://CircaWaves.lnk.to/FireThatBurnsPVRIS

Circa Waves today reveal ‘Fire That Burns’ ft. Lynn Gunn from PVRIS. The band’s second album ‘Different Creatures’ was released on last Friday on Virgin EMI.

The track is a perfect example of the heavier, grittier direction that Circa Waves have headed towards with ‘Different Creatures’ encapsulated by the huge half time chorus and energy fuelled melodies. Lynn Gunn’s emotive vocals join in the second verse, introducing an intriguing new aspect to Circa Waves sound and new found confidence to experiment with different genres and sounds. Have a listen here: https://CircaWaves.lnk.to/FireThatBurnsPVRIS

Lead singer Kieran Shuddall says, “Fire that Burns is a big sounding track, but now with Lynn’s incredible, ferocious...

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The Magnetic Fields perform 50 Song Memoir at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Magnetic Fields perform 50 Song Memoir at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing fifty songs, one for each year of the artist’s life, is projected for a late 2016/early 2017 release on Nonesuch Records. The album commenced recording on Stephin Merritt’s fiftieth birthday, February 9, 2015.

To date, Merritt has written and recorded ten Magnetic Fields albums, including the popular and critically acclaimed album, 69 Love Songs. A song from that record, “The Book of Love,” has been covered by Peter Gabriel, and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films; notably, the Nairobi Chamber Orchestra performed it at an official state dinner in Kenya, before Presidents Barack Obama and Uhuru Kenyatta delivered their toasts...

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Seun Kuti and the legendary Egypt 80 return to Liverpool next week

Seun Kuti and the legendary Egypt 80 return to Liverpool next week

Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
20th March, 2017
7:30pm / Tickets via Skiddle

Youngest son of the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti heads to Liverpool with the legendary Egypt 80 band.

A true ambassador of the the afrobeat movement, the young Seun took over the reins of his fathers legacy in 1997 as leader of Egypt 80 after Fela’s untimely death, having performed with the band from the young age of 9.

Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way digging deeper into various African traditions to reflect the continent’s struggles and cultures...

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Merseyside music prize The Git Award reveals nominees for 2017

Merseyside music prize The Git Award reveals nominees for 2017

Merseyside music prize, The GIT Award, can today reveal the 12 shortlisted artists for the 2017 edition.

All 12 plus the 2017 One To Watch winner, to be revealed in due course, will feature at a special all-day event at Constellations in Liverpool’s thriving Baltic Triangle on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

The GIT Award 2017 shortlist is:

Aystar

Baltic Fleet

Louis Berry

The Coral

God Colony

Immix Ensemble

Ohmns

Or:la

She Drew The Gun

Suedebrown

XamVolo

The Vryll Society

As in previous years, the winner will receive a specially commissioned trophy along with a cheque for £1,000 and recording time at Parr Street Studios. Each nominee will also receive a beautifully-crafted memento.

British Music Experience curator, Cath Hurley, said: “Moving up to Liverpool to work for the British Music Experi...

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Threshold Reveal FULL LINE-UP following Crowdfunder success

Threshold Reveal FULL LINE-UP following Crowdfunder success

With less than three weeks to go before they take over Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and following a hugely successful Crowdfunder campaign, Threshold Festival have now revealed the full line-up of acts that will be performing at their seventh annual celebration.

Throwing a spotlight on the North West’s grassroots music and arts, the festival will return to Liverpool from March 31st to April 2nd.

Following a shortfall in funding this year, organisers turned to the festival’s fans to help raise the £9000 needed for this year’s event to be fully realised. To the delight of everyone involved, the campaign not only hit its target but by far exceeded it, raising over £11,400.

Emilia Eriksson, Development Director for Threshold, said “We are grateful for all the support given to the f...

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Circa Waves today release their second album ‘Different Creatures’, on Virgin EMI.

Circa Waves today release their second album ‘Different Creatures’, on Virgin EMI.

Circa Waves today release their second album ‘Different Creatures’, on Virgin EMI.

Co-produced by Alan Moulder (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), ‘Different Creatures’ is the grittier, ‘night time’ counterpart to the breezy summer vibes of its Top 10 predecessor ‘Young Chasers’, exuding a newfound swagger. Shaped by Kieran’s perceptive songwriting ability to reflect the changes he sees in the world, ‘Different Creatures’ showcases a disenchantment with the world he sees, a louder and more vital band, nudging their sonic palette into a territory shared with rock heavyweights such as Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age.

2017 is gearing up to be a career defining year for the Liverpool four-piece...

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Liverpool drone-poppers FUSS release new single ‘Fluff’

Liverpool drone-poppers FUSS release new single 'Fluff'

Drone pop cosmonauts FUSS release the first in a series of tracks from their debut EP, set to be released in late March. ‘Fluff’ is a psychedelia-covered journey into a coinless-pocket relationship mixed by Tom Longworth (Vryll Society, Catholic Action, Xam Volo) and is available to be streamed on Soundcloud.

Listen to ‘Fluff’ – Here

The Liverpool five-piece signed to new Northern-based independent label ModernSky Entertainment after stamping their brand of mind-bending space folk on the scene last year.

2016 saw FUSS support Psychic Ills, Ulrika Space and Vryll Society. This year the band will play a host of shows including a headline slot at the Bido Lito! Social in late February and a special set at Greg Wilson’s ’14 Hour Super Weird Happening’ in Liverpool in early April...

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The Wombats add extra shows in Liverpool and Glasgow as London sells out

The Wombats add extra shows in Liverpool and Glasgow as London sells out

Due to phenomenal demand The Wombats have extended the 10th anniversary celebrations of their classic 2007 debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation after their previously announced date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton sold out in just 24 hours! The Wombats will headline O2 Academy Glasgow as well as a very special homecoming gig at Liverpool Guild of Students in June.

2007 was the year the iPhone was debuted, the year the final instalment of Harry Potter was released and it was the year that started it all for alt-pop trio, The Wombats.
The Wombats have an uncanny knack for writing incredibly catchy songs. A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, featuring indie-rock cult classic, ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’, is a witty collection of dance floor-filling indie pop gems that ...

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