JUST OVER TWO WEEKS TO GO UNTIL THE FIRST FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR!
BILL RYDER JONES (THE CORAL) / WILLY MOON / SWISS LIPS / RUEN BROTHERS / DARK HORSES / NINA NESBITT / STEVIE NEALE / NO CEREMONY/// / WALL / GLASS ANIMALS / OWLS* / SUGARMEN / ROY DAHAN / MIKEL PASKALEV ADDED TO THE BILL
OVER 50 EMERGING ARTISTS ALSO CONFIRMED
RED BULL STUDIOS HOST OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
EAST VILLAGE ARTS CLUB ADDED AS NEW VENUE
ACTS JOIN NOAH AND THE WHALE / DEXYS / THE WALKMEN / BASTILLE / ENTER SHIKARI / EVERYTHING EVERYTHING / THEE OH SEES / DARWIN DEEZ / MOUNT KIMIBIE / ALUNAGEORGE / DELPHIC / ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER / DUTCH UNCLES / MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER / UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA / THE 1975 / STEALING SHEEP / DRENGE / PINS / SAVAGES / WAVE MACHINES AND MANY MORE
OVER 360 ACTS IN OVER 25 VENUES ACROSS 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS
WRISTBAND GAINS ENTRY TO ALL SHOWS
3 DAY WRISTBANDS £55
2 DAY WRISTBANDS CURRENTLY £40 / 1 DAY WRISTBANDS CURRENTLY £25 – PRICES WILL RISE AT 9AM ON 18TH APRIL FOR 1 AND 2 DAY WRISTBANDS
3 DAY DELEGATE PASS £120
Spring is here and with just over two weeks to go until the first festival of the year Sound City announces the final acts for what is set to be an extraordinary three days of music in Liverpool. The festival has previously confirmed some of the most innovative and musically adventurous artists from around the globe for its annual event and these additions underline their commitment to showcase everything that is important in music right now.
Sound City is proud to host a show from former songwriter and guitarist in The Coral, Bill Ryder Jones who has just released his début album proper ‘A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart’ to much acclaim. Warmly melodic, majestically textured and bravely intimate, it is the most fully-realised and deeply personal collection of songs yet from a songwriter and musician who has been quietly but seriously staking claim as one of his generation’s most gifted for over a decade. This hometown show will be a much treasured Sound City moment.
23 year old Willy Moon is undoubtedly the most stylish man in rock ‘n’ roll and the irresistible tracks of his pop-swing album ‘Here’s Willy Moon’ have won him many admirers and the patronage of Jack White. Mancunian, hedonistic, adventurers Swiss Lips blend pop hooks and electro to perfection, often dispensing with verses to get straight to killer choruses, exemplified on their dance floor anthems ‘Danz’ and ‘You Got The Power’. The Ruen Brothers have seemingly come from nowhere to be the band everyone in the music industry is talking about right now. The siblings from Scunthorpe sound like they haven’t been exposed to any music post 1966 yet still manage to sound fresh and exciting. File alongside The Strypes and catch them at Sound City before this band go stratospheric.
Brighton band Dark Horses are fronted by Swedish singer Lisa Elle, her mellifluous tone a counterpoint to the corrupted Krautrock drone of her band mates. They perform tracks from their Richard Fearless produced debut album ‘Black Music’.
The sweet, feisty, folk-pop of 18 year old Scot, Nina Nesbitt has won her fans such as Ed Sheeran and Example who have both personally asked her to play alongside them whilst another young act to perform is Stevie Neale who showcases her self-produced, cutting-edge electronic/RnB tinged tracks.
The bass heavy dissonance of No Ceremony/// carries an implication of doom but manages to do so with an electronic harmony while German band WALL show why they have been described as ‘A v2 rocket filled with pink flowers’ and ‘A cotton candy thunderstorm’. The electronic synth-pop of the elusive Glass Animals, the timeless, indie rock of local lads Owls* and the blistering, upbeat, guitar-led, power pop of fellow Liverpool band Sugarmen is sure to enthral festival goers.
Also announced are a host of emerging acts as Sound City continues its commitment to proving a platform for the best new bands and artist giving them a chance to perform the UK’s most important industry showcase where many acts have been discovered and signed by record labels, publishers and agents both in the UK and internationally.
Acrobat / Alejandra Burgos / Alfred Hall / Bad for Lazarus / Birthday Girl / Boats / Broken English / CANDIDATE23 / Cheap Thrills / Clang Boom Steam / Clock Work Of The Moon / CMWMSMDM / Dingus Khan / DJ DKHT / Dominoes / Ed Black / Fiona Clayton / Fire Beneath the Sea / Franco & His Dreadnaught / Killaflaw / Kof / Liberty Vessles / Lolito / Mamma Freedom / Man Get Out / Mara and the Inner Strangeness / Mark Magill / Mic Lowry / Mikel Paskalev / Moodyman / My Forever / Police Squad / Raevannen Husbandes / Redolent / Reid Anderson / Rick Kevill / Roy Dahan / Sea Of Keys / Secret Rendezvous / Secret Rivals / September Girls / Serious Sam Barrett / Shane Beales / Sheepy / Spring King / The Balconies / The Bazaars / The Cold One Hundred / The Flamin’ Mamies / The Kill Van Kulls / The Loud / The Mono LP’s / The Not Amused / The Ocean / The Oreohs / The Penelopes / The Pukes / The Razz / The Shadow Theatre / The Tribute Band / The Verdict / Underdog / Waylayers / Wonderlust / Wooden Arms
Red Bull Studios will host the official Sound City after party on Saturday night at the Arts Academy with Delphic, Egyptian Hip Hop, Syron, Michael Paskalev, Dead Sons, Great Plain Sundance and Tribe of Xanadu DJs taking to the stage. Death Masks will also perform having won a Red Bull Studios competition to perform at the closing party and studio time with Bill Ryder Jones producing an exclusive track for the band. The track will be available for free download on Tuesday 7th May from www.redbullstudios.com and this party will provide a fitting finale to three days of musical mayhem.
Also confirmed is the addition of the new venue East Village Arts Club which has just had a £1.5 million make over and is an exciting addition to the Liverpool music scene
This year’s line-up includes some of the most innovative names in contemporary music including recent number 1 album act Bastille, one of the UK’s most ferocious rock bands, Enter Shikari, Manchester’s band of the moment, Everything Everything, the psychedelic garage rock of Thee Oh Sees and the futuristic indie pop of fellow American Darwin Deez.
Pioneering electronic artists include Mount Kimbie, Darkstar and Oneohtrix Point Never whilst hotly tipped performances come from the likes of AlunaGeorge, King Krule, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Drenge, Pins, The 1975 and Melody’s Echo Chamber.
On each of the three nights of Sound City there will be a very special show at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and confirmed to headline are Noah and the Whale, Dexys and The Walkmen.
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Noah and the Whale / The Walkmen / Dexys / Bastille / Everything Everything / Enter Shikari / Thee Oh Sees / Darwin Deez / Delphic / Mount Kimbie / Bill Ryder Jones / Willy Moon / Reverend and the Makers / AlunaGeorge / Dutch Uncles / King Krule / Oneohtrix Point Never / Future Of The Left / Toy / Wave Machines / Egyptian Hip Hop / Stealing Sheep / Drenge / Savages / Melody’s Echo Chamber / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Ian Prowse & Amsterdam / Darkstar / Outfit / Swim Deep / Alessi’s Ark / The 1975 / PINS / Swiss Lips / Ruen Brothers / Wolf People / Theme Park / Dark Horses / Nina Nesbitt / Jetta / Hawk Eyes / Bipolar Sunshine / Loom / Deep Sea / Arcade / The Family Rain / Blackeye / Skaters / Splashh / Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs / Dan Croll / Soley / Lulu James / Stevie Neale / No Ceremony/// / WALL / Glass Animals / Owls* / Sugarmen / Arcane Roots / Still Corners / Luls / Hands / Wild Smiles / Mikill Pane / Bebe Black / Jacob Banks / Murkage / Bo Ningen / Big Deal / Amateur Best / Night Engine / Fossil Collective / Marmozets / Hacktivist / Brolin / Mind Enterprises / Golden Fable / Neck Deep / Likely Lads / On An On / Temples / The Tea Street Band / Duologue / Loved Ones / By The Sea / All We Are / Broken Men / Bird / Nadine Carina / Ady Suleiman / Concrete Knives / Sun Glitters / Mutiny On The Bounty / Afternaut / Silent Sleep / 16 Hole Boots / Abandon Silence DJs / Acrobat / Aeroplane Flies High / Alex Hulme / Ali Ingle / Allie Bradley / Alpha Male Tea Party / Anna Corcoran / Apollo 18 / Astroid Boys / Bad Guys / Bad Meds / Baltic Fleet / Bantam Lions / Best Friends / Black Moth / Blacklisters / Blank Maps / Bleech / Blizzard / Boats / Brave Young Red / Broken Twin / Brown Bear & The Bandits / Brown Brogues / CANDIDATE23 / Cats Park / Chloe Howl / Christine and the Queens / Clang Boom Steam / Clock Work Of The Moon / CMWMSMDM / Cold Shoulder / Collectors Club / Common Tongues / Cub Scouts / Cut / D’lyfa Reilly / Dead Rabbit / DJ DKHT / Dominoes / Echo / Ed Black / Eden Royals / Eliza and the Bear / Eric Fuentes / Fire Beneath The Sea / Fist City / Franco & His Dreadnaught / French Films / Galaxy Express / Gate Flowers / Gatsby’s Green Light / Ghostchant / GlassCaves / Goonamguayeoridingstella / Hands / Highfields / Ilona / Iron Witch / Iyes / Jazzhands / Jethro Fox / Johnnie Selfish and The Worried Man / Johnny Sands / Kamp! / Karpia / Kepla / Killaflaw / Kof / Korda Marshall / Last Days of 1984 / Laura J Martin / Leanne Robinson / Lewis Berry / Liberty Vessles / Lolito / Lunar Modular / Mara and the Inner Strangeness / Mark Magill / Matzka / Memory Men / Mercury 13 / Mickey 9’s / Mise en Scene / Miss Stylie / Mitzi / Moats / Mono LP’s / Moulettes / Muto Leo / Nadine Carina / Natalie McCool / Natasha Haws / Nately’s Whores Kid Sister / Ninetails / Noble Thiefs / Ofeliadorme / Oxygen Thieves / Palm Reader / Persian Pelican / Police Squad / Popstrangers / Rachael Wright & the Good Sons / Red House Glory / Redolent / Richard Walters / Rob Vincent / Ruby Ann Patterson / Sankofa / Sansa / Say Yes Dog / Sea Of Keys / Secret Rivals / Serious Sam Barrett / Sheepy / Sienna / Skubas / Sonny Green / Splintered Ukes / Spring Offensive / Springtime Anchorage / Stafrænn Hakon / Stereo Virgins / Sugarmen / Sun Glitters / Sunfields / Sweet Jane / Swimming Lessons / Taylor Fowlis / TearTalk / The Bazaars / The Blaconies / The Boy Royal / The Chapman Family / The Cheap Thrills / The City Walls / The Cold One Hundred / The Dirty Rivers / The Excitements / The Flamin ‘ Mamies / The Formby Band / The Kill Van Kulls / The Lines / The Mono LP’s / The Not Amused / The Oreoh!s / The Penelopes / The Ramona Flowers / The Red Suns / The Science of the Lamps / The Thespians / The Tom Waitresses / The Tribute Band / The Troubadours / The Trouble With Templeton / The Wild Eyes / These Monsters / These Reigning Days / Tibi & Her Cello / Tizzy Bac / Towns / Tripwires / Two Hours Traffic / Tying Tiffany / Vasco Da Gamma / Voo / Whales In Cubicles / Witch Hunt / Acrobat / Alejandra Burgos / Alfred Hall / Bad for Lazarus / Birthday Girl / Boats / Broken English / CANDIDATE23 / Cheap Thrills / Clang Boom Steam Clock Work Of The Moon / CMWMSMDM / Dingus Khan / DJ DKHT / Dominoes / Ed Black / Fiona Clayton / Fire Beneath the Sea / Franco & His Dreadnaught / Killaflaw / Kof / Liberty Vessles / Lolito / Mamma Freedom / Man Get Out / Mara and the Inner Strangeness / Mark Magill / Mic Lowry / Moodyman / My Forever / Police Squad / Raevannen Husbandes / Redolent / Reid Anderson / Rick Kevill / Roy Dahan / Sea Of Keys / Secret Rendezvous / Secret Rivals / September Girls / Serious Sam Barrett / Shane Beales / Sheepy / Spring King / The Balconies / The Bazaars / The Cold One Hundred / The Flamin’ Mamies / The Kill Van Kulls / The Loud / The Mono LP’s / The Not Amused / The Ocean / The Oreohs / The Penelopes / The Pukes / The Razz / The Shadow Theatre / The Tribute Band / The Verdict / Underdog / Waylayers / Wonderlust / Wooden Arms / Roy Dahan / Mikel Paskalev
Website and ticket link: http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/