Liverpool’s Sound City Festival returns tomorrow night and whilst Friday night and Saturday tickets have sold out, there is a limited number of weekend tickets as well as day passes for Sunday.
Being an inner city music festival taking place across a number of the cities music venues, there’s a number of local artists playing, (check out the full line up here) so we’ve highlighted some of these you definitely should be checking out!
The Lottery Winners 5:15pm
(Saturday, Leaf, Bold Street)
Starting in the pubs and working men’s clubs of Lancashire (including the legendary Phoenix Nights) this fierce foursome has truly grafted to reap the rewards. Releasing their debut album in March 2020 through Modern Sky UK just before the national lockdown, Thom, Kate, Rob and Joe won over a slew of new fans by heading online with a series of brilliantly recorded covers, fun live streams and generally keeping everyones spirits high. High profile shows include Glastonbury and supporting Sir Tom Jones!
Currently on tour across the country, the brand new album ‘Something To Leave The House For’ is out on October 29th. facebook.com/thelotterywinners
(Saturday, Arts Club Theatre, Seel Street)
Crawlers have been cultivating a great deal of momentum in this last year. The Liverpool/Warrington based misfits have been honing their songwriting ability and conveying it through crunchy
riffs and evocative lyricism, flourishing in their new found attitude whilst holding up their addictive melodies with news about their debut EP imminently due.
One of the most exciting bands to come out of the local music scene for years, the quartet capitalised on the lockdown, amassing thousands of die hard fans via social media from across the world. If there is any band you should be keeping a close eye on at the moment, it’s these wondrous eccentrics. facebook.com/CrawlersBand
The Mysterines 7:15pm
( Saturday, Grand Central, Renshaw Street)
Lia Metcalfe – The Mysterines’ singer, chief songwriter and deadpan ringleader – may have racked up a considerable number of career milestones before hitting her twenties, but don’t think she’s just a lucky newbie to the game.
Thought this band are Liverpool based, they have a great history with the town in their already fledgling career having played at Rivfest in 2018 and Neighbourhood Weekender this year. Prior to the national lockdown, the band had toured the country in support of Royal Blood, Miles Kane, The Amazons and Sea Girls, cementing themselves as a burgeoning live force in their own right along the way.
The Mysterines might still be in their early stages but they’ve already more than put in the work to justify their rapidly accelerating position. facebook.com/TheMysterines
Garden Party 10:20pm
(Saturday, Kazimier Stockroom, Seel Street)
Formed in Manchester in September 2019. Consisting of Liam (Guitar & Vocals) from Wigan, Kieran (Guitar) from Darlington, Sam (Drums) from Leicester and Josh Hesketh (Bass) also from Wigan. Their single ‘In the Middle’ reached Number 1 in the iTunes Alternative Charts and have been playlisted for Radios such as Radio X, XS Manchester and Amazing Radio. The Band went on their debut headline tour in September with 3 of their dates selling out ahead of time and made their festival debut at the Isle of Wight Festival courtesy of This Feeling! facebook.com/gardenpartybanduk
(Sunday, Jimmy’s, Bold Street)
The piano-led indie pop quartet from Manchester/Northwich/Warrington have been a mainstay in the Warrington Music scene for almost ten years. Their first shows were as teenagers at Plugged events at the Parr Hall and are now some of the most polished performers in the north west, releasing music at regular intervals.
Kicking off their Autumn tour at Liverpool’s Sound City, they will also be playing at Hit The North Festival in Newcastle later this month as well as tour dates in Nottingham, Manchester, London and Birmingham amongst others. facebook.com/pacificofficial
The Lathums 6:45pm
(Sunday, Grand Central, Renshaw Street)
What needs to be said about this Wigan band that hasn’t been said already. By Sunday there’s a good chance they will be celebrating their debut album ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’ getting to number one tomorrow, after being ahead of Canadian artist Drake in the mid-week charts.
The Lathums will be returning to Neighbourhood in 2022 but will be making a very quick return to Warrington in October for an incredibly intimate show at FC2. Tickets sold out in a matter of days. facebook.com/thelathums
For more information about Sound City and to buy tickets, head to the Sound City website now.