It’s that time of year again when Liverpool comes alive with the sound of music in the shape of Sound City.
Sound City has become the biggest Metropolitan Music Festival seeing over 250 artists playing in 25 venues across the city spanning three joyous days…
In the festival spirit rather than add to the myriad of posts and selections for the best of the festival we thought we would collate our favourite blogs and articles for your delectation….
First up we have Joe Man Gone with his selection of bands to catch…listen HERE
Peter Guy weighs in with his GIT column courtesy of Steve Revo Millers insider guide HERE
Louder than War point you in the right direction HERE
BIDO LITO! HERE
GIGSLUTZ are an official festival blogger so tune in HERE
SOUND CITY Website HERE
Finally…Have a great festival…Liverpool certainly is a wondrous place and you couldn’t wish for a finer backdrop for a music festival….
Until Such Time – TLE
Words: Tom Morris-Jones.
On their Facebook, Moats are listed under the genre of ‘you decide’, and I wholeheartedly agree with this notion. The ambiguity of the bracket into which they should be put comes from their ability to combine raw, gritty vocals akin to King Krule with melodies that would make many a songwriter envious, creating a truly remarkable sound.
The band are fresh from a stint at Threshold Festival and have now set their sights on a European tour later this month, but will be gracing Liverpool again at Sound City playing East Village Arts Club on 2nd May. They have also recently won a NME competition to go play Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas in October. All very encouraging.
Travelling across the pond they bring their brand new track ‘Snakepit’ which features menacing guitars, an even more spine-chilling bassline and lyrics that you can tell have been well thought out and crafted to perfection. However, the band are no one hit wonder, with their new official video for their song ‘Toothache’ managing to produce that similar sound that is somewhat indignant yet stimulating. Check it out here:
Words: Tom Morris-Jones
Original, harmonious and often haunting, As Elephants Are are a band that are cementing their place on the flourishing convoy of rising guitar bands around the UK. Having released their single, “Crystal”, last October, while also bagging themselves a nomination for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, they are now set to release a new EP, “Hand Prints”, on 31st March.
Their new single of the same name is a buoyant move towards a more upbeat and light-hearted sound. Obvious (and maybe lazy) comparisons can be made to a few current indie bands, but they themselves suggest that when writing they try to keep clear of any outside influence, creating their own eclectic sound which is distinctly unique. Whatever it is, it works.
Unfortunately their tour dates in the North West have been and gone, playing Manchester last Friday with only a few dates down South left. However, I’m sure you’ll see the band’s name on a few festival posters in the coming months.