Liverpool Sound City announces second wave of acts

Liverpool Sound City strides towards another sold out year as it announces the second wave of acts for its enthralling festival in the city’s thriving Baltic Triangle, taking place on May 3rd – 5th.

The festival offers a plethora of acclaimed acts whilst also providing the opportunity for promising unsigned acts to take the stage, making it the ideal festival to find up and coming talent.

Joining the distinguished headliners, Loyle Carner and Mabel, will be the acclaimed raw post-punk outfit Shame. Hailing from the thriving South London music scene, this five-piece merge witty hypermodern lyrics and possess admirable transparency to their influences which inspire both their music and live shows. Mark E Smith is admittedly one of vocalist Charlie Steen’s biggest influences and it can be seen in his outlandish stage presence whilst also being heard in his eagerness to experiment with both vocal ranges and lyrics. Shame will certainly be one of the loudest shows of the weekend and with the success of their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’, you can catch a young British band in the early stages of their prime.

Also joining the bill are the electropop outfit Confidence Man, bringing a quirkier and futuristic sound from the Australian psych scene. Heavily influenced by ‘Sound of Silver’ era LCD Soundsystem and sharing similarities to Australian counterparts Jagwar Ma, Sound City are gifting Liverpool with a band whose music produces both originality and strong feelings of 80s disco nostalgia. King No-One will add to the eccentric mixture of live shows on offer, the band will be visiting Sound City after a successful UK tour which sees them visit London’s Omeara and Manchester’s Gorilla.

There is a vast selection of up and coming talent which will be visiting Liverpool for Sound City. South London creative Benny Mails will bring his funk and jazz infused hip hop to the festival, a combination of sounds which is in demand in todays UK music scene. Also adding to the variations in sound are the eccentric Pom Poko who met at university in Norway and are influenced by a range of West-African music, experimental hip hop and funk together to create a stand out sound. Childcare are another rising talent which offer a unique listening experience which began when singer Ed Cares, a male nanny in London, was inspired by a six-year-old who was humming one of his songs, persuading him to pursue a musical career. Renowned for their stage presence and a history of euphoric shows. They will be one of the must-see acts in the Baltic Triangle in May.

Liverpool Sound City is also an ideal festival to celebrate and discover the array of promising local artists that the city has to offer. Spinn are currently one of the cities most talked about bands (we’re not surprised) as their fluid, feel good indie pop songs produce effortlessness melodies and commanding choruses which could put the City firmly on the map once again for guitar music. Also, keep an eye out for Liverpool based artist Pizzagirl, an artist who has made a name for himself in both the Liverpool and Manchester music scenes with his sparkling, easy-going tracks that will offer a subtler live experience compared to some of the rowdier shows on offer. Be sure to check out the full list of announced artists below.

Liverpool Sound City will take place on May 3rd to May 5th and tickets are on sale now.