Back to celebrate it’s 10th year, Liverpool Sound City festival returns this weekend. The festival has expanded this year and will be taking place at the larger location of the waterfront at Clarence Dock. This year’s lineup consists of headliners The Kooks, The Cribs and Metronomy alongside others such as White Lies, Pumarosa and !!! alongside many more which can be found here. With such a great lineup, we’ve created a list of our top picks so that you can be sure not to miss out on something rather amazing.
5 bands you cannot miss at Liverpool Sound City!
The Vryll Society
The Vryll Society are a Liverpool psychedelic-rock quintet who we’ve been fans of for a while and are still yet to see live. The band had a successful and rather busy 2016 having supported Blossoms as well as completing their own headline UK tour. Their latest track ‘Sacred Flight’ is a melodic, shimmering, psych-pop track. The Vryll Society are currently recording their debut album.
Known for their flamboyant, wild live performances, Fling are set to go down a storm at this year’s Sound City Festival. The Bradford-based five piece released their latest single ‘Lookin’ Outta My Window’ is a huge indie-rock track which is tinged with glam creating a rather individual sound. There’s an exciting future ahead for Fling, especially with live performances as lively and chaotic as theirs.
Following their recent, mammoth UK tour, The Jackobins have got a busy festival season approaching. Last year was a huge year for the band and despite a quite lull and two new band members, The Jackobins are back bigger and better than ever. The band’s most recent single ‘Nightfire’ is an incredible catchy and rather explosive.
Fuss are a Liverpool-based space-shoegaze five piece who create music which is dreamy with tinges of psychedelia throughout. The band’s latest single ‘Human Music’ is full of colourful, rattling melodies and hazy vocals. Fuss had a busy 2016 touring with the likes of Psychic Ills, Ulrika Spacek and The Vryll Society.
Blackburn-based quartet Violet Youth were completely new to us since writing this post and we’ve definitely been missing out! The band create ethereal, fuzzy, reverb-laden, anthemic shoegaze tunes. Violet Youth merely formed a year ago and have built a sound with hints of The Cure and The Smiths while drawing on a sound reminiscent of Slowdive at the same time.