Liverpool Music Artists

Features, news, reviews and interviews with Liverpool musicians

  • Sunzoom Jimmy's Liverpool Gig

    Sunzoom To Play Album Launch Gig At Jimmy’s This Month

    Sunzoom will be playing their self-titled debut album in full at Jimmy’s Liverpool on Saturday 27 August, with support from Reid Anderson. Discovered by Andy Crofts (Paul Weller/The Moons) in 2021, Sunzoom recorded an entire album during lockdown through a single microphone in the kitchen of his house. The album was completed at Ark recording studios with Michael Head producer Steve Powell. The culmination is the debut album released May 2022. Every Friday during lockdown,…

  • Motel Sundown Band

    Motel Sundown ‘If You Were Listening’: Album Review

    If You Were Listening is the debut album from Liverpool-based trio Motel Sundown (consisting of singer-songwriters Karen Turley, Naomi Campbell and Rob Johnson). Released on 15 July under Sunday Market Records, the album’s release follows a string of single releases through 2019 to 2020. The album is a fusion of the band members’ diverse influences, ranging from Americana, Country, Blues and Folk-rock, and artists including Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor. The…

  • Michael Head And The Red Elastic Band - Kismet (c) John Johnson LR

    Michael Head Announces UK & Ireland Tour Following The Runaway Success of ‘Dear Scott’

    Having picked up the first top ten album of his storied 40-year career as a solo artist and figurehead of The Pale Fountains, The Strands and Shack, Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band announce celebratory, year-closing tour dates through the UK & Ireland to go on general sale on Fri 29 July at 10am. The run of seven appearances concludes with a night of inevitable high emotion in his home city, taking in Liverpool’s…

  • The Heavy North UK Tour Press Photo 2022

    The Heavy North Set For September UK Tour Following Release of Critically-Acclaimed Debut Album

    Liverpool six-piece The Heavy North are preparing for their long-awaited UK tour this September following the release of their 10-track debut album earlier this year.  The Heavy North’s debut LP Electric Soul Machine was self-released on Record Store Day back in April and has since been well received by fans, followers and the UK music press – including most recently Classic Rock Magazine (“8/10” July ), BBC Introducing and Radio X – as well as…

  • Katy Alex Music

    Katy Alex’s EP ‘Glow’ Is A Slice of Pop Perfection

    The latest EP from Katy Alex has arrived! Faced with an intense build to the release, she has rose up in the face of adversity and created a brilliant 4 track EP – in her own words creating “Boss, bouncy pop bangers!”.  Speaking about the title track, Alex said “I remember travelling home from a holiday that was supposed to be a celebration for my birthday and first official solo release feeling totally helpless, I just…

  • Sweet Beans Band

    In Conversation – Sweet Beans

    Liverpool based band Sweet Beans are like a fever dream. Their music is an infectious blend of Dark Funk, Riot Jazz and Groove Punk. The band consists of Adam Letman on Alto and Tenor Sax, Henry Atkinson on Drums, Josh Blackwell on Guitar and Miceál Sammon on Trombone and Bass. Combining eccentric guitar riffs with a thumping kick drum and perfectly harmonised horns, Sweet Beans have exploded onto the local music scene over the last…

  • Keep The Music Going - Liverpool Music Night - Robert Vincent

    New Music Night ‘Keep The Music Going’ Launches August 17 With Headliner Robert Vincent

    17 August sees the launch of a brand new music night for Liverpool. Keep The Music Going takes place at Pierre Griffes on Allerton Road and features the very best songwriters and musicians the region has to offer. Headlining the first event is award-winning songwriter Robert Vincent, winner of both UK Artist of the Year and UK Album of the Year for his album In This Town You’re Owned at the 2021 UK Americana Awards. Supporting Robert for this inaugural…

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    Katy Alex’s Latest Single ‘Sad Songs’ Cements Her Addictive Synth-Pop Sound

    Sad Songs is the latest single from Liverpool’s Katy Alex and will form part of her upcoming debut EP, Glow, which is set to be released on 13 July. Sad Songs follows Katy’s critically acclaimed previous single, Glow, and is another collaboration with her familiar producer Alex Quinn. Katy Alex is a Liverpool based artist, recently moving past the worthy milestone of 250,000 Spotify listeners while remaining with an independent label, Immersive Records. Alex has…

  • KEEF - She's Like An Escalator

    KEEF Release New Track ‘She’s Like An Escalator’

    Northwest based indie-rock band KEEF have been driving their sound into the world over the past year with a consistent stream of single releases. Their music, layered somewhere between psychedelic and alternative rock hints towards their working-class upbringing with lyrics touching on isolation from the real world, relationships and the commonly shared discontentment found in day-to-day life.  New single She’s Like An Escalator follows the same trajectory, opening with a consistent and frantic rhythm section…

  • Martin Stilwell Bathed in Light EP

    Martin Stilwell Releases Debut EP ‘Bathed In Light’

    Martin Stilwell’s debut EP comes off the back of an 8 year hiatus. Previously having been the front man for Liverpool bands Alterkicks and Dead Cities, he has taken the decision to go solo with Bathed in Light.  Not a newbie to the music scene, Stilwell is a singer songwriter who has been making music for over 20 years and has performed all over the UK, including shows at Glastonbury and T in the Park. …

  • Mike Ryan Musician Liverpool

    In Conversation – Mike Ryan

    We recently caught up with Mike Ryan, the New Brighton singer-songwriter, and chatted about the Klee Music EdenHurst Sessions, his choice of cover, and his new album. His five song set – including a fantastic cover of Esme Bridie’s Only Lonely People – can be purchased in limited CD and download formats from Klee Music. Liverpool Noise: How did you get involved in the Klee Music EdenHurst Sessions?  Mike Ryan: I have the legend that…

  • Modern Liverpool Bands To Listen To

    Modern Liverpool Bands to Listen To On A Date

    There are many locations perfect for dates. Around England’s northwest, one of the most obvious suggestions would be touching down in Liverpool. This city has been renowned for its exciting art culture for decades. After all, this was where the so-called ‘Merseybeat’ originated back in the ‘Swinging Sixties, exemplified by The Beatles – still, where many fans are concerned, the greatest pop band ever. So, don’t waste any more time. Check out the press, make…

  • Helen Maw Releases Reflective Instrumental Piece 'After Hours'

    Helen Maw Releases Reflective Instrumental Piece ‘After Hours’

    Helen Maw’s latest release could be seen as a brave move – being that it is an instrumental piece – but it is one that pays off in a handsome fashion. Indeed, it highlights Maw’s musical strengths away from the singer-songwriter genre.  Sonically, After Hours is most interesting, as it manipulates not only melody but depth of sound. The low bass notes that signals the sound of the piece is a constant throughout, which reminds…

  • Kae Sera Releases Haunting New Single ‘Close Call'

    Kae Sera Releases Haunting New Single ‘Close Call’

    After a successful 2021 with releases such as Dames Jean and To The Moon, Kae Sera is back with a hauntingly beautiful new single entitled Close Call. A bewitching and exposing song, Close Call should be a staple on everyone’s playlists. Emerging East London based singer Kae Sera blends modern day electro-pop with sounds from the 50’s and 60’s to create something which is both unique yet familiar. Originally from Liverpool, the artist grew up…

  • In Conversation - Motel Sundown 2

    In Conversation – Motel Sundown

    We had the pleasure of sitting down with the three members of Motel Sundown this week to talk gigs, releases and how they’re going from strength to strength following on from a string of singles leading into their first full-band album. Rob Johnson, Naomi Campbell & Karen Turley are the guitarists and singers in the group combining beautiful three-part harmonies and layered acoustic and electric guitar sounds to bring their taste of Americana, Country and…

  • KEEF Release 'All You’ve Got'

    KEEF Release ‘All You’ve Got’

    Psychedelic indie rock band KEEF are staying true to their roots with their new single.  Their music focusses on topics like materialism and the pursuit of happiness. The new single forces the listener to ask the question of what is life really about? With recent global events and the unpredictable future KEEF’s music is relatable, especially for those effected by the events.  For fans of psychedelic music KEEF are a band that should definitely be…

  • The Heavy North Release Their Debut Album 'Electric Soul Machine'

    The Heavy North Release Their Debut Album ‘Electric Soul Machine’

    At last! The Heavy North deliver their long awaited and eagerly anticipated debut album Electric Soul Machine – and proves the adage that good things come for those who keep hanging on.  The ten tracks sum up the album’s title, and at the same time the musical manifesto of the band. For this is a tight, tight combo that grooves effortlessly at a whim, and incorporates top riffage in the vein of the much missed…

  • Live Review: Keyside Cassidy At Jimmy's 1

    Live Review: Keyside Cassidy At Jimmy’s

    There is something special that occurs when a scouse band decide to make their guitars jangle and do it well.  The feeling it generates is magical, ethereal, and primal like the need for people to go to the Vale of Avalon and have a big party no matter what century it is.  Whilst the sound of a guitar is in the fingers, that jangle is like a scouse accent in musical form.  The latest scouse…

  • In Conversation - April Moon

    In Conversation – April Moon

    We recently caught up with the prolific giggers April Moon, and chatted about musical influences, the process of how they write together, and their thoughts on the local music scene. They recently took part in Klee Music’s EdenHurst Sessions, and their five song set – including a fantastic cover of Emilio Pinchi’s Holiday – can be purchased in limited CD and download formats from www.kleemusic.co.uk. Liverpool Noise: You guys are from Canada. How come you…

  • Mellowtone Presents: Downstairs At The Everyman Live Music Night 28 April

    Mellowtone Presents: Downstairs At The Everyman Live Music Night 28 April

    Mellowtone will return to the Everyman (Downstairs) on 28 April for another top night of live music with The Pelican Band, Muireann, Spoken word from Sam Batley and DJ Richie Vegas. Pelican Band Songwriting duo Sean Butler (Sonic Hearts) and Andy Campbell (previously of The Tenements) create beautiful music, like Sparklehorse mixed with the Everley Brothers. Country inspired, folk inflections, and delivered through a Wirral Instagram filter.  Live, they play with members of Eyesore and…