Liverpool Music Artists

Features, news, reviews and interviews with Liverpool musicians

  • Naomi Campbell Music

    Naomi Campbell Releases Second Solo Single, ‘This is Gold’

    Liverpool-based acoustic folk artist Naomi Campbell has just unveiled her latest single, This is Gold, released today (Friday 19 July), marking the second release of her solo venture. Following the success of her debut solo track, Tuesday’s News, which came out in March, Naomi continues to pave her way in the local music scene with this new offering. Originally from a small town in rural Northern Ireland, Naomi is now an active part of Liverpool’s…

  • Motel Sundown Band

    California Dreamin’ in Liverpool: Motel Sundown’s Enchanting EP ‘El Dorado’

    Combining the talents of Naomi Campbell, Karen Turley and Robert Johnson, Motel Sundown are Liverpool’s answer to every Laurel Canyon act you’ve ever loved. Their first album If You Were Listening glittered with influences from Fairport Convention to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – all delivered with the poise of a band who’ve firmly earned their stripes on Liverpool’s live scene. But it’s the pull of California which takes hold in El Dorado, an EP…

  • Penny Lane Weekender - Acid Klaus

    Acid Klaus & YOBS Announced For Penny Lane Weekender Festival

    The Penny Lane Weekender team have announced the next wave of acts for this summer’s festival, including Sheffield based Acid Klaus, the latest venture from Adrian Flanagan of The Moonlandingz and Eccentric Research Council, with his new electronic music project. It is sure to be an unmissable performance. They’ve also confirmed that Liverpool garage rock band YOBS will be playing. The Liverpool four piece have recently released their self titled debut album on the Fuzz Club label. They’re going to be…

  • Joshua Henderson Music

    Liverpool’s Joshua Henderson Celebrates Home City On Debut Album

    A talented young Liverpool singer-songwriter is set to release a debut album this week which celebrates the city he calls home. Joshua Henderson, who is a learning disabled artist, will officially launch Songs of Liverpool for Friends with a special performance at the Bluecoat on Thursday 20 June to coincide with this year’s Learning Disability Awareness Week. Ahead of that, Mersey Ferry passengers will be some of the first to hear the new tracks – which together form a love letter to Liverpool…

  • Martha Goddard It Comes In Waves

    Embark On A Dreamy Alt-Pop Journey With Martha Goddard’s Debut EP ‘It Comes In Waves’

    Martha Goddard’s endearing voice and dreamy pop production were swiftly introduced to Liverpool’s Alt-Pop scene in 2022 with single Fighter. Now, Martha is ready to share the labours of her craft with the release of her long awaited debut EP, It Comes in Waves featuring new track Teacher and a remix of Voices by Chè Wilson.  In just two years Martha has quickly earned rising status as ‘one to watch’ with subsequent airplay on BBC…

  • Bobby West and The Outsiders

    Bobby West and The Outsiders Release Stunning Self-Titled Album

    A North Liverpool native born and raised in Anfield, Bobby West has become a steadfast fixture on the local music scene. Following his first musical endeavour of forming the band Broken Men, West has gone from strength to strength touring England, Russia and Europe, supporting Echo and The Bunnymen. West’s latest musical project, Bobby West and The Outsiders has culminated in this stunning debut record. Taking their listeners on a sonic journey, this album is…

  • Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Liverpool Post Punk Band Pleasure Island Announce The Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Pleasure Island are pleased to announce the first artists for the Penny Lane Weekender, which is taking place on the 2 – 4 August 2024 across several venues on Penny Lane. this is the second year the festival has taken place and it is set to become an annual event. The first acts to be announced are Alien Izz, Astles, Austerity Dogs, Benno, Bleach Brain, COW, Dreampark, Drew Friel, Dynastain, ELLiS-D, Evil Pink Machine, Kingsley Beat, Lazygirl, Ming…

  • alright (okay) band

    alright (okay)’s New Single ‘Boyz Noize’ Is A Rousing Rock Anthem

    alright (okay) might have been together since 2018, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be reborn if they want to. Just last year they decided to tear up their existing material and write a bunch of new songs from scratch, this time with the aim of capturing the spontaneity and wildfire energy of the live shows that have shaped their career so far. Latest single Boyz Noize is a rallying cry for that new sound.…

  • Motel Sundown

    Motel Sundown Release 70s-Inspired Single ‘Your House’

    Motel Sundown’s latest release, Your House, is the fourth single from their upcoming EP El Dorado, set to release in June 2024. Your House features much beloved aspects of 70s music such as layered acoustics and a latin-esque rhythm section. The acoustic guitar is accompanied by wonderful three-part harmonies reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The band, formed in 2018, strives to combine the sounds of artists they grew up with,…

  • Michael Aldag

    Michael Aldag’s ‘Sorry For Everything’: A Personal And Enthralling Anthology

    Michael Aldag’s debut anthology, Sorry for Everything, serves as a compelling testament to his artistry and storytelling prowess. With meticulously crafted lyrics and a distinct narrative-driven approach, Aldag invites listeners to dive into his world.  “if you like ginger boys whining over some synths then you’re going to love me x” Aside from his musical talent, we’ve been a fan of his comedic sketches already, you can see his humour and self-deprecating style already deep…

  • The Kowloons Playing First On The Docks Virtual Gig

    Liverpool Virtual Studio Launches ‘On the Docks’ Livestream Sessions Showcasing Local Musicians

    Transmission Studio, a new state-of-the-art virtual studio at the city’s Brunswick Dock, is set to host the first in a series of ‘On the Docks’ livestream sessions this evening (1 May) from 8pm. The virtual gig features a carefully curated line-up of talented local musicians including The Kowloons, Fiona Lennon, Harry McKenny, Paul Askew, Tasha Carlee and Nat Kelly.  The ‘On the Docks’ acoustic sessions, which are designed to provide a virtual stage for emerging artists…

  • Sophie Li

    Sophie Li Returns With Anthemic Single ‘Billboards’

    Twenty-one year old songwriter Sophie Li returns with a refreshing confidence for her next indie-rock anthem Billboards. The track explores themes of self-doubt and “getting over the hurdle” of facing negative comments, both themes paralleled in the constant driving rhythm section of the track and illuminating lyrics delivered with a yearning purpose, a craft in which the young singer already excels.   The confidence in Li’s vocals may be a result of a new creative…

  • Sweet Beans Band Live In Liverpool

    Live Review: Sweet Beans Deliver An Electric Set At Their Headline District Gig

    On a sunny bank holiday weekend, a seemingly endless stretch of days off ahead of you, there is nothing better than heading to a gig, especially one that promises an evening of high energy, dance inducing music. Locals Sweet Beans, everyone’s favourite genre-bending, riot-jazz infused band headlined the ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ event at District in Liverpool. Supported by local bands Tavananna and Small Man Big Car, the whole evening was a true celebration of…

  • Helen Maw - Growing Pains Album

    Helen Maw’s Debut Album ‘Growing Pains’ Is A Soul-Baring Journey Through Young Adulthood

    Helen Maw’s debut album Growing Pains was a long time in the making. The Liverpool country and blues artist has spent the past few years digesting the various life lessons that make up this heartfelt “scrapbook of sounds”, but now she’s finally ready to let them go. The result is a work that lovingly sifts through the accumulated debris of young adulthood, taking in relationships and betrayals, first jobs and fading friendships. Opening track Mine…

  • Fiona Lennon

    Fiona Lennon Releases Anthemic New Track ‘Please Don’t Say My Name’

    Liverpool-born singer-songwriter Fiona Lennon and her band – Jack Lennon (lead guitar, vocals), Jack McCabe (piano, vocals), Elliot Chinnock (bass) and Sean Burns (drums) – are killing it in the Liverpool music scene. Returning with their first new music of 2024, their brand-new single Please Don’t Say My Name was released on 22 March. The track opens with a wistful acoustic guitar section, whilst a steadily upbeat drum rhythm guides us into the first verse.…

  • Cheap Brass Release Exciting New Single 'The Only One For Me Is You'

    Cheap Brass Release Exciting New Single ‘The Only One For Me Is You’

    Cheap Brass are a dynamic four-piece independent rock ensemble known for their eclectic fusion of genres. Formed in 2021, the band have been working hard to craft their own individual sound. Their distinctive style pushes boundaries and breaks conventions, in their own words, Cheap Brass “delivers an electrifying auditory experience that resonates with listeners of all backgrounds.” Their latest single promises to further showcase their evolution and musical prowess. The Only One For Me Is…

  • Sam Millne (Cred_ Hannah Johns)

    In Conversation – Sam Millne

    In this interview, musician and journalist Sam Millne shares insights into his songwriting process, his mission to connect with listeners through diverse sounds, and his role in supporting local talent through MerseyMusic.co.uk. Liverpool Noise: Sam, for our readers who don’t know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into music from your early beginnings to where you are now with your live backing band, the Virants? Sam Millne: As…

  • Motel Sundown

    Motel Sundown Release The Captivating Single ‘Waterfall’

    The wonderful sound of Motel Sundown returns with their latest musical endeavour, the newest in a series of releases titled Waterfall, following their triumphant performance at the Black Deer Festival and the release of their single Midnight Blue. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for this collection of songs, which sees the band exploring new musical territories while still staying true to their signature style. Diving into Waterfall, listeners are treated to a refreshing shift in Motel Sundown’s sound.…

  • KOJ - A REMINDER artwork

    Scouse Flow And Lyrical Brilliance On Display From KOJ With New Track ‘A Reminder’

    Liverpool finally feels like it’s getting its foot back in the door of exciting and emerging artists that are pushing genres and creating platforms and a demand for their music.  New scouse talent and rap artist KOJ is doing just that. His new single A Reminder has been bubbling away for the last week creating a lot of excitement. This release marks the beginning of a series of singles, culminating in an EP Villain With…

  • Bonk! Band

    Bonk! To Celebrate Release of EP With ‘Bonk! Holiday Weekend’ Party

    Electrifying four- piece ensemble Bonk! are set to release their debut EP The Act Of Doing It on 31 March and they will be celebrating in style with their launch party. Bonk! are set to make waves with the release of their debut EP, bursting with funky psychedelic jazz-rock vibes, this highly anticipated EP promises to captivate listeners with dynamic energy and innovative soundscapes. Bonk! has rapidly risen through the ranks of independent music. They’ve…