Liverpool Music Artists

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  • 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…

  • Live Review: Bill Ryder-Jones With The Liverpool String Quartet: Tung Auditorium

    Live Review: Bill Ryder-Jones With The Liverpool String Quartet: Tung Auditorium

    Bill Ryder-Jones played a special set at the brand new Tung Auditorium on Saturday night (9 April) as part of the first run of concerts to open the University of Liverpool’s Yoko Ono Centre. Bill was joined by the Liverpool String Quartet to perform a reimagined version of his 2019 album Yawny Yawn, itself a reworking of his album Yawn from the previous year.  Those familiar with Bill will be aware of the way in…

  • Paul Iwan 'PRESENT' Album Review

    Paul Iwan ‘PRESENT’ Album Review

    Paul Iwan’s latest album, PRESENT, will be released tomorrow (Friday 8 April) and the excitement and noise around the latest release is certainly justified.  His previous music has followed a futuristic style of driving guitar loops and booming vocals which really capture his unique style. Since winning the 2019 Liverpool Acoustic 24 hour Song-writing challenge at Threshold, Paul has come out with a few singles, but this April is set to be his biggest and…

  • In Conversation - Lady and the Dies

    In Conversation – Lady and the Dies

    Lady and the Dies are a young female DIY synth duo from Liverpool. Having released two singles already since February, these girls are determined to pave their way onto the Liverpool music scene and beyond. Whatever That Means and Villain show a clear direction in which the duo’s music is heading, and despite being produced solely in a bedroom, the tracks are high quality and show a high level of skill that both band members…

  • Natalie McCool Releases New Single 'Memory Girl'

    Natalie McCool Releases New Single ‘Memory Girl’

    Liverpool Based Singer-Songwriter, Natalie McCool, has released her latest single Memory Girl. The song was written as a follow up to her latest album, of the same name which was released in 2021.  The album explores themes such as childhood and love which led to Natalie reaching out to fans for their stories for the single so it ‘felt exciting and inclusive’. With songs like Devils and Take Me To Your Leader, both on the Memory…

  • Euan Blackman Releases Beautiful New Single ‘I’m Not Scared’

    Euan Blackman Releases Beautiful New Single ‘I’m Not Scared’

    Liverpool based singer songwriter Euan Blackman has released his highly anticipated new single I’m Not Scared. His fourth single release, Blackman’s previous single HIGHHIGHHIGH achieved radio play on BBC Radio One with support from Jack Saunders and has since been streamed over 10,000 times on Spotify.  As an independent artist, Euan has built a loyal audience of fans on TikTok where he has over 11k followers and over 2.5 million views. His music has been…

  • CRAWLERS Release New Single 'I Can't Drive' Ahead of Sold Out Arts Club Shows

    CRAWLERS Release New Single ‘I Can’t Drive’ Ahead of Sold Out Arts Club Shows

    Liverpool-based four-piece CRAWLERS have released their stunning new single I Can’t Drive. The track is the band’s debut release on Polydor Records since signing to the label in January. It comes hot on the heels of their hit single Come Over (Again), which crashed into the Official UK Singles Chart thanks to fan power alone. To date it has racked up over 24 million streams on Spotify, 1.4 million views on YouTube and was a…

  • In Conversation - Dorothy Bird

    In Conversation – Dorothy Bird

    Dorothy Bird is a singer-songwriter based between Liverpool and Berlin. With ringing endorsements from BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net and BBC6music Mixtape, Mersey Radio and a plethora of tastemaking magazines both in England and her native Germany. We had a chat with her ahead of her upcoming Liverpool show and debut album release. Liverpool Noise: It looks like 2022 is going to be an exciting year for you, what with your upcoming…

  • In Conversation II - Christy Bellis

    In Conversation II – Christy Bellis

    The Klee Music EdenHurst Sessions was a programme to record and film twelve artistes over the course of 2021 at Liverpool’s 3rd Planet Recording Studios, under the watchful eye of up and coming Producer / Engineer Jose Ibanez.  Each Artiste performed, under live conditions, a five song set including one cover song from the Klee Music Publishing UK catalogue. The sessions were filmed and edited by Scott Mealey, and the tracked audio mixed and mastered…

  • The Mysterines Debut Album 'Reeling' Is Full of Punchy Garage-Rock Anthems

    The Mysterines Debut Album ‘Reeling’ Is Full of Punchy Garage-Rock Anthems

    The latest tour de force album from Liverpool four-piece The Mysterines is a fuzz-ridden stress reliever. Reeling has 13 tracks of pure garage rock energy, with vocalist/guitarist Lia Metcalfe bringing a huge span of delivery from a scope of emotions that the album gives. “It’s a pretty ambiguous title for most people, but for me ‘Reeling’ sums up every emotion of the album in just one word,” says Lia. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” she explains. Backed up…

  • Jade Thunder Releases Stunning Debut Album 'Alchemy'

    Jade Thunder Releases Stunning Debut Album ‘Alchemy’

    By its very definition, Alchemy is a ‘seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.’ If that is the case then the new album from Jade Thunder is perfectly titled. As an avid music listener, there are very few albums I find where each track entices you and holds your attention throughout, however Thunder has appeared to achieve this almost effortlessly through her latest release. Each track has different musical influences and arrangements ranging from…

  • The Epstein Lounge Sessions Return With New Monthly Showcases, Hosted By Satellite Music and Events

    The Epstein Lounge Sessions Return With New Monthly Showcases, Hosted By Satellite Music and Events

    The Epstein Lounge Sessions recently celebrated its return after a two year hiatus. Having initially formed just weeks before the first Covid lockdown, the sessions were created through a desire to use the Epstein theatre bar as an inclusive and creative space for a variety of local performers. The Epstein Lounge Sessions were established with a hugely successful launch event in February 2020. The events were then moved online as live streams during the 2020…

  • Pleasure Island, Austerity Dogs and Table 51 To Play The Jacaranda Basement on 11 March

    Pleasure Island, Austerity Dogs and Table 51 To Play The Jacaranda Basement on 11 March

    Here’s to 2022, the year where music returns in force with the first shows of the year from Liverpool’s independent music scene, putting on a night of New Wave, Spoken Word, Indie Rock and Post Punk at The Jacaranda Club. Pleasure Island come to you via Liverpool’s eclectic Smithdown Road scene, having made their own mark on 2021, with their followup single Priory. The song has turned heads across radio land, earning coveted spins from Jim…