Liverpool Music Scene

Find out about the musicians and bands shaping Liverpool’s music scene through features, interviews and reviews

  • Natalie McCool Robin Clewley Photography

    Natalie McCool Shows Us What She’s Made Of With Her Latest Single

    Natalie McCool is an indie-pop artist, originally from Merseyside, who released her vibrant and upbeat new single Show Me What You’re Made Of, on 30 November. Natalie has made a striking appearance at the BBC Introducing curated Knowsley Music Festival, as well as a succession of incredible shows from her tour of the UK and the US in 2022. This new song is a nod to the stories and nostalgia that characterised her album Memory…

  • Thom Morecroft - The Last Time You Left Home

    Thom Morecroft Releases New Single ‘The Last Day You Left Home’

    Liverpool based singer-songwriter, Thom Morecroft, is back with his latest folk-pop single, released today (1 December). This stunning, stripped back acoustic track brings him back home with a personal story about growing and learning as a person. This follows his previous single, The Beast, which is an emotional powerhouse, live recording that deals with his difficult past. The Last Day You Left Home suits the autumnal, rainy weather, reflecting the feeling of being stuck inside with…

  • Paint Me In Colour - Pity Me

    Paint Me In Colour Are Back With A Bang(er): ‘Pity Me’

    Liverpool-based four-piece indie band Paint Me In Colour (consisting of members George Higgins, Matt Johnson, Olivia Springer and Sam Pierpoint) have returned with “potentially [their] favourite release so far” with new single, Pity Me. Released on November 17, the track is their second single of 2022, following a string of releases that formed last year’s What Am I To You? EP. Sonically, Pity Me continues in a similar musical direction to summer single Better Than…

  • Esme Bridie - Shut Up

    Shut Up! And Listen To Esme Bridie’s New Single

    Liverpool’s own Esme Bridie is releasing the second track Shut Up! for her upcoming EP Something In Your Teeth, bringing more talent to the City’s vibrant music scene. This new single follows her previous release, Mad About It (2022) and is a captivating, feminist track with a real hypnotic quality.  Following prior support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Jazz Fm, Bido Lito, Get Into This and RGM, the esteemed indie singer-songwriter is continuing her musical…

  • Thom Morecroft - In Conversation

    In Conversation – Thom Morecroft

    We chat with Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Thom Morecroft ahead of the release of his new single The Last Day You Left Home. Liverpool Noise: For our readers who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself. Thom Morecroft: Hello readers-that-don’t-know-me, my name is Thom Morecroft. I’m a singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury based in Liverpool. I’m a very enthusiastic live performer and singer. Sometimes I sing softly, but sometimes I sing things in a big loud way…

  • KingFast - Activist

    KingFast Gears Up For The Release of His Latest Track ‘Activist’

    Following last month’s release of Feel The Love, Liverpool-based musician KingFast is returning with a superb new single, Activist. A favourite amongst local audiences in the city’s live music scene for his commanding vocals and signature use of pedal-looped guitar, the Belfast native describes his sound as “mainly R&B and Soul but a wee mix”, drawing from various genres in creating a unique blend of soul and pop. Activist opens to warm, slightly wobbly upright…

  • Katie Nicholas - In Conversation

    In Conversation – Katie Nicholas

    We recently caught up with singer-songwriter Katie Nicholas to talk about her music, her new EP and an exciting up-coming live show. Liverpool Noise: For our readers who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself. Katie Nicholas: Hey Liverpool Noise, I’m a singer-songwriter from Liverpool! I’m also a videographer and brand designer (for my job!) and there’s never enough time in the day for it all. While all these creative pursuits are enjoyable,…

  • Red Rum Club - The River

    Red Rum Club’s Latest Single ‘The River’ Is A Feel-Good Nostalgia-Filled Hit

    With summer behind us, Red Rum Club are still making us feel like we’re out on a sunny road trip with friends. Prior to their largest tour yet, the Liverpudlian six-piece have a brand-new single, The River, out now. This joyful, acoustic guitar-driven track contrasts with the crunchy bassline and groovy tone of the previous single, Vanilla. Following the success of their 2021 album, How To Steal The World, the band flew to the US…

  • KingFast - Feel The Love

    KingFast Releases Brilliant New Single ‘Feel The Love’

    With the recent release of his latest single Feel The Love, Liverpool based artist Kingfast has burst back onto the scene with his signature blend of soul and pop. The Belfast native is a familiar face in the city’s ever expanding live music scene with his powerful vocals and impressive use of loop pedals being a firm favourite with local audiences. Feel The Love opens gently, Kingfast’s emotive vocals taking centre stage whilst the acoustic…

  • Amelia Music - Moments Like This

    Amelia Releases New Single ‘Moments Like This’

    21-year-old soft pop singer-songwriter Amelia has released her new single Moments Like This, drawing on moments within her own life, creating a catchy and thoughtful track. The Liverpool-based pop star weaves country music influences and bluesy vocals to produce some fantastic music, with the talented lyricist cites the likes of harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Kelsea Ballerini amongst her influences. Amelia’s authentic ability to tell rich stories within her music is what makes her a…

  • Esme Bridie - Mad About It Single

    Esme Bridie’s New Single Is Here, And We’re Absolutely ‘Mad About It’!

    Liverpool-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Esme Bridie is back with a brand-new single, Mad About It. Released independently on 26 October, the track follows the release of past singles, 2021’s Tower of Regret and 2020’s Shades of Blue, Sensitivity and Say the Words. Having enjoyed support including from BBC Introducing Merseyside as well as airplay from Jazz FM and Amazing Radio, Esme’s latest single continues in the indie-rock direction her previous work has seen her explore,…

  • Sound City 2023 First Wave Poster

    Sound City Festival Announces First Wave of Unmissable Artists For 2023

    Sound City Festival has revealed its first huge headline act for 2023, along with a host of other incredible breakthrough artists heading to Liverpool next April. Homegrown pop superstar and songwriting sensation Maisie Peters will headline Sound City  – the must-attend celebration of music discovery, and undisputedly the UK’s independent festival for new music. Kicking off festival season with a plethora of the most exciting emerging acts spanning a multitude of genres, Sound City delivers the ultimate festival to discover…

  • Keyside Band Liverpool

    Keyside ‘Lights Out’ Exclusive Review

    Released on 4 November is the hotly anticipated debut single from the very exciting Liverpool band Keyside. Earlier in the year the band headed off to Motor Museum recording studio with producer Ben Harper to lay down some tracks, and this is the first chapter from that recording session.  Lights Out takes the listener on a journey. From the opening bars of the muddy bass, our senses are slowly awakened to full consciousness, serotonin flowing through…

  • Liverpool Digital Music Festival 2022 Headliners The Merchants

    Liverpool Digital Music Festival Announces Full Lineup

    Now in its fifth iteration, Liverpool Digital Music Festival returns as an acoustic live-streamed online and attend in-person event. The hybrid digital music festival takes place at Phase One, 40 Seel Street on 28, 29 & 30 October 2022.  The festival is in aid of The Florrie Food Support Programme which helps people & families across Liverpool who may be struggling with food poverty. The Florrie Community Shop provides people access to affordable groceries, toiletries,…

  • GUISE Band Liverpool

    Liverpool Rock Band GUISE Announce Application To Represent Ireland In Eurovision 2023

    Liverpool rockers GUISE have announced that they have applied to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The contest will take place in Liverpool and the band have strong Irish roots, making them a fantastic contender to represent Ireland. GUISE’s lead vocalist, Louie James’ family originate from County Armagh and she is incredibly proud of her Irish roots which is why the band have chosen to apply to represent Ireland. Louie’s late father, Nicky…

  • Keyside Band Liverpool

    Keyside Return With A Fresh Look And A Sold Out Gig

    They’re back! Fresh from a very fruitful recording session, Keyside (formerly Keyside Cassidy) return to their home city for a sold out gig at the Kazimier Stockroom on Friday 2 December. After a couple of personnel changes, the band have found their missing link with the addition of Max Gibson on bass guitar. He joins original members Dan Parker, vocals and rhythm guitar, Ben Cassidy, lead guitar and Oisín McAvoy, drums.  The band have always…

  • Andrew Neal Musician Liverpool

    Andrew Neal ‘That’s Where I’ll Be’: An Uplifting Ode To Finding Escapism Through Nature

    Liverpool-born musician Andrew Neal is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, creating music at a crossroads of genres including Merseybeat, Rock and Roll, Folk and Blues. Following the separation of his former band The Stamp, Neal has been focusing his efforts on building his own solo discography of original music. His latest output That’s Where I’ll Be follows the release of past singles, 2021’s I Won’t Be Living Here Anymore and Paint the Dark, as well as…

  • KEEF - Let You Down

    KEEF Are Back With New Track ‘Let You Down’

    The alt-rock group KEEF have released their brand-new single, Let You Down. Their music itself can be described as 60s psychedelia, with a mix of modern indie alternative, with songs that can instantly light up a room. All their influences are very much shaped by the working-class upbringing, and they help capture the feeling of loneliness and disconnect from the world. KEEF continue to display their swagger in their latest single, Let You Down. Lyrically…

  • Phantasmagoria Event Liverpool

    Phantasmagoria All-Day Music Returns For Second Year

    Independent live music promotion team, Happy Daze, have announced that their annual Phantasmagoria event will take place at EBGBS, Liverpool on Saturday 29 October 2022. The all-day event will see the likes of Tess Parks – who has not long since released And Those Who Were Seen Dancing on Fuzz Club Records – headline the event with Deja Vega, Helicon, HARKS, Fruit Tones, The Lotts and The Ivies take to the stage. Following their first…

  • Hope Street Jazz at Frederiks

    Liverpool’s Most Popular Jazz Night Continues To Grow

    Hope Street Jazz which takes place at Hope Street venue Frederiks has now added Sunday to its weekly event roster sitting alongside Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights – making it the biggest Jazz night in the city. Frederiks has always enjoyed a reputation as a destination for performance, with music lovers drawn to the venue not only for the artists on the bill, but its intimate, ambient surroundings – making it the natural home for…