When it comes to discovering new music, the digital landscape can be intimidating. With new tracks being released daily it can be exhausting to navigate your way through all the clutter in order to find those hidden gems. However, if you’re lucky enough to be part of Liverpool’s community then these hidden gems seem to find their way to you.
We at Liverpool Noise have created a Spotify playlist featuring some of our favourite Liverpool-based musicians and bands that will have you itching to get back out onto the live music scene. Here are some of our favourite tracks that feature.
Liverpool Noise Summer Spotify Playlist
Courting – David Byrne’s BadsideWith a combination of the playful conventions of alt-rock instrumentals and front man Sean Murphy-O’Niell’s gritty vocal delivery, Courting have established a fresh take on the post-punk sound. Their latest track David Byrne’s Badside truly demonstrates the potential that lies within this new collective.
Nutribe – BludmoonAs rap music quickly evolves in this era of digital beat sharing and raw production, it’s certainly relieving to hear Nutribe sticking to an old-school funk driven style of hip hop. The trio, whom met studying dance at the arts centre at Liverpool College, write music on a philosophy of sincere feeling, allowing them to write tracks such as Bludmoon that have an effortlessly smooth lyrical flow.
Luke Royalty – October Seven
With a production value that is unprecedented for a new independent artist, Luke Royalty’s latest track October Seven is a spectacular debut single of soulful lyricism. Working with producer Bob Mackenzie, Luke has come into his own as a contemporary RnB singer with a neo-soul influence to accompany the organic nature and message of his music. “The lyrics re an expression of indecisive feelings I faced towards the end of a failing relationship”. – Luke Royalty.
Aimée Steven – DarlingAimee Steven is a proudly scouse singer songwriter who is truly in awe of the inherently evocative nature of music. Her fascination surrounding music drives her to create organic and raw tracks such as Darling – a song about the ambiguities of falling for someone and whether or not they feel the same way. Signed to Jacaranda Records, Aimée captures a sound of authentic rock and roll with passionate lyricism.
Paul Malloy – Dungaree Day
Clearly taking inspiration from The Beatles; Liverpool’s champion of music culture, Paul Malloy’s latest track Dungaree Day recaptures an old sound of blissful indolence. The Coral guitarist has decided to pursue a solo project by writing songs that speak to the foundations of his musical taste. If you miss what music used to sound like, Paul Malloy has something for you.
Jamie Webster – This Place
A personal love letter to our much-loved hometown of Liverpool Jamie Webster’s This Place serves as a “less cliché way of saying there’s no place like home”. Taken from his forthcoming debut album We Get By, set for release on 21 August.
Eastcote – Bold St
Born in the heart of Liverpool, Eastcote are a young and playful pop-punk trio with a promising future full of catchy riffs and loveably angsty lyrics. Keeping the energy of pop-punk alive through Green Day-esque songwriting, Bold St is an uplifting track taken from their 2018 album Can’t Save Everyone.
POLICE CAR COLLECTIVE – I Guess It’s Over Now
We just loved the raw emotion behind that whole shoegaze thing in the 90’s. I really just wanted to write something that had that emotion behind it but still felt modern.” – POLICE CAR COLLECTIVE
Also featured on the playlist are Red Rum Club, Ian Skelly, Tokky Horror and more. Listen below.
What songs would you add to the Liverpool Noise Summer Spotify Playlist? Let us know in the comments below.