Music

Liverpool’s music scene featuring local bands and musicians as well as news on upcoming gigs from international and national touring acts

  • 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…

  • Pete Tong

    Legendary DJ Pete Tong To Play Aintree Racecourse On Friday 16 June 2023

    The Jockey Club Live are delighted to announce PETE TONG’S IBIZA CLASSICS will be making their debut at Aintree Racecourse next June. A brand-new show for 2023, the evening will expertly collide the worlds of classical and club with stunningly reimagined versions of house tracks including Fat Boy Slim “Right Here Right Now”, The Chemical Brothers “Galvanise”, Moloko “Sing It Back”, Seal “Killer”, Faithless “Insomnia” and many, many more.  Expect a hedonistic night of fun and nostalgia – your favourite club tracks reimagined…

  • 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…

  • Shanghai Qiutian

    Chinese Math Rock Band Shanghai Qiutian To Play 24 Kitchen Street

    Adventurous math rock band Shanghai Qiutian, based in Shanghai, China are set to play Liverpool’s 24 Kitchen Street this Sunday 4 December. The band have been actively involved with the Chinese indie scene since 2018 and have gradually gained a reputation and recognition from the local scene. After finishing their Chinese national tour, they have started their most ambitious project to date; a world tour that will bring them to the UK for the first…

  • Sound City Festival Pay It Forward

    Sound City Announces ‘Pay It Forward’ Scheme As Tickets Go On Sale For Sound City Conference 2023

    Sound City Festival has announced details of its brand new ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative, as tickets for the Sound City Conference go on sale. Proudly the UK’s independent conference for new music, Sound City welcomes the global music industry and budding next generation of young creatives to the North of England. Now, Sound City is calling on industry leaders and businesses to do their bit to create opportunity and open doors for the next generation at the click of a button. This…

  • 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…

  • Pleasure Island Band Liverpool

    Food Not Bombs Fundraiser w/ Pleasure Island / Shoplifter / Obfusk8 / Ombudsmen At

    On Friday 25 November, the Kazimier Gardens will be hosting a night of live music in the Stockroom to raise money for Food Not Bombs, to help deal with hunger as the cost of living crisis grips the country. Headlining the night will be Post Punk duo Pleasure Island, whom having graced the stages of strings of festivals, including BBC Radio 6 Fringe, LIMF, Karma, Smithdown Road Fest are riding high with their last single…

  • 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…

  • Fever's Candlelight Concerts In Liverpool

    Fever’s Candlelight Concerts Brings Special Events To Liverpool Over The Festive Holiday

    Fever’s popular classical music series, Candlelight, brings some special concerts to Liverpool for the holiday season. St George’s Hall and Sefton Park Palm House will be home to different programmes for this multi-sensory musical experience.  Candlelight Concerts are a series of classical music concerts created by Fever aimed at democratizing access to classical music by allowing people all over the world to enjoy live music candlelit performances played by local musicians in various stunning locations.  On 18…

  • Talvin Singh in Liverpool 18 November 2022

    Mercury Winning Artist Talvin Singh Returns To Liverpool This Week For First Show Since 1996

    This week, Milap’s Autumn season will conclude at the brand new Tung Auditorium, with a show-stopping performance from Mercury Prize winning percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh OBE.The performance will mark Singh’s first performance in Liverpool since 1996, when the acclaimed musician took to the stage at The Bluecoat. The ‘stripped down’ classical show will evoke the mood and feeling of peace; with Singh performing on a range of analogue devices to create beautiful, rich vibrations.  Having won the…

  • TOUTS Can't Take It Anymore Apr 2022 (c) No Credit

    TOUTS To Play Liverpool Date On UK November Tour

    TOUTS will play Jimmy’s Liverpool on Wednesday 16 November. They said they’d grown-up, reaching for the poise of prose over the spit-and-fury rage of their youth and Derry punks, TOUTS’ fulfil their promise once more with new single, Old Man’s Land, a reggae-beat-blast that arrives just as the sun rises on their first, full UK Tour in four years. Setting off from Glasgow on Fri 11 November, the acerbic three-piece’s 10-date haul around intimate, eyeball-to-eyeball,…

  • 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…

  • Jazz Saturdays At Ma Boyle’s In March And April 2

    Jazz Saturdays At Ma Boyle’s: November & December Listings

    All of a sudden the festive season is getting closer. Anticipation grows. The clocks have gone back. Christmas decorations start appearing in windows. And for Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery and Parrjazz, this also means unveiling their final run of Jazz Saturdays dates at the historic maritime venue, all the way to their Christmas Eve special to see out the year in the finest of styles. The partnership continues to introduce a vibrantly kaleidoscopic range…

  • Carlo Variola Ocean Waves Productions

    In Conversation Part 2 – Carlo Variola (Ocean Waves Brasil Project)

    The last time we spoke with Carlo Variola of Ocean Waves, he was working on his Ocean Waves Brasil Project. Now, Carlo has released the album Orixas: Forças da Natureza and Mikey Fell caught up with him to find out all about it. Liverpool Noise: Hey Carlo! How have you been since we last caught up?  Carlo: I have been good thanks, keeping busy with Music too. Liverpool Noise: Have you been back to Liverpool…

  • Northern Film Orchestra - Frankenstein Live at The Tung Auditorium

    Northern Film Orchestra presents Frankenstein – Live! At The Tung Auditorium: Review

    On Saturday 29 October The Tung Auditorium, Liverpool’s newest state-of-the-art concert hall hosted Northern Film Orchestra’s live score of the 1931 Frankenstein film. We can’t think of a much better way to experience this classic horror film that with an accompanying live orchestra. The whole experience from beginning to end was captivating, with the live score bringing the film to life. Conductor, Melvin Tay, did an incredible job of commanding the orchestra through Michael Shapiro’s composition.…