Music

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

  • 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…

  • In Conversation - KOF

    In Conversation – KOF

    Liverpool artist KOF has been showing off his soulful hip-hop skills for over a decade, but his most recent venture sees him releasing a new mobile game. Following a similar structure to games like Temple Run, the app was released to promote his latest single ‘Grace’. As it stands, players can collect coins in different vehicles while listening to the track, but KOF has plans to expand the game going forward. Liverpool Noise sat down…

  • 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…

  • Somali Superstars, Dur-Dur Band Head To Liverpool This May

    Somali Superstars, Dur-Dur Band Head To Liverpool This May

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Africa Oyé are bringing Somali superstars, Dur-Dur Band to the Philharmonic Hall this May. Originating from the Mogadishu disco scene, Dur-Dur Band disbanded in the early 90s, as the country plunged into a civil war. They were unable to continue playing in their city and scattered abroad. Now, Dur-Dur are a time capsule, transporting audiences to the 1980s and the legendary Hotel Juba with their unique brand of Somalian disco-funk.…

  • 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…

  • Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    With less than two weeks to go until Sound City returns to its famed Spring weekend home, even more details have been announced as part of the Sound City+ Conference – including a landmark award announcement and programming from the pioneering Keychange initiative as part of their partnership with Sound City as their lead UK festival partner.  Receiving its special Keychange Inspiration Award is singer, songwriter, campaigner, Ivors Academy Director and Liverpool’s own Rebecca Ferguson.…

  • Sound City 2022 Preview - Top 10 One's To Watch At This Year's Festival 5

    Sound City 2022 Preview – Top 10 One’s To Watch At This Year’s Festival

    Sound City returns for its 15th anniversary on 30 April – 1 May, with the music festival taking over Liverpool’s independent music venues once again. A multitude of acts will be heading to hotspot venues such as LEAF, Phase One and The Jacaranda Club. As excitement grows for music lovers, Sound City get to welcome back some familiar faces and introduce some up and coming acts.  Here are some artists that should definitely be on…

  • 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: Frank Turner At The Arts Club

    Live Review: Frank Turner At The Arts Club

    Frank Turner is one of the good guys. His foray into folk, now over a decade ago, brought with it a tribe of fans gained from hazy summer sets as he became one of the UK’s premier festival artists. It’s a role he’s enjoyed, with he and his band The Sleeping Souls showing no signs of slowing down. Here in 2022, he still sports the same warm smile as he makes his way around the…

  • 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…

  • Dance For Plants: Throwing Sustainable Parties To Help Environmental Charities

    Dance For Plants: Throwing Sustainable Parties To Help Environmental Charities

    Dance For Plants is the amazing initative of two Liverpool DJs who are all about good music and throwing sustainable dance parties to help environmental charities. Dance for Plants are back with another day party – venturing across to the glorious Left Bank (i.e. Birkenhead) for the first time. They are partnering up with Bloom Building to bring 7 hours of uninterrupted jams from all around the world on what is set to be an…

  • 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…

  • Brooke Combe Supports Miles Kane in Liverpool

    Brooke Combe Supports Miles Kane in Liverpool

    Soulful Edinburgh-born newcomer Brooke Combe will be supporting Miles Kane on his UK tour this Spring/Summer. This will include his Liverpool tour date on 14 May. Combe has recently unveiled her brand new single and video Miss Me Now on Island Records. The music video spirits Brooke Combe a world away from the small working class town she grew up in just outside of Edinburgh with her harking back to her heroes of soul music…

  • iamkyami teases new EP with track 'When I Call'

    iamkyami teases new EP with track ‘When I Call’

    Manchester-based iamkyami has released her new single When I Call, featuring fellow bedroom-popper Lazygirl. The track, released ahead of her upcoming EP The Kenny Klubhouse, describes the trials of modern dating. iamkyami explained: “Beth (Lazygirl) and I didn’t really have an understanding of the lyrical meaning behind the song until we wrote the bridge over FaceTime. We had all these lyrics which basically sounded like a lesbian love song (which I wasn’t mad about) but…