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    Jazz Saturdays at Ma Boyle’s

    Summer time is here and Jazz Saturdays at Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery are really heating up. Across July and into August, 7 new shows have been announced at the intimate and historic venue tucked away down Tower Gardens off Water Street. Working with Pazzjazz, the partnership continues to bring a kaleidoscopic range of jazz sounds to the city, infused with and inspired by the magic of New Orleans and Brazilian beats to the simmering…

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    Sound City Satellite New Initiative In Collaboration With Merseyside Music Education Hub Alliance

    Sound City Satellite takes the award winning Sound City model to each area of the Liverpool City Region to deliver a focussed conference, live programme of activity and training for young people aged 14-16, as part of the Merseyside Music Education Hub Alliance(MMEHA).  From June 2022, Sound City and Merseyside Music education hubs alliance will run via six events across the Liverpool Boroughs including Wirral, Sefton, Halton, St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool.  Through these events…

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    Katy Alex’s Latest Single ‘Sad Songs’ Cements Her Addictive Synth-Pop Sound

    Sad Songs is the latest single from Liverpool’s Katy Alex and will form part of her upcoming debut EP, Glow, which is set to be released on 13 July. Sad Songs follows Katy’s critically acclaimed previous single, Glow, and is another collaboration with her familiar producer Alex Quinn. Katy Alex is a Liverpool based artist, recently moving past the worthy milestone of 250,000 Spotify listeners while remaining with an independent label, Immersive Records. Alex has…

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    KEEF - She's Like An Escalator

    KEEF Release New Track ‘She’s Like An Escalator’

    Northwest based indie-rock band KEEF have been driving their sound into the world over the past year with a consistent stream of single releases. Their music, layered somewhere between psychedelic and alternative rock hints towards their working-class upbringing with lyrics touching on isolation from the real world, relationships and the commonly shared discontentment found in day-to-day life.  New single She’s Like An Escalator follows the same trajectory, opening with a consistent and frantic rhythm section…

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    Martin Stilwell Bathed in Light EP

    Martin Stilwell Releases Debut EP ‘Bathed In Light’

    Martin Stilwell’s debut EP comes off the back of an 8 year hiatus. Previously having been the front man for Liverpool bands Alterkicks and Dead Cities, he has taken the decision to go solo with Bathed in Light.  Not a newbie to the music scene, Stilwell is a singer songwriter who has been making music for over 20 years and has performed all over the UK, including shows at Glastonbury and T in the Park. …

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    In Conversation – Mike Ryan

    We recently caught up with Mike Ryan, the New Brighton singer-songwriter, and chatted about the Klee Music EdenHurst Sessions, his choice of cover, and his new album. His five song set – including a fantastic cover of Esme Bridie’s Only Lonely People – can be purchased in limited CD and download formats from Klee Music. Liverpool Noise: How did you get involved in the Klee Music EdenHurst Sessions?  Mike Ryan: I have the legend that…

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    Modern Liverpool Bands To Listen To

    Modern Liverpool Bands to Listen To On A Date

    There are many locations perfect for dates. Around England’s northwest, one of the most obvious suggestions would be touching down in Liverpool. This city has been renowned for its exciting art culture for decades. After all, this was where the so-called ‘Merseybeat’ originated back in the ‘Swinging Sixties, exemplified by The Beatles – still, where many fans are concerned, the greatest pop band ever. So, don’t waste any more time. Check out the press, make…

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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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 Liverpool Noise: You guys are from Canada. How come you…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…