Liverpool Music Scene

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    Keyside Band Liverpool

    Keyside Release Earworm Of A Track, ‘Paris To Marseille’

    A few weeks after a raucous and electric sold-out gig at Heebies Liverpool, local band Keyside present their sophomore single Paris to Marseille. It was truly worth the wait.  From the opening drum salvo, the song bounces along on the breeze, with a hook so sharp it could land a fish. It’s effortless, timeless, aching in its originality while simultaneously conjuring up memories of fellow Scouse tunesmiths The La’s and The Coral.  The wonderfully crisp…

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    The Heavy North Band

    Liverpool Blues Rock Band, The Heavy North, Return With Brand New Single And Announce Huge Hometown Show

    The Heavy North’s latest release has plenty of oomph, instantly hitting hard from the get go with Cream/Eric Clapton style intensity. Where Are You Now? marks the first glimpse of new music from Liverpool six-piece The Heavy North since the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album Electric Soul Machine on Record Store Day in April 2022. They’ve had plenty to shout about recently, following a successful year which saw the band embark on their first 10-date UK headline tour performing alongside…

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    Eyesore & The Jinx

    Eyesore & the Jinx Return With New Single ‘An Ideas Man’

    Liverpool trio Eyesore & the Jinx are back with a brand new single, An Ideas Man. Consisting of members Josh Miller (vocals, bass), Liam Bates (guitar) and Eoghan Robinson (drums), the band’s sound takes influence from English post-punk bands. Released on 7 March, the track marks their first new music in over two years, since previous single Accidental Weller (2020), after spending time working on new material and gigging, supporting the likes of Bodega, DITZ…

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    Keyside Band Liverpool

    Live Review: Keyside At EBGBS

    Liverpool based band Keyside are back on home turf and play a sold out gig at the innovative basement venue EBGBS on Seel St. The four lads – Dan Parker on vocals and rhythm guitar, Oisín McAvoy on drums, Max Gibson on bass and Ben Cassidy on lead guitar – return to the stage on a cold February night. This was the band’s first show of 2023 following their sold out gig at the Kazimier…

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    Waiting Till Marriage Band Liverpool

    Waiting Till Marriage Spark Important Discussion With New Single ‘Great Britain’s Fate’

    Alternative rock band, Waiting Till Marriage, are back with another indie track called Great Britain’s Fate, releasing on 10 March. Following in the great footsteps of eye-opening songs such as British Bombs by Declan Mckenna and Hypersonic Missile by Sam Fender, Great Britain’s Fate moulds the controversial topic of politics into an indie anthem.   The song was written during lockdown, a time that many believed the government was making questionable decisions. The difficult times…

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    The Ivies Band Liverpool

    The Ivies Impress With Psychedelic Debut EP

    The beginning of February saw the release of Reflections, the debut EP from Merseyside-based psychedelic rock trio The Ivies. The band formed whilst at university in Liverpool, and have since played sets at some of the region’s best live venues, including EBGB’s, Jimmy’s and Future Yard. Reflections is a four-track EP that perfectly shows off The Ivies’ skillset as writers and instrumentalists. Drawing on influences such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and King Gizzard &…

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    A Look At The Liverpool Bands That Have Impacted The City's Culture

    The Liverpool Bands That Have Impacted The City’s Culture

    Liverpool has always been known for its massive range of music, over the past few decades it has shown us time and time again that there is massive talent throughout the city. In a place like Liverpool, you are always submerged in lots of different cultures, and they always seem to have connotations towards the amazing music that comes from Liverpool. This article is going to take you through what I believe to be the…

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    Esme Bridie Don't Tell Me What To Do

    Esme Bridie Releases New Rebellious Single ‘Don’t Tell me What To Do’

    Esme Bridie is a Liverpool based singer-songwriter, returning with her latest single, Don’t Tell Me What To Do. The song takes a slight change from the style of her previous release called Shut Up!. Despite the change in sound, she remains close to the quirky and charismatic musical characteristics of the rest of her catalogue. Don’t Tell Me What To Do replicates the feeling of the ‘noughties’ indie pop nostalgia that many of us remember…

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    Eternum Joy

    One’s To Watch: Eternum Joy

    Four-piece Liverpool band Eternum Joy are alternative rock band from Liverpool who have been cultivating a loyal following on the local music scene. Gigging regularly around Merseyside the band, who are signed to Golden Robot Records have played four headliners and sold each one out. The brainchild of frontman Stephen Abraham and lead guitarist T’kius Horsley, alongside drummer John Clare and bassist Abby McNeil, the band represent challenges kids in this generation have to overcome.…

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    Addley Debut Single Where You Were

    Addley Releases Heartfelt Debut Single ‘Where You Were’

    Addley is an alternative songwriter based in Liverpool that incorporates hints of electronic music into his own sound. He draws inspiration from artists such as Bicep, Daughter, Florence and the Machine, Faithless and London Grammar. As most of us know, grief and loss is a difficult topic to discuss and express. Addley finds a way to convey his personal feelings of grief and loss into his debut single Where You Were. The song leads with…

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    Euan Blackman

    Euan Blackman’s New Track Is An Anthem For When ‘Everybody Lets You Down’

    Euan Blackman is a rising Indie Folk-pop artist and singer-songwriter based in Liverpool. The last few years have seen him forming an impressive catalogue of original music, and building a loyal audience of listeners (in part through his large TikTok following, where he regularly posts original music and covers). Drawing inspiration from artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Bruce Springsteen and Claude Debussy, Euan creates introspective, acoustically driven songs which tell “tales of the human condition in…

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    Sophie Li Musician Liverpool

    In Conversation – Sophie Li

    We had a chat with rising Liverpool indie-rock artist Sophie Li to find out about her! Liverpool Noise: For our readers who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself. Sophie: Hey, I’m Sophie! I’m a 20 year old asian indie-rock artist from Crosby, Liverpool. I write music about my own personal experiences in the hopes that someone else can relate to them, such as mental health issues, relationships and other typical teenage girl…

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    Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022 Winners

    Christopher Gosudarski and Mike Ryan win the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022

    The Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022 Showcase Final took place at LEAF on Bold Street on Saturday 14 January 2023. A packed venue saw each of the ten finalists performing their song with a picture of the work of art that inspired it projected onto the big screen for all to see. At the end of the night Christopher (Krzysztof) Gosudarski was announced as the winner of the Judges’ Award for 2022 with his song In Sands Of Time, performed…

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    Fate Luck

    Fate Releases Powerful New Single ‘Luck’

    Fate is a talented independent artist from Merseyside. Following her previous single Ghosted, she is back with another personal track called Luck. Although she is fresh on the scene, she is already beginning an impressive catalogue of well-produced songs that come straight from the heart.  Many of us have been through a difficult relationship that took more away from us than it gave. Luck is about the reflection of a relationship Fate once had that…

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    Local Liverpool Band Musicians To Watch in 2023 - Black Borough

    4 Local Bands & Musicians To Watch In 2023

    Jo Makabayi takes a look at some of the freshest local bands and musicians who you should be keeping an eye on and an ear out for in 2023. Bill Nickson Credit: Lens of A Wool Bill Nickson is a young lo-fi musician from the Merseyside music scene who had a busy 2022 touring around Liverpool with his live band, bringing the electricity to his soft, playful, bedroom pop sound. His latest EP release Thoughts…

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    Pleasure Island Band Liverpool

    Pleasure Island Return With Their First Post- Pandemic Single: Shallow Grave

    Liverpool’s punchy, indie-rock duo, Pleasure Island, will be releasing their newest track, Shallow Grave, 25 January 2023. With Sean Ekins’s on guitar and vocals, and Sam Pierpoint on the drums, the two artists are notorious for their bold, outspoken and edgy music, which took root in light of the Covid19 pandemic. Their songs do not shy away from controversy or political discussion, but rather weigh in with candid and impactful insight; with earlier releases such…

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    Pleasure Island Band Liverpool

    Pleasure Island Announce ‘Shallow Grave’ Single Release

    Liverpool post punk duo Pleasure Island have announced the release of their first single of 2023, Shallow Grave. Following the release of Priory during the lockdowns, the band have been extensively touring the UK in preparation for the release.  The band have cited lack of funds as the chief cause of the 18 month delay between singles, with members of the band subject to periods of time without work and not eligible for furlough. Guitarist…

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    Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge - Danny Bradley

    Don’t Miss The Songwriting Challenge Showcase Final on 14 January

    Ten talented songwriters have won a coverted spot at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022 Showcase Final taking place at LEAF on Bold Street on Saturday 14 January 2023. The finalists will perform their songs with the works of art that inspired them projected onto the screen for all to see. After each song the audience will have the chance to ask the songwriter questions about the songwriting process, the song, and the inspiration behind it. The night will also…

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    alright (okay) Release ‘Idle and Motivated’

    Lockdown is still a hot topic that continues to haunt us from time to time and one we can all relate too. Liverpudlian band, alright (okay), have channelled this struggle into a creative work of art. Their fourth single of the year Idle and Motivated, opens up about the difficulties of dealing with wasted adolescence and how the days of our lives have passed us by. The track is introduced by the sound of isolated…

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    Sam Milne Musician

    Sam Millne Releases New Track ‘Maybe’

    We were lucky enough to catch a listen of Sam Millne’s track Maybe which is his second release following Living in Limbo’s release last February.  We had a quick chat about how his musical beginnings have paved the way for his latest releases.  “Having always been into different types of music growing up, from musicals to The Beatles, I properly started getting into music in 2019.” “I played the piano when I was younger but not to…