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MUST-SEES | Liverpool Sound City 2024

Liverpool Sound City is an annual music festival and conference held in Liverpool, England, known for showcasing emerging talent from around the world. With its roots dating back to 2008, Sound City has grown into a premier event in the UK music scene, attracting industry professionals, artists, and music enthusiasts alike. If you are going this year and don‘t know who you should see or still have some gaps to fill, check out our favorite acts at the festivals!



SATURDAY

Formed in 2016, Red Rum Club is a sextet from Liverpool known for channeling "Tarantino-esque" wild western vibes, accentuated by a lone trumpet. Influenced by 80s Liverpool sound, they infuse poetic yet catchy lyrics with melodies, crafting a distinctive sound uniquely their own.



Deco, a UK pop act, has garnered attention over the past two years with their infectious and timeless music. Their blend of contemporary sound with influences from 80s synth-pop, inspired by their upbringing, sets them apart.



Seb Lowe, a 20-year-old musician from Oldham, finds inspiration in an unlikely yet diverse set of musical icons: Sinead O'Connor, Led Zeppelin, Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, and David Bowie. Despite the seemingly disparate influences, traces of each can be found in Seb's music, showcasing his versatility and refusal to be boxed into a single genre.



Balancing Act has quickly become known for their energetic live performances and electrifying sound. Describing their sound as "Dark, Sexy, and Sick," Balancing Act is officially associated with alternative rock, showcasing a dynamic and atmospheric style.



Known for their captivating live performances, including sold-out shows and festival appearances, Bleach Lab continues to solidify their reputation, recently concluding their debut album headline tour across Europe, Ireland, and the UK.



Good Neighbours is a band born from the collaboration between Scott and Oli, who share neighboring studios in East London. Their music is a product of their desire to create something positive and unpolished in a scene dominated by mellow and intimate sounds.




SUNDAY

At just 24 years old, Scottish newcomer Brooke Combe is challenging the status quo in the music industry. With a bold attitude and a compelling set of songs, she's disrupting the indie scene. Her forthcoming mixtape, crafted through a year of relentless performances, draws inspiration from funk and soul, showcasing a retro sound.



CORELLA, emerging from Manchester, has swiftly risen to prominence with their vibrant indie-pop sound. Formed during their university days, the band embodies youthful confidence and tackles the challenges of modern UK life with a positive outlook. Their music blends tropical indie-pop with emotive lyrics, and their electrifying live performances defy their young age.



At just 18 years old, Stockport-based band The Rolling People has made waves in the indie music scene, known for their electrifying performances and devoted crowds. With their debut EP on the horizon, The Rolling People's meteoric rise shows no signs of slowing down.



Kaiden Nolan, a solo artist hailing from Manchester, blends funk and indie rock to craft a unique, socially-conscious sound. Designed to engage listeners and infuse meaning into everyday existence, Kaiden's songs inspire singing and dancing while delivering impactful messages.



Pecq is a collaboration between vocalist Hannah (Jakes) Jacobs, a classically trained pianist who toured with bands like Arlo Parks and Barry Can't Swim, and producer Nicholas (Nikò) O’Brien, known for his work with Porij and Liz Fraser. Their blend of brooding songwriting and energetic, diverse musical influences creates a unique sound that transcends genres.



VENUS GRRRLS, an alternative rock band from Leeds, emerge from the Riot Grrrl movement. Their music encompasses twinkling synth motifs and raspy guitar lines, presenting a dark yet empowering discourse.





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