Festival Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2015 Part 2

Liverpool Sound City 2015

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This year’s Liverpool Sound City is going to be entirely different to anything that has taken past in their 7 year history this time it’s a little less City, a little more Docks. As they began to out grow their city centre shackles a move was imminent and the Sound City team have decided to re-locate to an exciting new location at Nelson Dock. With the change comes a fresh start for the festival, allowing it to make creative changes and work with a variety of promoters and media partners for their new stages, from local promoters such as Evol to national media partners such as XFM.

In this preview we’ll give you a few more of our top picks from each day at the festival along with another Festival Highlight.


Don’t miss out on our Sound City Preview Pt1 featuring an EXCLUSIVE Funk Off Mix for our Tim Peaks Diner Festival Highlight.

Tickets for  Liverpool Sound City are on sale now £65 for a full weekend or £35 for a day ticket here.

*Ticket prices rise from May 22nd

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The Vaccines – Atlantic Stage

It’s not often that we’ll pick a headline act as ones to watch at a festival but in this case it’s an absolute must. You’ll find us there, probably right down the front causing all kinds of mayhem. The Vaccines have been a staple part of the Popped Music team’s musical diet for sometime and so of course we are jumping all over this.

Listen to Melody Calling by The Vaccines here:
Polar States – The Record Store

Indie rock fuelled tunes full of melodious riffs, catchy hooks and sing along harmonies is what you get from Liverpool’s Polar States. We’ve not seen them live yet but they are right on up there for us to check out on the Friday at Sound City.

Find Polar States on Facebook.

Listen to Vines by Polar Staes here:


Cavalry – North Stage

Having just released the first piece of new material in almost a year Cavalry have certainly managed to capture our attention and that of many others as positive reviews fly thick and fast ahead of their Liverpool Sound City debut. Another one of Liverpool’s bands to make our must see list, proof that Sound City really is putting forward some of their home-town’s greatest new prospects.

Find Cavalry on Facebook

Listen to An Understanding by Cavalry here:
All We Are – Atlantic Stage

These guys have been creating a buzz since 2014 and the release of their debut album saw them catapult into being one of the most talked about bands of 2015.

Find All We Are on Facebook

Listen to Utmost Good by All We Are here:
Judas – North Stage

London four piece Judas are bringing together blues infused guitar, rock n roll melodies and bags of attitude with their swaggering sounds. Their last track Youth Of The Young Age is reminiscent of The Courtnners and a slight vocal delivery of AM era Alex Turner. I’m hearing a lot lately that guitar music is dead, well Judas are proof that it’s definitely not.

Find Judas on Facebook

Listen to Youth Of  The Young Age by Judas here:


Broken Men – Cargo Stage

Liverpool’s very own Broken Men will take to the Cargo Stage as part of what we’re dubbing “Liverpool Sound City Super Sunday”. Basically so many awesome bands we don’t know who we’ll end up seeing. What we do know is that we’ve already seen these guys an obscene amount of times this year and their high energy show and angst ridden lyrics are going to be pulling us their way once again.

Find Broken Men on Facebook.

Listen to Tone Deaf by Broken Men here:
The Mispers – Baltic Stage

The Mispers delivered one of our absolute favourite tracks of 2014 with the single Shoulder and it would be remiss of us to say that their live show didn’t stand up to the brilliance of their recorded work, because it does, and much more. Liverpool you’re in for a treat!

Find The Mispers on Facebook

Listen to Shoulder by The Mispers here:


Morning Gloryville Liverpool – Wednesday 20th May  6.30am – 10.30am

morning gloryville sc warm upLiverpool has, of late, embraced the new craze that is morning raving and relaxation and it’s all in the shape of Morning Gloryville. Held monthly at Constellations in the Baltic Triangle, the team of very early risers collaborate with a host of local musicians, DJs, therapists and all things happy and healthy to bring these to the people of Liverpool.

On Wednesday 20th May Morning Gloryville Liverpool are putting on an extra special Sound City Warm Up! The aim of the game is to pass on the many benefits for health and general wellbeing onto the people of Liverpool and those attending this year’s Sound City. Sound!

This particular episode of Morning Gloryville will play host special guests DJs including Billie ClementsJoel Murray (Krukthrust) and Chris Shennan for you to rave your way into the day alongside yoga classes by Jessica Sawyer and Saeed Olayiwola and laughter yoga with Jackie Carroll.  Free massage will also be available by Lush Spa, Lisa Santamera, June O’Rourke Lowe and Nicola Wright. Robert Goux from Hearbeat Drumming will be join the party with samba style beats to get you moving harder!

Not just that though, they are offering Sound City 2015 Delegates a discount on the door – all you have to do to take advantage of this is to show proof of your delegates pass (e-mail confirmation) to the early birds on the door and just like that you really will be the early bird who caught the worm!

If you don’t have a Delegates pass fear not you can still grab an advance ticket here, while they last.

Find out everything there is to know about the Morning Gloryville Liverpool on their Facebook page.


Live Spectacles

sound city spectacles Due to the changes in location for this year’s Liverpool Sound City the festival is able to branch out for the first time to really include live spectacles and Installations. The live spectacles include Spark!: Light Drummers, Lantern Parade, Space Cadets which is taking place on Saturday at 7.30 and 9.30pm, a Record Fair put on in conjunction with Mail Chimp, Brazilica Carnival, live performances from Mud Flappers and the Splintered Ukes, as well as a music screen-poster instilallation from Screeneadlica.

The Record Fair will also be hosting exclusive guest DJs and artists as well as having a magnificent 10,000 pieces of the plastic stuff for us all to perve over.

Find out more about the spectacles and installations at Liverpool Sound City  here.

Check out what it’s like to see Sparks! perform here:

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