First Acts Announced For 2013

Music January 16

We're pleased to announce the first waves of artists performing at Sound City 2013

 Liverpool Sound City returns for May 2nd - 4th showcasing the best in emerging and acclaimed talent from across the globe. Now officially the first new music festival in the UK cultural calendar, Sound City is the first opportunity to catch the world’s most exciting new talent, up close and personal, in one place before they hit the summer festival circuit. We’re excited to announce that our first release of artists for 2013:

The Walkmen are the New York band of their generation and have recently released their sixth studio album ‘Heaven’. Making the best music of their career and playing their biggest venues to date, the band have made the transition from brash, messy beginnings to full blown maturity. This is a rare chance to see them in more intimate surroundings.

Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers bring their unique brand of rock, electro pop and funk and Sound City are thrilled to confirm a performance from Toy, one of the most exciting bands in the country. This psychedelic rock band delivered an exceptional eponymous debut album last year which received huge critical acclaim and this will be a packed and sweaty gig for the band.

Egyptian Hip Hop recently released their debut album ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ a record full of wonky pop whilst Murkage's raw electronic sound is built from spending the nearly a decade putting on some of the best parties Manchester has ever seen. Part rap, part punk, part rave Murkage put on an incendiary live show. 

Acclaimed for showcasing the best in innovative new music and giving and platform to new talent Sound City are proud to present shows from Fossil Collective, a two-piece from Leeds who excel in exquisitely structured songs and glorious, rich harmonies and The 1975, all swinging hooks, lustful sleazy charm and glorious electronic indie pop. Emerging Leeds rock act, Hawk Eyes perform as do Midlands act Swim Deep who were in all the end of year ‘One’s To Watch’ polls. The Family Rain are definitely a band to catch, three brothers who’s fuzzed up blues guitar and scorched vocals have a distinctly late 60s feel.

With many more announcements coming soon, this is looking to be a massive year for Liverpool Sound City.

19/04/2014 10:23:49