In recent years Liverpool Sounds City has earnt its stripes as one of the best festivals to showcase new musical talent. Winning ‘Best Festival for Emerging Talent’ at the 2016 Festival Awards, when it comes to spotting the next big thing, they are on point! This year is no exception with a line up including some of the hottest new acts set to break the music scene in 2017.
Check out our tips for the best new music to see at Liverpool Sounds City, grab the squad, fight your way to the front and jump on your bestie’s shoulders!
Sugarmen are set for great things this summer with the release of their highly anticipated album this September. They deliver high energy punk pop, banging guitar riffs and awesome Rock and Roll anthems that you’ll be singing all summer. Already gaining a reputation as a fantastic live act, Sugarmen were signed on the Saturday of Sound City 2016 to Warner Bros by the legendary Seymour Stein. Their new single ‘Sold’ is out on 19th May 2017.
2. Vryll Society
Signed to Deltasonic Records (alongside The Zutons & The Coral) The Vryll Society bring blissed out psychedelic vibes that will leave you buzzing. Currently supporting The Kooks on their UK tour these guys will bend your mind and soul. In a good way!
3. The Amazons
The Amazons are a band on a mission to bring back Rock and Roll, named on BBC’s Sound of 2017 list and as one to watch by the NME and Independent, these guys have great hair, banging tunes and put on a proper awesome live show.
4. The Shimmer Band
These boys make explosive psychedelic rock, they are powerful, they are flamboyant and in your face, and they are set to make big waves in 2017. Last year The Shimmer Band broke the festival scene and supported acts including Stereophonics and Blossoms. This year… World Domination.
This punk trio has an appetite for destruction, regularly smashing instruments on stage. Yak, a band from the Midlands are crashing on the scene as being something utterly original and new. Bonkers, furious, savage and full of raw energy and electrifying guitars this band is a refreshing change to the norm. Miss them and miss out!
6. The Japanese House
Another act featured in BBC’s Sound of 2017 The Japanese House is Amber Swain, a 21 year old from Buckinghamshire who makes dreamy indie pop tunes with an electronica vibe. She’s mates with The 1975 and Marika Hackman and has released three EP’s so far under Dirty Hit with an album in the pipeline. She’s gender fluid, super cool, and we reckon she’ll be huge.
And if that wasn’t enough new music for you all to see at Liverpool Sounds City they will also have some awesome showcases of new music for you to check out:
From Pirate Studios:
From Reverb Nation:
The Dead Heavys, Jose Otero, Miccoli, Empathy Test
With all this new musical knowledge at your fingertips, you’re sure to secure your reputation as a festival pro. So get listening, and dance your way into an epic festival season!