Liverpool Sound City, five of the best

We are just days away from Liverpool Sound City and it’s time to round up a few choice acts that you should check out alongside the headliners.



After a successful gig of theatrical proportions at the Invisible Wind Factory last year, Canadian Peaches is set to make a breathtaking return to Liverpool. Come and witness the sheer spectacle of her outrageous costumes and anatomically correct props and provocative, boundary pushing lyrics. She has to be seen to believed and your jaw will have to be picked up from the floor once she leaves the stage!


Ali Horn

Ali was featured on a Sound City emerging talent showcase earlier this year which Gigsoup covered and has stirred up much interest and radio and press coverage since the release of his single “Days like today” in April.

If you are after psychedelic, laid back dreamy festival vibe, go and check Ali out. He will mesmerize and delight your senses and make you lose all track of time.



Indie electronic five piece, Formation will play at the after-party on Saturday night. Following an epic set at Liverpool’s Scandinavian Church they return to keep the party going at the Invisible Wind Factory. Inspired by artists as diverse as LCD Soundsystem, Iggy Pop and Fugazi, they will play songs from their recently released their debut album, ‘Powerful People ‘.


The Sherlocks

Yorkshire band with a big northern following, The Sherlocks are ones to look out for. They recently played to a sell out Liverpool audience on their first full UK tour. Catchy tunes such as ‘Live for the moment’ and ‘Escapade’ will get everyone dancing. ‘Escapade ‘ got to Number 3 in the I-tunes Alternative Chart, and their debut album is eagerly awaited.


Shimmer Band

Bristol’s Psychedelic rockers, inspired by such greats as Primal Scream and Super Furry Animals will be bringing their summery mix of guitar and synth music to the Atlantic Stage. Renowned for their mass audience sing alongs, they are the perfect festival band who has a reputation for putting in stellar live performances. Hotly tipped to break through, it’s a case of when and not if.