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Liverpool Sound City, the UK's premier festival of new music, film, innovation and creative technology, will be back in May 2015 for another weekend of fantastic music and arts. It is now the largest metropolitan music and arts festival in the UK, playing host to over 360 artists in 25 venues across the city.
Liverpool Sound City is run completely on a wristband model. This means there are no individual show tickets. No wristband, no entry.
Visit www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk for more information.
London-based four-piece The Vaccines firmly believe that less is more, with songs like 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' clocking in at under two minutes! Their fast and furious brand of giddy rock 'n' roll could almost be the sound of the Libertines and Ramones falling down the stairs at 100MPH. The band released their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines in 2011, which became the biggest selling debut album by a band that year, while the 2012 follow up, Come Of Age, reached number one in the UK album charts. They have continued to have top 5 chart albums with 2015's English Graffiti and 2018's Combat Sports. "On record the Vaccines wallow in the echo-drenched wooziness made famous by the Jesus And Mary Chain, but live they reach back further through pop's past glories, stirring the shimmering girl group drama conjured by Phil Spector and scuzzed up by the Ramones." -The Guardian.
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The Flaming Lips
Alternative rock outfit from Oklahoma City founded by the eclectic Wayne Coyne. The Lips are renowned for their spectacular, eccentric live shows, which include elaborate costumes, puppets, confetti and Wayne Coyne's man-sized plastic bubble in which he walks over the top of the audience. Following hit albums like The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots and At War With The Mystics, the band continues to push boundaries. From self-releases on USB sticks engulfed in a gummy skull head and fetus, to tribute albums covering Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and The Beatles' Sgt.Pepper, to celebrity collaborations with their 'heady fwends' including Ke$ha and Nick Cave, the band seem to be forever productive and creative. Following a "greatest hits" compilation in 2018, they released their 15th studio album 'King's Mouth' in 2019, featuring narration from The Clash's Mick Jones.
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Belle & Sebastian
Glasgow indie darlings Belle and Sebastian’s star has steadily risen from humble yet precocious beginnings. Their cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ was devised as a school project in 1996, but it was follow up ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ that brought them to mainstream attention with their heartfelt and quirky lyrics appealing to lonely teenagers and music completists alike. Belle and Sebastian are an exciting and accomplished live act, and with a huge back catalogue of songs including hits ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ and ‘I’m A Cuckoo’ that sit comfortably next to obscure b-sides and special releases.
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