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Issue 66 Newsletter

Trudy And The Romance
 
This month's cover feature sees Christopher Torpey talk to Liverpool's jangly guitar-pop trio TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE about ambition, evolution and having their 'own little scene'. The group have been busy between touring and recording with Bill Ryder-Jones, playing to the 50-plus demographic as tour openers for ex-Beautiful South members and are now set to take the summer festivals by storm.

“One day we want big orchestras and shit on stage, the whole shebang. I don’t know how we’re gonna do it, but we’re gonna try.” 

Read the full feature in Bido Lito! #66 here.
LIMF Line-up Announcements and Academy
Often noted as the largest free music event in Europe, this year's LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL have recently announced the likes of LIANNA LA HAVAS, SIGMA, THE WOMBATS and THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC for this year's line-up. 

Also part of this years festival, Bido Lito! presents FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE, a celebration of the music of Arthur Lee and LOVE (pictured) and their connection to Liverpool a decade on from the legend's passing. The one-off performance sees original Love guitarist JOHNNY ECHOLS joined by a series of very special Liverpudlian guests. 

In Issue 66 we take a look at the roster of artists who have been picked to be part of this years LIMF ACADEMY. The festivals award-winning initiative gives unsigned artists from the area the unparalleled opportunity to perform alongside the superstars at the LIMF Summer Jam.

Read all about LIMF Academy in this month's Bido Lito! here
Liverpool @ SXSW
Each March, Austin, Texas becomes the focus of the world’s music industry, as SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST takes over the city’s venues, bars, BBQ huts and car parks.

This year, as well as playing host to Barack Obama’s interactive keynote address, SXSW welcomed three Liverpool bands – SUGARMEN, STEALING SHEEP and HOOTON TENNIS CLUB – who took cameras with them to document their trip. 

Stealing Sheep: "We have absolutely no idea why there was a llama at the festival - the poor creature must have been terrified!"

See the conclusions in Issue 66 here
Feature Preview: Liverpool Sound City

A sign that spring (well, something approaching it) has arrived and an early marker for the upcoming festival season, LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY returns in a refreshed format for 2016. Having made a hugely successful debut at Bramley Moore Dock last year following its relocation from the city centre, the festival will be running a leaner, two-day format over
the weekend of 28th and 29th May, leaving very little room to breathe amid the 100+ acts from more than 20 countries. Richard Lewis casts a close eye over the bill to pick out the most exciting elements of this years event.

Find the full preview in Issue 66 here.

+Read on to find out how artists can get super cheap Sound City+ tickets for a limited time only.

Meanwhile on bidolito.co.uk...
We were delighted to have chinwag with Laura Snapes (The Guardian, Uncut, The Observer) ahead of her panel appearance at You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: (Miss)Representation in the Music Media event which takes place on 19th May at Everyman Bistro from 8pm as part of Writing on the Wall Festival. Also we've got an online photo gallery of the regions Record Stores taken by expert lens man Keith Ainsworth. There's a handy introduction to Thai Psych courtesy of the new Radio Exotica mix and the usually mix of news, interviews and other goodies.

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Very Special Artist Sound City+ Offer For Bido Lito! Readers
Sound City+ is an excellent opportunity for musicians to gain a valuable insight into an array of aspects of the music industry as well as meet fellow musicians, record labels, sync professionals and all the other figures who make up the multi-faceted 21st Century music biz.


Indie Label Market will host some of the best independent labels from the UK and internationally, including Alcopop!, Bella Union, Domino, Finders Keepers, Heavenly, Melodic, Sire Records and many more.  Plus a full day of Sync sessions featuring a panel, workshop and one to ones with BskyB, BT Sport, JT Walter Thompson, BBC, Lime Pictures. 

For a limited period, artists can get their hands on a heavily discounted ticket for this great event. Follow this link to get a wristband for £80 (usually £180!): but hurry, the offer end this Sunday (23rd April).
Issue 66 / May 2016
Featuring: 

TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE / YOU CAN'T BE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE / PLEASURE / SHURA / NO WORST THERE IS NONE / LIVERPOOL @ SXSW / STEVE MASON / SOUND CITY / OMPHALOS / LIMF ACADEMY / LIVE REVIEWS + much more.

Read it all HERE.



YOU CAN'T BE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE





PLEASURE


SHURA





NO WORST THERE IS NONE




OMPHALOS




LIVE REVIEWS

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Panel event @ WoW Festival
Do you share our belief that who writes what, matters? In music media, women face sexism and underrepresentation – male voices still make up the majority of white noise. Blanket male coverage doesn’t promote a diversity of world views. You can’t be what you can’t see.

Come to our You Can't Be What You Can't See: (Miss)representation In The Music Media discussion event on 19th May at Everyman Bistro, with guest panellist Laura Snapes. Buy your tickets now (£5/£4 concessions).