Together with the fine team at Sound City, we present to you our Sound City Mini-Site: a selection of features, music, photos and reviews taking a look at this year's festivities. Including interviews with many of our favourite acts from the bill, the site features a selection of other articles, galleries, a complete timetable of the festival and will be updated with photos and reviews throughout the weekend.
Check out the site here.
Christopher Torpey speaks to THE CORAL about their hiatus, their reformation and The Curse Of Love, their first new album in six years. After their extended break, The Coral's reformation was made concrete when they were announced as Sunday headliner's on The Atlantic Stage at this year's festival. So far on their return, The Coral have steered clear of Liverpool, which has geared up this year’s Sound City headline show as a kind of homecoming.
James Skelly: “I think it’s going to be a great gig. We’ve got brilliant visuals as well that I think will look great on the screen behind us, especially when it goes dark. I think it’s going to be one of the best gigs we’ve played. We’ll bring our side of it anyway.”
Read the full feature online here.
It's the second year that Sound City is taking place on the Liverpool Waters site of Bramley-Moore Dock
in the north of the city, and after last year’s thrilling debut we thought we’d bring you a closer look at the site itself. With an extensive warehouse running down one side and the Gothic revival Victoria Tower (also known as the ‘Docker’s Clock’) dominating the far side, there are plenty of stunning views to be had from the riverside site. Our intrepid photographer Robin Clewley
braved the weather, and the geese, to put together this stunning collection of shots of the site.
Check out the gallery here.
Editor Christopher Torpey
and Editor-in-chief Craig G Pennington
talk through some highlights of the Sound City 2016 festival, including an interview with Nick Power of festival headliners THE CORAL
, as well as newly-crowned Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winners SHE DREW THE GUN
. We also speak to festival COO Becky Ayres about changes to the festival for 2016, and the ever-important Sound City+ conference and business side.
Alongside all this there is music from SLEAFORD MODS, SHURA, DILLY DALLY, FLOATING POINTS and YOUNG FATHERS, as we guide you through some of the music you can look forward to during Sound City 2016.
Have a listen here
Recorded at Sound City 2013 we present BILL RYDER-JONES live in session. Bill’s unique talent allows him to paint emotional pictures with his inner-most feelings, and deliver them with spine-tingling intensity through his delivery. Bill’s album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart is a moving collection of such songs, and will undoubtedly feature on ‘classic album’ lists in years to come.
Listen to the full session here.
|We interview the high-flying punk poets of the underclass, Sleaford Mods. Surf-rocking scousers Circa Waves speak on success, the impact of touring and the prospect of a new album. One-man electric jazz symphony, Floating Points, on his virtuosic debut full-length, Elaenia and its forthcoming follow-up. You can also find conversations with Indie-pop veterans The Dandy Warhols and the man who bought us Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis and more: Creation Records founder, Alan McGee. |
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