Preview - Liverpool Music Week 2017
Liverpool Music Week returns next week for it’s 15th edition, offering one of the bookings of the year in Chic Ft. Nile Rodgers, who bring their never ending array of ground-breaking hits to Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Read on below as we take you on a sonic journey through some of the week's must see acts.
The London’ based electric duo have just released their third studio album, ‘Love What Survives’, featuring collaborations with James Blake and King Krule. Their prior offerings, ‘Crooks & Lovers’ and ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ shared a positive reception due to their raw originality and pioneering post-dubstep. The band will perform at The Invisible Wind Factory on the first date of their world tour. Joining them are DJs, Palms Trax & Young Marco to complete an evening of hypnotic electronica.
Named after the avante garde artist Man Ray, this North London trio Girl are a band who soundtracked our summer via their fresh sounding debut Earl Grey. The band recently played a show with sonic peers Whitney and their dreamy lo-fi tracks revitalise old sounds, ranging from Beach Boys harmonies to jubilant indie pop. Girl Ray will take over Heebie Jeebies on 30 October prior to a sold out show in Manchester.
Goat Girl are a ferocious young band whose lyrics scintillatingly attack the infrastructures of modern society. They were recently described as the leaders of the South London scene, a claim that they instantly denied as they feel that isn’t what the scene is about, they are instead part of a collection of expressive young artists breaking out in that area with no leaders or boundaries. The band’s latest grimy single ‘Crow Cries’ holds an abundance of energy, expressing the band’s simple yet eerily distinctive aesthetics. Be sure to catch Goat Girl at their headline event at Heebie Jeebie’s for a loud explosion of music and voices that need to be heard.
The hype around The Orielles is growing at a rapid pace and rightly so. Now signed to Heavenly Records, the trio make contagious indie music that edges away from the mass produced landfill that arises so regularly. Instead, their bright, surf-pop tracks contain enticing riffs and witty lyrics with an unnatural amount of rhythm coming from each instrument. The Orielles will join Everything Everything at the Liverpool Music Week closing party at The Invisible Wind Factory amongst the many other artists playing. Watch out for their brave 8-minute single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ which is going to be an explosive performance live.
Abstract Orchestra plays Madvillainy
The Abstract Orchestra have been getting the recognition they deserve for their album and live performances covering J Dilla classics. Now, they are performing one of the most important hip hop projects to date – Madvillainy. Legendary rapper MF Doom joined forces with Madlib to create this cult classic, Doom’s unique style moulded perfectly with Madlib’s flawless production skills to form a project which represents both artists in their refined prime. The Abstract Orchestra have a tough old task on their hand’s performing this album but from their previous works they will play the tracks with complete flawlessness which makes them one of the stand out acts during the week. Catch them at 24 Kitchen Street on 29 October.
LIVERPOOL MUSIC WEEK 2017 LISTINGS:
27.10.17 MOUNT KIMBIE - Invisible Wind Factory - £15adv
28.10.17 KERO KERO BONITO - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
29.10.17 SPINNING COIN - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
29.10.17 ABSTRACT ORCHESTRA plays Madvillainy - 24 Kitchen Street - £12adv
29.10.17 DAN CROLL - Arts Club Theatre - £15adv
30.10.17 GIRL RAY - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
30.10.17 BELLA UNION 20TH ANNIVERSARY:
LOST HORIZONS + BC CAMPLIGHT - Leaf - £12adv
31.10.17 JAPANESE BREAKFAST - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
31.10.17 BLANCK MASS - 24 Kitchen Street - £10adv
01.11.17 CHILDHOOD - The Magnet - £8adv
01.11.17 JUNGLE – Invisible Wind Factory - £17.50
01.11.17 LITTLE CUB - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
02.11.17 GOAT GIRL - Heebie Jeebies - £4adv
02.11.17 DAWN PENN - District - £12.50adv
03.11.17 GENGAHR - The Magnet - £8adv
03.11.17 PRINCESS NOKIA + GAIKA + MOOR MOTHER - Invisible Wind Factory - £12adv
04.11.17 EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, AJ TRACEY, ZOLA JESUS, PERFUME GENIUS,
THE ORIELLES – Liverpool Guild of Students - £15adv
FULL LMW17 FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS & INDIVIDUAL
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