Liverpool Sound City 2015: ones to watch

Posted on 15 May 2015
By Ian Wignell
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Liverpool Sound City 2015 looks set to be the biggest and best three days of music to be put on by the Sound City organizers to date.

Such a great variety of musicians truly providing pretty much something for everyone – here are my ‘ones to watch’……

The Vaccines (Friday)

The Vaccines have managed to put British guitar music back on the map. Since their formation in 2010 they’ve gone from strength to strength with their catchy guitar licks and their easy sing-along vocal melodies. They are also the first ever band to appear on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ without previously releasing a single. This will be a show definitely not to miss.

The Flaming Lips (Saturday)

Probably without doubt the biggest name to be headlining this year’s musical festivities, with sixteen albums and twenty nine years under their belt. The Flaming Lips have enough of a back catalogue to please any crowd! They have a great variation in their sound and have recorded some amazing albums over the years. I’m sure this gig will have everyone talking afterwards for a long time.

Belle and Sebastian (Sunday)

The Scotch indie pop sensations are another heavy weight headliner for the event. Another band who have a truly great sound and bundles of great songs and music, with numerous albums under their belt I’m sure it’s going to be a pretty awesome set from the Glaswegians. This will be definitely a performance not to be missed.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

This band have only recently came to my attention and I couldn’t have been more excited when I saw them on the sound city line up. The American/New Zealand outfit has a very distinctive style that crosses from indie- rock to r&b at times but has a certain smooth vibe to it all, I’m sure they will go down a storm.

Luke Cusato (Friday and Sunday)

The 20 year old singer- songwriter from Ellesmere port has a voice that could melt a brick; you can hear the passion pulsing through his veins when he sings. Luke has already played a showcase set for Sony music in Germany and has recently had his song ‘Nothing to lose’ played on Radio 1. A really big achievement for the unsigned 20 year old, I’m sure he’ll wow the crowd with his amazing vocals.