ISSUE 96 ft. Recommendations from Eyesore & The Jinx, The Indica Gallery, Kyami + more
Our round-up of the best shots from the past month
The team behind a vibrant L8 community force talk to us for episode three of the arts and culture podcast
In Partnership with Merseyside Arts Foundation & Awards For All
Indie surrealism is the order of the day with this five-piece of psych obsessives
Hailing from upstate New York, this neo-soul vocalist and producer has put down roots in Liverpool since being recognised by LIMF Academy as one of 2018’s Most Ready Artists.
The five-piece Skeleton Key noisemakers invite you to get down with their hazy cosmic jive
The composer and Immix leader gives us some insight into the sounds that influenced the making of his debut solo LP.
Chair of the newly formed Liverpool City Region Music Board, Michael Eakin, talks us through some of the challenges it faces
Our plans for marking 100 issues of the pink pages
Find out who's been added to the line-up for this year's Sound City
The staff at Dig Vinyl tell the store's story in 10 special tracks
Meet the future sound of Merseyside with Sound Station's semester two artists
Songwriter Nick Ellis takes us on a psycogeographic tour of the city
Seeking Characters - a regular celebration of extraordinary people. We're asking our readers to nominate the people they love, who deserve to be recognised for their tireless work.
Top cultural events to mark in your fresh Filofax
See the brand new video to Sara Wolff's bittersweet jazz folk number
Watch the brand new, futuro video for the quartet's single Only Love, directed by Dom Foster
Collating and celebrating 12 months in Liverpool’s creative and cultural endeavours, bringing together the story of 2018 in a deluxe, coffee table book format.
Jayne Casey and Bryan Biggs unearth some stories from The Bluecoat's archive
Exclusive premiere of The Remy Jude Ensemble's first release, a visual EP in four parts in association with Leech Video
Hear the ace new track from singer songwriter Astles
The producer and electronicist reveals some of the beats and sounds that inspired her new single, 5am.
You may be more used to seeing her behind a drumkit with Pale Rider, but Sophie Thompson’s talent with her guitar and voice is just as formidable.
This Ormskirk native’s lush music has caught the attention of The Label Recordings.
Avoid the guff and let us help you pick the best NYE parties in Liverpool this year
Eyesore & The Jinx get in the festive spirit with an Office Christmas Party at Shipping Forecast.
LAST CHANCE: Evian Christ and Emmanuel Biard in a shipping container in Liverpool
The Bido Lito! Membership is changing as part of a global movement towards community journalism
The electronic quartet take us to the dancefloor to shed some light on the music that inspired their pulsating new album.
We challenge you not to be smitten by the storytelling nous of this artist with inventive lyricism
Bask in the sweet and calming waters of chill-out lounge pop with this synth whizzkid
Win a classic logo tee, a Journal and help shape the future of Bido
The team from the Musician's Union explain why they’re calling for protection of the rights of creative workers in a post-Brexit world.
Big names unveiled for 2019 edition of Baltic Triangle festival
Half a dozen picks of the best goings-on this week in music, art, cinema and beyond
DaDafest announce a huge line-up with over 50 events happening over November
Playwright Leo Butler talks about his new play coming to the Unity exploring the psychedelic revolution
A poetic storyteller with an arresting visual aesthetic. You’ll be hearing more from Daniel Boocock
Irish-born multidisciplinary artist Eimear Kavanagh has unfinished business in Liverpool, before a month-long residency in Iceland
Thrashy and punky and with a whole lot to say: Dom and Esme from brand new quartet PISS KITTI tell us what’s in their manifesto.
MERSEY WYLIE selects some of the influential artists and sounds that she had in mind when recording new EP, The Skin I Live In.
The Total Bike Forever duo release their latest mix from their musical odyssey
Co-founders of ROOT-ed Zine Fauziya Johnson and Amber Akaunu talk about the need for a platform that represents creative people of colour based in the North West
BT Sport football soundtrackers HAARM pick their influences when recording new EP Better Friend
Meet the trio of outsider “filth” makers formed in 2015 to “fight the bourgeoisie with hot noise”
The Liverpool Hope University fine art graduate on crafting arresting visuals from sculptures of light
Prepare to be uplifted by a blast of “earnest, raw, melodic indie pop-rock” from Wirral
An exclusive Stateside excerpt from Nick Power's book Into The Void, to accompany the new Coral album
Bask in the calming waters of the latest single from the lounge whizzkid
An African-Irish rapper, an Iranian pop star and Scouse punks: Merseyrail Sound Station announce artists
Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Landing – aka Her’s – reveal the influences on their debut album Invitation To Her’s.
Square-peg indie? Saturn punk? Spiky riot girl meets Veruca Salt? Whichever way you choose to describe Hannah Brown’s music, you’ll not be disappointed with its ability to make you feel.
With a revolving line-up of members, this troupe of jangly psych-poppers turn their collective sunny disposition into insanely catchy gems. The group’s two core members take a break from their efforts to tell us what makes them tick.
Merseyrail Sound Station - an innovative new music development programme has been unveiled
The sultry groovester gives us some insight into the sounds that influenced his new Suburban View EP.
Our verdict on Sound City's first year back in the heart of the city, in words and pictures
Exclusive first look at the video for A World Drained Of Wonder, the new single by Seatbelts
Watch the new video for the quartet's debut single, 20
Photo gallery by Jessica Grace Neal featuring, Dermot Kennedy, Matt Maltese and The Night Cafe.
Photo gallery by Stuart Moulding featuring, King Khan and The Shrines, Black Honey and Superorganism.
Photo gallery by Kristian Patten featuring, IDLES, Hey Charlie and Paris Youth Foundation.
Photo gallery by Lauren Jade Keir featuring, Baxter Dury, The Orielles and ZUZU.
A new wave of documenters are giving female football supporters visibility and a sense of belonging in football culture.
Ahead of the release of their new LP, the dream-soaked group give us some insight into the records that influenced their new sound.
Adidas Originals and retro pop stylings; welcome to the world of Tracky TV
London-born electronic soul artist fuses Portishead with Peggy Lee
Uniting the globe through music and football - a one-day festival of musical culture and its social impact
We are looking for a new Digital & Social Media Officer to join the team!
Ahead of the festval's return to the city in May, we preview all of the action coming to the Baltic Triangle on our dedicated Sound City 2018 section.
THE ORIELLES delve deep into the Sound City line-up and pick out some of their favourite acts
SALT THE SNAIL’s vocalist Krystian explains why being in a noisy, alt. grunge band with your mates and shoehorning in wrestling references is the most fun you can have.
Seasons is the perfect introduction to Shak Omar, a bold new voice on Merseyside for RnB-tinged soul.
Toeing the line between excitement and disenchantment, SEATBELTS are a creative relief valve for a clutch of the region’s most creative minds.
Legendary producer, genre defining DJ and more added to award-winning reggae festival line-up
The British Music Experience plays host to a series of panel discussions and conversations with industry experts from across the world.
A host of local acts and big names join the line-up for this years LIMF
We've chosen eight of our favourite local artists to play the much-loved Smithdown Road Festival
The Deeside gutter punks signed to Trashmouth Records blend incisive lyrics and shouty, unapologetic brashness.
The widescreen, warped soul music found on the Liverpool-based Canadian producer’s new EP is the perfect way to soothe a busy mind.
One dose of madcappery from the many-limbed beat combo that is Yammerer will leave you smitten. Enter the funhouse with the band’s dynamic frontman Jason.
Former Engineers songwriter MARK PETERS reveals some of the inspirational records that have proved seminal in his musical education.
Photographer Robin Clewley gives us a tour around the fascinating Wood Street building in this FACT At 15 Gallery
Take a look at an extended set of photos from Keith Ainsworth's feature shoot with Beija Flo
We went on a pizza crawl with Pizzagirl, and John Latham put together this brilliant set of photos.
Sunstack Jones make a welcome return with the video for Without Being Told
We're pleased as punch to present a trio of talented artists at one of the UK's most renowned showcase festivals
Keith Ainsworth captures the action from Manchester Collective's second show at Invisible Wind Factory
Watch the psych storm brew in the video for I Run On Rain by Dan Hewitson.
WNMC announces a Live Music Innovation Fund to support live music in Wirral
Kick back and chill with the new video for Baby When You Go from the woozy whizzkid
The team behind the Baltic rehearsal spaces have launched the Sort Development Deal in a bid to help unsigned acts stand out.
Laurie Shaw reveals some of the inspirational records that were key touchstones for him during the making of his new LP, Weird Weekends
Jamie Roberts from esoteric, guitar-jamming rock curveballs Wild Fruit Art Collective talks about the group’s “scatty” origins.
With her first full-length album due for release in March, this emotive singer-songwriter is finally ready to step into the limelight.
Applications are now open for MAF's groundbreaking music development programme.
Parr Street Studios have been celebrating 25 years in operation with a series of specially commissioned sessions - the latest is this stunning collaboration between All We Are and a.P.A.t.T.
Hannah Merrick is revelling in her band’s development into a growly, country-tinged rock outfit – and so are we.
Step inside and marvel at Exploring Birdsong’s world of “piano-driven progressive rock”
The Fernweh reveal some of the inspirational records that were key touchstones for the band in the making of their debut album
Ahead of the very first Bido Lito! Student Society meeting on 7th February, Co-Chairs of the society Daisy Scott and Sophie Shields each give their individual take on the impact of students on the Liverpool music scene.
Barberos don their spandex to celebrate 25 years of Parr Street Studios with their choir epic The Ladius
Join us for the first meeting of the Bido Lito! Student Society at The Merchant on 7th February
We're looking for creative and innovative filmmakers to work with us on a range of projects in 2018
We're looking for creative individuals to join our team of contributors
We look at the spaces where artists and makers are able to cut their teeth, thrive and create.
We bask in the jazzy psych soup concocted by the latest group to join the Eggy Records roster
Celestial duo Pure Joy return with an epic, 13-minute space voyage single, released on War Room Records
We peer behind the curtain on In Response To... Alphonse Mucha, a series of songs spawned from viewing the Art Nouveau master's work
XamVolo headed up stellar line-up of artists for the final Bido Lito! Social of the year with Outsiders Store
The award-winning reggae festival announce the first wave of earth-shaking acts for their 2018 edition.
The Huyton-born artist channels a well of personal experience into her charged, emotional songwriting.
Josh Miller, Eyesore And The Jinx’s vocalist and bassist, on their “collection of maudlin odes to the world’s impending annihilation”.
“Uplifting soulful pop with a sprinkle of teenage yearning.” Warrington-based Harlee talks us through her musical life and taking inspiration from her experiences.
Nick Ellis picks the records that were spinning on his Dansette during the making of Adult Fiction
The video for Ali Horn's Bloom has landed and it's a suitably cosmic affair
The Lost Brothers return with an exclusive video for Echoes In The Wind, taken from their forthcoming fifth album
Seeing Queen Zee and The Sasstones or Blick Bassy this November? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice. Yum.
The Wirral's premiere exponents of uncompromised garage rock debauchery drop their video for Do You Want My Fucking Kidneys Too?
Find out the tunes floating the Gintis boat en route to their latest release
“A loose constellation of musical and non-musical sounds.” Andrew PM Hunt, the mind behind the Dialect moniker, muses on latest release Loose Blooms
CARTWHEELS ON GLASS mix dark humour and stark reality to create “manic depressive pop music”. Vocalist and guitarist Craig Sinclair gives us an insight on the world of the five-piece.
Alt-prog-pop-rock outfit BISCH NADAR blend a heady mix of genres to make “big fun, big riffs and big beats”
Listen to an exclusive track from Nick Power's new album Caravan
Got tickets for Dream Wife or Hurray For The Riff Raff this October? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
The Dylan-esque singer-songwriter gives us some insight on what he was listening to while writing his latest album, Mountain.
Going to see Loyle Carner this Saturday? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
Find out first all about the best offers, opportunities and news for local musicians
“Space rock that your Dad will probably enjoy.” Four-piece PALE RIDER let us into their world of nuclear power ballads.
Liverpool Mental Health Festival returns with a programme of events promoting awareness of mental health and wellbeing, encouraging people to enjoy the festival’s myriad activities on their own terms
Watch the second part of All We Are's documentary on identity, focusing on Liverpool and their relation to it
Going to see The Vryll Society this Friday? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
A consideration of thoughtful hard rock with SPQR’s Peter Harrison, as the trio prepare to release their first EP, The House That Doubt Built.
Groove and more groove is the order of the day with multidimensional vibe collective NUTRIBE.
“Dark trip hop, inspired by science fiction and 80s synthwave.” Meet otherworldly four-piece Venusian
Strange Collective announce full line-up for 9th September all-dayer
Exclusive first look at the video for Marvin Powell's windswept new single Wind Before The Train
Going to see Frankie Cosmos or The Vryll Society in August? Get 2-4-1 pizza at American Pizza Slice
Music and culture loving students, we're launching the Bido Lito! Student Society and we'd love you to get involved
Check out our gallery of Gary Numan's last Liverpool gig + win a pair of tickets to see him at ECL
LUNA is a rising star of the electronic pop scene, amalgamating the sound of the classical voice with the innovation of electronica
“Like a mix of a slow-cooked rap stew, with R&B dumplings and grime seasoning.” Meet MC and pizza aficionado BIG HEATH.
Read our interview with the Beach Boys genius and win tickets to see him perform Pet Sounds
An exhibition of protest and placards comes to Constellations this month
Queen Zee And The Sasstones unleash the video for latest single Sissy Fists
Inside the Motor Museum with LIMF Academy Most Ready artists Gazelle, Remée and Mary Miller
XamVolo's Old Soul is given the Suedebrown treatment with this ace remix
What went down at the June edition of the Bido Lito! Social at Camp and Furnace
LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Gazelle recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!
BIDO LITO! COMMENT | For Sound City to reignite its flame, it must be embedded back within the city itself
From promising solo project to full-blown a quartet, HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER are a lo-fi pop sensation in waiting
Vulnerable DIY guitar pop with electronic undercurrents: meet the bedroom guitarist with a heart of song
The fearsome quintet let us in on the melting pot of influences that are behind the group’s storming new EP Anatomy.
LIMF Academy Most Ready artist Mary Miller recorded live at Motor Museum for Bido Lito!
We're looking for two interns to work on some exciting projects with us over the summer
The People Powered #OurNHS line-up pick their favourite protest songs
PZYK have launched another wave of artists for the 2017 edition of the festival
All We Are select the tracks that have influenced their upcoming album Sunny Hills
The uncredited Indian musicians who played on Sgt. Pepper and inspired George Harrison have finally been tracked down: allow Dr Mike Jones to tell their story
The transnational jangle pop duo explain what being a "supersonic spectral wave band" actually means
The Radio 1-playlisted trio talk us through their luscious pop and the idea behind latest release, Endangered Species.
Modern soul vocalist and guitarist NEIL NOA explains how his infatuation with music began, ahead of his July LIMF Summer Jam appearance.
A stunning FestEVOL Gardens 2017, through the lens of Stuart Moulding
Our favourite snaps from LightNight 2017
Pre-order your programme for Pioneers of British Electronic Music, The Velvet Underground & Nico Reimagined and Sound City
Jess from fuzzy indie poppers Peaness selects some choice cuts
DJs Andy Votel and Bitowski and artist Sam Wiehl set for the mind-melding LightNight After Party
Listen to the latest single from HAARM
The time has come for us - the Liverpool music community - to reshape what music means to the city.
The Art Of Reggae presents a vibrant selection of works in aid of a fantastic and fitting cause.
The complete Rough Trade Records playlist, as selected by movers and shakers in the Liverpool community
Who are we looking forward to at one of the best free fests around?
Our favourite snaps from Sound City's 10 year history. The fun starts here.
QOTT are the print, digital and events collective that the world needs right now.
The DIY collective are bringing a vital new approach to the way women and non-binary people access arts
Jarg Magazine blurs the lines between the political and personal with its urban poetry.
A series of introductory mixes from Jacques Malchance, ahead of Upitup Records' 14th birthday
"We stand apart. We take battles on. We won’t be told. We are contrary. Gobby. Up for a fight."
Want a taste of what's happening at our Membership Launch Party? We've got you covered.
Live music, giveaways and rarities - where to get yours on Record Store Day 2017
Watch the video for Ali Horn's debut cosmic surf odyssey Days Like Today
Join us @ 24 Kitchen Street with Strange Collective, MC Farhood, Pixey and more
Watch the video for Sold – taken from their debut album
Fine dining and jazz within Xiringuito's award-winning confines
Oya Paya return with a spicy new single, available for a free download
Forest Swords returns with a mesmerising new video and details of his second album.
Christopher Torpey explores the humour and value in music tourism in Liverpool
Your latest Scandimania obsession is here, in the form of the pastoral float folk of this Norwegian trio
The dreamy project of intrepid instrument juggler Andrew Gordon Parry has taken on many iterations, but the latest has us captivated.
Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Matthew Loughlin-Day from Scouserock four-piece The Shipbuilders on the roots and echoes in their sound
Watch the video for Motionsickness, the latest single from musical shapeshifter AGP
Watch the video for Salt, taken from his debut EP of the same name
Watch the video for latest single No Hole In My Head
First wave of artists announced for the mind-mangling festival
Four like-minded souls who weave a particularly dreamy thread of space pop while trying to find some escapism from the real world.
The Yemeni published poet and member of Writing on the Wall’s young writers group uses her words to protest and educate
“Lo-fi electric guitar riffs with a feel-good pop beat”
Our round-up of the best shots from the past month
Who are these two weirdos and what are they up to?
Two generations of indie put some questions to each other
Dig Vinyl's UNDER THE RADAR shares some of the more arcane songs of 2016.
Hooton Tennis Club offer us an insight into their studio sessions for new album Big Box Of Chocolates with Edwyn Collins.
BidoLito! et al aims to raise £4000 through #Guestlistgiving for the Liverpudlian homeless.
Original member of Love Johnny Echols speaks to Bido Lito!