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ISSUE 79 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey reflects on recent events and the need for community

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SOUND CITY 2017

BIDO LITO! COMMENT | For Sound City to reignite its flame, it must be embedded back within the city itself

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LOVED ONES

The warm embrace of Loved Ones’ rich, wholesome sound is one of the great strengths of the West Kirby quartet’s latest album, Harness

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LIMF: GOOD TIMES

Europe’s largest free music festival is on our doorstep, inviting us to join them in remembering the good times – and revelling in them.

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SLACKK

Charting the rise of the underground grime movement with one of its early pioneers

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JANE WEAVER

The genre-melding sonic auteur returns with a dazzling LP that sees her filter the history of the universe through her analogue synth setup

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URBAN GOALS

As the football season is in temporary recess, we look at a photography project that captures the hopes and aspirations born from our childhood theatres of dreams.

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SOUNDTRACKING DAVID LYNCH

Del Pike delves into the sonic back catalogue of the Dark Knight Of The Soul

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ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES

Home is where the heart is: Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist Alsarah speaks about finding your roots

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HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER

From promising solo project to full-blown a quartet, HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER are a lo-fi pop sensation in waiting

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BILL NICKSON

Vulnerable DIY guitar pop with electronic undercurrents: meet the bedroom guitarist with a heart of song

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INDIGO MOON

The fearsome quintet let us in on the melting pot of influences that are behind the group’s storming new EP Anatomy.

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SOUND CITY 2017

Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock
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LIGHTNIGHT

Various venues 19/5/17
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KRAFTWERK 3-D

Philharmonic Hall 11/6/17

WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU: BEATLES RAGAFEST

Milapfest and Sgt. Pepper At 50 @ St. George’s Hall 11/6/17
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THE COMET IS COMING

Bam!Bam!Bam! @ 24 Kitchen Street 19/5/17

POSITIVE VIBRATION

Baltic Triangle
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TURANDOT

Opera North @ Philharmonic Hall 18/5/17
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PRIMAVERA SOUND

Parc Del Fòrum, Barcelona
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ISSUE 79 FINAL SAY

Taher Qassim, Chair of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) considers the role of art in uniting us all

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