14 Hour Super Weird Happening – Paper Sun
Three pronged freak folk outfit, Mamatung bring a sprinkling of scouse ceremony in a journey to the centre of the heart with spirited melodies, chants, serendipitous harmonies and a magical mixture of musical instruments. ‘Mamatung. . . are like something you’d stumble upon in an empty field. Like witches singing sweet songs of earth and the wild’.
Samurai Kip are a trio of two guitarists and a drummer who’ve been working up a local fan-base in Liverpool with a mellow and contemplative sound. They released their first single, ‘Lunatic’s Web’ at the end of last year, which was described by Getintothis as ‘a woozy acoustic track with languid melodies and dreamy vocal harmonies’.
TVME is a three-piece project led by Thomas McConnell who create intriguing future-pop that’s both inventive and catchy – inspired by childhood and regurgitated pop culture. Through 2016 Thomas was known as Tom Low, releasing the Phone EP. Tuning in with Adam Dixon and Frankie Tibbles. TVME is the new machine to release his music.
Singer-songwriter based in Huyton, Katie Mac released her first EP last year and since then has done a UK tour, alongside a full-band and played local festivals like Liverpool Sound City and LIMF. She’s gained the support of BBC Introducing on numerous occasions and also seen plays on BBC Radio 6 music.
With James Kendall and Michael Quinlan on guitar, Alex Smith on bass and Chris King on drums Ohmns became a fully realised band last year and got their break at Strange Collective’s ‘Sun’ single launch at Kitchen Street and have been gigging consistently since.
Drawing from the very natural world around them and the concrete wasteland in which we live, The Floormen strive to hold a musical mirror to these strange and wild times – a ragtag outfit who explore in the inner depths of music and sound. Keep Your Ear To The Floor Brothers & Sisters and Listen To The Hum.
With Ché Wilson on lead vox/rhythm guitar/keys, Matt McNamara on lead guitar/keys/backing vox. Jack Hendrie on drums/samples and Jamie Wall on bass, The Isrights synthesize the rich back-catalogue of the 20th century to create a tapestry of music, taking in psychedelic, punk and dub influences into their experimental yet direct sound.
AGP are the band built around the musical ideas of writer/producer Andrew Gordon Parry, featuring Daniel Martindale (Danye), Alastair Dunn (AJHD) and Michael Paul Metcalfe (Dead Hedge Trio). The band have supported the likes of Teebs, James Holden and The Orb to name a few.
“Drone pop cosmonauts” Fuss make songs to climb inside. Having already mesmerized and tied up in knots the eyes and ears of the Liverpool music scene they are set to spellbind a wider audience. Formed in 2016, Fuss spent the last year shaping a soundscape of psychedelic space folk.
Strange Collective are an explosive psychedelic force bursting out of Liverpool’s thriving live scene. They launched their debut ‘Super Touchy’ EP at The Invisible Wind Factory, which was reviewed by The Skinny, ‘The boundless energy and openness are testament to the band who put on the all-dayer, as they deliver the goods with aplomb.’
Formed in the autumn of 2015, Psycho Comedy are experimental, droney, arty, gritty, dreamy, progressive, punk – a Psychrimental world encapsulated within four white walls in Liverpool. They draw influence from Piper era Pink Floyd, The Stooges, Public Image Ltd, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Johnny Thunders, Brian Eno…