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Sound City adds The Cribs and The Amazons to bill

Sound City will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, the multi-award winning Sound City has today revealed even more incredible live acts.

Very special guests, The Cribs are joining the bill with a one-off performance of their hit third album Men’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever. Celebrating 15 years, six studio albums and an extended collaborative period with guitar hero Johnny Marr!

The Amazons burst onto the new music scene last year with a deal from legendary indie label Fiction and a reputation for explosive live shows. With a sell-out tour under their belts and new material in the works this is a great chance to see a proper alt-rock band up close.

Indie-rockers Vant are well known for their garage/punk leanings, political opinions and blistering live performances. With debut album Dumb Blood hot off the press just last week and winning critical acclaim from all quarters there isn’t a better time to be catching them live as they ascend to rock royalty.

Declan McKenna  won the prestigious Emerging Talent Competition at 2015’s Glastonbury Festival, since then his career has soared with a string of hit singles and his first LP due to drop this May.

After successful shows in Korea with Sound City, Glasgow’s Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five are back to entertain the crowds and they are joined by a plethora of top-notch acts from Merseyside and Greater Manchester including Queen Zee & The Sasstones. Appearing on the Edge Hill label showcase are Shrinking Minds, Oranj Son and Ali Horn, whilst the BIMM showcase welcomes:

Fur, Tom Dunne, Ae Mak, Crimsons and Chay Snowden. Also featured is the now infamous Korean showcase with Ssing Ssing, Wasted Johnny’s, Diealright, and Swiimers.

Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi commented: “Our ten year spectacular is shaping up to be something very special indeed. And we’ve not finished yet – we still have more artists, more music and lots more still to come. Stay tuned for what is going to be our biggest year yet.”

The line up so far looks like this:

Thursday 25th May

The Human League / Dudley / Jeczalik / Langan Reboot Art Of Noise / A Certain Ratio

Friday 26th May

John Cale & Guests present: The Velvet Underground & Nico

Saturday 27th May


The Kills / Slaves / Peaches / The Hunna / Carl Barat & The Jackals / Fickle Friends / Pumarosa / The Japanese House / The Magic Gang / Pale Waves / Touts / Be Charlotte / Judas

Sunday 28th May

The Kooks / White Lies / Local Natives / Milburn / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / She Drew The Gun / Cabbage / The Sherlocks / The Vryll Society / The Shimmer Band / April / Zuzu / Paris Youth Foundation

Sound City 2017 takes place on 25th and 26th May in Liverpool.

Sarah Bargiela
Sarah Bargiela
Sarah aka Bargi is the Assistant Editor and Music Editor for Entertainment Focus (EF).

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