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Liverpool Sound City 2010 review

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I headed down to the docks on Friday night (in a non ‘lady of the night’ fashion) to review some bands at Leaf Cafe, Liverpool (www.thisisleaf.co.uk). They were performing as part of the Liverpool Sound City festival, which saw over 400 signed and unsigned acts from all over the world descend on the city to perform in selected hotspots.

I managed to catch Billie Van and her Ranchhands, He and She and finally, Hey Tourists.

The first band (www.myspace.com/onebootbillie) are from Copenhagen and fuse country with blues and rock, I really liked the sound of the lead singer on their tracks, very mesmerizing and left you wanting more. The second band (www.myspace.com/heandshe) are from Liverpool and are an unsigned five-piece. These were my favourites of the night; their tracks were a blend of indie and folk and again, the lead singer was very impressive. Her lofty toned vocals complemented those dulcet ones of the lead guitarist perfectly. Looking forward to seeing more from these guys. The final band (www.myspace.com/heytourists)  are also from Liverpool and are a recently formed five-piece, having previously performed as a duo. Their sound was indie-rock with a slight soft punk edge, highlighted by their rousing and rhythmic bouncy tracks.

Full review here:

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/soundcity/2010/review-leafcafe.shtml

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Written by shelleyhanveywriter

May 25, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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