Jeff Young pores over a Liverpudlian adolescence sprung from the lingering shadows of war
Unperturbed by the world’s continuing strangeness, Illy1 continues to build steam with his own brand of homegrown hip-hop.
How an initial post-lockdown boost gave way to a dearth of ticket sales for Liverpool's nightclub venues
In the latest Bido Lito! podcast episode we look at making public space more inclusive and queering the city to tackle hate crime
Following the recent vandalism of LGBTQ+ art, Matthew Berks reaffirms our responsibilities.
Alcohol as currency: is Liverpool’s booze-fuelled music scene reaching breaking point?
Sam Turner sits down with the creative playmaker as he looks to the next chapter of his 17-year career.
The genre-eschewing troupe sit down with Gary Lambert ahead of a hometown headliner.
Underneath the slick veneer of viral TikTokdom, Michael Aldag offers new ways of understanding our bizarre world.
Olive experiences the Vogue Ball in self-love glory and speaks to the house mother who makes it a reality.
The Southport singer songwriter is back with an arcade’s worth of new material as well as new-found confidence
Tilly Louise's bubblegum pop shimmers in an affirmation of optimism
Love at first sound: Alright (okay) are hard to pin down – and even harder to ignore.
Andrew Neal takes to the pink hot seat to discuss inspirations, memories, venues and more.
Toxteth's wunderkind discusses growing up in L8, working with corporate giants and finding her feet.
Friends of Bido Lito! highlight the long players which have made their year.
Angie Woolfall offers a poetic celebration of community, solidarity and hope
The DJ and sports journalist investigates the poisoned chalice of nostalgia in his latest column.
Olive speaks to multi-disciplinary artist Kolade Ladipo about the intersectionality of queer expression and Black identity.
Author Jeff Young ruminates on a city’s wont to transcend reality.
As Where Are The Girl Bands? launch a new survey, Eve Machin talks about developing the city’s live music offer into a place for everyone.
Our latest curation of Merseyside's new releases is here to warm up your Autumn listening
Koj on three-headed beasts, mermaids and more
The noise band experimenting their own way through Liverpool's fledgling industrial scene
Crawlers on sleep paralysis, childhood ghost friends and more.
Amber Jay on Doctor Who, Area 51 and more
Natalie and The Monarchy on Babadook, lizards, and egging houses
Eyesore & The Jinx's Josh on Derek Acorah, superstitions and more
Episode one of a new series of podcasts looks at artists' use of field notes and recordings with Dialect and Elliot Hutchinson
Alfie Verity explores queer self-discovery, identity and community behind Eat Me's PE Edition cabaret
Following the city's offer of support for refugees, we reaffirm compassion and understanding going forwards.
Our regular round up of recent tracks most worthy of your ear drums
El Gray speaks to Louisa Roach about fighting the gamified system and reaffirming collective belonging
The rise of Remée looks set to continue with a community of musicians behind her.
Megan Walder catches up with the Scouse pop ambassador as she emerges from the other side of the Queensway Tunnel.
Sam Warren and Hannah Brown channel provincial frustrations and raw heartbreak into searing indie-rock.
Community bonds and a DIY passion pave the way for a Smithdown Road record shop’s new label venture.
Toxteth’s Bridge2 is a lesson in restoring hope, dignity and purpose for those fleeing violence abroad.
Christian iconography, politics, and folk storytelling bleed through El Misti’s spiritual outlook.
The Girls Don't Sync mainstay building a little army of female DJs
Taking inspiration from the supernatural and the unexplained produces Monomorte's distinctive sound
Fiona Lennon talks eclectic inspiration and musical experimentation
Finding inspiration within mundanity and crafting introspective tunes for rainy day road trips
A home baked fusion of synth-pop and alt-pop drives home Beansprowt's pixelated world
GIG | Saturday 30th October
Following the controversial docks dispersal order, Jeff Young assesses the ownership of our public spaces.
In her series on the city's queer communities, Mary Olive speaks with art facilitator, Bea, on welcoming spaces.
As fans return to the arenas of play, Mo Stewart explores the visceral interplay between music and sport.
As the key worker status wanes, Cath Holland reports back from the banalities of her work-from-home job
Paul Robinson's poetry punches through the ether of scientific realism
A new video series surveying the city's new and DIY venues which are keeping live music thriving
The future of the music industry lies in grassroots development structures, writes local artist Helen Maw.
Stores, Sophie Li, Dayzy, Kieo and more added to our weekly-updated Hot Pink!
OUTPUT Gallery is disrupting the antiquated norms of the art world – and elevating the city’s profile in its wake.
Abby Meysenburg is reimagining the city's live circuit with Bed and Breakfast promotions
Mining reality and truth with the trend bucking LIMF genre-hopper
With new music on the way, childhood sweethearts The Sway take to the pink hot seat
Stephen Cole feels the rhythm, and the rhyme, with a new series of projects from his north docklands base
Sam Turner beckons lockdown's communal spirit and mental health support to see us forward
Out there and ascending, Iona Fazer gets to grips with the vocal acrobat as he heads into a new era
The creative all-rounder refracts the sociopolitical zeitgeist through spoken word, gospel and rap
Orla Foster enters the chat with the pair who find ethereal coexistence in the virtual cosmos
Embracing a myriad of personas and alter egos, Natalie and The Monarchy find a voice in the vulnerability of power.
How well do we really know Liverpool?
OMD's Andy McCluskey talks Wirral origins, the importance of Eric's and a DIY approach
David Roskin enters band's vulnerable and steadfast world as they pick up the pieces ahead of live music’s return.
Thriving in experimentation and straddling the line between foolhardiness and look-again substance.
In our new series of chats where artists talk about their album releases, ALI HORN takes to the pink hot seat
A seeker of chaos and vulnerability amid the ordinary, Shannon Garner sits down with the Tarek Musa to discuss his latest solo project
The introspective storyteller finds truth in the present.
The rhythmic globetrotter emerges from a spectrum of emotion.
Starkey the Messenger's resolute salute to the necessity of protest in the pursuit of freedom
Jennifer John on the LCR Music Board's new Black Lives Matter Manifesto
In his departing editorial Elliot Ryder looks back at a turbulent but rewarding tenure.
On their new EP, SPINN loosen the roots to their established sound but continue to search for the light within the dark.
Orla Foster tracks the resilient journey of the singer-songwriter
El Gray explores culture's pivotal role in tackling the climate crisis
Bido Lito! Social headliners Monks talk AM collaborations and shedding their unassuming demeanour
Matthew Berks explores the life-saving work of Liverpool Football Therapy
Ahead of his final concerts, Stuart Miles O'Hara speaks to the conductor who transformed Merseyside's oldest musical institution.
Author James Corbett considers the sense of place among Liverpool’s patchwork social landscape.
A musical polymath handing out generous helpings of knowledge.
Finding their own feet and shaking off the female comparison.
Cath Holland speaks to artists to see where the lines of passion, creativity and work meet