Niloo Sharifi delves deep into the open source identity that gives Podge’s music such soaring liberation.
The grassroots black arts festival provides a vital platform for a range of work created by people who have been marginalised for their race or ethnicity
The Open Door Centre and Merseyrail Sound Station team up with local musicians for BBC Music Day.
Every issue of Bido Lito! is a celebration of those who bite the apple of life without peeling it - the absurdist wager must go on!
Ahead of the release his latest EP, Niloo Sharifi meets the man behind the bedroom pop wizardry and throwback childhood photos.
Niloo Sharifi catches up with internationally renowned artists to get their perspective on the future (and past) of cultural identity.
With greater visibility and acceptance around non-traditional gender roles comes greater risk; we speak to Lucia Blake about her mission to educate.
Tyler Mensah is an artist shedding light on the struggles of suburban life via deft electronic soul.
Inspired by the art and music of the Japanese underground, this fearless artist is showing the rest of Merseyside the way
Beija Flo meets trilingual maverick Gwenno, who is leading Sound City’s five-day creative residency Both Sides Now
Niloo Sharifi spends a week in the company of the Liverpool rapper during his residency in Rotterdam with Metal.
Features Editor Niloo Sharifi considers Liverpool's position as a bastion of political and cultural independence
Before the Toxteth audiomancer’s finger drops on the delete button and wipes the slate clean, get on board for the year of the Bulletproof Wizard
Designer Clara Cicely decodes the mythic pull of the capital, which draws creatives seeking their fortune away from our city, and into its misty folds.
The "secret Lowry" who documented everyday life in Warrington over hundreds of paintings
Niloo Sharifi’s ode to L8 explores how the area is now the envy of top-down civic regeneration schemes the world over.
The indie jazz super-group may be new on the scene, but they are by no means newbies, coming together in an effervescent commingling of talent.
An instant classic, Yawn is the fourth LP by Bill Ryder-Jones – a lush, disarming album that finds the Bard of West Kirby in the form of his life.
We spend an afternoon with a rising star whose choice releases have already established her as an intriguing presence
In her first Editorial, Features Editor Niloo Sharifi tries to overcome the cynicism of the content industry
Since its inception in 2015, monthly queer disco Sonic Yootha have been the words on everyone’s lips
Drugs and Scouse fashion. Niloo Sharifi broaches the topic to find out whether the city feels itself guilty of drug-induced fashion solipsism.
One of the city’s most underrated sound designers, YANK SCALLY’s experimental pop is a result of a joyous musical obsession that’s as inspiring as it is uplifting.