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KEYCHANGE IS COMING

During this year’s Sound City, our Student Society team took a closer look at a sector-wide initiative aimed at bringing gender equality to our festivals within five years.

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SOUND CITY+

British Music Experience, Cunard Building 4/5/18
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ISSUE 89 EDITORIAL

Editor Christopher Torpey embraces the feeling of football fever that has gripped the region, and discusses how important it is to our collective psyche to let ourselves get swept up in sporting fairy tales.

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ART OF FOOTBALL

The World Cup is coming, and the greatest football festival in the world deserves the month-long celebration of the game’s vibrant culture that is coming to Liverpool this summer.

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JACQUI MCASSEY

A new wave of documenters are giving female football supporters visibility and a sense of belonging in football culture.

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BEACH SKULLS

The smoothest gang in town prepare for a Catalan adventure with the release of a fizzing new LP of hazy, heavy sunshine surf.

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TIME TO TALK

Suzi Gage looks at the shift in the music sector now viewing drug-taking more as a health rather than criminal issue

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ARTS CENTRAL

Julia Johnson takes us back to the Turner Prize-winning Granby 4 Streets project in the latest in her Arts Central series, looking at the lasting impact of art on a community.

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BONNACONS OF DOOM

Humanity’s deep-rooted fascination with nature and the rituals associated with its majesty are reflected back at us in the startling debut LP by this from this cloaked collective

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FESTIVAL CULTURES

Pulling on specific strands of our shared heritage, festivals such as Positive Vibration and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival give us the opportunity to focus on the finer details of our city’s rich cultural tapestry.

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DANSETTE: SUNSTACK JONES

Ahead of the release of their new LP, the dream-soaked group give us some insight into the records that influenced their new sound.

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TRACKY

Adidas Originals and retro pop stylings; welcome to the world of Tracky TV

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GEORGIA BLACK

London-born electronic soul artist fuses Portishead with Peggy Lee

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SOUND CITY 2018

Baltic Triangle 5/5/18
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ALEX CAMERON

Harvest Sun @ Arts Club 13/4/18
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LEKHFA

LAAF @ Kazimier Garden 24/4/18
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SHONEN KNIFE

Harvest Sun @ The Shipping Forecast 21/4/18
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DON BROCO

O2 Academy 28/4/18
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WRONG FESTIVAL

Invisible Wind Factory, North Shore Troubadour, Drop The Dumbulls 28/5/18
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DRENGE

EVOL @ Invisible Wind Factory 25/4/18
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ISSUE 89 FINAL SAY

“If you don’t want to be a consumer then don’t merely consume. If you have something you want to say then say it”

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