Event Preview: Liverpool Calling
Liverpool Calling will take place on Friday 22nd June and Saturday 23rd June 2018 and will feature bands at various venues including Studio 2, Maguire’s Pizza Bar, The Observatory and Constellations throughout the 2 days.
The line up across the weekend sees a plethora of bands take to the stages, with the festival boasting a somewhat impressive bill.
Here are some of our recommendations for bands to check out over the 2 days.
Fresh from tour, Blackpool natives Strange Bones are set to take the Liverpool Calling stage by storm. Influenced by the likes of The Cramps, the trio’s feral live shows are a sight to behold. With festivals galore and their first stint of tour dates in Germany this year. Catch them before it’s too late.
‘The best live band in the UK right now’ is an accurate description that has become synonymous with Avalanche Party in recent months. And rightly so, their shows are hard to describe and for all the right reasons. The band have already had a stellar 2018 which has included signing to Primary Talent International’s roster, as well as a successful tour with promoter ‘This Feeling’. The band have a busy summer ahead including tour dates in Germany and spots at a number of festivals including The Isle of Wight, 2000 Trees, Humber Street Sesh and Electric Fields.
Hailing from the outskirts of East London, False Heads is a “Snot Pop” band comprising of Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott and Barney Nash and they’ve had a busy time since forming in 2016. Quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the punk rock genre, the band have managed to support The Libertines on tour, as well as gaining the attention of rock legend Iggy Pop. With a UK tour in September and October, as well as dates in Europe, 2018 looks to be incredibly busy for the band.
Pulled Apart By Horses
Pulled Apart by Horses have a pretty impressive list of accomplishments under their belt, including their most recent album ‘The Haze’ which charted at number 12, and received critical acclaim from the likes of Q Magazine and Kerrang. The band have worked with renowned producer Gil Norton (who has worked with the likes of the Foo Fighters & Pixies) as well as supporting a number of bands including Biffy Clyro, Foals and Muse. The Leeds based band have firmly cemented their place as one of the the top bands in the Indie Rock scene and are definitely a must see addition to Saturday’s Liverpool Calling.
The Old Pink House
Cosmic Pop quartet The Old Pink House are gearing up for the release of their debut EP later this year. Fresh from the release of 2nd single ‘Jaded’, the boys have had a pretty impressive start to 2018 already, which has included supporting Little Comets at The O2 Academy, Newcastle. With upcoming slots at Evolution Emerging 2018 and a headline show at The Cluny in August 2018. It’s no surprise The Old Pink House have been added to this year’s festival line Up.
Sheafs are a band brimming with attitude and blistering guitar riffs. Their track ‘This Is Not a Protest’ has become somewhat of an anthem for their live shows and it is easy to see why. Their live performances are incredibly enjoyable to watch and somewhat energetic to say the least. Festival season has already seen the band secure slots at Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival and Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering as well as other upcoming festivals such as the BBC Introducing stage at Y Not Festival and Rize Festival in Chelmsford.
Tickets for Liverpool Calling are priced at £20 and are available from Skiddle.