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You'll Be Seeing Orange at Liverpool Sound City this Weekend

Published: Tue May 15, 2012  News Feed

Heading to Liverpool Sound City this weekend to watch some of your favourite bands?

Orange Amplifiers are equipping Liverpool Sound City Festival with a backline at some of their key venues, where artists such as Death In Vegas, The Temper Trap, and Django Django will be performing over the three-day event.

This year's festival will feature 360 bands and artists in venues across the city. A multitude of various artists and a diverse range of styles and sounds will make up the 360 band line-up performing in venues across the city this weekend. We can expect to catch a great musical assortment comprising of some indie rock, electronic, a little funk, a sprinkle of soul and much more. You'll need to purchase yourself a wristband for access to all the events - there's no reason to miss out!

On another note, Dolphin Music will be exhibiting some of the year's most-wanted gear with our friends at Yamaha, Avid, Native Instruments, and Steinberg. You can read more about the Sound City Expo here.

Orange will be providing venues Leaf, The Shipping Forecast, The Kazimier, The Liverpool Academy of Arts, Red Bull Garage, and Epstein Theatre with some of their finest, British made gear. Including the AD200H Bass head, OBC115 bass speaker enclosure, AD30TC Amp combo, Rockerverb 50 MKII Combo and Thunder 30 Watt Guitar Combos, to provide the venues with classic Orange sound, style and rugged construction.

Here are some of our highlights over the three days at Orange venues:

Leaf - Last.fm presents

Fossil Collective - Thurs @ 23:00

Recently signed with Dirty Hit records, the Leeds duo is made up of multi-instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. Their five track EP, “Let It Go” will be released on June 11th 2012, you're sure to hear some of the tracks at their Sound City gig.

Hot Panda - Friday @ 21:00

The Canadian group will be stopping off at Sound City as part of their first UK tour dates. Listen out to some new tracks, and their great track, 'Evil Nature'

Sweet Lights - Saturday @ 22:00

Their latest record has achieved a 4/5 from MOJO and 8/10 from Uncut. The former main man of The Capitol Years has a great new project, which is drawing in loads of attention. The sparkling guitars and wispy vocals along with angular edges make Sweet Lights a great listen.

Shipping Forecast

The Heartbreaks - Thursday @ 23:00

The Lancashire indie-pop band have supported the likes of Hurts, Jack Penate, The View, Carl Barat, and are set to support Morrisey this summer. The Heartbreaks play some classic indie-pop tunes to get you ready for the summer.

The Lake Poets - Friday @ 21:00

Singer/songwriter Martin Longstaffs honest and hauntingly emotive blend of acoustic indie and folk has been stunning audiences throughout the UK. You'll have seen The Lake Poets before, sharing stages with the likes of Willy Mason, Ben Howard and The Futureheads.

Fixers - Saturday @ 22:00

Providing you with a set full of psychedelic pop, the Oxford five-piece are signed to Mercury Records and have been compared to the likes of Animal Collective and MGMT.


Death in Vegas - Thurs @ 23.15

One of the most exciting acts in the UK at the minute fusing electro, dub, rock psychedelia and capturing the mainstream listeners, Richard Fearless' gig at Sound City is one of the most anticipated. We hope to hear some old classics from 1997's first Death in Vegas album, 'Dead Elvis'.

Eugene McGuinness - Fri @ 22:00

He's anthemic, soulful, and experimental and has worked with producers Clive Langer (Elvis Costello, Morrisey, Nadness) and Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Santigold), which shine through his tracks. His latest single, Shotgun is fresh and catchy.

Ghost Poet - Sat @ 23:00

British singer and producer, Obara Ejimiwe is a Mercury Prize nominee and The Guardian's “New Band of the Day”. His second album is to be released this year, and we think after his successful support tours with Metronomy and Jamie Woon, and festival Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival performances, his set in the Kazimier is one to watch.

Liverpool Academy of Arts

Slow Club - Thurs @ 22:30

Known for using glass bottles and chairs for percussion, Slow Club probably won't be spending any money with us here at Dolphin Music, but we still enjoy their folk-orientated sound.

The Temper Trap - Friday @ 22:15

The Temper Trap are an Australian indie rock, made up of Dougy Mandagi (Vocals), Jonathan Aherne (Bass), Toby Dundas (drums), Lorenzo Silllitto (lead guitar), Joseph Greer (keys & guitar). Better known for their synthy-pop tunes, and chart topping single and soundtrack favourite, “Sweet Disposition”.

Space - Sat @ 23:00

Playing their home town, the 1990s indie rock band are best known for their single and Cold Feet theme tune, “Female of the Species”. With inspiration drawing from The Kinks and The Who, if you've never seen these guys live, nows your chance!

Red Bull Garage

Django Django - Thursday @ 23.30

The psychedelic quartet Django Django, have been quite a topic of conversation in the Dolphin office this year. Do we like them, don't we? Whatever your opinion, you can't deny that these guys aren't making an impact on the 2012 music scene. Though they only reached #33 on the UK album chart, The Guardian has awarded their debut album with 5/5 whilst NME rated the album 8 out of 10.

Wet Nuns - Friday @ 20:00

Signed to Rough Trade, WetNuns are a Blues-punk band from Yorkshire. They describe themselves as a “band who makes middle-of-the-road dad rock songs about mainly women or death, or women AND death.” Worth a listen!

Tea Street Band - Saturday @ 00:00

What happens when one of the cities best rock'n'roll outfits falls in love with pads and synths.


Epstein Theatre

Stephen Langstaff - Thursday @ 22:00

Another local singer/songwriter making it on the Sound City bill that has been dubbed as “the voice of an angel with the power of a Tsunami (glasswerk.co.uk)

Thomas J Speight - Fri @ 20:00

He's a sweet and wistful folk-inflected singer songwriter, stealing hearts with his melodic, folky offerings and Sir Paul McCartney wouldn't change a thing. Thomas J Speight has shared the stage with the likes of Joshua Radin, Mumford & Sons and Slow Club.

James Vincent McMorrow / Dan Croll - Sat from 9pm

We couldn't choose between the bands playing at the Epstein Theatre on Saturday, so here's our fave two. Dan Crolls single “Home” is in Q Magazines essential downloads for 2012, and his debut album is shaping up to be a greatly anticipated record of the year. Croll is thrilled to be sharing the stage with Irish folk singer/songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow, and we're thrilled they'll be playing on the same night in a great venue!


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