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Six bands to look out for at Liverpool Calling

Liverpool Calling is back! After three long years since, we can’t wait for it to begin. Here are six must-see bands across the weekend.

Liverpool Calling 2018
Liverpool Calling returns on June 22nd to June 23rd.

We’re going to split this down the middle, three bands at Liverpool Calling you need to see on Friday and three bands you need to see on Saturday. Not should, not maybe. You need to see at Liverpool Calling 2018.

Day One: Friday June 22nd

Avalanche Party

Avalanche Party
Avalanche Party play in Studio 2 on Friday at 8pm

Why?: Gaining attention from all over the country, Avalanche Party’s sound is intense, thrilling and aggressive. Soaring riffs, sleek bass lines and pounding drums. If you’re feeling a mid-fest slump, they’re going to blow that weariness away. They’re a band who come to make noise, a statement and leave making you want so much more. Get excited to hear ‘Solid Gold’ and ‘Revolution’.

Where: Studio 2 on Parr Street

When: 8:30pm

Life At The Arcade

Life At The Arcade
Life At The Arcade play in Phase One at 9:15pm

Why?: Glittering indie-pop/rock that are going to make the hairs on your arms stand up. With uplifting melodies and beats that’ll make you want to bounce along too, Life At The Arcade are an exciting band that’ll warm your heart. They perform with their heart on their sleeves and with songs like ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Obsessed’, you won’t be disappointed with the local lads.

Where: Phase One

When: 9:15pm

Takotsubo Men

Takotsubo Men
Takotsubo Men play in Studio 2 at 10pm

Why?: A bit grunge, a bit rock, pure adrenaline rush. Heavy guitar riffs, tension building drums and while there’s an intensity to their songs, they’re just so much fun to thrash around too. They don’t mess around, Takotsubo Men are a band that’ll hit you with a high tempo and rock that’ll keep you on edge and wanting more. Not a bad way to gear you up for the headliner you choose to see.

Where: Studio 2 on Parr Street

When: 10pm

Check out the stage times in full for Friday below:

Liverpool Calling Friday 21st June
Friday stage times for Liverpool Calling

Day Two: Saturday June 23rd

Emily Capell

Emily Capell
Emily Capell plays in The Observatory at Constellations on Saturday at 5:50pm

Why?: The north-west Londoner comes to Liverpool singing about life today but with a sound from the 60s. A voice that’ll turn heads, she sings about love, life and living in the big smoke. What’s an added bonus is the ska/jazzy sound when she sings with her band backing her, bouncing bass, uplifting trumpets and plenty of opportunities to get up and dance with the other half.

Where: The Observatory (Constellations)

When: 5:50pm

SHEAFS

SHEAFS
SHEAFS play in Brick Lane on Saturday at 10pm

Why?: Fast riffs, hard-hitting messages to their songs and just overall quality rock. One of Sheffield’s finest, they emit an infectious sound that riles you up like during ‘Mind Pollution’. Whirlwind melodies that are driven by thrilling guitars and latest single ‘Shock Machine’ instilled assurance that SHEAFS are a band destined for big things. Catch them on Saturday, they’re guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

Where: Brick Street

When: 10pm

The Wytches

The Wytches
The Wytches play in Constellations on Saturday at 8:40pm

Why?: These moody lads are going to set you up for Pulled Apart By Horses in the best way possible. Echoing hooks and quality beats one moment and brooding and rumbling melodies the next. They’re a band that can be psychedelic and thrilling. Be prepared to get sucked in when ‘Fragile Male’ begins.

Where: Constellations

When: 8:40pm

Check out the stage times in full for Saturday below:

Saturday stage times for Liverpool Calling
Saturday stage times for Liverpool Calling

Liverpool Calling kicks off at 5pm in Phase One when High Rips get things under way. It’s been a long wait but it’s back and it’s bigger and better, if you haven’t got a ticket yet, head over to Skiddle and get your ticket now!

Liverpool Calling 2018 2nd wave poster

If on the day, get to Phase One on Friday. If you can’t then catch the thrilling line up of day two and get your ticket from Constellations.

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