Sound City announce showcases from NZ Music, Music Export Latvia, Breakout West, Sounds Australia, SESAC

NZ Music


New Zealand returns to Liverpool with a treat of new sounds from a far away land, melodic, neurotic, melancholic indie rock act Luckless, the soul-filled mesmerising melodies of Louis Baker to the exquisitely crafted pop rock tunes from Jesse Sheehan, the New Zealand acts are sure to prick your ears up.


Outward Sound the New Zealand Music Commission’s export program has been set up to provide assistance for market development initiatives and to encourage the entry of New Zealand music and musicians into global markets. The New Zealand Music Commission supports the growth of music from New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.


New Zealand Music Export Present:

Friday 22nd May, Kraken Stage, 8-10.30pm

Jesse Sheehan
Louis Baker
Jesse Will


Music Export Latvia


Sound City are delighted to welcome Music Export Latvia to the festival and conference for their first ever showcase in the North of England. 

Showcasing an amazing line up of gorgeous pop melodies from Carnival Youth, dark brooding electro from Triana Park and the triumphant energetic music of the Sound Poets, we’re really excited to see their showcase.


Music Export Latvia Present:

Friday 22nd May, Kraken Stage, 5.30 - 8 pm

Carnival Youth
Triana Park
Sound Poets


Breakout West


How do you define western Canadian music? Just under a thousand kilometres stretching across three provinces. Manitoba hip hop artist’s The Lytics consciously set out to make music people can both relate and move to. For them music has never been about empty boasts and bravado. Saskatchewan features The Young Benjamins who seen their brand of indie-folk, which mixes violin flourishes and robust vocals with dashes of math-rock rhythms, that has been catchy enough to captivate even the most discerning crowds, also Close Talker who was widely raved about for its edgy vocals and gentle piano lines and orchestral ambition. Alberta’s Fist City both musical and spiritual, then sends them into overdrive. Guitars chime like bells or shred like buzzsaws, while the rhythms hit harder than ever before, and 36? Part pop, part art-rock, part psych-jazz, it’s accessible while still being somewhat insane. That is how you define Canadian Prairie Music. A showcase not to be missed!


Breakout West Present

Friday 22nd May, Cavern Stage, 7 – 10.30 pm

Fist City
Close Talker
Young Benjamins
The Lytics
Leaf Rapids


Sounds Australia


What can we say, Sound City would not be the same without our annual invasion of Australian artists who every year are the most represented of any nation outside the UK at the festival.  Aussie artists who have played over the years include Pond, Jagwar Ma, DZ Deathrays, The Temper Trap, The John Steel Singers, Kid Mac, Cloud Control, The Jezebels, Jackson Firebird, Sieta, Dune Rats, Kid Mac, Deep Sea Arcade, Echo and the Empress, Delta Riggs, Mama Kin, Jeremy Neale, The Creases, Money For Rope, Hermitude. 


We’re excited about this year’s explosion of artists from Australia at the annual and well loved Aussie BBQ


Sounds Australia Present… The Aussie BBQ

Saturday 23rd May, Kraken Stage, 12 – 7pm

Sun God Replica
Service Bells
The Coopers
Holy Holy
Hein Cooper




SESAC is a US performing right organisation with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami and London.  With an international reach and a repertory that spans virtually every genre of music, SESAC is the most innovative and technologically adept of the nation’s performing rights organisations.


SESAC offers a range of benefits, including guaranteed payment for all live performances, whether our writers are direct affiliates or we represent them via their local society, and paying a quarter earlier over our competitors! Also our affiliates now receive monthly radio royalty payments – unique to the PRO business – just a quarter after broadcast.


Proud to be representing acts and writers including:

UK: Mumford & Sons, Alt -j, Charli XCX and Jimmy Napes.
US: Bob Dylan, Rush, Nirvana and Neil Diamond.


Dedicated to finding the best of new music.
Contact: John Sweeney;


Come see us at 8 - 11pm on the Kraken Stage on Saturday 23rd May 2015

Spring King
Black Honey 
People The Poet



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