London indie types Yuck are amongst the latest additions to the line up for this year’s Liverpool Sound City.
Spread across the entire city, Liverpool Sound City is a massive undertaking. The event uses more than thirty venues with up to four hundred band set to descend on the massive three day festival.
The line up is still being added to, with organisers confirming a host of new additions. London four piece Yuck are set to play the event, with their debut album now nestling on record players across the country.
Sure, it’s easy to spot their influences – Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub, J Mascis – but Yuck have a sense of fun which is contagious. Add to that a shrewd songwriting eye and the band have become instant cult favourites.
Formed from the ashes of Cajun Dance Party, Yuck have been around the block and they are barely into their 20s. Set to perform at Liverpool Sound City, the band will draw on their acclaimed debut album.
Elsewhere, one time Beta Band leader Steve Mason is set to perform. A true cult icon, the Scottish songwriter has specialised in tender psych-pop for more than a decade. Battling record labels and mental illness along the way, the singer returned with a spellbinding solo album last year.
The bill has been massively expanded, with Nashville newcomers Mona amongst those set to play. London math rock troupe Three Trapped Tigers are due to perform at the showcase event, with hardcore troubadour Frank Turner and indie pop types Veronica Falls appearing on a disparate bill.
Further announcements on the bill are expected to be made closer to the event, which is also set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Merseybeat newspaper.
Liverpool Sound City takes place between May 19th – 21st.