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Liverpool Music Week 2007 - New Additions & Line-Up Information

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on October 22, 2007

With only 7 weeks to go until the UK’s biggest indoor winter music event returns to Liverpool, more acts have been confirmed for this years 11 day Liverpool Music Week festival.   A peppering of smaller ticketed shows will feature at 4 of Liverpool’s main city centre venues amongst the huge free agenda which will be announced in the next couple of weeks.



The festival has managed to snare a live performance from the Grammy nominated ‘Clinic’. This will be the alternative band’s first headline performance in Liverpool for many years.   The four piece who are currently on tour supporting Arcade Fire are a band like no other, and noted for their fast-paced, eclectic, distinguished sound which can be recognised by their prominent use of vintage keyboards/organs and peculiar off-scale chord progressions.   Despite being a band that is renowned for shirking the music industry limelight, they captivated audiences during their Beatlesque performance on America’s David Letterman Show.  The band will be performing at Zanzibar on the opening weekend of the festival.



Electronic music lovers will be clapping their hands in glee with the unveiling of Korova’s headline artists. Chromeo, David E Sugar, The Ting Tings and Crystal Castles all play live during the week which sees the venue’s main club night Evol’s 4th Birthday. Also just confirmed is Kissy Sell Out - an inspirational act that has emerged from the MySpace generation of cool nerds and sonic visionaries and performs everything from Klaxons acid-indie disco through to Justice’s ultra modern electro.



For those of us who love soul and funk, Quantic are a band you don’t want to miss.  Will Holland aka Quantic has catapulted himself to the top of the scene in a very short time, you may have heard his sounds under his original Quantic Moniker or under the live rocking funk soul heaviness of the Quantic Soul Orchestra…either way you can spot a Quantic production a mile off.   His talent has seen him work with some of the finest names around.  Remixing Charlie Parker and Breakestra, collaborating with Sharon Jones and Mr Scruff, sharing a live stage with De La Soul, to producing and writing with Spanky Wilson.   A firm fixture at some of the UK’s hottest festivals including Glastonbury and the Big Chill, he is a young talent that is admired by producers, vocalists and musicians of all ages.  Pour yourself a moquito, kick back and prepare to be entertained.  Quantic will be performing at Magnet’s Gold in the Shade night on Saturday 8th December



Also performing will be Dan Deacon, the Maryland based electronic music composer is one act not to be missed, emerging from the Baltimore music scene the term ‘Experimental’ doesn’t even begin to describe Deacon’s unique niche of music style.  This sound smith manipulates electronic frequencies to create a maelstrom of noise that can be considered both musical and story like.  In fact the spectacle of his energetic and eccentric live shows are a must see in themselves.  Dan will be performing at Barfly on Thursday 6th December.



These new additions to the line up will be joining the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Madness, Hard Fi, The Chemical Brothers, Pendulum, Good Shoes, New Young Pony Club, The Bees, Simian Mobile Disco, Candie Payne, The Rascals, The Suzukis, The Tigerpicks + many more who have already been announced for this years Liverpool Music Week.



LMW Founder Mike Deane Comments:   "Liverpool Music Week works closely with the best local promoters to ensure the most diverse and best agenda possible for the inner city festival.  Alternative promoters Class A Audio have pulled a gem in Clinic's first Liverpool show for years, Evol has had a stunning year, and made Korova one of the most prestigious venues for new bands, while Gold in the Shade continues to carve its own niche at the Magnet and provides a quality night of funk and afrobeat. Dan Deacon is new, alternative and very fresh, and a great booking by Barfly for LMW. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the city centre shows, and we will be announcing the full line-up including all the free shows next week..."



All of the above events will be ticketed, and details will be released when the full line-up of the inner city festival is announced in the next couple of weeks including the cream of Liverpool's live music scene across 15 city centre venues.



Liverpool Music Week is a musical festival for all ages, Under 14’s attending Aintree Pavilion events must be accompanied by an Adult.   Carling Academy Events are open to Over 14’s (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult), excluding Pendulum Live which is an Over 18’s event.  All events are standing.



Tickets are on sale for the following events:-



Kaiser Chiefs + support


Friday 7th December


Aintree Pavilion / £25+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / / Standing event / 7pm-11pm (Doors 6.30pm)



Hard-Fi + support


Thursday 6th December / On Sale


Aintree Pavilion / £22.50+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / / Standing event / 7pm – 11pm (Doors 6.30pm)



Madness / The Bees


Saturday 8th December  / On Sale


Aintree Pavilion / £29.50+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / / Standing event  / 7pm – 11pm (Doors 6.30pm)



The Chemical Brothers / Simian Mobile Disco (Live)


Sunday 9th December / On Sale


Aintree Pavilion / £22.50+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / /  Standing event / 7pm – 11pm (Doors 6.00pm)



Pendulum Live with support from DJ’s:  Hype / Dillinja / The Breakfastaz / MC Tonn Piper


Saturday 1st December / On Sale


Liverpool Carling Academy, £15+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / / 9pm-2am (Over 18’s only)



New Young Pony Club + support


Thursday 29th November / (Over 14’s) / On Sale


Carling Academy Liverpool / £12:50+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / /  Standing event / 7pm – 11pm



Good Shoes / Hot Club De Paris / Go Faster / John Kennedy


Friday 30th November (Over 14’s) / On Sale


Carling Academy Liverpool, £8.50+BF / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / / Standing event / 7pm – 11pm



James Yorkston


Monday 3rd December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



The Rascals / The Suzukis


Monday 3rd December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



Dan le Sac v Scroobius Pip


Wednesday 5th December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



Friendly Fires / Tiger Picks


Thursday 6th December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



Lightspeed Champion


Friday 7th December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



Candie Payne + More To Add


Sunday 9th December


Venue TBA, Entry Free



This year’s line up includes:-



Kaiser Chiefs






The Chemical Brothers




Good Shoes


The Bees


Simian Mobile Disco (Live)


Lightspeed Champion


New Young Pony Club


Candie Payne


The Rascals


James Yorkston


Friendly Fires


Dan le Sac v Scroobius Pip



More acts to be announced over the coming weeks.



Events will be staged in the following venues:-


Aintree Pavillion / Bumper / Philarmonic Hall / Carling Academy / Nation / Zanzibar / The Metropolitan / Korova /

Parr Street
Studios / Magnet / Barfly / Static Gallery / Bar Hannah / Bar Fresa / FACT / Dragon / Cotton Club / Café Latte / Tabac






Liverpool Music Week is a combination of ticketed and free events. 


This year a total of 10 ticketed shows will be staged featuring some of the UK’s biggest artistes.  



All Carling Academy Events are Over 14’s only (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)



All Aintree Pavillion Events are open to all ages but under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult



All events are standing events



“Best Fest”


NME, November 2006  



"An extraordinary event"


The Times



"Liverpool Music Week continues its amazing growth into a truly national festival. The list of artists can only add to its credibility as a key event on the music calender"


Steve Levy, Director of Global Marketing, BMG Publishing International



"Liverpool Music Week Festival is fast becoming a national music event...collaborations alone confirm LMW has become a significant player in the music calendar"


Jazz FM News



"Festival of the Week"   





"Occurring at more clubs and theatres than ever before, LMW's series of not-to-be missed concerts is something the city should feel justly proud of"


Guardian Guide



"One of my favourite gigs of recent times. This is an event that Liverpool has been craving for years"


 Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen