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13 September 2019

Music and More

Local Info, Student Life

One of the best things about Ormskirk is it’s handy travel links to Liverpool.

Merseyside is renowned for its musical heritage, from the Beatles to the La’s; the region has produced some great bands. That is a trend that continues even today, with plenty of up and coming acts making their mark on the scene.

Here are my five picks of who you should watch during your time at Edge Hill.


Indie four-piece, Spinn, certainly know how to put on a show.

From crowd surfing to drinking champagne on stage, this band know how to put on a show. Their debut album came out earlier this year, and includes a flourish of catchy songs. Spinn have sold out venues across Liverpool, and have got an upcoming O2 Academy show in the calendar.

With endless enigmatic tracks, the four-piece are certainly one of the most exciting acts currently on the scene.

The Night Café

The Night Café are currently leading the way on the Liverpool music scene.

Over the last three years the four piece have been growing bigger and bigger, working their way up the music ladder.

Last month the band released their long awaited debut album, 0151, and will play the Olympia in October. With Sound City headline slots also under their belt, the Night Café are certainly a band not to be missed.

Paris Youth Foundation

Paris Youth Foundation released their debut EP earlier this year, adding to the number of great singles they had previously released.

The band bring an incredible amount of energy with their brilliant tracks, with plenty of singalongs to enjoy. When playing live, the five-piece bring a great amount of power to their set.

With occasional Drake or Catfish and the Bottlemen covers also chucked into the mix, Paris Youth Foundation are certainly a band to see.

The Racket

Whilst the Racket may not be from Liverpool, they are certainly worth a watch.

The Widnes rockers certainly know how to fill a small venue, with a raucous sound. Lyrically the songs are spot on, with a picture of working class perfectly painted.

Every time the Racket play Liverpool they get the room bouncing. Their, next gig is at Phase One on the 21stSeptember.

Red Rum Club

Red Rum Club bring a unique set of sounds to the table.

It’s not often trumpets can be used with such success, but the Liverpool six-piece make them their own. They have sold out numerous shows over the last year, as well as getting big turn outs at festival appearances.  The band’s songs have a rousing feeling to them, creating a big and dramatic atmosphere.

Their next Liverpool show at the O2 Academy is already sold out, and not doubt the trend will continue.


By Amos Wynn

Hi, I’m Amos and I’m a third year sociology and politics student at Edge Hill University. I am a big sports and music fan, and spend most of my time writing about both subjects, either reporting on a match or reviewing a gig. After uni I hope to become a qualified journalist and continue doing more of the same. When I’m not writing, I am either just relaxing or going out. Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading my blogs as much as I enjoy writing them X.

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