The whirlwind that is Liverpool Sound City 2010 took off like a Popeye Doyle car chase last night as the music unfolded at breakneck speed.
If it continues to corner at this speed I’m not sure we’ll survive intact as pulses across Liverpool were raised to outrageous levels.
To give you a flavour of what went down in these ears, we were treated to an opening salvo from Liverpool’s own Dire Wolfe who mixed outrageous time signatures and an aggression which made the foundations of the Masque tremble before Barcelona’s Mujeres brought a Gothic Quarter twang to the Jacaranda.
Voo flipped-popped the MelloMello while Wax Fang repeated their All Tomorrow’s Parties festival fandago with a guitar routine straight out of planet Jupiter. You really had to see that one.
Ideally suited the Jac’s underground charms, Barcelona’s Mujeres played a blinder of scuzzy, Black Lips-style rock and roll.
Archie Bronson Outfit mixed the exotic, rampaging and a fine line in exotic clothing in the Kazimier, Denmark’s Oh No Ono twisted their chops round Tomorrow Never Knows while Paloma Faith dazzled with a camped-up palava that saw audience member Andy invited on stage for some late-night wooing which had the Philharmonic in raptures.
Phew… This is only day one.
Stay tuned to Getintothis throghout the day for more updates and pictures.
Pictures by Mark McNulty.