Pip Blom plot Liverpool date, Cream launch Steel Yard as Sound City head to Korea

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Pip Blom play Liverpool

Pip Blom play Liverpool

A packed week of music news sees Tom Robinson, Dan Owen and more visit Liverpool, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley prepares for a Dinner Ladies takeover at the Wind Factory.

Pip Blom will play Liverpool’s Shipping Forecast as part of her UK and Ireland tour later this year.

The 22-year-old Amsterdam artist, who’s band take her name, release new EP Paycheck on Friday.

Attitude-lade, playful and with a knack for melody they’ve earned comparisons to Blur and Courtney Barnett.

In 2017, a series of hooky singles Pip uploaded to the internet hit over a million plays, bringing a sudden burst of overseas accolades.

In 2016 Pip released the double A-side 7” release Truth / Hours, the 3 track EP Are We There Yet and limited edition 7” Working On It.

She and her band will come to Liverpool on Saturday, November 24.

Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies

Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies

In other tour news, Pete Bentham and The Dinner Ladies will be playing a very special gig at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory to celebrate 10 years of Kitchencore.

They’ll be joined by The Crash MatsEastfield and Interrobang?!, who are fronted by the former Chumbawumba singer Dunstan Bruce. They are currently receiving rave reviews for the debut album.

On the night, there will be food served by actual Dinner Ladies and an evening of general Dinner Lady fun.

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The Dinner Ladies new album, their Best Of LP will be available for a special price at the launch.

IWFM Radio DJs Rob and Howard will be providing the tunes all night so you can stay out and dance long into the night after the bands.

Red Rum Club

Red Rum Club

In festival news, Sound City, have announced the lineup for a Korean event on October 4-8 in Seoul.

Sound City Korea will be showcasing six English acts this year, Alice’s Night CircusEyre LlewFalse AdvertisingHot Soles, Love Ssega and Liverpool’s Red Rum Club.

MD of Sound CityBecky Ayres said: “It’s a very exciting time for English and Korean music right now and Sound City are excited to be able to be part of bringing it to Korea’s incredible audiences.

“This is the fourth year of working with Zandari Festa and we’re very grateful to Arts Council England for their support in enabling English artists and industry to break into Korea, which is considered and proven to be the gateway to the rest of Asia.”

Cream Steel Yard - Bramley Moore Dock

Cream Steel Yard

Two dance music giants have teamed up to bring a special event to Liverpool’s Steel Yard on Saturday, December 8.

Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are bringing their Garden Of Madness concept to the 15,000 capacity superstucture as Tomorrowland and Creamfields join forces for one of the events of the year.

Both festivals have exploded in size and popularity in recent years, and the Belgian brothers are a big part of this meteoric rise. With a wealth of global hits and a non-stop touring schedule, it’s relentless work that has certainly paid off.

Meanwhile, legendary Yorkshire underground crew Vibracathedral Orchestra will bring their horizon wide collage of crackling drone, valve-blown noise and elemental free rock to Liverpool.

After nearly 25 years in the business of transportative collective improvisation through amplified strings, percussion, reeds and electronics, they’ll play The Bull on Dublin Street on Saturday, September 8.

Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League Carnival 1 Victoria Park East London 30 April 1978. Tom Robinson. Photo Credit: © Syd Shelton

Tom Robinson: by Syd Shelton

The legendary Tom Robinson will come to Liverpool as part of a UK tour celebrating 40 years of his classic debut LP, Power In The Darkness.

Robinson first became known in 1977 as a musician, LGBT activist and anti-racist campaigner with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) whose debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the landmark singles of the UK punk era.

Robinson will player Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Friday, October 19.

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In more tour news, Seamus Fogarty will play Liverpool’s Studio 2 as part of his UK and Ireland tour. The Irish artist released his second album, The Curious Hand last year, his first with new label Domino.

Finally, Dan Owen has announced a string of live dates for October and November, following the release of his debut album Stay Awake With Me on August 17. They include a date at Leaf on Thursday, October 4.

Our new track this week comes from Gecko Club.

The four-piece London outfit have just released their debut single, High Flyer earlier this month.

Surf pop guitar comes out of a mixing pot stewing to produce a debut album in the New Year.

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