Liverpool Sound City 2014: RATKING, Embers, Death At Sea, All We Are, Bernard + Edith, Jennifer Vaudrey: Heebie Jeebies, Cathedral, Duke Street Garage


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Liverpool’s All We Are are one of many highs on a frenetic final day at Liverpool Sound City 2014, Getintothis’ Josh Gorman rounds up the action.

Day Three at Sound City means a lot of sore heads and weary legs for the final day of this year’s festival.
First up was Jennifer Vaudrey in Heebie Jeebies basement. This was my first journey into the basement during the day – and without being intoxicated. Vaudrey‘s ethereal harmonies and captivating melodies were the order of the day as her music provided the perfect tonic to a two day hangover.
Next up were Manchester duo Bernard + Edith. They’ve received a lot of love on the blogosphere since the recent release of their poppy EP and their set showed why. Their beautiful, haunting vocals with intricate drum machine and synth loops see them set as a band to watch over the coming year.
Next was a most anticipated performance, having loved their singles Almost Good and Feel Safe over the last year. All We Are‘s performance didn’t disappoint.
In the perfect setting of the Liverpool Cathedral the three piece shone. In many ways they represent the sort of band the above mentioned Bernard + Edith could become if they continue to mould their sound. We can’t wait to hear what All We Are come out with next. After this live show it seems they have a lot to choose from.
Embers brought a huge sound to the Duke Street Garage. With hints of Arcade Fire and The National, this is a band that could be huge. Sadly they’re still lacking some killer songs to go with the grandeur.
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RATKING live in the Kazimier
The homecoming show of Death At Sea is where we headed next. After a year away writing an album with Chris Wolstenholme of Muse the slacker rock four piece sounded great in front of a packed crowd. New album tracks were darker than previous single Drag but no less catchy.
Last up was New York’s RATKING. They swept through a furious live set. Reminiscent of Wu Tang Clan and early UK grime acts a la Dizzee Rascal‘s Boy in da Corner. Not usually something we would watch live but an enjoyable performance.
Further reading on Getintothis
Liverpool Sound City 2014 Review: Day One Round Up.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Top 10 Merseyside bands to watch
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Top 10 international bands to watch.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Top 10 UK bands to watch.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Getintothis‘ guide to the venues.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Things to do off the beaten track.
* John Cale – the grit in the oyster that shaped the sound we worship today.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Revo‘s routeplanner – the insider’s guide.
*Liverpool Sound City 2014: Getintothis presents Jon Hopkins and stellar Merseyside show at Nation.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Fringe events and John Peel World Cup revealed.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: The Hold Steady ready to bear their teeth.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014 – a Getintothis festival playlist.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014 add The Kooks to festival bill.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: He used to come round wearing make up and strange Japanese Kimono clothing – David Pichilingi.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: Jon Hopkins, Albert Hammond Jnr, Drenge and more for May festival.
* Liverpool Sound City 2014 announce headliners Kodaline plus Gruff Rhys and Fuck Buttons for May festival
* Liverpool Sound City 2014: John Cale and Thurston Moore head up Conference speakers
* Liverpool Sound City 2014 reveal football, music and style themes
* Liverpool Sound City 2013: Top 10 bands and review round up of the festival