Isobel Campbell to play Philharmonic, Liverpool venues up for Skiddle awards, new Bonnacons of Doom EP


Isobel Campbell to play Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music Room

War Child have announced the lineup for their mental health discussion as The Peach Fuzz head for Phase One, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley with this week’s news roundup.

Isobel Campbell will play an intimate Liverpool date as part of her UK and Europe tour next year.

In 2020, Campbell will return with her latest album There Is No Other, which will be released on January 31 on Cooking Vinyl.

“One word I had in mind for this record was ‘psychedelic’, Campbell says: “A dreamy, otherworldly feel.”

Following the release, Campbell will head on a tour of the UK and Europe, and will play the Music Room at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Monday, 3 February.

Elsewhere in gigs this week, EVOL have announced a big home headline for Skeleton Key RecordsThe Peach Fuzz.

Support comes from Saytr Play and Cascaders at Phase One on Friday, October 18.

War Child Mental Health and the Music Industry

War Child have today announced the full line-up of speakers, curators and panellists for their day of discussion amnd conversation about mental health and the music industry, taking place in EartH’s Kitchen on Wednesday, 4 September.

Alongside incredible artists including Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem), Laurie Vincent (Slaves) and Lily Somerville & Megan Markwick (IDER), the day will see top figures from across the industry coming together to discuss the topic.

In other news this week, a number of Liverpool venues have been nominated for awards in the Skiddle 18th birthday awards.

24 Kitchen Street in the city’s Baltic Triangle has been nominated for the best club venue award, alongside Glasgow’s Sub Club and Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse amongst others.

The venue has also been commended for it’s ‘rib-rattling sound system’.

Creamfields © Geoffrey Hubbel

Meanwhile, Creamfields has been nominated as the best large festival, with Liverpool Disco Festival picking up a nomination for the small festival accolade.

The Kazimier and Bombed Out Church have both been selected for nominations for the best unique venue, while Phase One have been picked as one of the best venues in the UK for new music.

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Finally, promoter I Love Live Events are looking for support bands for a set of gigs later this year.

The gigs are: Spector at Phase One (November 1), Larkins at Zanzibar (October 14), JAWSHangar 34 (21 November), Kyle Falconer at Phase One (December 1).

Liverpool collective Bonnacons of Doom have returned this week with their first new music since 2018’s critically acclaimed debut album.

This new four-track EP features a brand new composition called Esus and three incredible remixes of songs taken from their debut album.

heading out for some shows in support of the EP:

30 August Manchester Manchester Psych Festival
17 September Huddersfield The Parish
18 September London The Lexington
19 September Brussels Magasin 4
20-21 September Berlin Sneaky Snake Festival