Sound City poster

Edge Hill University’s very own record label, The Label Recordings, will host a night of music as part of Liverpool Sound City Festival at the Kazimier Gardens on Friday 2nd May.

The showcase will feature bands signed to The Label, Hooton Tennis Club and The Inkhearts, as well as bands chosen by students who volunteer as music talent scouts, Beach Skulls and Seafaring Creatures.

Sound City is one of the largest events to take place in an urban environment and every year it takes over Liverpool’s top venues, sprawling across the city as well as creating its own spaces in abandoned garages and churches to host live performances from over 360 artists.

Students will be involved in filming and photographing the event as well as with the general running of the day, reviewing bands and writing the copy for a magazine which will be distributed to 3,500 people attending the Sound City Conference

Since The Label was set up by Edge Hill in November 2013, students from a variety of degree disciplines have been involved across all areas, including shooting the official music video for The Inkhearts’ debut single Keeping Up. Both of The Label’s debut releases have been received well in the music media and have even received airplay on BBC Radio 2.

Janice Long, a former Top of the Pops presenter, spoke about The Label on her Radio 2 show saying

“This is a really interesting idea. It’s a label called The Label, a new university run record label set up at Edge Hill University and it really gives people who make music a chance to experience the whole music industry.”

Marketing and Advertising student Mark Hancock designed the promotional poster for the event which will take place on the second day of Liverpool Sound City Festival in one of the Festival’s most sought after venues, The Kazimier Gardens.

You can purchase a wristband for Liverpool Sound City Festival here.

The Kazimier Gardens. Edge Hill’s showcase will take place here on Friday 2nd May from 6pm

Keeping Up by The Inkhearts can be pre-ordered here.

Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair can be pre-ordered here.