We’re really excited to announce this year’s first live streamed 2Ube show, directly from Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts from 5pm – 7pm UK time.
There are a range of artists playing tonight’s gig, details given in the press release. We’ve also included some tracks from bands and artists who’ll be playing The 2Ube Festival in April, when the live stream will be available for eight days, featuring every performance together with exclusive content from A List performers.
This week’s featured tracks for airplay:
- The Hazel Empire – Colours (folk pop)
- The 69 Watts – Get On (psychedelic rock n roll)
- Mari Hajem – Confusion (left-field pop and Northern Soul)
- Novacrow – Fight the Horde (rock)
- Silje – Be You (pop)
- MaVe – Feed My Hunger (electronia)
- Tiger Factory – King of the World (hip hop/rock)
If you’d like to arrange interviews with any of these artists ahead of their appearance at The 2Ube Extra Festival please give me a shout.
Enjoy the show this evening, and please feel free to feature the live stream!
The first live streamed 2Ube show happens this evening on this link:
Get in touch on Twitter @The2ube #2ubeLiveStream
This Evening’s Featured Artists:
- Ian Janco
- Emilio Pinchi
- Katya Edwards
- Rob Cavanagh
- Inge Bremnes
- Native Kings
The 2Ube offers an unrivalled opportunity to see discover the most exciting emerging artists active on Liverpool’s vibrant music scene right now.
Media outlets are welcome to attend The 2Ube in order to review and interview any of the artists appearing. You are also welcome to stream the show on your website using the link above.
Each week we’ll introduce you to some of the acts you can look forward to seeing at the weekly Lipa cafe events as well as The 2Ube Extra Festival.
ABOUT THE 2UBE:
“There is still a shortage of live music on our terrestrial screens so something like The 2Ube live from LIPA is a fabulous idea, not only does it give the students real industry skills in producing live Television but also offers a platform for emerging music to get seen by a wider audience.”
Dave Monks, BBC Radio Merseyside
Based in LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, The 2Ube’s weekly showcase takes place each Friday from 5-7pm. The event features a diverse range of bands from across the north west and takes inspiration from its iconic eighties namesake, the Channel Four Television programme, The Tube.
Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing The 2Ube. He describes the event as “a bastion of cultural diversity, a great breeding ground for new acts. In many ways it adopts a John Peel approach to music, not specialist or genre specific, in that you never know what you’re going to get.”
On February 6th and March 20th, the show will be live streamed on a designated YouTube channel, attracting viewers from all over the world as we gear up for the main event, the annual 2Ube Extra Festival which is set to attract viewers to its live stream from all over the world.
This year The 2Ube Extra Festival begins on April 15th and runs until April 23rd, featuring four bands each night, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.
Some of the bands appearing on The 2Ube and The 2Ube Extra have already been featured by regional and national media, others are ready to be discovered; all are incredibly talented, innovative and exciting prospects.
Artists you can look forward to seeing at The 2Ube Extra Festival together with one of their tracks:
The Hazel Empire – Colours
Inspired by everything from Balkan beats to African choirs, The Hazel Empire writes world infused folk/pop layered with harmonies.
Often mistaken for sisters on stage, the three female vocalists of The Hazel Empire are remarkably tight live. Bringing in different vocal identities from their three separate countries they merge into one, creating a unique sound.
“Phenomenal vocal trio… Hauntingly beautiful songs”
Michael Hocking, Mid-Cheshire Radio
The 69 Watts – Get On
Formed in 2012, The 69 Watts are a three piece glam tinged, psychedelic rock and roll band hailing from Liverpool, their EP ‘Put Out Some Light’ is out now.
”The incarnation of Hendrix”
”Our favourite new discovery”
Mari Hajem – Confusion
Mari Hajem is a Norwegian indie pop artist inspired by left-field pop and northern soul. With an extraordinary five piece band, she has found her own unique sound.
Abstract lyrics compliment the atmospheric soundscapes Mari creates. From hypnotic drumbeats to innocent piano pop, everyone can find something personal and intimate in her music.
Novacrow – Fight the Horde
Forming late 2013, Novacrow are a zombie-punching, babe-seducing quartet of unbelivably attractive musical prodigies. The band consists of Maniacal super-villain Kitty Staunton on lead vocals and guitar, Freddy ‘The Thumb’ Spera on bass/backing vocals, ‘Tall and mysterious’ Jonyx on guitars and new recruit Mr. Torben John Plumstead Schmidt-Hansen on the drums.
They promise an energetic and erection-inducing live show, fun for the whole family.
“Female fronted banana suit wearing Novacrow play a scintillating set mixed with anger and sexuality fronted by the gorgeous Kitty Staunton. These guys like a mistress will have you begging for more.”
Shabhoc Music and Media
Silje – Be You
Norwegian Silje combines a Scandinavian/European sound with powerful vocals that are clearly influenced by American culture. Silje is as a positive, fresh and exciting solo performer.
“She and her band filled the East Village Arts Club (EVAC) in Liverpool.”
Magnus Bringsvor, EUB, May 2014
“Silje has a powerful voice that carriers far.”
Jan Rudolf Pettersen, RB, 2012
“A voice that affects emotions and leave you with a feeling of wanting more of this Norwegian girl. We are certain that Siljes fresh look and magical charisma in combination with her strong and powerful voice will attract the industry´s attention.”
MaVe – Feed My Hunger
MaVe, alias Marita Vestad, makes dark, catchy electronic music. Originating from Ringebu, Norway, MaVe uses her own life experiences when writing her lyrics, expressing thoughts and emotions people usually don’t dare to say out loud. From a young age she has stood out with her distinctive voice and emotional vocal performances. Together with producer Are Naesset they create dark electronica infused with elements from drum & bass, trap, rock and dubstep.
Tiger Factory – King of the World
A hip hop/rock band combining smooth melodies, bouncy melodies and high energy live performances. They play the cafe next week on Friday Jan 30th.
“Some of the best choruses ever”
Eddie Lundon, China Crisis
“Tiger Factory is the tits”
Edwin Pope, Mutant Vinyl
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