Beyond the big names, here are 5 up and coming acts to catch
Adam England
14:48 28th April 2022

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Sound City is upon us, returning this weekend for two days of music in Liverpool, and it’s celebrating its 15th anniversary. With a huge line up including Tim Burgess, Self Esteem, The Lathums, Matt Maltese and more, Liverpool is set to come alive with music.

However, beyond the big names and stages, there are loads of other great talents to check out across the weekend – including these five acts we'll be making sure to catch...

Grandma’s House

Bristol punks Grandma’s House will be no stranger to festivals this year, also appearing at 2000 Trees and Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival. They dropped their debut EP in October last year – we described it at the time as a “refreshing reminder of how punk should be” – and they were at SXSW earlier this year. Catch them before they really blow up. 

Amy Fitz Doyley

Record Store Day Unsigned 2022 winner Amy Fitz Doyley is a serious talent, batting off fierce competition to win the contest this year. From the soul-pop of her latest single ‘Eye Of The Needle’ to the brooding R&B of ‘Ears’, Amy’s impressive vocals steal the show, and will no doubt captivate audiences at Sound City this weekend. 

Greta Isaac

If you’ve not heard Greta Isaac’s explosive recent single ‘PAYRI$E’, released earlier this month, you need to stop what you’re doing and listen to it right this moment. The Welsh alt-pop upcomer is one of the most exciting artists around at the moment, and has worked with the likes of Dodie and Orla Gartland previously – her future is set to be extremely bright and this set will be a perfectly mid-weekend energy booster.

Hannah Grae

Hannah Grae might have just one song on Spotify so far, but don’t let that fool you. Not only does she boast over 32,000 monthly listeners already, but she’s also pretty big on TikTok with over a quarter of a million followers and on YouTube, where she has over 156,000 cult followers from her other pov covers and fresh originals. What she might lack in live experience – a support slot with Crawlers in Camden a couple of weeks ago was her first ever gig – she more than makes up for in talent, offering up theatrical tunes with bold vocals that are sure to make her a must-see live act.


Wales indie-rockers Adwaith sing in the Welsh language, and are one of the biggest names in the South Wales music scene. The trio were the sole support for IDLES at their rescheduled Motorpoint Arena show a month ago, and they’ve got a second album, Bato Mato, coming out at the start of July. Will there be a sneak peek of new music this weekend? 

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