Sound City showcase announced!

Sound City, one of the most exciting events on the music industry annual calendar, turns 10 this year - and Leeds College of Music is proud to host our second showcase at the award-winning Liverpool festival.

Five artists from LCoM have been chosen to share a bill with Metronomy, The Kooks and The Cribs at Sound City, which takes place on the 25th – 28th May at Liverpool’s Clarence Dock.

The successful LCoM Acts are:

Laminate Pet Animal

Laminate Pet Animal are an Electronica trio from Leeds. With hints of Gold Panda, The Japanese House and Bonobo, their music has been described as ‘Abstract pop laced with intelligence, fusing the digital with the organic’ (Robin Murray, CLASH). P.S. Read Laminate Pet Animal backwards.

Lauren Rycroft

Singer-songwriter Lauren Rycroft spent 2016 going from strength to strength; supporting artists such as Newton Faulkner and Janet Devlin, whilst receiving support from BBC Introducing in Leeds, Nottingham and Lincoln. She also completed her own UK tour in support of her debut EP, “Tide of the Mind”, which was produced at the legendary 2fly studios.

Lucy Whittaker

20 year old Lucy Whittaker’s punchy Electro Pop sound and her energetic performances are fast gaining her a reputation as “one to watch”. Having performed at Eurosonic Netherlands in January alongside artists including JP Cooper, 2017 is set to be a big year for Lucy.  Expect hook-filled Pop jam-packed with energy!


Santino Browne, better known as S a N T I N O, is a musician and producer from Leeds. He takes his influences from his childhood loves of anime and Japanese culture, with a mix of his current interests in the 80’s dance themes. The music takes you on a journey through hyper-pop – a colourful expression of the Japanese themes and 80’s beats he wishes to represent.

The Golden Age of TV

The Golden Age of TV are an indie art-rock quintet. Having already gained local recognition with BBC Introducing and Live at Leeds Festival, they have captured imaginations with their colourful image and a blend of electronic tones. Their music sets out to “create a hurricane of emotional beauty”; all combined with unstoppable dance grooves and a hint of nostalgia.

For more information and tickets for Sound City, click here.

To find out what Leeds College of Music got up to at Sound City last year, click here.

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