Leeds Conservatoire Artists Selected for Sound City for Seventh Year Running

By Gemma Cross


Leeds Conservatoire has an ongoing partnership with Sound City. As part of this, the festival team has selected artists from the conservatoire to perform at Sound City 2023: the seventh year in a row.

Sound City, which takes place in Liverpool, captures the vibrancy of the city with a fantastic three-day festival that sees established names perform alongside a host of local, national and international emerging talent. This year’s headliners are The Reytons and Maisie Peters.

The four Leeds Conservatoire artists selected for Sound City 2023 as part of the partnership, and highlighted below, are Tomi Robynne, Lois, Goddess Collective and Kneeo. All four will perform on 28 April, dubbed New Music Friday by the festival.

Third year Music Production student Mollie Coddled, who performed at Sound City 2021 linked to the partnership, has also secured a spot on this year’s line-up and was announced in the festival’s first wave of artists. More information about Mollie is available here.

Watch Tomi Robynne’s performance of ‘Pessimist’ as part of our Crosswire sessions:



Course Studied: BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

Discover Lois on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and TikTok

Lois creates music which is honest and outspoken, taking inspiration from Madison Cunningham, Olivia Dean and Little Simz. Her influences lie in R&B, Soul and Alternative Pop. Lois explores difficult themes such as grief and trauma but also self-love and mental wellbeing, with the intent to bring comfort and strength to the ones that need it most.

Her debut single 'The Way You Are’ is an instant insight into a unique take on life experiences and introspective lyrical work, with over 140,000 streams on Spotify alone. In 2022, Lois was selected from over 800 applicants to play at Live At Leeds In The City, and ended the year with an incredible performance at Manchester Albert Hall supporting The Lottery Winners. Lois’ debut EP 'Strange Men' is set to be released in May 2023.



Course Studied: BA (Hons) Music (Business)

Discover Kneeo on YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, TikTok, Instagram   

22 year old East London rapper Kneeo is known for his creative lyricism, technical flows and versatility. The main genres he specialises in are Drum’n’Bass, UKG, 140s and UK Hip Hop. Kneeo has already caught the eye and been booked by multiple UK labels and collectives, such as Blowout UK, Singularity, The Lock In, Bootleg events, Beyond The Melodies, Lamesfest, Fusion Events, Tone Central and Fuzzbrain.

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By Gemma Cross

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