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Getintothis chats to Liverpool artist Jayne Lawless about her unique and poignant creations finding out the inspiration behind this year's GIT and Inspiration Awards - plus her wider work as an artist and her impressions on this year's showcase at Leaf.
OMD are back with new album English Electric, a record which showcases their characteristic synth experimentalism married to immediate pop hooks. Ahead of their gig at Liverpool Empire, Andy McCluskey talks Kraftwerk, Danny Boyle's Olympic Ceremony and Atomic Kitten. 'I thought we'd all be going to work in flying cars and living till we were 200,' he tells Getintothis' Jamie Bowman.
East Village Arts Club has it's official launch on Saturday, Getintothis' Joseph Viney caught up with the man responsible for the £1.5m makeover of the Masque, managing director David Laing, on his vision for Liverpool's new gigging venue.
Mount Kimbie return with new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth through Warp Records later next month - ahead of their Liverpool Sound City date they chat to Getintothis' Mike Townsend about their bolder new sound.
Jetta is the rising soul star on the UK music industry's lips. Having nailed showcases on both sides of the Atlantic, she's readying material for her debut album. But, as she tells Getintothis' Sean Bradbury, it's her Merseyside roots which have led to this riotous musical uprising.
Wave Machines caused pop ripples with their debut album both sides of the pond before disappearing for several years. They returned this year with new album Pollen, and a distinctly nuanced darker sound. They talk to Getintothis' Orla Foster about how Truman Capote influenced their moody, melancholic material.
Barerbos are Liverpool's lycra-clad superhero noise terrorists. Combining a distinctive look with a ferocious sound, they're as unique as they are thrilling, yet they tell Getintothis' Joseph Viney they were more surprised than anyone to be on the GIT Award 2013 shortlist.
Nadine Carina has been quietly weaving an intricate tapestry of spellbinding music in her adopted home town of Liverpool for several years. The Swiss-born songwriter specialises in textured found sounds and mesmerising folk noise. She tells Getintothis' Tom Dani, 'I like to write about things I don't understand'.
Clinic are Liverpool's alt-rock cult legends. Since 1997 they've been making fiercely progressive music which is as unique as it is breathtaking. Last year they released Free Reign, their seventh, and arguably their finest, studio album. Still relevant and still doing it their way, they tell Getintothis' Alan O'Hare we've always followed our own path and it's nice to get recognition for that.
Tyler Mensah is a rare talent - a teenager with a gift for penning soulful, instantly catchy tracks which weave their way into your being long after they've finished. At 15, he's the youngest GIT Award nominee to date, yet Getintothis Stephanie Heneghan finds an artist happy to pen songs about bigger issues - as well as girls and having fun.
By The Sea have been sweeping serious Liverpool music lovers off their feet for 18 months. Melding the coastal tapestry of their Wirral landscape with a textured guitar groove which combines classic Mersey sounds with the dreamy washed out melancholy of US psych, they tell Getintothis' Tom Dani, about haring around Paris like five Del Boys and how making music to them is something which simply must be done.
John Heckle is a Liverpool dance pioneer. He's also the first producer and DJ to make the GIT Award shortlist. Here, Heckle recounts to Getintothis' Stephanie Heneghan his days DJ-ing as a young teenager in Merseyside to jetting around the world and making boards tremor to the sound of thrilling space disco.
Dan Croll has traded song ideas with Paul McCartney while embedding himself firmly into the Liverpool music community. Now touring the States, he's ready to launch into his debut solo album - the melodies always come first, he tells Getintothis' Alan O'Hare.
Conan specialise in formidable power and devastating low end frequencies - they're also one of the finest metal outits to come out of Merseyside. Showered with praise over in the States yet criminally-underrated in their home town, Getintothis Orla Foster meets a band that are happy, fun but ready to mash your brain to a pulp.
Inspired by the industrial wasteland of the north and a timeless Liverpool alehouse, Baltic Fleet, is the kosmische guise of Paul Fleming. His 2012 album Towers cemented his reputation as a Merseyside jewel in the making. Here he talks to Getintothis' Sean Bradbury about his inspirations, future projects and evocative visions.