#NewWirralSounds Winners

These are the newest bands on Merseyside and they’re all ones to watch!

Seven bands have been selected as the winners of #NewWirralSounds, a competition by Farm Feast and music magazine Bido Lito! to champion homegrown music on Merseyside, inviting them to play on the Main Stage of the festival.

Headlined by legendary Liverpool band, The Farm, the music at Farm Feast provides a melodic backdrop to two days of food and drink, celebrating locally sourced food producers, food talent and campaigners.

The winners of #NewWirralSounds are;


Five piece Liverpool band with a dramatic brand of alt-folk



Wirral Indie pop band with a minimalist style./ Debut EP Waves’ is out now on iTunes www.soundcloud.com/vyncemusic

Black Mountain Lights

Black Mountain Lights are a fifty fingered beast hailing from the Wirral Peninsula committed to creating audible delicacies for your listening pleasure https://soundcloud.com/blackmountainlights


The music of VEYU, is a sea of melodic waves awash with colourful flushes of ambiance, sprees of intricate rhythm that climb and crash, it is disarmingly intimate, yet profoundly epic, somewhere to escape to, and at the very heart, a desire to connect.


Holy Thursday

A quartet from Wirral with kaleodoscipic tracks, making dreamy, woozy melodies.


As well as this She Drew The Gun has been chosen as the Critic’s Choice Award. Scarlet won the Popular Choice award.

She Drew The Gun is one of the rising stars of Liverpool’s music scene. Described as “Laura Marling and Portishead at a mushroom tea party” with an expanded live band and signed to Skeleton Records there’s new music and an album coming.


Scarlet, winners of the Popular Choice are working on the release of their first EP, //FISHES produced by Liverpool producer and sound engineer John Murray.

The #NewWirralSounds winners join a lineup featuring The Farm, Married to the Sea, The Maydays, The Ragamuffins, Paddy Clegg and The Mono LPs with a music lineup spilling across the Main Stage and the Courtyard Stage.

Chef and baker John Whaite, Mowgli’s Nisha Katona, CBeebies Katy Ashworth, Matt Worswick, the new Executive Chef at Thornton Hall, Luke Thomas, Moyo Benson plus over 50 local food producers from the region to showcase the best in homegrown grub. The Real Junk Food project, Chef’s Adopt a School, Can Cook #ShareYourLunch join the festival to showcase food campaigns. Little Feasters is on hand for budding little chefs and Capstan’s Bazaar welcomes artists and makers to the festival.

Festival Director Andrew Pimbley, whose family runs Claremont Farm, the site for Farm Feast, says, “We’re delighted with the entries we had for the competition and even more delighted with the winners. We know how hard it is for small festivals like ours to compete against the big boys and so we champion the local and the homegrown. It’s even harder for up and coming bands to get a look in, that’s why we wanted to celebrate them”

Craig Pennington from Bido Lito! adds, “Music is so rich on Merseyside right now and when Farm Feast said yes to running this competition we were delighted. We hope that while foodies are exploring a few new flavours they’ll be heading over to the Main Stage to  get a taste of some of the new sounds coming out of the region as well”.

Notes to Editors

Farm Feast is at Claremont Farm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015.

For more information or to book tickets go to www.farmfeast.co.uk