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Baltic. Ropewalks. Georgian. Cavern. Fabric.   Liverpool City Centre is divided up into many districts; a melting pot of different cultures and histories. Each district of Liverpool tells a unique historical story. Our previous home, the Baltic Triangle was shaped by its proximity to the world famous Albert Dock and trade with the Baltic states. […]

At a time when we can’t necessarily all be together and many hospitality businesses are up against the wall, it seems a bit odd to be fundraising to open a new studio, coffee shop and bar, right?   To be honest, we completely agree.     These are strange times, we all know that by […]

To all our listeners, extended community and musical family everywhere,  It’s no longer fresh news that the UK is heading into another national lockdown tomorrow. This announcement was made on Saturday, ironically the day we completed the build on our new temporary studio space. Over the past few days, we’ve taken the opportunity to  seek […]

Better off together ❤️ A rivalry as old as time itself, or at least the 19th century, the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester are famous foes. Originally thought to have stemmed from the dues Mancunian merchants would have to pay Scouse canal operators, it’s a rivalry that’s found its way into all corners of […]

A Note from the Melodic Distraction Team   At the start of March this year, we were busy putting special measures in place to make our studio as suitable to an encroaching epidemic as possible. As with many other organisations, businesses and day-to-day ordinary folk, we had no idea what the next six months would […]

Sunday 5th July is the birthday of Wu-Tang Clan founding father RZA, and to celebrate we’ve got a special Check the Rhime show going live from General Jimmy dedicated to his five year plan. Ahead of that, we asked five of Liverpool’s music industry figures for various Wu related top fives.   Paddy Quinn of […]

We’re turning 5! In the final edition of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we chat to Doing Bits Studio’s, Abby Bird.     We first linked up with Abby back in 2019 for the Refreshments x Melodic Distraction tee – an instant sure […]

We’re turning 5! In the second of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we’re checking out Wavertree Worldwide co-founder, Kelvin SM (AKA LeisureLeisure.Co).   Our man Kelvin first came to us as a merchant of newly released records back in 2018. Our studio hosted […]

We’re turning 5! In the first of three deep dives into the artists we’ve hand-picked to celebrate 5 years of Melodic Distraction with us, we’re checking out our favourite skateboarding illustrator, Sketch Stance.    Ever wondered where the hands logo came from? Well we have that skateboarding fella with the boss ink and pen work, […]

Introducing, The New Wave Records. A Liverpool based (mostly) online record shop that’s curated like an indie bookstore. The shop is home to a growing selection of independent electronic music including ambient, Afro-boogie, highlife, balearic, house, jazz, techno and much more. All of the shop’s music has been lovingly compiled by Kelvin SM, a local records collector […]