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New music from L8’s finest, Rugzfam, dropped earlier this month after a busy 2020 that included releasing on Mixtape Madness and Link Up TV. His latest single, Ninety One, which features production from Nonchabeats &, lays down the score for a bright year to come for the artist who is touted to have a […]

Natalie McCool’s gloriously dreamy new single ‘A Sun Going Down’ is quite possibly the nicest, yet boldest “see ya later!” we’ve ever heard. Mighty drums sound against a backdrop of galaxial synths and heavenly vocals in this driving force of a track, which is an ode to leaving someone behind you in a big way. […]

Our furthest afield host Patrick Murphy and his ensemble, Sitka Sun, come through with their latest album; All The Way West Hailing from Oakland California, you may have heard Patrick gracing our airwaves month in, month out, following his first appearance on our Lockdown Live Lounge back in 2020. The incredibly gifted composer and performer […]

Twin Galaxies are back with another stunning masterpiece to see off 2020 and “break out of the creative molasses” they found themselves in during lockdown.  Dropping at the close of 2020, the duo come through with a 4 track dream state piece to round off the year. 2020 has proved a difficult realm for global […]

We’ve just passed the £20k mark and we’re inching closer towards our all-or-nothing target of £35,000. There’s now just 3 days to go and we need all of your help to make it over the line. Thanks to all our backers so far. We can’t believe that over 300 folks have pledged their support over the past […]

As you all may know by now, we’ve recently left our home of four years on Jamaica Street. The gentrifying forces closing in on the area have made it impossible to stay and so, we’re on the move.   For now, we’ve chosen to set up shop at Jacaranda: Phase One thanks to the support of […]

Bido Lito and University of Liverpool have teamed up to survey the impact of Covid-19 on Merseyside’s musical ecosystem.  An online survey that is set to determine how musicians have adapted to the limitations and lack of creative opportunities caused by Covid-19 lockdown measures is now in circulation.   Click the image above to access […]

5 years of records, 5 years of dancing, 5 years of Melodic Distraction. We are celebrating 5 years of play by teaming up with some of our favourite designers from our past to produce one, two, three new t-shirts.   With the turntables still spinning after five trips around the sun, we’re buzzing to see […]

Gala Festival launch a brand new concept forging the worlds of architecture, music and design together to create a unique forward thinking take on festivals. Melodic Distraction is excited to bring you up to speed on the incredible line up, who’s involved and some exciting news about Melodic Distraction’s participation in the festival. Yes you […]

After 3 years of window shoppin’ we are excited to announce The Drop, a new series brought to you by Go Play Studios in collaboration with DJ 2Kind and his Melodic Distraction show L100, celebrating urban music in Liverpool. Once a month we flip the camera for an intimate live session from right inside our tiny […]