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Our good friends over at Bido Lito! are one of the cornerstones of the Liverpool music scene. Putting on shows, interviewing artists and covering events and news, they’ve championed the sound of the city for an amazing 10 years! The pink pages have been a regular fixture in cosy cafés, bars and pubs in town, […]

MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. This time, we’ve got a pandemic flavoured,  five-act-deep playlist from Rupert Clervaux, the Tara Clerkin Trio, James Marr, Joe Beedles & Rosa Methol.After their joint gig was cancelled […]

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

As part of the Electronic Sound Summit 2020, the Liverpool Audio Network invited Melodic Distraction to host a panel discussion exploring the ever-changing landscape for one of the music industry’s most powerful mediums; radio. Radio has long been at the heart of the music industry. It brings people together, educates listeners and catapults artists into […]

Still struggling to get your head around Liverpool? Can’t tell your Kirkby from your Kirkdale? Or maybe you’re just making a flying visit & need some quick local guidance. We’re back to that guide game again, baby! Melodic Distraction’s first guide provided the perfect bite-sized introduction to Liverpool’s independent music and cultural scene. This time […]

MDR Selects, a series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. This edition invites Peter Broderick to walk us through some of his influences and favourites. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and songwriter, Peter has been releasing music through a […]

Juliana Yazbeck, singer, songwriter and composer, visits Liverpool for the UK premier of her debut album SUNGOD. Born in New Jersey but raised in Lebanon, her mixed background has fused her music with a warm variance of hiphop elements, spoken word, hypnotic rhythmic patterns, traditional vocal trills contrasted against delay-laden distortion and heavy guitar riffs. […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. We’re delighted to have Sontag Shogun share their offbeat tastes, plus an off kilter poem to explain it all too, just ahead of their release It […]

MDR Selects, a new (old) series where we invite our favourite artists, record stores, labels and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. We invited long-time friendos and Liverpool favourite Seatbelts in for our next instalment. The electro-indie-pop quartet have taken Liverpool by storm over the last year, clocking […]

“so, wait, is Simian Mobile Disco just done now?” The earnestness of the question takes me by surprise; it’s not something you expect to be asked while interviewing of one of electro’s rising stars. I’m meeting 96 Back – AKA Evan Majumdar-Swift – the Sheffield-born, Bristol-based producer and DJ, ahead of the release of his […]