Hercules And Love Affair play Liverpool Sound City

US band make up for Late Of The Pier's late cancellation

Hercules And Love Affair brought the third day of Liverpool Sound City to a close last night (May 29) by transforming the city’s Barfly into a massive disco.

Although main vocalist Antony Hegarty was not present, back-up singers Nomi and Kim Ann filled in with no problems, as the crowd danced away to tracks including ‘Athene’, ‘Blind’, forthcoming single ‘You Belong’ and closer ‘Hercules Theme’.

Producer Andrew Butler, playing keyboard, stayed at the back of the stage during the set, letting his singers and trumpet players take the limelight.


The night was not without problems, however. Late Of The Pier and Esser pulled out at the last minute, consequently changing stage times and confusing gig-goers.

This meant the Barfly was empty up until ten minutes before Florence And The Machine‘s supporting set, although her energetic performance quickly caused the venue to fill up.

Tearing through ‘Girl With One Eye’, single ‘Kiss With A Fist’ and covers including the Cold War Kids‘s ‘Hospital Beds’ and Mystery Jets‘s ‘Flakes’, she won over the audience with a spirited performance.

Meanwhile downstairs at the venue The Fields, Telepath and Four Tet filled in for what would have been a Late Of The Pier headline set.

Liverpool Sound City concludes tonight (May 30) with acts including Hot Club De Paris, Robots In Disguise and a closing set from The Wombats at Liverpool‘s St George’s Hall.