Completely unpredictable and one of the most engaging live shows you'll ever see. Only 'Pop Goblin' has ever made it from the heads of these four local lads onto a serious studio recording, but they have a host of catchy original songs to sit alongside their midi-driven pop cover versions. If you've never experienced Organ Freeman then you need to take the plunge at Liverpool Calling.
While Dexters are far from reinventing the indie-pop wheel, they throw themselves into every performance with such gusto that it's difficult not to get carried away with them. Their raucous appearance at Korova last year was one of the venues finest moments and with their second album in the bag, this weekend could see them own Liverpool Calling as well.
Chris McIntosh's band of merry men gig relentlessly around Liverpool to the point where they're often receiving a better response than that of the designated headliners. While they may well have peaked with their performance of the Jurassic Park theme tune at the last Ten Bands Ten Minutes event, St. Luke's will provide the perfect setting for them to attempt to top that with their own material.
Beans on Toast
Another act who spends his time relentlessly gigging around the country. Beans on Toast, real name Jay, manages to take folk rock and inject it with modern-leaning, humorous subject matter, such as 'The Children of Bedford' where he encourages Bedford teenagers to ignore his lyrics about MDMA. With his moment finally arriving, you won't find many people arguing that he hasn't worked hard enough to reach this level.
There are clearly a huge range of influences at play when Allusondrugs step into the recording studio. From track to track the band leap around a vast soundscape of conflicting genres and the whole mish-mash makes it easy for the band to escape being pigeon-holed. That's not to say that the band in any way lack direction, as the mix of approaches results in a glorious, sweaty mess which went down a storm at this year's Sound City Festival.