Kili is a new music brand formed by independent UK national promoter Kilimanjaro Live with a focus to elevate breakthrough talent and established artists alike. With a rich history and a proven track record of taking artists from grassroot venues to arenas, our team has developed artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Pomme, Dodie, Cavetown, Rina Sawayama, Cat Burns, Deadletter and many more.
For their stage at this year’s Liverpool Sound City, Kili have hand picked four artists they are really excited about.

Discover the artists below:
Raw punk powerhouse HotWax are ripping up the template and ripping up stages across the UK.
With a handful of self released tracks, and barely out of school, Tallulah Sim-Savage (vocals and guitar), Lola Sam (bass) andAlfie Sayers (drums) are already confirmed to share festival stages with Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes this summer and their rarified live energy and sound has already won them the support of Nova Twins, Wolf Alice and Jack Saunders.

With members originating from The Netherlands, Spain and the UK, indie-rock three piece CIEL came together in Brighton on the South Coast of England. Drawing influence from the creative baggage of three countries' scenes - whilst not really feeling like they belong to any of them - CIEL’s music has a nagging yet fresh, dark and sometimes quietly glorious quality to it. Combining their love of fuzzy indie rock, goth and shoegaze, the band’s broody and gritty music is tempered by the soft, icy, but emotive melodies of singer Michelle Hindriks.

Sophia Alexa:
Sophia Alexa is a singer-songwriter with an intriguing background; born to German and American parents in California, she was raised in Amsterdam and has been based in London for over 10 years.

Moving schools and cities a number of times, she often found herself feeling like an outsider and music was the one constant she could cling to. Growing up, Sophia developed an enduring love for classic singers like Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young who have all influenced her style, mixing folk-inspired pop music with an electronic edge and her soulful voice as the focus.

Will Troy:
19 year old singer songwriter Will Troy, hailing from County Wexford, is the latest in undiscovered Irish talent. Backed with little musical training Will's astonishing musical prowess embodies a tender yet mighty voice that can compel both a festival field and the intimacy of a front room through his story telling.

Come along from 7.50pm on Friday 28th of April at The Shipping Forecast to listen to some great
new talent!