Liam Power

The Wirral

Saturday 13th May 2017

Liam Power (left) with Austin Collings photographed by Natalie Curtis

Liam Power - (By The Sea)

Where are you from?
Meols on The Wirral Peninsula.

Describe your style in three words?
Loneliness, wonderment, dreams.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I recently caught Kraftwerk in the 3D in Liverpool’s Philharmonic, that was pretty special. It was nuts.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
The Pale Fountains and Cocteau Twins (currently).

Which subcultures have influenced you?
I’ve always loved the Bukowski/Fante beatnik scenes. Both different in their own ways, but the same in that there was an awareness in youth, not rebellion for the sake of it, but a rapid awakening to new pleasures that had been preceded by years of strict values that spills out into an overkill of self-gratification.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Sean Connery, we could talk Highlander over an expensive whisky in a luxury Japanese hotel lobby.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Probably the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. We played it for our 2nd album launch. Probably our first (and possibly last) headline gig of that scale.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Mick Head probably. I’m not well versed on Shack's back catalogue, although I think they’re great, but 'Pacific Street' by his first band the Pale Fountains had a big impact on me.

Liam Power (AKA By The Sea) recently collaborated with writer Austin Collings and Photographer Natalie Curtis on the 'Blade Jogger' project.

Find out more about the project at

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