Mary Miller’s Top 5 Favourite places in Liverpool

Liverpool-based singer-songwriter-producer Mary Miller fuses tight drums and eclectic samples with a haunting 50s-esque guitar tone to craft her epic blend of trip-hop, dream-pop and retro guitar pop. Falling backwards and forwards in time through dreamy landscapes, she takes to the stage with only a guitar and a sampler to craft cinematic, otherworldly lullabies. Her debut release, ‘I Found Heaven’, hit number 1 on The Hype Machine popular chart within the first week and has now clocked up over 40,000 plays and been added to the Amazing Radio playlist, receiving airplay on BBC Introducing, Hoxton Radio and Amazing Radio, along with slots at emerging music festivals such as The Great Escape, Bushstock Festival and FOCUS Wales. Her latest release ‘H.D.’ offers another glimpse of her forthcoming, empathic ‘Fiction’ EP. Beginning its journey in a sparse and moody atmosphere, Mary lays down a personal narrative with her distinct ethereal vocals that sweeps into her forté: a boundaryless crescendo of immersive production, providing another dimension of peaked energy to the track that leaves you hanging off every cadence. Before taking to the stage at Manchester’s Off The Record 2018 next month, Mary shows us around a few of her favourite spots in her hometown of Liverpool.

St Luke’s “Bombed Out” Church

“This place is right in the heart of Liverpool; it’s a former Anglican church which is now a ruin, and nowadays is used for events, projects, gigs, etc. In the first week that I arrived in Liverpool I went to an event in St Luke’s and instantly loved the atmosphere and the feeling of partying in a church with no roof – it’s epic, and still has an overwhelming effect on me despite having been there so many times.”

Baltic Market

“Baltic Market is a street-food market which opened really recently in Cains Brewery, in the creative district of the city or the ‘Baltic Triangle’. It’s set up by ‘Independent Liverpool’ who promote independent businesses and traders and are a great source of finding quality places to go eat or shop, so all of the stalls in the market are samples of actual restaurants or eateries from the city. I’m a massive food l lover so this is a really convenient way to try stuff out before going for a meal somewhere – I would recommend American Pizza Slice or the salt & pepper halloumi fries from Hafla Hafla!!”

Red Brick Hangar

“This is right next to the Baltic Market, and similar but offering clothes and homeware rather than food. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for retro antiques or beautiful vintage clothes and a stunning place to walk around and get inspired. The feel of this place is really unique and set out like a mini-village filled with local artists and independent traders; it almost feels like its own little world.”


“Fact is an arts centre on Wood Street, which is a cinema but also hosts art projects and exhibitions; there are three gallery spaces, four cinema screens and a multimedia suite. I adore this place because of the variety and innovation they approach projects with. There’s a lot going on regarding art within Liverpool (The Open Eye Gallery, Bluecoat, Walker Art Gallery, Tate) and I think there’s always a massive sense of originality – which is also present in the music scene and keeps it exciting.”

Sort Rehearsal Studios

“Sort has a really special atmosphere, it’s a beautiful space in the baltic triangle and has 6 purpose-built soundproof pods – 5 as rehearsal spaces and 1 as a recording studio and teaching space. It feels really unique and what makes it particularly special is the team; Lee, Alex and Emilie who are so lovely! They are totally committed to helping upcoming artists, rather than just being a business.”

Stream/download Mary’s latest single ‘H.D.’ here:

November 16 – Off The Record 2018 – Northern Quarter, Manchester