The first Dials Days festival is being held on the 23rd April 2016 across both Wedgewood Rooms and the Edge Of The Wedge, Southsea. The mini festival is set to be part of a new series of events held by the award-winning Dials Festival, which was held in October 2015 across five venues in Southsea. Dials Days will be showcasing a lineup of emerging local and national touring bands across a multitude of genres which is sure to suit everyone’s tastes.
The full lineup for Dials Days can be found by clicking here, but for now, here is a list of four bands you shouldn’t be missing out on.
Southampton based Melt Dunes are a psychedelic, out of this world noise-rock band with raw energy throughout their music. Their music is dark, organised chaos saturated in reverb, then blended with eerie, scratchy vocals and screeching guitar solos throughout.
London dream-pop trio Wyldest bring catchy, melodic guitars alongside delicate, fragile yet still powerful vocals. Overall their music is breathy, both vocally and instrumentally and still striking and even sparkly despite that. They can definitely write memorable alternative pop tunes.
Is Bliss are a peaceful Portsmouth shoegaze band whose music is soothing and gentle yet with gritty, fuzzy guitars which gives them a more individual edge alongside their peers. Alongside this their vocals (as well as much of their music) is drowned in reverb, making them very surreal and dreamlike to listen to.
The Boy I Used To Be
Chilled, garage three piece from Portsmouth are defining lo-fi with their drained, almost effortless vocals adding to the relaxed, laid back feel the band seem to pull off so well. Their music is unique and with repetitive lyrics through their songs, they’re also instantly memorable.
Times and venues for the festival are yet to be confirmed, but this page will be updated with full info nearer the time. The full lineup for Dials Days, including the recently announced headliners, can be found by clicking here.