Part 1: 20 bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker Festival 2019

Next month Icebreaker Festival, the south’s biggest unsigned music festival returns to Southsea for a weekend of the best upcoming live music. Bringing you an eclectic mix of bands ranging from indie to folk to metal and more you certainly won’t be stuck for things to see. But with such a choice, we’ve compiled a handy list of bands that you mustn’t miss across the weekend. Here’s part one but part two will be released in the new year alongside a Spotify playlist featuring all the bands on the list.

Fake Empire

In brief: Portsmouth based upcoming post punk band who have recently been nominated for Best Portsmouth Band at the Portsmouth Guide Awards and are also a band who are even better live.

Must listen: Broken – I Heard You The First Time

When and where? Saturday at The Wine Vaults (Stage 2)

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Capital Fuzz

In brief: Portsmouth based rock quartet with energy packed, riff-laden tracks.

Must listen: Wingman – Mind Controller

When and where?  Saturday at The Loft

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Bel Esprit

In brief: Southampton based rock band with catchy tracks covering all bases on the indie spectrum with a darker side displayed on their latest track ‘Red Weather’.

Must listen: Red Weather – Lose My Mind – Follow The Sun

When and where? Saturday at the One Eyed Dog

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Flowvers

In brief: Indie, dream-pop band from Portsmouth with hints of shoegaze, nostalgia and serene melodic instrumentation strewn throughout.

Must listen: Long Way Home – Fresh Air

When and where? Saturday at the Wedgewood Rooms

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The Collision

In brief: Energetic, young Portsmouth based band who had a promising 2018 including a UK tour back in October. The Collision are certainly a fun live band as well.

Must listen: Runaway – Savannah Marie

When and where? Saturday at the Wedgewood Rooms

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Submariner

In brief: Brighton based indie quartet who have a flair for charming tracks with a sprinkle of pop here and there for good measure.

Must listen: Closer – T.O.Y.S.

When and where? Saturday at the Wedgewood Rooms

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Drusila

In brief: A blend of colourful indie rock and 80s synth pop, Drusila show a fusion of electronica which is unique to the duo.

Must listen: Something For Nothing – Confusion

When and where? Saturday at the Wedgewood Rooms

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Me and the Moon

In brief: Guildford based indie-pop duo with charming folk-tinged tracks and pleasant live performance.

Must listen: It’s Alright – Get Away

When and where? Saturday at The Wine Vaults (Stage 1)

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Hooli

In brief: Feel-good vibes are what this from this funky, indie, blues-tinged rock trio specialise in. Although they only have one track online as of yet, they’re always fun live.

Must listen: Cider Sue

When and where? Saturday at the Lord John Russell

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Fugitive Orchestra

In brief: Portsmouth based solo musician fusing alternative, bluesy hip-“pop” with live-looping, beatboxing and guitar.

Must listen: Captain of a Sinking Ship – First Past The Post

When and where? Saturday at the Edge of the Wedge

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Icebreaker Festival takes place across Albert Road and Elm Grove, Southsea across the weekend of 25th/26th January 2019.

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