In two weeks time the South’s biggest unsigned music festival, Icebreaker Festival returns to Albert Road and Elm Grove, Southsea across the weekend of the 25th/26th January. Exciting! We published part one of our guide to the best bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker Festival 2019 last month and you can find that here. You can also find our handy Spotify playlist with two and a half hours worth of music from all of the bands on the list here.
Need to organise your Icebreaker weekend? Well thankfully they’ve also made a Clashfinder which can be found here.
In brief: Punchy, Gosport based “supernatural groove rock” band with super-catchy, funky tracks.
When and where? 19:25 on Saturday 26th at The Honest Politician
In brief: Wild Front combine a huge range of influences to create a laid-back, melodic, indie-pop sound that is uniquely theirs.
When and where? 22:30 on Saturday 26th at Wedgewood Rooms
In brief: Psychedelic, shoegaze trio from Southampton with an intense, raucous live performance.
When and where? 22:00 on Friday 25th at The Fat Fox
In brief: Post-punk, psych-noise trio with a hypnotic melodies and a persistent grunge-y edge.
When and where? 21:10 on Friday 25th at The Fat Fox
– There’s no recorded music online by Dad Hair so you’ll have to trust us on this one –
Dutch Criminal Record
In brief: Chichester based indie, surf-rock band with upbeat, funky tracks packed to the brim with catchy guitar melodies.
When and where? 20:00 on Saturday 26th at the Lord John Russell
In brief: Indie-rock solo musician with charming, acoustic-driven tracks and sometimes a cover thrown in for good measure.
When and where? 15:50 on Saturday 26th at The Atrium (above The Fat Fox)
You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons
In brief: Fuzzy, psychedelic rock boiling over with trippy, experimental riffs. ’Demons aren’t strangers to a seven minute+ track either.
When and where? 20:05 on Saturday 26th at The Fat Fox
In brief: Urgent, melodic post-punk combined with catchy, indie hooks.
When and where? 20:15 on Saturday 26th at The Honest Politician
In brief: Fareham/Portsmouth based indie rock n’ roll band with catchy, riff-laden tracks.
When and where? 22:00 on Saturday 26th at the Edge of the Wedge
In brief: Punk-y, urgent and certainly loud, upbeat tracks are what The Vitrines specialise in.
When and where? 15:00 on Saturday 26th at the Edge of the Wedge
Icebreaker Festival takes place across Albert Road and Elm Grove, Southsea across the weekend of 25th/26th January 2019.