In less than a month the first Southsea Pier Festival will descend on South Parade Pier for its debut bringing the best of the local south coast scene together for a day of live music. Headlined by Southampton’s The Manatees with ten other top-notch bands in tow, Southsea Pier Festival’s debut is set to be huge. The festival will take place on 5th October and tickets are just £8.
Here are six bands you must see if you are going to the festival, if not, here are six bands you must give a listen to or see live at some point regardless.
In Brief: “Supernatural groove-rock” band whose latest EP ‘Longbaby’ is a fine collection of ambient but funky tracks. One of our favourite local bands.
In Brief: DXTA are a band whose energy when performing live is unparalleled putting on a raucous, involving set full of bangers.
In Brief: Hooli play riff-lead, blues-tinged indie rock and are always fun live. The band recently released an EP of their favourite tracks to play live and you can hear one of the funkiest tracks on the EP, ‘Fresh Piece’ below.
In Brief: Bella Estelle creates a catchy blend of pop-rock combined with powerful vocals and tops it off with a captivating live performance.
The New Shoes
In Brief: Gosport’s The New Shoes take influence from past and present creating a fresh sound with punk sensibilities. If the band’s lively Victorious Festival set was anything to go by, then you’re in for a treat.
In Brief: Drusila create a colourful blend of indie pop with a splash of 80s synth rock for good measure. Latest single ‘Single Life’ shows the band off to their true potential and their unique style of electronica.