In just under six weeks Icebreaker Festival returns to Southsea for a whole day of the best in upcoming new artists/bands and live music. The festival brings an eclectic mix of bands to Albert Road/Elm Grove Southsea ranging from indie to folk to metal on 25th January 2020. But with such a choice, we’ve compiled a handy list of bands that you mustn’t miss across the weekend!
There are so many bands you should see at Icebreaker Festival once again this year so I’ve split this post into two parts. Part two is now available here!
Want to plan your day at Icebreaker Festival 2020? Here’s the official Clashfinder for the event!
In brief: Portsmouth based duo blending ambient electronica with synth/indie-pop. The band released ‘Single Life’ (listen below) earlier this year and it’s huge, they also released their latest single ‘I Came Down’ last Friday.
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, 19:15 – 19:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker: The Isle of CC, Frankie Knight and Sarpa Salpa
The Pretty Visitors
In brief: The Pretty Visitors are a Portsmouth based indie-rock/blues band who bring an infectious live performance and tracks with clever, even witty lyrics. The band are set to release their next single ‘Mystery Woman’ following their Icebreaker slot (according to their Spotify).
When and where? Headlining the One Eyed Dog – 20:55 – 21:40
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Hooli, The Stone Birds and Neverman
In brief: LibraLibra are a Brighton based quartet who are a force to be reckoned with regarding their energetic but even more so captivating live performance.
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, 18:15 – 18:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? HAWXX, Drusila and Colour of the Jungle
Highlights of our Modern World
In brief: Portsmouth based musician/producer creating ambient, lo-fi beats alongside looped instrumentation.
When and where? One Eyed Dog – 14:15 – 14:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Frankie Knight, The Isle of CC and Fugitive Orchestra
In brief: Leeds based Askies bridge the gap between the janglier sides of indie-rock and epic alt-rock.
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, 17:15 – 17:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Luna Rosa, Banzai Pipeline and Neverman
In brief: Luna Rosa are a Northamptonshire based alternative, indie-psych quartet and the band recently released their latest single ‘Corrugated Steel’ (listen below). I’ve not seen the band live before but from listening to their music it can be described as melodic, in parts epic and full of energy where needed.
When and where? The Deco, 16:20 – 16:50
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Askies, Neverman and Banzai Pipeline
In brief: Southampton based alternative rock quintet with powerful, dynamic tracks
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, 15:15 – 15:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Neverman, LibraLibra and The Pretty Visitors
Dutch Criminal Record
In brief: Everyone’s favourite indie-pop quartet from Chichester. The band have had a big 2019 gig/festival-wise and have released a handful of summery, nostalgic tunes including the one below.
When and where? The One Eyed Dog, 19:15 – 19:45
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Sarpa Salpa, Sad Palace and Djuno
In brief: We discovered Fugitive Orchestra at the first Icebreaker Festival we went to a few years back! The beat-boxing, live-looping wizard is back this year after filling the Edge of the Wedge stage last year with more tunes including latest singles ‘Tomahawk Caress’ (listen below) and ‘The Price of Doubt’.
When and where? The Wine Vaults, lower vaults – 18:30 – 19:00
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Tom Bryan, … and The Isle of CC
In brief: Neverman create melodic, alt-rock with powerful choruses and have an energetic live performance. The band were also recently nominated for best Portsmouth band at the Portsmouth Guide Awards.
When and where? The One Eyed Dog at 8pm
For fans of other acts playing at Icebreaker? Askies, Luna Rosa and Djuno