In just a few weeks time (18th September) Psyched Fest returns to Portsmouth’s Albert Road bringing some of the best in upcoming and mind-bending new music! The 2021 event will be headlined by Billy Nomates who will also be joined by the likes of PVA, Baba Ali, Nuha Ruby Ra and many more performing across 3 stages on the day. However, here are 9 bands we think you definitely can’t miss on the day!
Tickets for Psyched Fest 2021 are on sale now and you can purchase them via the Wedgewood Rooms or Dice FM with £1 from every sale going to Music Venue Trust. You can also read our review from 2019’s Portsmouth Psych Fest here.
Full stage times/stage splits can be found at the bottom of this post.
In Brief: English Teacher are a self-professed “surreal alt-rock” band from Leeds who create fiery, in-your-face tracks.
In Brief: WEB’s live set is the most intense you will find ranging from dread-inducing industrial parts filled with brisk, brutal riffs and urgency, to dark, ominous moments. They’re commanding enough to have you hooked before you know it.
The Early Mornings
In Brief: London via Manchester based post-punk trio who create gritty, “jagged, poetic pop songs” that are hectic and punky.
In Brief: Southampton based trio who create psych-tinged grunge rock that’s cathartic, chaotic and even at times hypnotic.
In Brief: South-London trio PVA create danceable synth music tinged with a minimal post-punk edge.
In brief: Fast Trains is an alternative pop project by award-winning, Portsmouth based singer-songwriter and producer Tom Wells.
In Brief: Spin War are new Portsmouth based psychedelic, noise-rock quartet. They’re yet to play their first gig, but trust me on this one!
In Brief: Recent Alcopop! Records signing Brighton 7-piece KEG make energetic, yet urgent music as you can hear on their recently released debut single ‘Heyshaw’ which is a banger.
In Brief: Dad Hair are a Southsea based noise/psych rock trio who create doom-filled garage rock.