18 Bands You Can’t Miss at Icebreaker Festival – Winter 2022 – Part 1

Icebreaker Festival is set to return to Southsea in a few weeks time (29th January) bringing some of the best unsigned bands from the South Coast and beyond to Albert Road/Elm Grove. Portsmouth favourites Hallan are set to headline the festival at the Wedgewood Rooms on the day, but here is a list of 18 other bands you shouldn’t be missing on the day.

If for any reason Icebreaker Festival Winter 2022 gets postponed, this post will still double up as a “bands you should check out” list, so give them all a listen regardless.

Stage times will be added to this post when they are announced this week or next week.

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SLANT

In brief: Brighton based quintet SLANT return to Portsmouth bringing their fun, witty “cosmic glam-rock” to the Wedgewood Rooms this month. Their latest single ‘Eat The Moon’ was one of our favourites of last year.

Stage times: Wedgewood Rooms (times TBC)

You’ll like SLANT if you like these bands who are also playing: Arxx | LibraLibra | After London

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Fake Empire

In brief: Portsmouth based post-punk trio Fake Empire are back following the release of their debut album ‘Flaws‘ last October. The band headlined The Fat Fox last time they played Icebreaker Fest to a sold-out (well, one in one out) crowd.

Stage times: Wedgewood Rooms (times TBC)

You’ll like Fake Empire if you like these bands who are also playing: Hallan | Broken Links | Beige

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Tom Bryan

In brief: Portsmouth based solo artist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Bryan creates music that’s an exciting blend of psych, folk-rock.

Stage times: Edge of the Wedge (times TBC)

You’ll like Tom Bryan if you like these bands who are also playing: Fugitive Orchestra | Fast Trains

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Spin War

In brief: Spin War are a psych/noise-rock quartet and are one of Portsmouth’s newest, yet most exciting bands.

Stage times: Back to the Belgrave (FKA Acapulco) (times TBC)

You’ll like Spin War if you like these bands who are also playing: Web | Horseflies

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Anna Foye

In brief: South coast based singer-songwriter who writes heartfelt indie-pop music.

Stage times: One Eyed Dog – Stage 2 (times TBC)

You’ll like Anna Foye if you like these bands who are also playing: Me and the Moon | Crstian TR | Bella Estelle

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Fast Trains

In brief: Fast Trains is the award-winning, alternative-pop project from Portsmouth based producer/songwriter Tom Wells.

Stage times: Wedgewood Rooms (times TBC)

You’ll like Fast Trains if you like these bands who are also playing: The Bayonettes | Tom Bryan | Fugitive Orchestra

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Maple Sky

In brief: Maple Sky are a Southampton based jazz-pop/R&B band who create easy-listening music.

Stage times: One Eyed Dog – Stage 1 (times TBC)

You’ll like Maple Sky if you like these bands who are also playing: Fugitive Orchestra | Me and the Moon | Yellowlees

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Calum Lintott

In brief: Southampton indie-rock artist who’s created some of the catchiest music from the city over the past few years.

Stage times: Edge of the Wedge (times TBC) Has since dropped out of the festival, but still worth a listen!

You’ll like Calum Lintott if you like these bands who are also playing: Dutch Criminal Record | SINS

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