Dials Festival 2019


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The South coast new music discovery festival returns for its fourth edition on Saturday 5th October 2019 in 5 venues on one street in Southsea, Portsmouth.

Ticket holders must exchange their ticket for a wristband to gain entry to the venues. The wristband exchange is the Wedgewood Rooms box office and will be open from Midday.

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The Blinders

The Blinders appearing at this event

'The Blinders are a three-piece alternative group from Doncaster who are now based in Manchester. The band attempts to be in your face at all times, smelting loud and visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and tones. Their diverse, unique combination of raw music creates the ‘Punkadelic’ sound which forces the trio to give everything they’ve got in their frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind.'

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Acid Tongue (USA)

Acid Tongue (USA) appearing at this event

'Acid Tongue is an Seattle based garage band heavily influenced by AM-radio soul, folk and psychedelic rock. The band is composed of the three Manson Brothers, perverted in their youth by adolescent exposure to mind-altering substances and strange, spiritually-driven parenting techniques.'

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Another Sky

Another Sky appearing at this event

London Indie four-piece formed by singer Catrin Vincent joined by Max (drums), Naomi (bass) and Jack (guitar) while they were studying music together at Goldsmiths University. Their sound draws in influences from Radiohead, London Grammar and Four Tet to Coldplay and Talk Talk. "Llike Radiohead after five cans of fizzy pop. Rustic acoustic guitar meets inventive percussion and a brilliantly left-of-centre vocal, melting the past and the future together like alt-J at their best" - DIY Magazine.

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Brighton 2-piece garage rock band ARXX bring soaring melodies, fused with punky vibes. They've been making waves in the grrrl riot scene.

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Haze appearing at this event

Haze are a indie-rock quartet from Oxford.

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Heebie Jeebies

Three piece from Sheffield who offer tropical tinged lo-fi guitar music that has already received praise from Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker. Frontman Owen Adams has a voice likened to that of Pete Doherty, which also has had them compared to the troubadours first band, The Libertines.

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The Luxury Apartments

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Madonnatron appearing at this event

"Viciously audacious novices to electric noise we have crafted a merciless assemblage of leering disdain, Erotomania, Genocidal Lament, infanticide, calculated Matricide, funeral dodgers, dystopian angst and surreptitious worshipping at the altar of Bastet to flavour this record. We won't be making you a sandwich motherf*ckers". Their atmospheric, raw, and confrontational live shows deliver a sound reminiscent of early Joy Division, The Gun Club and The Stooges- these sirens will mercilessly lure you onto the rocks…

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Pink Diamond Revue

An alternative rock / pop duo from London and Reading.

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Pocket Sun

Pocket Sun appearing at this event

Pocket Sun is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter GMT, who has been quietly hatching a mountain of audiovisual art from her Bristol home. In 2018 the colourful five-piece came together to embrace her vision. They are influenced by various alt-electro-pop artists including Little Dragon and Washed Out. The band combine electronic and vocal sound sources, creating a radiant beam of velvety soundscapes.

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Porridge Radio

Porridge Radio appearing at this event

Where Post-Punk meets Pop, Porridge Radio began life as Dana Margolin's bedroom recordings, but over the years have developed into a 4-piece live musical stage show. There are lyrics, singing, yelling and sometimes costumes, all strung together by a band with a carefully crafted lack of professionalism. The band's status has gradually grown by word-of-mouth on the Brighton DIY music scene.

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Sarpa Salpa

Northampton alt-indie four-piece with punchy riffs and rhythms caked in heavy synths and powerful melodies. They take their influences from Foals, Polock, The Hoosiers, Tame Impala, MGMT & Everything Everything.

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Swedish Death Candy

Swedish Death Candy appearing at this event

A psychedelic / experimental rock band based in London, but with members from London, Seoul and Bari. Fans of Tame Impala and previous tour partners Yak will find much to enjoy here, but so will fans of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and even Cream. The loose psych feel throughout “Liquorice” meets progressive passages and hooky, memorable riffs that show a songwriting maturity far beyond their young years.

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Punk metal band; King Adora meets the Pistols.

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Two Tribes

East London quartet who describe their sound as "synth-psych" citing influences from Talk Talk to School of Seven Bells.

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Walt Disco

Walt Disco appearing at this event

An indie / new wave band from Glasgow of whom NME said 'The four-piece are fun and theatrical, sporting eerie stage personas'. 'Gnarly, gothic indie bedlam with a side order of glamour, Walt Disco thrive on unpredictability, on that sense of glitter-fuelled chaos.' CLASH

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Wych Elm

Three piece lo-fi group from Bristol. The band describes themselves as: 'wych elm, after the folktale namesake, birth a macabre string of stories with their ear shredding fragile guitar parts and rattling drums'.

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Also Appearing

Amy Vix, Bash!, Beija Flo, Circe, Dad Hair, Drug Store Romeos, Fake Empire, Friday Night Weird Dreams, Johanna Bramli, Hussy, Johanna Bramli, Libralibra, Malady, Megan Lara Mae, Number 9, Rosie Alena, Saltwater Sun, The Peoples Lounge Funk Band, Winter Gardens