The Wedge are proud to once again be participating in Independent Venue Week! This year we’re bringing you some of the best up and coming bands the UK has to offer from the hotly tipped INHEAVEN to some of the great unsigned and undiscovered acts playing Icebreaker Festival. This 7 day celebration of small music venues looks to put a spotlight on live music removed from the mainstream music industry. These venues play a vital role in the development of unsigned artists and to lose them would have a devastating effect on the creative industries. So wherever you are this week make sure you go to a show and support independent venues! This is how our week at The Wedge is looking……
One of the UKs most exciting bands kick off their headline tour right here on Wednesday the 31st of January. Inheavens sound brings together ’90s shoegaze, grunge and anthemic indie hooks to create an irresistible wall of noise. The band released their first single Regeneration in 2015 via Julian Casablanca’s label Cult Records to great acclaim and spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 supporting acts such as Sundara Karma, Circa Waves, Jame T, Blossoms, Yak and The Magic Gang. They’ve also played number of international festivals including Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury and Bilbao BBK live. On September 1st 2017 they released their debut album to mass critical acclaim with NME calling it “Indie’s most dangerously exciting debut-album”. Support comes from Brighton based dream pop band Thyla and indieish Freazy.
Tickets £9 in advance from http://www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk
The South’s largest unsigned metropolitan music festival Icebreaker Festival returns next week! Discover some of the great unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians playing on the South Coast. Started in 2014 the objective was to successfully allow musicians from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to perform in front of large crowds. Taking place across multiple venues in Southsea, Icebreaker is a great place to see up and coming bands in intimate venues. This year it expands to two days of music, with 12 small venues participating and 159 acts. For a full list of acts and venues go to http://www.icebreakerfestival.co.uk
Weekend tickets £15, Friday tickets £7, Saturday tickets £12
Portsmouth Punk Promotions have been hosting punk and hardcore shows locally since 2014! This week they bring Italian punks Action Men to The Edge as part of their UK tour! Best described as melodic hardcore with lashings of funk, thrash-metal, garage rock and more thrown into the mix for good measure. Support comes from Dead Neck, Sombulance, Misgivings, Fenside & The Kryds. Huge show, small venue, perfect for those who like their Sundays loud.
Tickets £5 in advance available from http://www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk