Opening night of the Pop! Not Hate festival – five gigs over five nights raising funds for Hope Not Hate and Stand Up to Racism.
Generate moments of suburban guitar pop reverie for lonely people walking to the shops. Formed after a friend’s request to soundtrack a budget slasher involving a homicidal nun, their sound bears the influence of mavericks such as Basil Kirchin, Syd Barrett and Nico. Snails debut LP ‘Safe in Silence’ was released March 2017 on the Feral Child label.
Vinegar are a Bristol-based 6-piece who formed in early 2016 when Paul Morris and Robin Williams started writing songs together and they have grown and grown since then. Now a fully fledged six piece, they write jangly, reverby guitar driven songs which blur the line between shoegaze and pop, post-rock/psychadelia and straight ahead rock n roll, creating what the band term as lo-fi surf-psyche pop!
DAN O’FARRELL AND THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE
Singer songwriter from Southampton
THE LOVELY BASEMENT
With more than a hint of Velvet Underground in their mellow phase, the Lovely Basement are slow, driving and dreamy by turns. Songs anchored in the tried-and-true combo of two guitars, bass, drums and fine harmonies to float their passing thoughts on class, death, evolutionary biology and knowing when to stop.