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What are you doing on Saturday July 15th? Do you love loud music for a good cause? We’re hoping you’re free as the Strong Island Recordings team have put on an absolute humdinger of an all dayer, the ‘Beach Ball’.

The fun kicks off at 1pm and runs throughout the day. The Wave Maiden, a perfect spot for such frivolities, are kindly hosting a blinding line-up over two stages, including bands, DJs, visuals and ‘Nothing Ventured’ record fare. This is a huge amount for the £6 ticket and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that while you kick out and have some fun, you’ve raised money to go towards Macmillan Cancer Support. You responsible citizen, you.

The full line-up is as follows:
Melt Dunes
After packing out The Wedgewood Rooms at Portsmouth Psych Fest, the psych/kraut/garage-rock outfit return to their second home Portsmouth and are ready to melt minds once again. One of the best live acts in the UK for sure.

You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons
They had one of the best sets at Portsmouth Psych Fest, cult legends The Demons will drag you far into their dark realm with their heavy space/psych/kraut rock!

Strange Cages
Rawkus, frenetic, garage/psych rock trio, Brighton’s Strange Cages slay 1000% of the time. One of the finest live acts to emerge, Strange Cages are going to be killer. See ya in the pit.

Relentless, unhinged and visceral, local favourites Horseflies are going to crush the Wave Maiden with their hardcore post punk.

We love Frauds and you should too as the heavy punk duo are really-really REALLY good. We can’t wait for possibly the nicest guys in all of rock to come slay for us once again for us.

Grief Daddy
Featuring members of Battery Hens, expect something totally different from the local favourites which will be much more experimental we hear.

Hotel Lux
Working class angst, Hotel Lux channel The Fall, Shame and The Fat Whites with their beautifully abhorrent post-punk. Come see what the fuss is about.

Party, electro-post punk north London outfit TomZack released their stupidly good debut single on lathe cut on Strong Island Recordings recently after forming in late 2016. For fans of The Birthday Party, DZ Deathrays and HMLTD.

Horseflies by Hannah Mesquitta

Ban Summers
Ban Summers is the pseudonym of rather talented chap in Portsmouth from our SIR label family. Maybe expect lo-fi-psychedelic rock in the vein of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. We say maybe… Either way get down for Ban Summer’s debut show.

Make Them All Smile
New post-punk trio making visceral, angsty noise in the vein of Eagulls and Abattoir Blues. They were great for their first show at Melt Dunes’ sold out Festing single launch show so some of you might well know of these already.

What a name, eh? Not much is known about this new outfit from Bristol by the way of Portsmouth BUT it features Thom the former frontman of Rickyfitts who were the best so they’re going to be great aren’t they?

Number 9
Expect a stripped back set from the rather ace Portsmouth psychedelic folk outfit who will be playing as a two piece.

Mac Demarco esque, jangly-lofi-pop solo project. It’s going to be total bliss for sure.

Beau Curtis
Hauntingly, beautiful gothic-rock from the former frontman of doom-laden, psych outfit Unknown Soldiers.

Danny Wright and His Imaginary Friends
This infinite number of members group make fun soaked, indie, bedroom pop.

Billy Colburn, Paul Groovie, Portsmouth Psych Fest & Strong Island Recordings DJs through the evening.

So what are you waiting for? Get a pen and mark it on your calendar. You can get your tickets at this link from www.billetto.co.uk.

Strange Cages by Nathan Cullen

Melt Dunes by Nathan Cullen


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