On August 11th Strong Island Recordings, Velvet Candy and Crocodile Nightmares join forces to present Interstellar Food Drive a cosmic celebration of celestial sounds from the left field spectrum for all the family that will be taking place at The Dockyard Club in Portsmouth in support of Portsmouth Food Bank.
The second wave for the all-dayer, mini-festival in support of Portsmouth Food Bank joining Melt Dunes, Skinny Milk, Sad Palace and Number 9 is headed up by freak-pop Domino Publishing duo Pregoblin formed by Alex Sebley also The Fat White Family collaborator as well as Jessica Winter of Will Sin For Love plus South-London heavy psychedelic outfit Black Helium, Honeymooner Records’ garage-pop trio Mystic Peach, shoe-gaze outfit Superdrone who are a throwback to Spacemen 3 and Storm in Heaven-era Verve, new London via Portsmouth surf-garage-rock lot Scrubs and new noisemakers Dad Hair fresh from supporting the likes of Phobophobes, Vinyl Staircase and Gnoomes.
In these testing times of cuts – food poverty is sadly on the rise with Trussell Trust stating that 1,182,954 people used three day emergencies packages between April 1 2016 and March 31 2017 and a staggering 1 in 5 people in the U.K are living below the poverty line, whilst a recent report in the BBC in regard to the rise of food poverty has reports of children filling their pockets with food at schools. Because of this beyond saddening crisis, Strong Island Recordings, Velvet Candy and Crocodile Nightmares have created Interstellar Food Drive featuring some of the finest experimental bands and artists across the south all coming together to help combat food poverty on a grassroots level.
Lights and Art
On top of the handful of psychedelic heavyweights Velvet Candy will be turning the venue into a kaleidoscopic cavern with their illuminating liquid light show and the Interstellar Food Drive will feature an arts exhibition featuring talented graphic designers on top of a veggie BBQ where all profits from the BBQ will also be going towards Portsmouth Food Bank plus games and competitions. The event is kindly sponsored by Staggeringly Good Brewery, who, as you probably know, are an awesome local micro-brewery well worth checking out.