Southsea Sound Presents an eclectic afternoon of electronic art punk dance, fuzzy alternative rock a splash of local indie.

Welcome to Live at the Bandstand 2023, Southsea Sound takeover!

Headline – LibraLibra

“Anti-authoritarian and resolutely individual, LibraLibra come bursting out of the traps at every opportunity, constructing these rattling, roaring blasts of sound.” – CLASH
A chaotic postmodern Frankenstein’s monster, LibraLibra sits simmering in the fractured space between art-pop, electronic and punk. From bursting house parties to supporting Psychic TV at Heaven to headlining the Brighton Dome, LibraLibra is a DIY collective with an uncompromising creative vision that holds up a cracked mirror to the chaos of modern life.
Several weeks of working with producer SPACE (IDLES, Never Not Nothing, Jamie Lenman) saw the birth of their 2020 self-released debut EP ‘ Hail Mary’ championed by Melita Dennett from BBC Introducing The South and receiving praise from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. Their follow-up EP ‘Modern Millennial’ saw continued support from BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing & Radio One, receiving critical acclaim from tastemaker, award-winning podcaster and best-selling author Markus Parks “Our band this week is LibraLibra, seriously this band is gonna blow up, I dig this song its f**king amazing” – Markus Parks, No Dogs In Space.
LibraLibra’s forthcoming singles show a further honing in of their sound, moving further towards the electronically influenced as well as further exploring their more ballad-driven side heard in songs like the fan favourite ‘Listerine’, all the while keeping their abrasive punk edge in this collection of new material. The first release of this new batch of songs entitled ‘Frenemies’ is a tune that effortlessly glides from dramatic Cello quartet to thrash metal in less than a minute. These new songs see the band move away from a humour-laced, tongue in cheek, sarcastic social commentary to a darker and more mature place of self-reflection about relationships, loss and the rare but precious moments of cathartic triumph.

Main support – Tummyache

Tummyache is the moniker of producer/musician Soren Bryce. The project tummyache was birthed from an existential pity party circa 2018, where Bryce was exploring new depths of what it meant to be a human, a woman, and alive in general. As with growing up, her approach to writing music as well as thinking about the world and herself was (and is) constantly changing.
Continuously bogged down with intrapersonal observation, Bryce uncovers impolite truths within her freshman album “SOAK”. A slight genre departure from the debut EP “HUMPDAY” in 2019, “SOAK” took form at the intersection of loss, humility, and experimentation with one’s voice. Crafted between a crude set up in the backyard of Bryce’s parents and the home studios of friends such as Brandon Rhodes (d.d. island), Nathan Cox (Declan McKenna, Imogen), Linus Fenton (Jade Bird) and Seger Rauls, “SOAK” created and fed itself through remote inspiration and true love of the songs.
Interlaced within the recordings are many voice notes from dear personal friends to Bryce, which were originally placed in the demo stage to “motivate herself to finish”; in the end becoming a permanent nuance of the tracks. Each track contains a different perspective, confident yet unsteady, leaning fully into uncertainty and imperfection, while staying upright by being rooted in community and having a weary sense of self

Local support- Paraffin

💡 We are PARAFFIN.