Joining the ranks of new psychedelic explorers at this year’s event, rising shoegaze/grunge trio Is Bliss make the journey from the south coast to Liverpool. Formed via a shared love of Slowdive, Spacemen 3 and Verve, Is Bliss’s first year has seen the three-piece turn heads through their incendiary live shows and strong BBC 6Music support.
Signed to revered label Club AC30 (Pinkshinyultrablast, Ringo Deathstarr), their debut EP ‘Velvet Dreams’ picked up warm blogosphere reviews, with lead track ‘Ocean Blue’ showcasing their sidewinding guitar lines and beatific grooves. With a follow-up EP and a tranche of UK/Europe live dates due plus support slots for psych legends Mark Gardener (Ride) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) in their burgeoning CV, come be a new convert to their cause.