Wakizashi is a new two day festival at the Old Malthouse, Bristol on October 22nd and 23rd. Promoters Probo Titans and Harry Furniss are aiming to bring together an incredible showcase of progressive, exciting music. Bristol’s alt-jazz all stars Get the Blessing headline on Saturday 22nd, with progressively poppy super-group Knifeworld at the top of the bill on Sunday 23rd.
GIGsoup caught up with four of the acts ahead of the action. First up are Iyabe– this experimental Bristol five piece are due to release their debut EP, ‘Biology. Biography. Culture.’ on November 4th. Iyabe use found sound and borrow from many genres to form their complex, hard to pin down tones.
How does it feel to be playing at Wakizashi?
Iyabe are vey excited to play this festival. As well as sharing the stage with some amazing bands, we also love supporting the local music scene.
It’s an exciting line up isn’t it? What is the one act you will not miss at Wakizashi?
I have several acts I do not want to miss at this festival, these include Get the Blessing, Hysterical Injury and Knifeworld.