Is Bliss. Photo by Andy Hughes.

Is Bliss have announced a number of live dates across Europe in support of their debut EP ‘Velvet Dreams’, which is set for release on the 4th November through Club AC30.

The psychedelic shoegazer trio, made up of Jimmy Stuart (vox, guitar), Dean Edwards (bass) and Sam Speakman (drums), are set to embark on a tour starting next month (November).

The Portsmouth-based group have barely been together a year but have already supported the likes of Wolf Alice and Nine Black Alps.

EP ‘Velvet Dreams’ sees Is Bliss combine a hazy sixties underground style with hypnogogic beats and waterfall guitars.

The full list of Is Bliss’ upcoming live dates is as follows:


4th – France, Rennes, Le Marquis de Sade
5th – Belgium, Zwevegem, Motokouture
7th – Belgium, Liege, La Zone
8th – Germany, Hamburg, Hafenklang
11th – Glasgow, Broadcast w/ The Primitives
12th – Blackburn, Darwen Theatre w/ The Primitives
13th – Sheffield, Greystones w/ The Primitives
14th – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
15th – Derby, The Victoria
16th – Leicester, Soundhouse
17th – London, Shacklewell Arms
18th – Portsmouth, Al’burrito
26th – London, The Finsbury


9th – Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms


20th – Lewes, Psych Fest, Con Club (pre party)
28th – Portsmouth, Icebreaker Fest

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