Interview // Pinch brings his iconic Subloaded out of retirement to celebrate 100 releases on Tectonic

Bananarama, James Arthur, Garbage & Echo and the Bunnymen added to outdoor Skyline series this summer

Weekly picks: 12 – 18 Feb // Hollie Cook, anti-Valentine’s parties and Hell is for Heroes anniversary tour

South West’s DJ Baze wins a set at Hospitality x The Blast’s Shockout Festival

Interview // ‘I make my best music with Jody’; Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff reignite Way Out West project

Interview // Bristol’s Young Echo on their new 24-track album

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Name: Freya Blacker Age: 16 Also known as: FreyB At only 16 years old, songwriter Freya Blacker is projected for big things. Our dBs Music student diaries series takes a look behind the curtain at the students currently studying at dBs Music Bristol; when asked which of their younger students we should be keeping an …

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French trip hop troupe and independent record label Chinese Man came to the O2 Academy with their new album Shikantaza. A Japanese translation of a Chinese term, Shikantaza is a Zen Buddhist practice called ‘Silent Illumination’ or ‘nothing but (shikan) precisely (da) sitting (za)’. It describes the process of being completely in the moment, emptying …

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16 February // Selby and The Dharma Blitz

16 February // Hell is for Heroes: The Neon Handshake tour

15 February // Concrete Jungyals: Valentines Special

14 February // Dazed Valentine’s Special with So Solid Crew, SFA, Shapes and MC Devvo

14 February // Five10’s Funked up Festival of Love with Just Jack

13 February // Hollie Cook