Interview // Bristol’s Harvey Causon on his new EP, songwriting and the beginning of something new

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Shindig Weekender announces Soul II Soul, Stereo MCs, Jungle Brothers, Dub Pistols, Mr Scruff, Norman Jay, Eva Lazarus, Gardna & more for 2018

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How you gonna sleep tonight? Nadine Shah on her most political record to date

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Since the release of their debut EP Steal the Sun in 2014, brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths aka ICARUS have emerged as another head-turning act emanating from the South West’s overflowing pool of electronic talent. Their versatile sound ranges from deep, underground club tracks to crossover airplay hits, as well as running their own record label …

Bristol-based producer Matt Preston aka Phaeleh has been accruing a massive underground following since the release of his debut album Fallen Light in 2008, honing his inimitable style of cinematic electronica with live instrumentation ever since.  Floating in the cavernous space between dubstep, garage, electronica and house, whilst flirting with jazzier tones similar to artist …

Having flown the nest at 17 to pursue a career as a jazz singer in London, Nadine Shah is well known for her formidably individual tone and fearless approach to songwriting, as she holds nothing back with her politically infused lyrics. Influenced by artists such as Nina Simone, The Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo …

Manchester-based trio GoGo Penguin have been plotting an uncharted course through new musical territory since the release of their debut album Fanfares via Gondwana Records in 2013. Toying with people’s musical expectations ever since, the band have been making waves in the contemporary British jazz scene as they continue to effortlessly transcend the boundaries of …

Exchange is a venue that has firmly occupied an important place on Bristol’s musical map since opening its doors in 2012. The live music venue has hosted a wide array of now-major artists including George Ezra, Four Tet, IDLES and Sleaford Mods, to name but a few, as well as being a regular home to …

Channel One Sound System has been a reputable institution for nearly four decades, trailblazing the spirit of reggae from all four corners of the globe with a clear ideology of breaking down barriers via its rich, heavyweight sound blasted from hand-built custom speaker stacks.  Channel One Sound System has been a reputable institution for nearly …

After a roaring debut in London and ahead of a string of festival appearances for 2018 including Green Man, Boomtown and Latitude, Lycra will be bringing their outrageous 1980s aerobics dance party to Thekla. Not only will the team be blasting classic 80s bangers, but aerobics instructors will be leading 10 minute dance classes throughout …

After a spectacular first run of events, we’re pretty damn pumped to open the doors of Baskerville Hall to Kallida Festival again this June. Once more, the 19th century mansion’s grandeur will be cloaked in visual, light and sound installations, as the team behind this burgeoning boutique festival have worked all year-round to ensure they …

Chris Farrell has been an integral part of Bristol’s music scene for many years now, working alongside his fellow music-heads to help shape the sound of the city. Chris has his fingers in many pies, though most of us will associate him with local record label Idle Hands that he co-founded with Tom Ford, aka …

Humble rock band Black Foxxes are heading to Bristol as part of their UK tour and will be stopping into iconic music venue Thekla for one almighty show. Their powerfully dynamic songs won listeners’ hearts back in 2016 and they have continued to build a fan base at an incredibly fast rate. Expect to hear …