INTERVIEW // Fuzzy alt-rock group No Violet release their debut EP

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The hip hop-jazz scene that’s been sweeping the nation since Tom Misch started amassing SoundCloud plays back in 2011 now has it’s very own truth teller; he goes by the name of Barney Artist.  East London rapper Barney Artist has been working with names now synonymous with the scene – Mische, Alfa Mist and Jordan …

In an ongoing effort to open the gates of the professional music world to all, Bristol music-access organisation Multi-Track is culminating the first year of their new artist mentorship programme Home-Grown Heat with an all-day industry takeover at Arnolfini on 27 October, with live performances from Home-Grown Heat’s first cohort: Splitz P, Charece and Solomon …

Following a meteoric rise over the last two years Slowthai has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the UK grime scene. His live shows have rapidly gained a not-to-be-missed reputation for his relentless energy and aggressive delivery. The Exchange – off the back of the news that it is likely to …

Sitting well on the metaphorical fence between absurd music festival and immersive dystopian theatre, Boomtown Fair descended upon Hampshire’s Matterley Bowl for the 10th year running this August. A world within another explicit, offensive and downright loveable world, Boomtown welcomes up to 60,000 local and international revellers each summer, selling out earlier and earlier as …

No Violet have an itch. For five years they’ve been gurgling, stomping and shrieking their fuzzy alt-rock grunge around Bristol; now their four track debut EP Faces, finished back in January, is a honed capsule of their sound, teetering on the verge of release. Bassist Kerry explains: ‘We wanted to take our time over it …

Indie-leaning folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus are coming to Bristol’s Canteen all the way from Detroit, as part of a European tour to promote their fifth studio album Enter The Kingdom.    Helmed by singer songwriter Matthew Milia, Enter The Kingdom draws on his own life experiences – his father losing his job and relying …

Running from the end of September right up to New Year, In:Motion is Bristol’s answer to The Warehouse Project, bringing in huge names from all across the electronic sphere and lending a little light to the end of our summers each year. As is tradition, they’re kicking things off with a massive opening weekend, and …

Bristol-based three-piece Sœur create grunge-infused pop meets math rock. Their 2017 debut EP What Separates Us, quickly did just that, marking them out immediately as a band to pay attention to. They were invited to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival the same year, alongside the likes of Cassia and ISLAND.  …

New promoters on the block Lysergic Limes are bringing Chilean psych trio Föllakzoid to Bristol for the first time in partnership with BLG Promotions. It’s their second in a series of shows booked for this year that will aim to push Bristol’s psychedelic rock scene further than ever before.  Taking some influence from the native …

From Dr. Feelgood and Bowie to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, From The Jam’s Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings have put together an exclusive playlist for Nitelife NOISE, ahead of their Bristol show at SWX tomorrow night. They’re playing alongside 2 Tone legends The Selector, as part of a ska and …