31 December // Cubana NYE Carnival Fiesta

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Behind the scenes with Bristol Women in Music

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20 October // The Brass Funkeys

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They say the sun always shines on the righteous.. and yet again the weather delivered for Hospitality’s Bristol BBQ at Motion last weekend. The Hospitality BBQ is not an event you would want to miss if you’re a drum and bass lover. Pure family affair with some dirty bangers, there are few music-loving communities as …

There are moments in life when the horizon seems so grim – socially, politically – that a good party becomes an expression of normality.  It’s a reminder that we’re all still standing: the wheels have not yet fallen off.  The fat lady has not yet sung her final song. We long to reclaim the familiar …

Last summer, BIMM launched their student-run record label HUBB Records; bringing us single releases from some of BIMM’s most promising talent, including grunge-indie group Sinclair and super talented songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Humphrys. They’re back with another fistful of releases scheduled over the summer, with nine fresh up-and-coming artists spanning from folk to metal.   …

Finding its roots as a foodie festival, Valley Fest has expanded its music programme year on year. Held just outside Bristol on Chew Valley Lake, with the festival’s proximity, increasingly impressive lineup, organic ethos, foodie offerings and beautiful lakeside location, it’s fast becoming a Bristol favourite.  Headlining this year’s Valley Fest is Razorlight, Tom Odell, Basement …

American electronic band Aesthetic Perfection kicked off their UK tour this April at The Fleece. The show from start to finish was a showcase of talent, passion and genre, as attendees were immersed in the worlds of synthpop, industrial and electronica. The show opened with supporting act Amelia Arsenic, whose industrial pop performance got the crowd …

Bristol Sounds returns to Canons Marsh Amphitheatre this June for a five-date nightly concert series, featuring some of the biggest and best names on the circuit as the sun sets over Bristol’s scenic Harbourside.  Between 26-30 June, Bristol Sounds is inviting Bloc Party, Tom Misch, Elbow, The Cat Empire and The Cinematic Orchestra to take …

Ben Prok and James Fitch aka Prok | Fitch have earned worldwide recognition as key players in the dark and techy realms of house. The prolific duo rarely catch their breath with releases coming out of their pores, though at no cost to quality – holding an impressive 16 weeks at the top of the …

Hip Hop Coffee Shop are celebrating their first birthday this month with a no holds barred blowout. They will be trading intimate for outside, with a seven-hour day party on Blue Mountain’s rooftop terrace with a hefty crew of local boom bap talent, including Creatures of Habit, Split Prophets’ Res One and Hip Hop Coffee …

Balter Festival is a rite of passage for any festival goer and attracts a cult following the world over, with a heavy Bristol contingent making up the rollicking crowd. Born out of a pure love of music and run with the help of a likeminded group of friends, Balter is the brainchild of gypsycore producer …

Earlier this month, we announced that we were teaming up with NASS to scout out a DJ talent worthy of a set on one of their main stages at this year’s festival in July, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including including Rudimental, Giggs, Cyprus Hill, Loyle Carner, Pendulum, Redlight and drum and …