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Recorded over two days at Motion, this afternoon you can tune into the first online event from Bristol’s bass experts The Blast – and they’ve gone all out.  Presenting nine hours of bass music, the event is headed up by drum and bass royalty Kings of the Rollers (Voltage, Serum and Bladerunner) and resident MC …

If you weren’t looking to Rubadub Glasgow for dubstep and grime before, it may be time to crick your neck upward, as the forthcoming EP from Kami-O is a belter. With audible stepping stones between Commodo, Gantz & Kahn’s seminal Volume 1 on Deep Medi, to Bristol’s Bengal Sound, Sir Hiss et. al and, more …

An annual celebration of Bristol’s bubbling music scene, The Bristol Takeover is usually held across the Colston Hall complex in partnership with a variety of Bristol based labels, promoters and platforms. This year, with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place, they are moving the party online and have invited a number of key grassroots Bristol …

While the UK’s live music industry remains in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic, it might seem easier to put thoughts of returning to the dancefloor to the back of your mind, in hope of quietening that ache many of us are experiencing with venues closed. Unfortunately, the next most serious threat to UK club and …

Following a super successful launch last month – which saw Bandcamp users spend 15 x times more than usual – Bandcamp has once again waved their fees for 24 hours, meaning that every penny spent on the site today will go directly to artists and labels.   consider investing in the artists that make music …

It’s good news for fans of Rozelle, as we premier the second single in of a hefty series of new releases from the Bristol four-piece – after two years without a peep.  Meeting originally as students at BIMM, in a few short years Rozelle made a big impression on the live circuit. On stage, Hayley’s …

Since 2015, Bristol’s 1020 Radio has been showcasing street-level sounds from some of the best artists, labels and collectives from Bristol and beyond.  They’re already keeping our ears quenched through quarantine with a full schedule, seven days a week, 10am – late, with an excellently-curated programme from world music to techno; and now, they’ve announced …

‘I think I’ve always been obsessed with death’ says Caitlin Elliman, wych elm’s creator and frontperson. The young, noisy four-piece have charmed and intrigued the local scene and beyond over the past year, dealing heavily in themes of folklore and the Macabre. Released a year ago, their debut EP Rat Blanket delivers a nostalgic grunge …

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, rapper, songwriter and poet Sampa Tembo released her debut music project The Great Mixtape in 2015 while studying sound engineering in Sydney, Australia.  People were quick to catch on, and following a series of singles including Estelle-collaboration HERoes Act 2, Sampa’s next mixtape Birds and The BEE9 won …

Surfacing in 2019 with Goat Girl collaboration Feels Hz, Pet Shimmers seemed at first to be a live band extension of Bristol musician Oliver Wilde; though it soon became clear something much bigger was afoot. This is a band so self aware of their self awareness, that they’re completely serious and taking the piss at …