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‘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 …

There’s a sparkling, new pop sound on the scene and it’s being welcomed with wide open arms. Singer, songwriter and producer Mouse unveiled her debut single 3 Weeks at the end of 2018, and the music world was quick to see she was onto something great.  Her second single Escape received a remix from Mun …

The end of November brought the fifth instalment of Bristol’s annual weekend-long bassweight collision, Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi. Friday night’s lineup was, as always, in veneration to the sounds of dubstep, and so before things kicked off, we sat down with one of dubstep’s earliest originators and most important patrons of the scene, Mala; …

Anyone will tell you that Shindig is a family affair. Despite growing year on year, the south west festival remains a haven for likeminded partygoers to let loose and bask in the feel-good atmosphere, community spirit and all-round fun – with an increasingly impressive music lineup serving as a big fat bonus.  First release tickets …

As a producer, Tony Colman aka London Elekricity has continually pushed drum and bass out of its comfort zone, combining his wide-ranging influences and production genius with live instrumentation and breath-stealing vocal features – forever thinking outside the box. As a label head, he’s put his neck on the line time and time again to …

The organisers of IngleFest are back with their annual Christmas all-dayer at Exchange: Jinglefest. This year they’re incorporating Exchange’s new basement stage, with the cosy cavern hosting a selection of solo acoustic acts, with the main stage in full swing from 2pm though to 11pm. Featuring some of their favourite acts from IngleFests gone by …

Since his Entrance Song blew up on the resurgent house music scene in 2011, Bristol’s Dan Pearce AKA Eats Everything has been a consistent force at the forefront of the underground dance music scene. Excitement only continues to rise around the incredibly hardworking DJ and producer, whose Eats Everything moniker describes his passion and aptitude …

Bristol clubnight Illegal Data is marking its 10th party with debut compilation, Illegal Data #1. Headed up by MUN SING and NE$$  – by day, one half and third of Giant Swan and Jesuits – Illegal Data puts fun at the forefront of its delivery, with seriously good music at its core. Much like their clubnights, …