Heavy Lungs: ‘Energy is a huge point in our sound and everything else’

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Flag Fen, Beak > & more to play fundraiser for the musicians who lost everything in the Netham Road fire

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Bristol bass duo My Nu Leng have been a major part of the city’s electronic dance sphere for the last half a decade, turning heads with breakthrough track The Grid in 2012, and continuing on a steady path to success with Set It and more recent Bristol anthems like Soul Shake and brand new track …

Yet again, Love Saves the Day have pulled off a programme that’s almost too good – leaving us, at least, in the painful position of having to choose between some of our favourite acts. Born out of pure love of music six years ago, and expanding year-on-year with the help of some brilliant local stage partners including The …

With the biggest lineup to date and what’s looking to be the best weather yet – with forecasts currently at 26°C of sunshine – Love Saves the Day 2017 was already headed for a good year. Now that all goodness has taken on a new meaning, when organisers announced today that Help Refugees charity will …

One week before their debut at Love Saves the Day, Nitelife is thrilled to present the first of a new summer mix series from Bristol party boys Five10: Summer of Funk. Five10 – named after their first year student flat – began life as a pipe dream between UWE students Oli Welch and Harry Newson, …

It’s crunch time. Anyone who doesn’t register to vote by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May will not get to vote in the general election on June 8 and thereby waives their right to have a say in their own future. In the last general election, 34% of UK people registered to vote did not vote …

In keeping with their namesake, To The Moon are celebrating their first birthday with an outer space themed party this weekend. The cosy boutique and vintage shop-come-party bar has proved to be a bit of a hidden gem to those who’ve veered slightly off the beaten track in Old Market and stumbled across the joint …

Rave on Avon returns this weekend, taking over Stokes Croft for a fifth year. The area’s independent venues have each curated a whole host of events to cater for Bristol’s famously diverse musical tastes and output, from heavy DnB and jungle at Lakota, to hip hop, swing and soul at No.51. Taking over the stretch of …

Toronto-by-way-of-Brighton hip hop pairing Abdominal and DJ Format shared a stage for the first time in ten years at the end of 2015, for what was meant to be a one-off reunion tour. However, we gave them such a roaring reception that they’re heading out on tour again this month, stopping off at The Fleece …

Roots Factory have curated an hour long sun-soaked reggae mix for Nitelife, right on cue for the start of summer. Selector collective and record label Roots Factory is helmed by Kamaha (aka Frankie Dread) and Brigadier JC, who have been pushing the roots scene for the past decade. Producer and label manager Brigadier JC originally …