Ady Suleiman, Peach Pit and 22 more acts announced to join Dot-to-Dot festival this May

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GUEST MIX // Bristol’s A-Bee serves up an exclusive hour-long garage mix

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Behind the scenes with Bethbethbeth

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// Read our in-depth interview with Young Echo // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep Medi, …

Since the release of their second EP Seeds in Sand last year, live electro outfit Elder Island have shot to the top of several ones-to-watch lists and were recently invited to play at the talent-unearthing institution Sofar Sounds, which took place in Bristol last month, and who have previously caught the likes of James Bay, …

Thatchers Haze Sessions returns to Passenger Shed on 6 May with an exciting lineup of breakthrough artists – handpicked by BoomTown Fair’s head of programming, Kaptin Barrett. On the roster this year is Newcastle indie rockers Little Comets, and a slew of Bristol-based talent: electro-geniuses Elder Island; supremely soulful singer, songwriter and MC Eva Lazarus …

‘Noise rock is probably the easiest summary of our music,’ says Spectres front man Joe Hatt. Originally hailing from North Devon, Spectres have been subverting expectations in Bristol for the past five years. After their 2015 album debut Dying, the uncategorisable, noisy four piece surprised us the following year with a full remix record. Dead …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …

Kayla Painter has been pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s electronic scene since 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Kayla Painter. Armed with little more than a laptop and synth, she creates dreamy, multi-layered soundscapes. Her tracks are bass driven, usually ambient and always experimental. She makes an art of performing live with her …