Poisonous Birds demolish the wall between electronic and rock music

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Dot to Dot announce Crystal Fighters, Jordan Rakei, Dream Wife & more for May 2019

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PLAYLIST // HOME Events look back on their first year with a 3-hour house & techno playlist

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Dot to Dot festival have just dropped their first wave lineup announcement for this year’s May bank holiday festival. Bristol’s OG multi-venue festival, Dot to Dot is the brainchild of DHP Family and will be travelling to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the course of one weekend this summer, with a hoard of some of the …

After tearing up the Motion complex for three years running, Sequences are back for 2019 with a new central Bristol location. They are promising the biggest year in Sequences history and they’re off to a flying start, today announcing DJ EZ as their first headliner. The original garage superstar never fails to sell out a …

Dark, intelligent, inquisitive; Lost the Plot Records present Nyatiti –  one half of the debut release from Bristol-based producer Entity.   Having surfaced in 2015, Neurofunk and tech-appreciating drum and bass events collective Lost The Plot have been busy earning themselves a solid name on Bristol’s underground. In 2018, they took the plunge with their …

In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …

Dutch five-piece De Staat have something of a twinkle in their eye. Fronted by the hyper-talented Torre Florim, who sings, plays guitar, writes and produces for the band; the rock group embrace influences from R&B to art rock.  Their latest and fifth studio album Bubble Gum dropped last month, dealing with serious issues such as …

Bristol producer duo KOAN Sound are celebrating the release of their long, long-awaited debut album, more than a decade on from their first release. Having entered the ring at just 16 with dubstep hit Clowny / Blessed, the evolution of KOAN Sound is unparalleled – somehow retaining their original and unique style, while continually expanding …

We took the opportunity to speak to grime royalty Ghetts at the release of his new Swindle collaboration, Drill Work – his first outing since dropping his long-awaited Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament in September. The genre-blending, skiddish 140ish tune couldn’t be better suited to one of grime’s most enduring, innovating and outright best MCs. …

Bristol shares a postcode with some of the country’s best small and mid-sized festivals, with more hidden gems within an hours’ drive. Bristol’s largest festival, NASS snagged some of the UK’s biggest-selling artists, including the relentlessly chart-topping Rudimental; while smaller cult favourites like Shindig Weekender and Balter Festival managed to shift a good chunk of …

A key figure in the bass house movement of the past few years, Holy Goof brings his brand new Globes tour to Motion this month in partnership with The Blast, where Holy Goof will be playing alongside a lineup of friends and special guests. The tour is in support of Holy Goof’s recently announced compilation …

The Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser this evening for the musicians who lost more than £30,000 of equipment between them in a fire that devastated a warehouse on Netham Road last month. Thankfully no one was injured in the blaze, although the many musicians using the building lost everything overnight. The Louisiana sound engineer and …