With Baroness visiting our fair city this weekend in support of Danish heavy metal-meets-rockabilly giants Volbeat and Torche headlining Exchange in December, we thought it’d be a great excuse to dive into the thick, dirty depths of sludge metal.  Popularised by the genre’s godfather the Melvins, who mixed early Black Sabbath’s plodding and stone-hazed approach …

Tonight, Cosies launch a special four-date midweek series to mark their 30th birthday with a Digital Reggae special honouring the digital evolution of reggae music by the likes of King Tubby and Prince Jammy, with special guest Conscious Sounds. Dougie Wardrop aka Conscious Sounds has been working behind the scenes for three decades, making forward-thinking …

While it’s surely tempting to focus on main stage acts to sell festival tickets, Devon’s lovely Lanagland Festival ain’t about that. The teeny, tiny 500-capacity festival sets up camp on Whitmoore Farm each year to put smiles on faces and celebrate the superior musical talent of the South West – with every penny of proceeds going …

Nozstock the Hidden Valley kicks off next week, and although taking place in Herefordshire, there is plenty of Bristol spirit to be found at the festival; with a Boom Sound takeover, Carasel, UK bassline champion Notion, Snazzback, Soeur, Wych Elm, Cruelty, DnB veteran Danny Byrd and many more South West favourites, including a rare DJ …

IngleFest is returning to a secret location in Gloucester this June with a whole crew of Bristol talent in tow. Having grown from a humble campfire jam to a 1000-capacity gathering, the intimate festival is run by a likeminded group of family and friends with a love of music at its core.        …

From Dr. Feelgood and Bowie to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, From The Jam’s Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings have put together an exclusive playlist for Nitelife NOISE, ahead of their Bristol show at SWX tomorrow night. They’re playing alongside 2 Tone legends The Selector, as part of a ska and …

Bristol’s iconic music scene and continuous lust for evolving genres has always attracted new talent looking to get their foot in the door. Aside from an exceptionally rich musical heritage, every day our city continues to bounce out huge beats that span across a huge spectrum of genres, sub genres and hybrid genres. It is, …

The team behind HOME Festival are celebrating their 1st birthday this month. To celebrate, head honcho Terry Bird has put together a playlist remembering some special moments from the past year.  Kick back and enjoy three hours of intelligent house and techno from some of the artists who helped make HOME Events’ first year such …

Vampire Weekend-esque guitar plucking, calypso rhythms and heady vocals are just part of the allure rising indie trio Cassia. Last year saw the band at major festivals including Reading and Leeds, as well as DHP family’s Dot-to-Dot festival (where they return for 2018 this May), plus their own spree of headline shows around the UK. …

With Sequences festival coming up at the end of the month, organisers The Blast have put together a playlist to give us a sonic sample of what’s to come at this year’s event. Still in its early infancy, the bass-centric festival made a big impression on the city in its debut year in 2016. It’s …