Wednesday // Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy  The iconic Scottish indie rockers are back in full force with their long awaited new album Always Ascending. Packing one hell of a punch, the band haven’t lost their edge as they bring their music into the sounds of 2018. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a new …

After a two-year break from live performances, experimental composer and pianist Nils Frahm makes a hotly-anticipated return to the Colston Hall stage this February, as part of his worldwide tour All Melody. The Berlin-based musician will be showcasing spanking new material featuring ethereal piano compositions alongside percussive, synth-layered tracks and his performance promises to be …

Formed of members from Palestine, Syria and Jordan, 47Soul is a London-based group renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep, which fuses electronic hip hop, pop lyrics in English and Arabic, electronic invention and reggae. Formed of members from Palestine, Syria and Jordan, 47Soul is a London-based group renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep …

Newly formed and Bristol-born acoustic band Cut Throat Francis are heading to The Golden Lion this February to showcase their folk, swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours. Featuring an array of instruments, rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon, the gypsy swing band will be sure to deliver one hell of a …

After their successful album launch party in Bristol last year, High Focus regular Verb T and production wizard Pitch 92 are back to showcase material from their debut collaboration Good Evening. Three years in the making, Good Evening sees both artists combine their passion for rhyme, funk and buttery basslines to create a record that does …

Wizzarding Promotions, Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records presents to you another mixup medley of heady spacey jams and lo-fi garage rock at The Old England. Music will be provided by lauded guitarist and composer Christ Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band, who will be sure to deliver their jittery synths and soothing repetitions …

Last year, Nitelife and Reon Energy awarded experimental music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective £1,000 to put on the event of their dreams with our #NITELIFENITEOUT competition. They’ve come up with a double pronged event celebrating music and art, just in time for their 1st birthday. a night of mesmerisingly deep live music Kicking …

Veteran alt-rock and soul night Bang celebrate their 15th birthday this February with a special evening with four live bands, old skool Bang photo galleries, fanzines and constant floor fillers from a healthy selection of Bang DJs. As always, you can expect a mish-mash of underground indie, Northern soul, new wave, ska, punk, electro and …

Simple Things bring sensational LA-based singer Kelela to SWX for her first headline show in Bristol this February. With one of the most arresting new voices in R&B, Kelela combines her rich, mellifluous vocals with her powerful and experimental R&B. With one of the most arresting new voices in R&B, Kelela combines her rich, mellifluous …

Award winning recording artist and producer Wiley will be delivering one hell of a show at the iconic Motion this February. One of the originators of grime, Roll Deep founder and original Eskiboy, Wiley is the most influential artists of his generation. Don’t miss an opportunity to see true grime royalty in the flesh. 23 February …