Intricately fusing the defining elements of modern jazz with hints of math, groove and the many variables of improvisation, Waldo’s Gift have established themselves as the city’s favourite musical experimenters. Born out of Gloucester Road’s trusty muso hub The Gallimaufry, the three-piece showcase an authentically forward- thinking – and captivatingly exciting – brand of UK …

‘I think I’ve always been obsessed with death’ says Caitlin Elliman, wych elm’s creator and frontperson. The young, noisy four-piece have charmed and intrigued the local scene and beyond over the past year, dealing heavily in themes of folklore and the Macabre. Released a year ago, their debut EP Rat Blanket delivers a nostalgic grunge …

It’s not often that hip hop artists from the UK’s humble West Country get to collaborate with global superstars like Snoop Dogg, but Kray-Z Legz is here to change that narrative – and a few others whilst he’s at it – with his new six-track EP, Play With Fire. Hailing from Glastonbury, Kray-Z Legz released his …

International Women’s Day is due once more this year on 8 March, celebrating the achievements of women throughout history and continually pushing for equality between the genders. Bristol has once again delivered a series of events across the city to commemorate the occasion, with a mix of genres, locations and activities to publicise the cause. …

Bristol based four-piece Make Friends are taking their lively indie pop sound to Rough Trade Bristol on 7 March. With a Foals-esque math rock sound combined with pop beats, it’s no wonder their live shows are known to go off. Make Friends have got some big local names on their side, from recording their latest …

NASS Festival returns for July 2020 and with headliners announced so far including The Streets and Chase & Status with their infamous RTRN II Jungle DJ set, this year’s instalment of NASS is shaping up to be the most memorable yet. However, there’s one more slot left on the bill that will make history for …

February is a month that is silly for lots of reasons. It mocks you relentlessly with chill winds and bone freezing rain, nothing good is on at the cinema and the heckling, relentless voice in your head chastises you once again for another failed dry January. Cartoon cherubs nock arrows with heart shaped heads to …

‘We cannot believe we are celebrating 17 years of Bang this weekend!’ says local DJ and Bang resident Emma Gorton-Ellicott. This Saturday will mark 17 years of Bristol clubnight Bang, bringing its eclectic mix of bangers from the 50s right through to today, spinning tunes from the likes of Joy Division through to Martha Reeves, …

Masterfully combining creative songwriting with hypnotic performance visuals is a skill few can so effortly achieve as Paper Dragon. Born from Bristol’s electronic current, the project, fronted by vocalist and composer Ruth Royall, seeks to put a progressive stamp on the concept of band artistry, whilst writing songs that reminisce drum and bass, house, soul …

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, rapper, songwriter and poet Sampa Tembo released her debut music project The Great Mixtape in 2015 while studying sound engineering in Sydney, Australia.  People were quick to catch on, and following a series of singles including Estelle-collaboration HERoes Act 2, Sampa’s next mixtape Birds and The BEE9 won …