They say the sun always shines on the righteous.. and yet again the weather delivered for Hospitality’s Bristol BBQ at Motion last weekend. The Hospitality BBQ is not an event you would want to miss if you’re a drum and bass lover. Pure family affair with some dirty bangers, there are few music-loving communities as …

There are moments in life when the horizon seems so grim – socially, politically – that a good party becomes an expression of normality.  It’s a reminder that we’re all still standing: the wheels have not yet fallen off.  The fat lady has not yet sung her final song. We long to reclaim the familiar …

Last summer, BIMM launched their student-run record label HUBB Records; bringing us single releases from some of BIMM’s most promising talent, including grunge-indie group Sinclair and super talented songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Humphrys. They’re back with another fistful of releases scheduled over the summer, with nine fresh up-and-coming artists spanning from folk to metal.   …

Scott Lavene is a maverick, a storyteller in its purest form. He tells tales of everyday life that anyone can resonate with, in his own gloomy take.  Originating from Essex, Scott’s musical journey has taken him around the country and as far as New York City to film the video for his latest single Methylated …

A bastion of Bristol’s music scene, Thekla sets sail tomorrow for a £1m spruce up at Albion dry dock that should see it through another 50 years of music history. Bristol’s best-known club, Thekla has been a part of the local music and arts scene since the early 80s, when it was converted into a …

Comprising three of the scene’s best, drum and bass producer dream team Kings of the Rollers headline the Hospitality Bristol BBQ at Motion this month. With a history collabs between them spanning more than 10 years, Serum, Bladerunner and Voltage joined forces as a trio after an impromptu back-to-back-to-back on Rough Tempo radio in 2016. …

Flamingods’ live show has always carried a certain level of infamy. When the band formed back in 2010, it was through an impromptu eight-hour live show in a chalet at ATP festival in Minehead. While the band’s albums are fantastic – their newest one, Levitation is a delirious blend of psychedelia and disco – the …

Finding its roots as a foodie festival, Valley Fest has expanded its music programme year on year. Held just outside Bristol on Chew Valley Lake, with the festival’s proximity, increasingly impressive lineup, organic ethos, foodie offerings and beautiful lakeside location, it’s fast becoming a Bristol favourite.  Headlining this year’s Valley Fest is Razorlight, Tom Odell, Basement …

After what’s felt like an age of venue closures or near misses, Bristol is getting a new music venue. Open seven days a week, The Den sits between Thekla and Arnolfini on Bristol’s Harbourside. The intimate 180-capacity venue is inspired by London jazz cafes and brandishes an impressive 7AM – 3AM licence. The intimate 180-capacity venue …

This Saturday, Dot to Dot festival will once again sweep Bristol’s city centre, taking over 13 venues from O2 Academy to The Gryphon. With live music running from midday to midnight, Dot to Dot 2019 will showcase hordes of undiscovered talent alongside some big names, such as Ninja Tune-singed singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan …