An annual celebration of Bristol’s bubbling music scene, The Bristol Takeover is usually held across the Colston Hall complex in partnership with a variety of Bristol based labels, promoters and platforms. This year, with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place, they are moving the party online and have invited a number of key grassroots Bristol …

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 jazz.  …

While the UK’s live music industry remains in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic, it might seem easier to put thoughts of returning to the dancefloor to the back of your mind, in hope of quietening that ache many of us are experiencing with venues closed. Unfortunately, the next most serious threat to UK club and …

Following a super successful launch last month – which saw Bandcamp users spend 15 x times more than usual – Bandcamp has once again waved their fees for 24 hours, meaning that every penny spent on the site today will go directly to artists and labels.   consider investing in the artists that make music …

It’s good news for fans of Rozelle, as we premier the second single in of a hefty series of new releases from the Bristol four-piece – after two years without a peep.  Meeting originally as students at BIMM, in a few short years Rozelle made a big impression on the live circuit. On stage, Hayley’s …

Since 2015, Bristol’s 1020 Radio has been showcasing street-level sounds from some of the best artists, labels and collectives from Bristol and beyond.  They’re already keeping our ears quenched through quarantine with a full schedule, seven days a week, 10am – late, with an excellently-curated programme from world music to techno; and now, they’ve announced …

Metal bands are known for channelling their inner Viking but what kind of music do you listen to if you want to channel your inner Hun? Enter The HU, a Mongolian metal band, formed in 2016 who rocketed to fame when their songs Wolf Totem and Yuve Yuve Yu went viral, gaining 30 million views …

On top of growing concern for the public health – especially those who may be vulnerable or isolated among us – COVID-19 has brought the live music and event industry to its knees. After 13 years in print, Nitelife magazine has had to pause press for the short term forseeable. We’ll be back documenting Bristol’s …

Previously, our BIMM Future Talent series has focused on musicians, though Bristol’s bubbling music scene wouldn’t exist without the dedicated teams of management behind every successful event and artist.  A current undergraduate in BIMM Bristol, Clara McDermott is one of those individuals helping driving the local music scene forward, with an impressive series of events …

Nitelife has been documenting Bristol’s nightlife culture in print for more than 13 years. Throughout this time, we have remained wholly independent and generate 100% of our income through live music and events.    As you might imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to close our doors… Though rest assured, the doors are propped …