Kayla Painter has been pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s electronic scene since 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Kayla Painter. Combining unusual instrumentals and field recordings, she creates dreamy, multi-layered, left-field electronica.  Kayla was selected for this year’s Future Bubblers programme with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, where she is currently receiving mentorship from …

Anyone following Bristol-based producer Bengal Sound probably shares the opinion that he is the next producer out of Bristol to blow up on the underground.  At just 23 years old, Farhad Ahmed AKA Bengal Sound has already released with White Peach, his tracks have been cut to dubplate by the likes of Kahn and Zha, …

If you missed out on Boomtown tickets this year, eco-conscious travellers and those wanting to camp in the new Boomtown Springs area can get hold of tickets for this year’s festival now. As Boomtown festival prepare to embark on Chapter 10 this August, festival organisers are promising their biggest and best affair yet, with festival …

Shindig Weekender has caused quite a stir amongst festival-goers this year. Packed with great music, workshops for all ages and a beautiful community feel, the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality.  the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality Warming up as one of the first festivals of …

Name: George Cotton Age: 18 Also known as: Grace Working primarily within 140bpm, dBs Music student George Cotton AKA Grace has been making himself known throughout 2018. The 18-year-old producer is currently completing dBs Music’s Level 3 Music Production extended diploma, whilst putting out a steady stream of music online, including a release with Spanish …

Chris Farrell has been an integral part of Bristol’s music scene for many years now, working alongside his fellow music-heads to help shape the sound of the city. Chris has his fingers in many pies, though most of us will associate him with local record label Idle Hands that he co-founded with Tom Ford, aka …

In a celebration of the hip hop legend Dr Dre and his work, No Strings Attached joined forces with Bristol’s Motion to present an event with a difference this May. The converted warehouse hosted an orchestral reworking that pulled together an impressive 16-piece orchestral arrangement which would include lyricists, singers and DJs in a live …

Combining live music and DJs with circus and theatre, carnivalesque sensation Slamboree are known to deliver a full-on feast for the eyes and ears at any given occasion. Fronted by Mike Freear, singer and MC Cathy Sharples AKA , and theatrical director and performer Lizzie West, the creative collective are famous for tracks including the …

Sadly Grillstock 2018 has been postponed until next year, so the ticket competition running in our print magazine is no longer valid. You can read their full announcement over on the Grillstock Festival website. However, you can keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages or – better yet – sign up to our newsletter to hear …

On Saturday, M Shed opened the doors to their latest exhibition: Bristol Music: Seven decades of sound. Running until 30 September, the multimedia exhibition features contributions from over 200 people who have been involved in Bristol’s ever-bubbling music scene from the 1950s right up until our current climate. Photos documenting important subcultures (…) sit amongst …