Kevin Martin has been busy. So far this year, he’s dropped projects via his most recent JK Flesh collaboration Zonal, King Midas Sound, as well as a solo album under his new, most personal moniker yet, Kevin Richard Martin. Though fans of his club music will be pleased to hear that he is now working …

Handpicked right from the womb by IDLES to play the after show to their Joy as an Act of Resistance homecoming show, the elusive Cruelty arrived on the Bristol scene late last year.  Their debut single Disgraced spun our heads in a big way. The frenetic two-minute track is as aggressive as it is vulnerable, …

After one year’s hiatus, Thorny are back at Bristol’s Trinity Centre this evening for a spectacular summer party. Featuring a lineup of LGBTQ+ performers and artists from UK and beyond, this night will be a treat for the eyes and ears and a great way to get into the spirit of this weekend’s Bristol Pride …

Following two back to back sold-out UK tours and an incredible Glastonbury Festival show, the CruCast collective bring their high-octane, bass-heavy takeover to NASS Festival for the very first time on Saturday.  Hosted inside the redesigned Hangar – now an outdoor big tent with state-of-the-art production to fit the incredible demand – this promises to …

The Downs is more than a music festival. Finding its beginnings in collaboration with Massive Attack in 2016, Team Love and Crosstown Concerts worked together with the landscape-changing group to build a music and information lineup around their 13-years-coming hometown show on Clifton Downs.    representing diverse, boundary-pushing artists alongside homegrown Bristol talent Now a …

Earlier this summer, Nitelife teamed up with NASS to scout out a DJ talent deserving of a set on one of NASS festival’s main stages.  More than 70 hopefuls submitted a 20-minute guestmix, which the public whittled down to five finalists before a judging panel, including NASS director of music Mike Lightford, 1Xtra’s DJ Jonezy …

St Pauls Carnival is a celebration of the rich African-Caribbean roots that flow through Bristol. The streets flock with locals and visitors who come to experience the music, art, food and culture that connect this city to Caribbean and African shores. It is a tradition that is cherished by locals and its importance to the …

Sequences is back with a fourth instalment this August and their biggest lineup yet, with original garage superstar DJ EZ topping the bill.  Taking over the Motion complex all day and night, EZ is joined by Headie One, Jaykae, Koan Sound and a special performance from ultra group Kings of the Shadows – a team …

Best known for fronting the legendary alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr, J Mascis and his distorted guitar tone helped define the underground music scene in the late 80s and 90s. He’s always had a knack for huge, fuzzy guitar solos and has ended up on many publications’ lists of the greatest rock guitarists of all …

Following original poster artwork from street artists Tony Riff and 45rpm, the third and final instalment of our A3+ pull-out poster series in collaboration with NASS 2019 comes from Bristol’s Mr Penfold.   Mr Penfold has a certain authenticity to his work that is immediately identifiable even before you spot his tag. His experience across …