New promoters on the block Lysergic Limes are bringing Chilean psych trio Föllakzoid to Bristol for the first time in partnership with BLG Promotions. It’s their second in a series of shows booked for this year that will aim to push Bristol’s psychedelic rock scene further than ever before.  Taking some influence from the native …

‘We were heading down the path of second album syndrome, so we scrapped all the songs and started again’ IDLES frontman Joe Talbot tells me, nine months since our last conversation and on the brink of releasing their second LP, Joy as an Act of Resistance.  ‘I was trying to over intellectualise our art because …

Riot grrrl-inspired, feminist DIY punk band The Menstrual Cramps are on a mission to ‘make girls feel good’ and ‘not take your shit’. Mixing elements of punk, Britney Spears, Spice Girls and a helping of witty humour, vocalist Emilia, guitarist Cooper, bassist Robyn and drummer Beth take their tenacious spirit and ignite the stage with brutally …

Tokyo World returns to Eastville Park on 22 and 23 September, with its biggest and best lineup yet. The festival has been closing our summers with a sonic boom for the past five years and has become a staple calendar event for electronic music lovers. This year Tokyo World have expanded their live offering, with …

The multi platinum-nominated Goo Goo Dolls pulled the curtain down on their UK tour with a crowd-engaging performance that can only be described as energetic and sing-along at the O2 academy in Bristol.  The Dolls sold their Bristol date out to the crack in between folks at the bar. As a Nitelife reviews writer and …

Bristol’s new student-run record label HUBB Records has dropped the second in a string of 11 releases from BIMM students planned for this summer. On Friday, rap-metal trio Profiler’s new single Burn hit the digital shelves. Taking strong influences from Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Deftones, they brilliantly evoke the sounds of 90s nu metal with …

2018 marks a brand new chapter for Mallory Knox with an exciting new direction, after bassist Sam Douglas stepped up to take lead vocals after the departure of Mikey Chapman in February. Their latest single Black Holes is already turning heads and offers an intriguing insight into what’s to come from the Cambridge alt rockers. …

The World Cup may be over but last Monday night at the Trinity, nationalities from all over the world were represented through the medium of music by one man and his band. Following on from his headline live show last March, The Colston Hall announced that Will Holland aka Quantic would return to Bristol for …

Known collectively as Bandulu Gang; Kahn, Neek, Boofy and Hi5ghost have played a huge part in building an important hub for instrumental UK grime in Bristol.   As well as releasing between them on key labels like Deep Medi and Innamind, and operating under a number of aliases, including Young Echo, Wu Yen, O$VMV$M and …

It all began with swirling winter surf trips in Cornwall and raging acapella jams to Audioslave. Now, Bristol-based indie outfit Dead Fast Hares are less than two weeks away from launching their melodious debut EP Miles Ago, with a launch party and live show to follow at Bristol’s Rough Trade record store on 16 August. …