February is a month that is silly for lots of reasons. It mocks you relentlessly with chill winds and bone freezing rain, nothing good is on at the cinema and the heckling, relentless voice in your head chastises you once again for another failed dry January. Cartoon cherubs nock arrows with heart shaped heads to …

Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, rapper, songwriter and poet Sampa Tembo released her debut music project The Great Mixtape in 2015 while studying sound engineering in Sydney, Australia.  People were quick to catch on, and following a series of singles including Estelle-collaboration HERoes Act 2, Sampa’s next mixtape Birds and The BEE9 won …

It has been a terrible time recently for the people of Australia in the wake of the recent spate of fires that ravaged their country, so it’s always heartening to see people giving what they can to support causes dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those affected. For these noble reasons, the team at Filthy …

Over the following months, we are going to try and delve behind the scenes into the world of cocktail and bar culture in Bristol. To kick off the new year, raise a glass and ask yourself the (not depressing) question of: ‘Why?’ Why do we drink? Why do we go out? Do we seek the …

The end of November brought the fifth instalment of Bristol’s annual weekend-long bassweight collision, Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi. Friday night’s lineup was, as always, in veneration to the sounds of dubstep, and so before things kicked off, we sat down with one of dubstep’s earliest originators and most important patrons of the scene, Mala; …

As a producer, Tony Colman aka London Elekricity has continually pushed drum and bass out of its comfort zone, combining his wide-ranging influences and production genius with live instrumentation and breath-stealing vocal features – forever thinking outside the box. As a label head, he’s put his neck on the line time and time again to …

If you can call a living man a legend, soul singer Lee Fields deserves the title. The original DIY artist; when the music industry changed around him, Lee Fields changed the industry. When Lee Fields came to Bristol with his band The Expressions to perform his latest album It Rains Love at Fiddlers, we took …

Metronomy visited Bristol last month for an intimate in-store signing and performance of their sixth studio album, Metronomy Forever at Rough Trade Bristol. At 17 tracks long, it shows a rounded glimpse into the inner mind of creative force Joseph Mount, who started the solo project from his bedroom in Devon in 1999. Although we’ve …