It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where Bru-C put himself on the map, a meteoric rise as an integral host of Cru-Cast, Skepsis’ inseparable sidekick and as his own stand-alone vocalist, Bru-C has carved himself into one of the most widely recognisable frontmen in the industry.  From battle-rap at 500-person-venues to some of the biggest stages …

After embarking on his musical journey at just 15, George Andrews AKA Yaksha has explored a wealth of world music influences. His sound is planted well within the roots of soundsystem music, with a spiritual, conscious message at its core. Born in London and growing up close to Bristol, he has taken the influences of …

This Saturday, local DJ collective Don’t Test are set to take over Bristol’s dub hotspot Cosies, for their biggest lineup yet. Welcoming top drawer DJ and producers, featuring Louisiana-born dubstep producer Bukkha, local legend RSD for some bass heavy tremors, plus Noods DJ RI-J and Don’t Test’s very own dubstep connoisseur Reznik.   the crew …

Brought together in 2017 by lead singer and common denominator Danny Nedelko – the real-life subject of IDLES’ pro-immigrant anthem – Heavy Lungs are frontman Danny, drummer George Garratt, bassist James Minchall and guitarist Oliver Southgate. Although pretty much fresh from the womb as a foursome, after supporting their good friends on a completely sold …

Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …

Growing up in relative isolation in the woodlands of Os, Norway; singer and producer Aurora Aksnes weaves an ethereal yet battle-ready brand of dreamy pop music that is connecting with a growing fanbase across the globe.  If on the surface her subject matter conjures Nordic fairytale-style images of wolves, moonlight and flowing rivers; it’s her …

There’s something about samba drumming that captures your heart and ears simultaneously, luring you in to the rhythmic magic. This Saturday, The Black Swan is set to witness the first large gathering of local samba drumming bands in Bristol, for the highly anticipated event, Tambor. The Black Swan is set to witness the first large …

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 …

Following Kate’s Tempest’s new album release The Book of Traps and Lessons, we caught up with her to chat about how her style developed into the innovation it is today and attempted to delve into the creative process behind the album.  The Book of Traps and Lessons takes us through a journey from start to …