The hip hop-jazz scene that’s been sweeping the nation since Tom Misch started amassing SoundCloud plays back in 2011 now has it’s very own truth teller; he goes by the name of Barney Artist.  East London rapper Barney Artist has been working with names now synonymous with the scene – Mische, Alfa Mist and Jordan …

Signing to Hospital Records at the turn of the millennium, South West producer Danny Byrd is one of the most recognised names in drum and bass. Releasing his debut album Supersized in 2008, he’s just dropped his fourth LP on the festishised label, Atomic Funk.    Interestingly, the funkiest song on the album isn’t the …

Hot on the tails of their 2017 breakthrough album Push On – which shot straight to number three in the iTunes hip hop chart (where it stayed nestled beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week) – Bristol hip hop duo The Allergies are back with new album Steal the Show, due for release on …

Res One is one of Bristol’s hardest working hip hop MCs. Part of the Split Prophets Collective, they have been pushing the underground UK hip hop scene since the release of their Scribbled Thoughts EP in 2011. They’ve supported the likes of Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom and are one of the biggest and …

New Brownswood recruit Skinny Pelembe makes his maiden voyage to Bristol this month with his new afro-tipped, psychedelic soul EP, Sleep More, Make More Friends.   Born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, the producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and MC signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings earlier this year, debuting with downtempo-meets-melodious masterpiece I’ll Be on …

No Violet have an itch. For five years they’ve been gurgling, stomping and shrieking their fuzzy alt-rock grunge around Bristol; now their four track debut EP Faces, finished back in January, is a honed capsule of their sound, teetering on the verge of release. Bassist Kerry explains: ‘We wanted to take our time over it …

Morcheeba are back with their new album Blaze Away and a massive world tour to boot, which will see them play at this year’s Tokyo World festival at Eastville Park on 22 and 23 September. They return without founding member Paul Godfrey, who departed in 2013, but their trademark mesh of influences from psychedelic rock …

Indie-leaning folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus are coming to Bristol’s Canteen all the way from Detroit, as part of a European tour to promote their fifth studio album Enter The Kingdom.    Helmed by singer songwriter Matthew Milia, Enter The Kingdom draws on his own life experiences – his father losing his job and relying …

Exchange is a venue that has firmly occupied an important place on Bristol’s musical map since opening its doors in 2012. The live music venue has hosted a wide array of now-major artists including George Ezra, Four Tet, IDLES and Sleaford Mods, to name but a few, as well as being a regular home to …

Bristol-based three-piece Sœur create grunge-infused pop meets math rock. Their 2017 debut EP What Separates Us, quickly did just that, marking them out immediately as a band to pay attention to. They were invited to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival the same year, alongside the likes of Cassia and ISLAND.  …