Intricately fusing the defining elements of modern jazz with hints of math, groove and the many variables of improvisation, Waldo’s Gift have established themselves as the city’s favourite musical experimenters. Born out of Gloucester Road’s trusty muso hub The Gallimaufry, the three-piece showcase an authentically forward-thinking – and captivatingly exciting – brand of UK jazz.  …

It’s good news for fans of Rozelle, as we premier the second single in of a hefty series of new releases from the Bristol four-piece – after two years without a peep.  Meeting originally as students at BIMM, in a few short years Rozelle made a big impression on the live circuit. On stage, Hayley’s …

Metal bands are known for channelling their inner Viking but what kind of music do you listen to if you want to channel your inner Hun? Enter The HU, a Mongolian metal band, formed in 2016 who rocketed to fame when their songs Wolf Totem and Yuve Yuve Yu went viral, gaining 30 million views …

Previously, our BIMM Future Talent series has focused on musicians, though Bristol’s bubbling music scene wouldn’t exist without the dedicated teams of management behind every successful event and artist.  A current undergraduate in BIMM Bristol, Clara McDermott is one of those individuals helping driving the local music scene forward, with an impressive series of events …

A well renowned figure on Bristol’s ever-thriving vinyl scene,  DJ, multi-instrumentalist and producer Boca 45 has become one of the most in demand names in the industry thanks to his skilful fusion of forward thinking production techniques with old-school beats and soulful vintage sounds.  forward thinking production techniques with old-school beats and soulful vintage sounds …

‘I think I’ve always been obsessed with death’ says Caitlin Elliman, wych elm’s creator and frontperson. The young, noisy four-piece have charmed and intrigued the local scene and beyond over the past year, dealing heavily in themes of folklore and the Macabre. Released a year ago, their debut EP Rat Blanket delivers a nostalgic grunge …

It’s not often that hip hop artists from the UK’s humble West Country get to collaborate with global superstars like Snoop Dogg, but Kray-Z Legz is here to change that narrative – and a few others whilst he’s at it – with his new six-track EP, Play With Fire. Hailing from Glastonbury, Kray-Z Legz released his …

Masterfully combining creative songwriting with hypnotic performance visuals is a skill few can so effortly achieve as Paper Dragon. Born from Bristol’s electronic current, the project, fronted by vocalist and composer Ruth Royall, seeks to put a progressive stamp on the concept of band artistry, whilst writing songs that reminisce drum and bass, house, soul …

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 …

Surfacing in 2019 with Goat Girl collaboration Feels Hz, Pet Shimmers seemed at first to be a live band extension of Bristol musician Oliver Wilde; though it soon became clear something much bigger was afoot. This is a band so self aware of their self awareness, that they’re completely serious and taking the piss at …