It’s been a long time since pop was a dirty word, with cool girls Lana Del Rey, MØ and Tirzah leading the revolution. Harvey Causon is one of the biggest names to come out of Bristol in the last year with his R&B-inflected blend of introspective pop and electronica; and the next name likely to …

Hip Hop Coffee Shop are celebrating their first birthday this month with a no holds barred blowout. They will be trading intimate for outside, with a seven-hour day party on Blue Mountain’s rooftop terrace with a hefty crew of local boom bap talent, including Creatures of Habit, Split Prophets’ Res One and Hip Hop Coffee …

Since the release of their debut EP Steal the Sun in 2014, brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths aka ICARUS have emerged as another head-turning act emanating from the South West’s overflowing pool of electronic talent. Their versatile sound ranges from deep, underground club tracks to crossover airplay hits, as well as running their own record label …

Dan Chandler has certainly paid his dues in the Bristol music industry. Today, he’s one of the brains behind Bristol’s biggest city festival The Downs, helped mastermind the event that legitimised Lloyds Amphitheatre as a big name concert venue, and looks after tours for the likes of Nick Cave, Sleaford Mods and The Pixies up …

Sweaty basements, smashed up guitars and worn out drumsticks are the images usually conjured at the mention of punk, yet Sleaford Mods have emerged as one of our climate’s greatest punk acts armed with little more than a laptop and a microphone.  Formed in 2007 in Nottingham, Sleaford Mods was originally the solo act of …

Bristol-based producer Matt Preston aka Phaeleh has been accruing a massive underground following since the release of his debut album Fallen Light in 2008, honing his inimitable style of cinematic electronica with live instrumentation ever since.  Floating in the cavernous space between dubstep, garage, electronica and house, whilst flirting with jazzier tones similar to artist …

The latest signing to Gardna and friends’ Boom Sound label is Glasgow-based collective Samson Sounds with their track featuring MC Tom Spirals, Chatterbox. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping  Evolving out …

Sector 7 Sounds heads Boofy and Lemzly Dale are key players in the 140bpm microcosm of Bristol. Boofy is a bonafide Bandulu member alongside Kahn, Neek and Hi5ghost, while Lemzly Dale’s Holy I$$h remix was laid to wax on Bandulu Records in 2017. They launched Sector 7 Sounds together in 2013 with their Catch a …

At the end of January, producer Swindle dropped his masterpiece of a record No More Normal, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s idyllic Real World Studios, which has hosted artists from Beyoncé to Björk. The album was three years in the making and the realisation of ideas a decade strong, bringing together Swindle’s career-long catalogue of influences …

Kate Stapley has an addictively original sound that fuses traditional folk compositions with refreshingly honest and modern concepts. Self-confessing to her ‘obsession’ with the old school songwriting scene, Kate tells us she takes influences from the somewhat juxtaposed styles of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, interjected with the styles of more progressive sounds …