The night that established Bristol’s dubstep scene is back for a one-off special at Trinity Centre this month, in honour of Pinch’s pioneering Tectonic Recordings’ 100th release. The event will see the return of some Subloaded originals like Joker and Cyrus, with hosts Sgt. Pokes and Koast back on mic duty, plus some newer faces …

Name: Freya Blacker Age: 16 Also known as: FreyB At only 16 years old, songwriter Freya Blacker is projected for big things. Our dBs Music student diaries series takes a look behind the curtain at the students currently studying at dBs Music Bristol; when asked which of their younger students we should be keeping an …

After an eight-year release hiatus, Bristol-based dance music pioneers Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff returned last year under their duo pseudonym Way Out West to release their new album Tuesday Maybe through Anjunadeep – the much-respected Anjunabeats offshoot label dedicated to the deeper sounds of house and techno. The release also sees the duo embark …

Young Echo is a 11-strong collective of talented producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs that are not afraid to push boundaries. Their innovative sound incorporates elements of dub, bass, drone, grime, noise and techno and for the past few years they have been making big waves in the underground music scene with releases on an impressive …

Rhode Island rock quartet Deer Tick are back with not one but two new albums, after a four-year hiatus that almost never came to its end. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, released simultaneously in September last year, are divided down the middle to showcase two band’s two sonic sides. The former catalogues their acoustic, generally …

Name: Miguel Almeida Age: 22 Also known as: Vowel With headline shows between UK and his hometown of Lisbon, young drum and bass producer Miguel Almeida aka Vowel is already well on his way to making a name in the world of DnB. His debut release Timeframe / Clockwise came out in November on Lifestyle …

Liverpool lads Sean, Josh, Arran and Carl make up indie four piece The Night Café, combining mellifluous vocals with just the perfect amount of instrumentation, their sound is both unique and catchy. Last year, the band released their debut EP Get Away from the Feeling, which consists of intimate harmonies and layer upon layer of …

After releasing their fifth studio album After the Party at the beginning of 2016, Pennsylvania punk rock group The Menzingers have been touring non-stop. They’re back on UK soil this January for a headline show at SWX with a hefty support bill featuring PUP and Cayetana. Menzingers vocalist Tom May takes some time out from …

After relocating from Bath last year, bassline and speed garage DJ A-Bee has been a relentless force on the Bristol scene, with a mixture of headline sets and support slots at major capacity events. As well as getting taken under the mighty wing of Marcus Nasty – playing with him around the country and on …

Bristol is a hub for new musical talent, and Sounds of Harlowe are a local gem that deserve your utmost attention. This Bristol-based band certainly know a thing or two about soothing the musical soul, with their mixing pot of warm jazz and soulful hip hop. Known in particular for their live shows, the four-piece …