A well-seasoned name upon the British dancehall scene, Mungo’s Hi Fi’s music conjures images of blistering beaches wild Caribbean carnival parties on the white sands of Jamaica. However, the Glasgow-based collective have been making mad sounds around the UK and in Bristol since the turn of the millennium, gathering momentum and a diehard fan base. …

Bristol-born delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists and good time guys will be bringing their foot-stompin, late-night hoedowns back to the city for two shoulder-to-shoulder April shows at two of Bristol’s best small venues: The Old Bookshop (8 April) and The Golden Lion (9 April). A knee-slapping blend of country cool rock ’n’ roll, with a …

Since the release of their second EP Seeds in Sand last year, live electro outfit Elder Island have shot to the top of several ones-to-watch lists and were recently invited to play at the talent-unearthing institution Sofar Sounds, which took place in Bristol last month, and who have previously caught the likes of James Bay, …

Macy Gray needs no introduction. The American soul singer and R&B star has been a household name since her 1999 debut album On How Life Is. Over the years she has collaborated with major names, including Fatboy Slim and Will.i.am, and continues to surprise us still, recently teaming up with pop mega-star Ariana Grande. Older …

‘Noise rock is probably the easiest summary of our music,’ says Spectres front man Joe Hatt. Originally hailing from North Devon, Spectres have been subverting expectations in Bristol for the past five years. After their 2015 album debut Dying, the uncategorisable, noisy four piece surprised us the following year with a full remix record. Dead …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …

In the wake of his brilliant 2014 album Friendly Bacteria, Manchester-based electronic producer Mr. Scruff, AKA Andy Carthy has been busy in the studio creating some of the finest remixes of 2016, whilst touring his famous all-night DJ sets across the globe. Ahead of his six-hour set at Bristol’s Old Fire Station this February, Nitelife …

A sell-out show is never something to be sniffed at, especially in the free musical buffet that is Bristol. Therefore, a packed- out Thursday night at The Lantern is credit to the love Bristol has for its own singer-soulstress Beth Rowley, as she returned to Colston Hall on her latest mini-tour of the UK. Supported …

In our INFLUENCERS series, we meet the good souls working hard behind the scenes to make Bristol’s nightlife scene so beautiful. This month, we speak to Jenna Knight, music publicist and one of the directors of Bristol Women in Music. Jenna Knight has over 10 years experience in the music industry, working with brands from …

Nottingham indie rockers Amber Run head to SWX this February as part of a UK tour of their new album For a Moment I Was Lost, which is released this month. It follows their 2015 effort 5am and comes with a newly slimmed-down lineup consisting of Joe Keogh, Will Jones, Tomas Sperring, and Henry Wyeth, …