There’s something about samba drumming that captures your heart and ears simultaneously, luring you in to the rhythmic magic. This Saturday, The Black Swan is set to witness the first large gathering of local samba drumming bands in Bristol, for the highly anticipated event, Tambor. The Black Swan is set to witness the first large …

If you can call a living man a legend, soul singer Lee Fields deserves the title. The original DIY artist; when the music industry changed around him, Lee Fields changed the industry. When Lee Fields came to Bristol with his band The Expressions to perform his latest album It Rains Love at Fiddlers, we took …

Metronomy visited Bristol last month for an intimate in-store signing and performance of their sixth studio album, Metronomy Forever at Rough Trade Bristol. At 17 tracks long, it shows a rounded glimpse into the inner mind of creative force Joseph Mount, who started the solo project from his bedroom in Devon in 1999. Although we’ve …

Following Kate’s Tempest’s new album release The Book of Traps and Lessons, we caught up with her to chat about how her style developed into the innovation it is today and attempted to delve into the creative process behind the album.  The Book of Traps and Lessons takes us through a journey from start to …

Punk two-piece Ghost of the Avalanche drop their fifth EP Civil Unrest this month, and they’re more pissed off than they’ve ever been. While previously their hard punk sound was willing to embrace rock and roll hooks, Civil Unrest is pure punk rage. It’s a six-track exasperation at the current political shit show and our …

Combining live disco and funk, indie songwriting and bedroom pop production, Tungz bring something genuinely unique to the new music scene, certainly within the local landscape. Their forthcoming debut EP, Okay has just landed via Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce imprint and we’ve got it on repeat. We had a chat with Tungz vocalists Nicky Green …

DJ, radio presenter, label boss and record collector Gilles Peterson has made one of the most significant contributions to music in current times. His unrelenting dedication, over three decades, to uncovering new, boundary pushing music has been recognised in countless awards, including an MBE. Gilles provides an almost steady stream of access into the world …

Gardna has been high on our radar since his 2016 summer anthem Sunday, in collaboration with local producer Kreed. The Bristol MC has been on a fast upwards trajectory ever since, linking up with Eva Lazarus and Inja the following year for his next certifiable banger, My Show. 2018 brought his Gentleman’s Dub Club and …

Javeon has been involved in Bristol’s music scene since he was a teenager and is one of few Bristol vocalists to have broken into the commercial music world, releasing with major labels including Universal Music’s PMR and co-writing with the likes of Tory Lanez, Clean Bandit and DJ Zinc.  co-writing with the likes of Tory …

Thekla’s Simon Brown has risen to a few challenges since joining the crew in 2016, helping secure Thekla’s future against a threat from nearby developments and – most recently – seeing the ship through a massive £1m restoration. The 60-year-old cargo ship has been missing from its spot on Bristol’s Floating Harbour for the past …