After four years, Bristol punk rock band The St. Pierre Snake Invasion are back with new album Caprice Enchanté – and it goes in hard. Opening up with a wall of sound as though the song is already in motion, we’re forced into aural submission with the frantic The Safety Word is Oklahoma. Halfway through …

With support from world famous hard-hitters Jauz and Tiësto, who’ve dropped his tunes in front of hundreds of thousands at the likes of Tomorrowland, Bristol’s Notion is one of the young producers at the heart of the UK bassline and bass house revival that has taken the club scene by storm. across every nightclub in …

Bristol four-piece The Rupees have been making noise since 2015, though the end of last year saw them come back with a new lineup and more synth-driven sound, with new single Terror Lover. Outer worldly synths meet baritone vocals with just a hint of glam rock. This combined with grizzly guitar and upbeat percussion has …

Formed in 2011, live hip hop, jazz and swing troupe Cut Capers have become part of the fabric of every summer’s festival scene, piling into their van and playing around the country from Glastonbury to Boomtown. They even have their own beer dedicated to them, after Cartref Brewing Company saw their set at Boomtown. Launched …

Local jazz-infused electronica heavyweights Ishmael Ensemble have been making huge waves in the both in Bristol and beyond, since the release of their 2017 EP Songs for Knotty was championed by BBC6 Music and Gilles Peterson, and caught the attention of electronic and jazz fans alike.  This Friday, their debut album A State of Flow …

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 …

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 …

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 …