Kayla Painter has been pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s electronic scene since 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Kayla Painter. Combining unusual instrumentals and field recordings, she creates dreamy, multi-layered, left-field electronica.  Kayla was selected for this year’s Future Bubblers programme with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, where she is currently receiving mentorship from …

Anyone following Bristol-based producer Bengal Sound probably shares the opinion that he is the next producer out of Bristol to blow up on the underground.  At just 23 years old, Farhad Ahmed AKA Bengal Sound has already released with White Peach, his tracks have been cut to dubplate by the likes of Kahn and Zha, …

Chances are, you’ve probably seen the name Dutchie plastered on a lineup poster down Stokes Croft, or caught a DJ set from Dutchie herself at one of Bristol’s community-based Revinyl Sessions. But with her new EP Dutchie & Friends dropping on 1 May (listen in full below), you’re about to hear this name a whole …

Gloucestershire-born musician Molly-Anne has firmly established herself on the Bristol circuit in the past year, fusing elements of country, folk, indie and soul to create her own incredibly moreish sound. Molly-Anne’s simultaneously sweet yet grown up vocals are accompanied by her own acoustic guitar and harmonica. Drawing on her own experiences, Molly-Anne pens deeply personal …

New kid on the block Harvey Causon has been turning heads in the music industry with his velvety, soulful voice and authentic blend of atmospheric instrumentation, dulcet guitar tones and glitching electronica. Having moved to Bristol in 2016, Harvey has slowly been building himself a local fan base and at a mere 20 years old …

Charismatic, upbeat and unique, Goan Dogs are the bouncy, Bristolian band with a cult following stirring in the city and the rest of the UK. Guitar led and pop-rock infused, Goan Dogs mash up vintage sounds with crisp, upbeat tempos to fuse together an inventive blend of psychedelic desert rock. Goan Dogs mash up vintage …

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 …

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 …

Bristol born and bred five-piece Goan Dogs have been friends since school. As well as being some of Bristol’s favourite musical residents, their drawling desert rock has found a fan in Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Clash Music and it seems Made in Chelsea, who have now twice soundchecked the band on the quarter million people-viewed show. …

Live electro outfit Elder Island are fast becoming a musical sensation, since the launch of their confident second EP Seeds in Sand just a year ago, they’ve enjoyed sold out dates in London and Bristol, a European tour supporting Glass Animals, as well as a packed out summer festival season. With the trio currently deep …