‘Yama Warashi’ means a small child-like spirit that lives in the mountains. Formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara, Yama Warashi create a dreamy evocative sound, inspired by Japanese folk, dance music, free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino sings transportive songs in her mother tongue as well as in …

Local producer Lucy Helyer has been dominating the playing field for Bristol’s best up-and-coming for the past few months, and it’s with very good reason. Operating professionally as L U C Y, she occupies the same dark, atmospheric, spacey soundscapes that have been trademarked by other Bristol artists like Tricky and Kahn – adding her …

Bristol (by way of Plymouth) alternative hip hop trio The Scribes combine their talents to create a refreshingly unique sound and write-home-about live show, fusing elements from funk to rock to create their own exciting vision for the future of hip hop. The Scribes combine their talents to create a refreshingly unique sound and write-home-about …

Jackson is the solo jazz funk project of multi-talented Bristol musician, songwriter and vocalist Jack Baldus. However, when it comes to performing his music live, he enlists the help of a fairly impressive six-piece band. His live accomplices include no other than five-time UK DMC Champion DJ Asian Hawk, who sings and scratches simultaneously, as …

Bonding over beer and Bailey’s serving preferences (we’re firmly in the no-ice camp), we meet Bristol reggae and dub trio Evermoor Sound in the back room of Old Market’s To The Moon. Shuffled up together on the leather sofas, the two boys Dan and James scrunch shoulder-to-shoulder with vocalist Summer, creating a wall of togetherness …

A warm tribute to the camaraderie and rock ’n’ roll spirit that much of Bristol’s live music scene thrives upon, Wild Eyed are an easy-going group, snapping at the ankles of the city’s most polished musicians despite only playing as a fully formed band for less than a year. Fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam …

Bristol producer Omari Champagnie, better known as OH91, has been quietly making waves on Bristol’s underground scene since his first release with Coyote Records in 2013. Keeping circles with the likes of the Bandulu collective, and with mentors including Sir Sypro and Grandmixxer, it’s clear that he’s been marked as a serious talent, despite only …

Bristol based and fresh-faced, Callum McAllister, Max Cole and Dom Mosley are Toodles & The Hectic Pity, a young and talented punk group beginning to gather momentum. Headlining a raucous lineup of Bristol talent, the boys will be smashing out a noisy set at The Exchange on 25 June. Like any great punk band, Toodles …

Brought up on a diet of dubstep and grime, Bristol producer and Who Cares resident OH91 has managed to keep a relatively low profile over the past few years, whilst continuing to bring out a steady stream of bangers, from his Coyote Records-released Stealth, to his Skanks EP released on White Peach last year, and …

K Stylz aka Kamar Graham is the newest member of The Blast family. Although he’s been DJing for nigh on 15 years, shutting down raves in London and Birmingham, as well as making a name on the international club scenes in ‘Napa and Marbella, he’s now focusing all his energy on his hometown of Bristol. …