Richy Ahmed has been making waves in the UK house scene since circa 2010, whilst taking cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hip hop. Born and bred from South Shields near Newcastle he is now a household name in festivals all over the world from BPM Mexico to Glastonbury festival, and his regular visits …

After being successfully booking Massive Attack for their first hometown gig in 13 years last year, we were delighted when organisers (a joint effort from the teams behind Love Saves the Day and Bristol Sounds) announced that The Downs festival would become a permanent fixture on Bristol’s growing festival calendar. The lineup, announced today, includes …

Loud, angry and unapologetic, the riotous Petrol Girls take on one of Bristol’s best live venues, Exchange, on Saturday night. Supporting popular US punk giants Strike Anywhere, Petrol Girls are a raging feminist post-hardcore band straight out of South East London. With roots in the extended Bristol area, the band is returning to the city …

In a genuine attempt to showcase the very best of electronic music from Bristol and the surrounding areas – without getting high and mighty about genre – Ice Cream Club is a new concept night making a big impression on the city. Hosted by Bristol-based innovator Luke Prowse, in less than a year the night …

// WIN TICKETS TO THATCHERS HAZE SESSIONS //  Anyone who has a taste for indie music will know who Little Comets are, the band from Tyne and Wear formed in 2009 and were immediately signed to Columbia Records. Having seen some lineup changes, with two of the original members leaving, the existing lineup consists of …

Following up last year’s summer banger Sunday, Bristol’s Gardna and Kreed have just dropped the video to their new tune My Show, featuring Inja, J Man and Eva Lazarus, which is one of four tracks on their recently released Gardna X Kreed EP. The video follows in a similar vibe to Sunday, which was filmed …

Named after hypnotic front woman Nubiya Brandon, 12-piece afro-beat jazzy dub outfit Nubiyan Twist formed in 2011 after meeting at Leeds College of Music. Comprising a four-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section, and four-part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics, the multi-capable group of musicians, DJs and producers take inspiration from the likes of Fela …

Reggae icon David Rodigan touched down in Bristol last month to celebrate the release of his memoir Rodigan: My Life in Reggae. Recognised for dominating the radio airwaves since the late 70s and picking up cups across the world in sound clash tournaments, this award-winning broadcaster has more than a tale or two to tell. …

A three-piece alternative folk band bringing a selection of raw, foot-stomping songs infused with Mumford-esque harmonies and bubbly bass lines. Comprising of Harry Gould on lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Eriksonon on bass, and Samuel Snell on the cajón, percussion and backing vocals, Bristol’s Harry & The Gondolas are beginning to gain the attention of the …

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. …