The Bristol band community is standing up against hate, after an allegation of homophobic behavior hit Twitter over the weekend. The tweet describes an extremely hateful comment from one member of a Bristol band towards Luke Rainsford, an acoustic punk artist who was in the city to play at Fat Lip festival. Within minutes, the …

We were whisked back in time to the moonshine drinking porches of America’s south at The Tunnels last week, when we saw The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, who joined us from the tail end of an eight-week Europe tour. The band isn’t so big in reality, but their sound most certainly is. Hailing from …

Roots reggae and singer songwriter Horace Andy is, without question, one of the soundsystem greats. Recognised instantly by his unique, distinctive vocal style, his single Skylarking is an out-and-out reggae classic the world over. His longstanding collaborations with Massive Attack – contributing to all five studio albums over almost two decades – means that Horace …

Bristol’s Body Clocks – aka Josef (Jo) Kašpar and Joe Craven – are a duo of electronic musicians whose psychedelic electronic sets have been slowly gaining attention at their own series of nights and beyond, with increasingly regular bookings across Bristol, including this year’s Harbour Festival. The next instalment of their Dialogue nights is coming …

This August, Lakota welcomes the inauguration of Trajections Festival, featuring a weighty lineup of some of the best hip hop, grime, jungle acts from across the UK, brought to you by the masterminds behind Boom Bap Festival; the only UK music festival entirely devoted to hip hop. In lieu of a proper Boom Bap Festival …

The Blast are unquestionably one of the biggest party promoters in Bristol – bringing us some of the best names across drum and bass, UK garage, dubstep and hip hop, including DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Andy C, Chase & Status, Shy FX and Giggs; as well as mixing in some fresh talent from Bristol and …

Bite The Buffalo are brothers Miti and Stof Goneos, who after growing up in the mining towns of Zambia, set their sites and sounds on the UK, creating their energetic garage rock sounds with the support of bandmates Cassidy Jones and Jake Salvador Meeking. The band released their debut EP Bromigos in 2012 and a …

Bass music purveyors The Blast have been a part of the Bristol scene for well over a decade now, from involvement in Bristol’s iconic Blowpop nights in the early days, to now running around 70 shows a year across Bristol and London, including festival stages around the world and their own fully-fledged festival, Sequences, which …

On 28 July, hordes of Bristolians headed to Somerset’s beautiful countryside for the 12th annual Farmfest. Recognised for its huge personality and ability to seamlessly combine everything from dub, rock, techno, disco, comedy, art and more. Farmfest succeeds in being a family friendly festival that leaves you feeling both completely relaxed while also tickling your inner …

After a phenomenal debut year in 2016, The Downs festival returns to Clifton Downs this September, bringing a lineup that is essentially all headline acts, including Elbow, Soul II Soul, De La Soul, Roni Size, David Rodigan and enduring dance music legends Groove Armada. Groove Armada this year celebrate 20 years since the release of …