Exchange is a venue that has firmly occupied an important place on Bristol’s musical map since opening its doors in 2012. The live music venue has hosted a wide array of now-major artists including George Ezra, Four Tet, IDLES and Sleaford Mods, to name but a few, as well as being a regular home to …

Running from the end of September right up to New Year, In:Motion is Bristol’s answer to The Warehouse Project, bringing in huge names from all across the electronic sphere and lending a little light to the end of our summers each year. As is tradition, they’re kicking things off with a massive opening weekend, and …

Bristol-based three-piece Sœur create grunge-infused pop meets math rock. Their 2017 debut EP What Separates Us, quickly did just that, marking them out immediately as a band to pay attention to. They were invited to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival the same year, alongside the likes of Cassia and ISLAND.  …

Channel One Sound System has been a reputable institution for nearly four decades, trailblazing the spirit of reggae from all four corners of the globe with a clear ideology of breaking down barriers via its rich, heavyweight sound blasted from hand-built custom speaker stacks.  Channel One Sound System has been a reputable institution for nearly …

Music photographer, journalist, DJ and radio show host Beth Sheldrick AKA Bethbethbeth has been a part of Bristol’s underground grime and dubstep scenes for the past four years, both in front of and behind the scenes – taking inspiration from her hero Mary Anne Hobbes to drive all her creative energy towards pushing new and underrated …

New promoters on the block Lysergic Limes are bringing Chilean psych trio Föllakzoid to Bristol for the first time in partnership with BLG Promotions. It’s their second in a series of shows booked for this year that will aim to push Bristol’s psychedelic rock scene further than ever before.  Taking some influence from the native …

‘We were heading down the path of second album syndrome, so we scrapped all the songs and started again’ IDLES frontman Joe Talbot tells me, nine months since our last conversation and on the brink of releasing their second LP, Joy as an Act of Resistance.  ‘I was trying to over intellectualise our art because …

Riot grrrl-inspired, feminist DIY punk band The Menstrual Cramps are on a mission to ‘make girls feel good’ and ‘not take your shit’. Mixing elements of punk, Britney Spears, Spice Girls and a helping of witty humour, vocalist Emilia, guitarist Cooper, bassist Robyn and drummer Beth take their tenacious spirit and ignite the stage with brutally …

Tokyo World returns to Eastville Park on 22 and 23 September, with its biggest and best lineup yet. The festival has been closing our summers with a sonic boom for the past five years and has become a staple calendar event for electronic music lovers. This year Tokyo World have expanded their live offering, with …

The multi platinum-nominated Goo Goo Dolls pulled the curtain down on their UK tour with a crowd-engaging performance that can only be described as energetic and sing-along at the O2 academy in Bristol.  The Dolls sold their Bristol date out to the crack in between folks at the bar. As a Nitelife reviews writer and …