Dashing into the O2 Academy a little behind schedule, we were greeted by the raucous, chugging guitars that could be no one else but Zebrahead. Looking about at the excited onlookers, I was relived to see I wasn’t the only ageing skater kid bopping about in the front row. Having seen Reel Big Fish, Less …

One of the best things about Bristol’s music scene is its beautifully collaborative spirit. 2018 has delivered us yet another synergetic project from some familiar faces across Bristol’s jazz, soul, hip hop and funk scenes: Snazzback. Featuring the mesmerising vocals of China Bowls, eight-piece band Snazzback meld together their talents and influences with free improv …

To celebrate the biggest sound system night of the year, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi: The Weekender Pt.4. Deep Medi and Bristol sound system institution Teachings in Dub will be coming together under one roof once again at Trinity on 23 and 24 November, powered by …

When Iggy Pop growls, sage-like on national radio, that your fully DIY, two-fingers-up-at-the-music-industry-punk-band-just-doing-it-for-the-fucking-love-of-it is “really amazing”, face it: you’re onto something. The Lovely Eggs – psychedelic Lancaster-based rip-roarers and BBC 6 Music beloveds, with a cult following of Eggheads built over five records – are finally learning to bottle up these moments. Lately there’s been …

IDLES are very vocal about the part Bristol has played in their phenomenal rise to success. On the release of their second, UK number five-charted album Joy As An Act of Resistance, frontman Joe Talbot told Nitelife:  ‘All of the promoters in Bristol were really supportive of us from the start (…) If you’re passionate …

The hip hop-jazz scene that’s been sweeping the nation since Tom Misch started amassing SoundCloud plays back in 2011 now has it’s very own truth teller; he goes by the name of Barney Artist.  East London rapper Barney Artist has been working with names now synonymous with the scene – Mische, Alfa Mist and Jordan …

Signing to Hospital Records at the turn of the millennium, South West producer Danny Byrd is one of the most recognised names in drum and bass. Releasing his debut album Supersized in 2008, he’s just dropped his fourth LP on the festishised label, Atomic Funk.    Interestingly, the funkiest song on the album isn’t the …

Hot on the tails of their 2017 breakthrough album Push On – which shot straight to number three in the iTunes hip hop chart (where it stayed nestled beneath Skepta and Drake for a full week) – Bristol hip hop duo The Allergies are back with new album Steal the Show, due for release on …

Bristol’s most secretive party throwers, Alfresco Disco have announced a three-date run of events, mysteriously known only as Temple, for which they’ll be taking up temporary residence at an undisclosed city centre location.    With a solid reputation for throwing out-of-this-world parties with some of the world’s best, forward-thinking artists, Alfresco Disco don’t need to reveal …

Res One is one of Bristol’s hardest working hip hop MCs. Part of the Split Prophets Collective, they have been pushing the underground UK hip hop scene since the release of their Scribbled Thoughts EP in 2011. They’ve supported the likes of Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom and are one of the biggest and …