Held each summer at the Royal Bath and West Showground, NASS Festival’s popularity is down to its fearsome three-pronged attack. Alongside one of their biggest music lineups to date for 2019, including Rudimental, Giggs, Cyprus Hill, Loyle Carner, SASASAS, Tom Misch Kojey Radical; NASS brings in some of the best athletes and street artists the world …

Sweaty basements, smashed up guitars and worn out drumsticks are the images usually conjured at the mention of punk, yet Sleaford Mods have emerged as one of our climate’s greatest punk acts armed with little more than a laptop and a microphone.  Formed in 2007 in Nottingham, Sleaford Mods was originally the solo act of …

Balter Festival is a rite of passage for any festival goer and attracts a cult following the world over, with a heavy Bristol contingent making up the rollicking crowd. Born out of a pure love of music and run with the help of a likeminded group of friends, Balter is the brainchild of gypsycore producer …

Bristol-based producer Matt Preston aka Phaeleh has been accruing a massive underground following since the release of his debut album Fallen Light in 2008, honing his inimitable style of cinematic electronica with live instrumentation ever since.  Floating in the cavernous space between dubstep, garage, electronica and house, whilst flirting with jazzier tones similar to artist …

Nine times out of ten, you’ll always get a buzz after witnessing a live music show. But sometimes there’s a rare gig that appears out of nowhere and hits you right in the feels – to the point you have to run to the merch stall at the end of the night. Needless to say, …

The latest signing to Gardna and friends’ Boom Sound label is Glasgow-based collective Samson Sounds with their track featuring MC Tom Spirals, Chatterbox. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping. Patois mixed with Glasgow patter, we guarantee this infectious tune will get your feet stomping  Evolving out …

A rainy evening in England, nothing new. A sell-out Colston Hall Presents show at Bristol’s iconic church-turned-music-venue Trinity Centre, nothing new. Self-categorised future jazz/ afro-dub group Nubiyan Twist touring for their new album Jungle Run – something new. the afrobeat horns were never far from earshot, nor was the jazzy glue holding it all together …

Sector 7 Sounds heads Boofy and Lemzly Dale are key players in the 140bpm microcosm of Bristol. Boofy is a bonafide Bandulu member alongside Kahn, Neek and Hi5ghost, while Lemzly Dale’s Holy I$$h remix was laid to wax on Bandulu Records in 2017. They launched Sector 7 Sounds together in 2013 with their Catch a …

At the end of January, producer Swindle dropped his masterpiece of a record No More Normal, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s idyllic Real World Studios, which has hosted artists from Beyoncé to Björk. The album was three years in the making and the realisation of ideas a decade strong, bringing together Swindle’s career-long catalogue of influences …

Our heads are still spinning after Bam!Bam!Bam! announced that hip hop veteran Madlib and jazz’s man of the moment Kamaal Williams will be coming together all under one roof for a night of pure sonic grooves this August bank holiday, topped off by The Heliocentrics and Carista. Pre sale tickets drop this Monday and aren’t likely …