While today disco music is nearly as common on the circuit as any other style of dance music, Crazy P have been peddling their underground disco sounds far and wide long before it was so widely appreciated.  Formed in 1995 by producers and multi-instrumentalists Chris Todd and Jim Baron, within a few years Crazy P …

Early on in her set, Stella Donnelly quips that when she first played in Bristol last year at The Louisiana, there were only about four people in the audience. Tonight, Thekla is packed out for her and she has the audience hanging on every note. The Australian artist’s debut album Beware of the Dogs came …

British music culture is experiencing a marked increase in the interesting infusion of jazz and hip hop. The measure of which can be aligned to the influence of London-born producer, pianist, multi instrumentalist and rapper, Alfa Mist. Unlike your typical classically trained jazz pianist, Alfa came into music through making grime and hip hop, but …

With support from world famous hard-hitters Jauz and Tiësto, who’ve dropped his tunes in front of hundreds of thousands at the likes of Tomorrowland, Bristol’s Notion is one of the young producers at the heart of the UK bassline and bass house revival that has taken the club scene by storm. across every nightclub in …

Bristol four-piece The Rupees have been making noise since 2015, though the end of last year saw them come back with a new lineup and more synth-driven sound, with new single Terror Lover. Outer worldly synths meet baritone vocals with just a hint of glam rock. This combined with grizzly guitar and upbeat percussion has …

Formed in 2011, live hip hop, jazz and swing troupe Cut Capers have become part of the fabric of every summer’s festival scene, piling into their van and playing around the country from Glastonbury to Boomtown. They even have their own beer dedicated to them, after Cartref Brewing Company saw their set at Boomtown. Launched …

After hearing delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists True Strays’ name several times whispered on the winds of the Americana music scene, I was keen to discover this sought-after live band making strong leaps forward in the genre-blending that makes Americana such a broad and dynamic musicality. A country musician myself, the invitation to get groovy, …

Laid Blak are recognised as a pillar of Bristol’s urban reggae scene. Famous for tracks like Bristol Love, It’s a Pity and Red, this band know how to draw in a crowd with their charm and finesse in their live shows. Core members MC Joe Peng and DJ Bunjy are a perfect team when it …

A creator of wacky, unique illustrations with vibrant colours across walls, canvases, t-shirts and trainers, street artist 45rpm has provided the original artwork for the May edition of our pull-out poster series in collaboration with NASS 2019. One eye catching piece of artwork Bristol residents may have noticed is the 100 metre long ‘Racism wont …

American electronic band Aesthetic Perfection kicked off their UK tour this April at The Fleece. The show from start to finish was a showcase of talent, passion and genre, as attendees were immersed in the worlds of synthpop, industrial and electronica. The show opened with supporting act Amelia Arsenic, whose industrial pop performance got the crowd …