// READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH MUNGO’S HI FI // A gargantuan, travelling fiesta bubbling with carnival energy and party vibes, Fiesta Bombarda took over Bristol’s finest floating venue Thekla, on Friday night. A sold-out show fronted by explosive reggae-dancehall legends Mungo’s Hi Fi, sound-creator Prince Fatty and bad-boy wordsmith Gardna, the party rocked the boat …

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-round Bristol boy, Clive Meaker fronts his electric 8-piece cohort, Dr Meaker. With fingers deep in the UK drum and bass scene, as well as taking major influences from soul music, Dr Meaker excite their listeners with heavy basslines and angelic-but-energetic vocal tracks. Bursting through the emerging lists on many of the …

Richy Ahmed has been making waves in the UK house scene since circa 2010, whilst taking cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hip hop. Born and bred from South Shields near Newcastle he is now a household name in festivals all over the world from BPM Mexico to Glastonbury festival, and his regular visits …

After being successfully booking Massive Attack for their first hometown gig in 13 years last year, we were delighted when organisers (a joint effort from the teams behind Love Saves the Day and Bristol Sounds) announced that The Downs festival would become a permanent fixture on Bristol’s growing festival calendar. The lineup, announced today, includes …

Loud, angry and unapologetic, the riotous Petrol Girls take on one of Bristol’s best live venues, Exchange, on Saturday night. Supporting popular US punk giants Strike Anywhere, Petrol Girls are a raging feminist post-hardcore band straight out of South East London. With roots in the extended Bristol area, the band is returning to the city …

In a genuine attempt to showcase the very best of electronic music from Bristol and the surrounding areas – without getting high and mighty about genre – Ice Cream Club is a new concept night making a big impression on the city. Hosted by Bristol-based innovator Luke Prowse, in less than a year the night …

// WIN TICKETS TO THATCHERS HAZE SESSIONS //  Anyone who has a taste for indie music will know who Little Comets are, the band from Tyne and Wear formed in 2009 and were immediately signed to Columbia Records. Having seen some lineup changes, with two of the original members leaving, the existing lineup consists of …

Following up last year’s summer banger Sunday, Bristol’s Gardna and Kreed have just dropped the video to their new tune My Show, featuring Inja, J Man and Eva Lazarus, which is one of four tracks on their recently released Gardna X Kreed EP. The video follows in a similar vibe to Sunday, which was filmed …

Named after hypnotic front woman Nubiya Brandon, 12-piece afro-beat jazzy dub outfit Nubiyan Twist formed in 2011 after meeting at Leeds College of Music. Comprising a four-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section, and four-part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics, the multi-capable group of musicians, DJs and producers take inspiration from the likes of Fela …

Reggae icon David Rodigan touched down in Bristol last month to celebrate the release of his memoir Rodigan: My Life in Reggae. Recognised for dominating the radio airwaves since the late 70s and picking up cups across the world in sound clash tournaments, this award-winning broadcaster has more than a tale or two to tell. …