A three-piece alternative folk band bringing a selection of raw, foot-stomping songs infused with Mumford-esque harmonies and bubbly bass lines. Comprising of Harry Gould on lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Eriksonon on bass, and Samuel Snell on the cajón, percussion and backing vocals, Bristol’s Harry & The Gondolas are beginning to gain the attention of the …

A well-seasoned name upon the British dancehall scene, Mungo’s Hi Fi’s music conjures images of blistering beaches wild Caribbean carnival parties on the white sands of Jamaica. However, the Glasgow-based collective have been making mad sounds around the UK and in Bristol since the turn of the millennium, gathering momentum and a diehard fan base. …

A 10-piece collective from Sweden, The Stomping Academy burst back on to the Bristol scene with an emotive and energetic show at the beating heart of Stokes Croft, The Canteen. Armed with beaming brass, persuasive percussion, obscure organs, groovy guitars and all the other necessities, The Stomping Academy ramble through catchy, old tunes and thoughtful …

Bristol-born delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists and good time guys will be bringing their foot-stompin, late-night hoedowns back to the city for two shoulder-to-shoulder April shows at two of Bristol’s best small venues: The Old Bookshop (8 April) and The Golden Lion (9 April). A knee-slapping blend of country cool rock ’n’ roll, with a …

Since the release of their second EP Seeds in Sand last year, live electro outfit Elder Island have shot to the top of several ones-to-watch lists and were recently invited to play at the talent-unearthing institution Sofar Sounds, which took place in Bristol last month, and who have previously caught the likes of James Bay, …

In our INLFUENCERS series, we meet the good souls working hard behind the scenes to make Bristol’s nightlife scene so beautiful. This month, we speak to Hot Buttered Soul ‘collector- selector’, Mike Shawe. In a nutshell, what is Hot Buttered Soul? Hot Buttered Soul is an underground night pulling on the sound of lesser-known 70s …

Thatchers Haze Sessions returns to Passenger Shed on 6 May with an exciting lineup of breakthrough artists – handpicked by BoomTown Fair’s head of programming, Kaptin Barrett. On the roster this year is Newcastle indie rockers Little Comets, and a slew of Bristol-based talent: electro-geniuses Elder Island; supremely soulful singer, songwriter and MC Eva Lazarus …

Macy Gray needs no introduction. The American soul singer and R&B star has been a household name since her 1999 debut album On How Life Is. Over the years she has collaborated with major names, including Fatboy Slim and Will.i.am, and continues to surprise us still, recently teaming up with pop mega-star Ariana Grande. Older …

‘Noise rock is probably the easiest summary of our music,’ says Spectres front man Joe Hatt. Originally hailing from North Devon, Spectres have been subverting expectations in Bristol for the past five years. After their 2015 album debut Dying, the uncategorisable, noisy four piece surprised us the following year with a full remix record. Dead …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …