When it was first announced that Tirzah would be headlining her first Bristol show at Trinity Centre I was beyond excited. This is one of those artists you always see announcing gigs in London, but rarely venture past their home turf. But with the 2018 release of her long-awaited debut album Devotion, Tirzah has finally …

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, …

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 …

Bristol metal fans were recently blessed from a visit by the legendary Mastodon. A progressive/heavy metal band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia; Mastadon have been making waves since they debuted back in 2000. They are made up of the awesome foursome that are: Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Troy Sanders (bass/vocals). …

Trinity bubbles with anticipation. Jacob Collier is a musical prodigy. Playing more instruments than should be legal, the work that began with YouTube covers is now spilling into the real world. We’re met with an ecstatic Jacob. Raging onto the stage, he starts a call and response. After toying with us, his band punch into …

What a gig! How to describe such breathtakingly beautiful sounds? Bristol’s own KOAN Sound duo Will Weeks and Jim Bastow gave a mind blowing aural and visual experience at their long awaited debut album launch last Thursday night. Arriving on the scene at the tender age of sixteen with dubstep hit Clowny/Blessed the two have …

Punters crowded the Fleece floor in anticipation of a rare UK headline show from My Baby last month, and they would not be disappointed. Formed in Amsterdam in 2012, My Baby is Dutch brother and sister duo Joost van Dijck on drums and Cato van Dijck on vocals, with New Zealand’s Daniel ‘Dafreez’ Johnston on guitar. …

The return of Detroit legend Moodymann came with plenty of anticipation and excitement. A packed out smoking area and jumped up punters standing in the Marble Factory queue added to the atmosphere that was already filled with joy and high hopes, not only for the Detroit selector’s performance but for a showcase of some of …

The Leveller’s marked their thirtieth anniversary with a sold-out show that was studded with classics at O2 Academy last month; part of their One Way of Life greatest hits tour.  One fateful night in Brighton three decades ago, Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in a pub and decided to form The Levellers after discovering …

You know you’ve witnessed something special when you leave a gig dripping with sweat but with the biggest grin on your face. Needless to say, Jehst’s show at The Fleece this month did just that.  Following the release of his latest album Billy Green is Dead last year, the pioneering UK hip hop artist brought …