They say the sun always shines on the righteous.. and yet again the weather delivered for Hospitality’s Bristol BBQ at Motion last weekend. The Hospitality BBQ is not an event you would want to miss if you’re a drum and bass lover. Pure family affair with some dirty bangers, there are few music-loving communities as …

There are moments in life when the horizon seems so grim – socially, politically – that a good party becomes an expression of normality.  It’s a reminder that we’re all still standing: the wheels have not yet fallen off.  The fat lady has not yet sung her final song. We long to reclaim the familiar …

Flamingods’ live show has always carried a certain level of infamy. When the band formed back in 2010, it was through an impromptu eight-hour live show in a chalet at ATP festival in Minehead. While the band’s albums are fantastic – their newest one, Levitation is a delirious blend of psychedelia and disco – the …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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). …