Aurora is the latin word for dawn. She is the Roman goddess, renewing herself each morning, flying across the sky announcing the arrival of the sun. Aurora, the Norwegian singer and producer, suits her name – her iconic look and unique brand of dreamy folk pop music feels like the heralding of a new dawn. …

Miles Kane has been performing on the indie circuit since the ripe old age of 18, first entertaining crowds as a guitarist with The Flames and The Rascals, and following this, sharing lead responsibilities with fellow alternative frontman Alex Turner in The Last Shadow Puppets. Since 2009, after his last tour with The Rascals, Miles …

Who doesn’t want to dress up with their friends and bash them with inflatables to hardcore for Christmas? If you haven’t heard of BangFace before then I will need to explain a few things… Dubbed by founder James St Acid as a ‘neo rave Armageddon’, BangFace celebrates old school rave. Its club nights and boat …

Bristol-based artists Nathan Johnson AKA Pure Imagi Nayphun and Ben Neville went to the launch of new-to-Bristol polysexual, gender queer and inclusive club night Wait, what? at Loco Klub. Combining live performances and DJ sets from queer artists from the local scene and beyond with an all-out dedication to synth, Nathan and Ben put their …

The lights are low in Exchange and the crowd is chattering away. Swim Deep meanders their way towards the stage, as an almost ethereal sound rings around the room. When they reach it, vocalist Austin Williams only has one word for us – ‘hello’. Like seeing an old friend again, the room breaks into laughter, …

A football chant backed by a bass-punchy beat rings through the packed room. Balloons litter the floor. Looking like a website from the 90s, visuals showing colourful patterns and 3D modelled faces play behind the DJs. The music suddenly shifts; a smash cut into the theme tune from Friends to shouts of excitement from the …

It’s a night for imposters. I oughtn’t be at the Trinity Centre tonight, the ticket was for my more talented friend who’d had to cry off due to illness. Notification came through around 10am, you can go see John Grant’s latest project for zero pounds if you can knock up 700 words on same. Cut …

For those unaware of Dermot Kennedy’s soulful Irish rasp, he uses it explore a variety of uplifting and troubling themes from discovering love to the misery of alcoholism. The singer-songwriter comes from humble beginnings, regularly travelling from Rathcoole, his hometown, to busk on the Dublin’s Grafton Street and test his acoustic wisdom on every passerby …

Bloxx are a London-based quartet renowned for their fuse of grungy undertones, indie-influenced melodies and floor-thumping choruses.  The band consists of front woman Ophelia (Fee); Moz brings the toe-tapping drum beats and Taz along with Paul provides the alternative-indie rifts. In recent years, Bloxx have been making relentless developments on the scene by supporting indie …

It was announced the day before that, due to illness, Volbeat were unable to play their headline show at Bristol’s O2 Academy last month. However, organisers promised that the show would go on, with tickets remaining valid for both this show and a rescheduled Volbeat date.  Both of Volbeat’s support acts – Baroness and Danko …