An annual celebration of Bristol’s bubbling music scene, The Bristol Takeover is usually held across the Colston Hall complex in partnership with a variety of Bristol based labels, promoters and platforms. This year, with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place, they are moving the party online and have invited a number of key grassroots Bristol …

Tuesday // Girl Ray, Thekla North-London based, estrogen-pop band Girl Ray are returning to Bristol this April for a memorable show, following the release of their debut LP Earl Grey via Moshi Moshi Records. Taking influence from bands like The Beatles, Pixies and The Beach Boys, the trio will be stopping into Thekla to deliver their deep, …

Colston Hall are bringing British rock band Bastille to Bristol this April and we’re more than a little excited. The internationally acclaimed indie-pop heavyweights will be returning to Bristol to perform a selection of breathtaking reworking’s from their number one albums Wild World and Bad Blood. Their highly finessed rock sound will make for both a memorable …

Wednesday // Wyvern Lingo, The Louisiana Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual …

Wednesday // Saffron Records 101 Masterclass: Booking Agents & Show Promoters, Rough Trade Records Female-championing Bristol label Saffron Records will be hosting a series of 101 Masterclasses at Rough Trade this March, as they continue to show support for Bristol’s up-and-coming female artists. This time round, their 101 masterclass will be hosted by two of …

Art-rock duo Field Music have been making a name for themselves in the music industry, with thirteen years of experience, six albums and a Mercury Prize-nomination between them, the Sunderland brothers Peter and David Brewis are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Combining meticulously crafted pop-rock with playful and twisted compositions, their music is …

Wednesday // Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy  The iconic Scottish indie rockers are back in full force with their long awaited new album Always Ascending. Packing one hell of a punch, the band haven’t lost their edge as they bring their music into the sounds of 2018. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a new …

After a two-year break from live performances, experimental composer and pianist Nils Frahm makes a hotly-anticipated return to the Colston Hall stage this February, as part of his worldwide tour All Melody. The Berlin-based musician will be showcasing spanking new material featuring ethereal piano compositions alongside percussive, synth-layered tracks and his performance promises to be …

Wednesday// Revinyl Sessions, Cosies Revinyl Sessions will be returning to Cosies to deliver another night of eclectic sound from artists who share the love for all things vinyl. New World Audio signed and dubstep Don Dadda DJ Squarewave will be bringing you his techno-infused set and will be sure to deliver both a dynamic and …

Electronic music pioneer Iglooghost will be debuting his live A/V show tour with a stop off at Colston Hall’s side venue, The Lantern, this February. Iglooghost is one of today’s most inventive producers, gaining attention from Clash, Pitchfork and Loud and Quiet. His programmed beats fizz with kinetic energy and psychedelic twists as he borrows …