Exchange is a venue that has firmly occupied an important place on Bristol’s musical map since opening its doors in 2012. The live music venue has hosted a wide array of now-major artists including George Ezra, Four Tet, IDLES and Sleaford Mods, to name but a few, as well as being a regular home to …

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, …

Ben Marwood’s sound is a marvel for the ears, as his gentle folk melodies capture the imagination and hearts of his listeners. Having performed alongside accomplished artists such as Frank Turner and Emily Barker, Ben’s intricate guitar playing and witty words will no doubt make for a mesmeric evening. Ben Marwood stops into Exchange this …

Thursday // High Focus Records’ 8th Birthday with The Four Owls, SWX High Focus Records is eight years old, can you believe it?! It feels like only yesterday that we were bouncing around to Dirty Dike’s Hi I’m James on repeat. Join them for an almighty celebration at Bristol’s SWX this March, with appearances from …

Fishlock Promotions present Fishstock 2018. The DIY punk all dayer returns to Exchange after a sell-out event last year. Once again, the lineup is jam-packed with some of the finest emerging punk bands, including Dublin 5-piece Chewing on Tinfoil, who will be sure to bring their fine-tuned Ska and rhythm-driven punk style, as well as …

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 …

With the release of their latest album Double Negative on the horizon, steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing will be hitting the Exchange stage this March to showcase their frantic new material. Combining music hall with punk, metal, grindcore and a right ol’ knees up, this 4-piece put the ‘punk’ into …

Female-fronted pop punk from… Stroud. Noisy four-piece Milk Teeth have defied small town expectations. Signing to rock music giants Roadrunner Records last year, they’ve joined the holy ranks of Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage and more. they’ve joined the holy ranks of Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage and more Last year saw the release of two four-track …

Last October, DIY music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective were crowned the winners of Nitelife’s #NITELIFENITEOUT competition in association with Reon Energy – a Bristol-wide hunt to find an independent local promoter offering something unique to our already- excellent nightlife scene. Together with an expert panel of judges from some of Bristol’s most established …

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 …