Last year, Nitelife and Reon Energy awarded experimental music and art collective Cosmic Soul Collective £1,000 to put on the event of their dreams with our #NITELIFENITEOUT competition. They’ve come up with a double pronged event celebrating music and art, just in time for their 1st birthday. a night of mesmerisingly deep live music Kicking …

Dirty yellow skies, a burnt orange sun, unfamiliar winds and an all round sense of impending apocalyptic doom. Remember that Monday when we all thought the sun had died? It was also the day I went to watch Forest Swords aka Matthew Barnes play live at the The Lantern. Barnes’ sonic landscapes of crunchy, distorted …

Monika Ze brings her experimental electronic show to To the Moon’s intimate stage, for what is sure to be a unique live experience. 6 September // 8pm – 11pm// Free // To the Moon LINKS: tothemoon.cc // Facebook event September highlights are brought to you thanks to Deliveroo

Having finally escaped a restrictive publishing deal that has left her debut album as-yet-unreleased, Bristol producer Kayla Painter has just dropped a new five-track EP Auriga – unusually, on a limited run of 50 cassette tapes. Known for her highly thematic work, Auriga too centres around a key inspiration. Named after the Auriga constellation, the …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …

Kayla Painter has been pushing the boundaries of Bristol’s electronic scene since 2012, when she independently released her debut EP Kayla Painter. Armed with little more than a laptop and synth, she creates dreamy, multi-layered soundscapes. Her tracks are bass driven, usually ambient and always experimental. She makes an art of performing live with her …