Finding its roots as a foodie festival, Valley Fest has expanded its music programme year on year. Held just outside Bristol on Chew Valley Lake, with the festival’s proximity, increasingly impressive lineup, organic ethos, foodie offerings and beautiful lakeside location, it’s fast becoming a Bristol favourite.  Headlining this year’s Valley Fest is Razorlight, Tom Odell, Basement …

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 …

Balter Festival 2018 is fast approaching with another three-day bender at Chepstow Racecourse from 8– 10 June. Easily one of the most eclectic festivals we’ve been to, with over 200 acts across 10 unique stages, we’ve asked Balter Festival founder and DJ E-Coli to let us in on a few of the acts he wouldn’t …

Whether you’re a longtime Balterite missing a ticket, or a mildly apprehensive first timer, we’ve teamed up with the lovely lot at Balter Festival to give you a chance to melt your mind at this year’s festival in June, ‘a lovely little festival full of misfits and circus freaks who just want to let loose’.  Returning …

Wonderfully wacky Balter Festival is back for its fifth instalment at Chepstow Racecourse this June. Born out of a genuine love of music from a like-minded group of friends who wanted to put on a good party, this seriously fun off-kilter event, has gone on to capture the heart and imagination of many musical thrill seekers …

Tuesday // JP Cooper, SWX Folk, blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and Jonas Blue-collaborator JP Cooper brings his debut album Under Grey Skies – including hit single She’s On My Mind – to the SWX stage. His room silencing vocals and sensational songs will leave you hanging on to his every word. Full info, tickets and more… …

Nubiyan Twist have had a busy year with the release of their latest EP Dance Inna London, but that doesn’t stop them from returning to The Fleece to perform in one of their favourite cities. With their infectious fusion of jazz, afrobeat and hip hop, this promises to be another memorable show. Check out our interview with the …

Last month The Fleece welcomed Nubiyan wist to the stage to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend with some of their finest afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul-infused sounds. To open the night, Worm Disco Club spanned an assortment of foot-shuffling funk and soul to ease the crowd onto the dancefloor. Shortly after, Bristol’s very own …

Named after hypnotic front woman Nubiya Brandon, 12-piece afro-beat jazzy dub outfit Nubiyan Twist formed in 2011 after meeting at Leeds College of Music. Comprising a four-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section, and four-part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics, the multi-capable group of musicians, DJs and producers take inspiration from the likes of Fela …