The Fratellis hit the road to celebrate the release of their fifth album In Your Own Sweet Time, praised for its light-hearted exploration of new genres, stylistic cues and storytelling. Mixing their indie roots with danceable beats, rhythms and worldly music, the band have produced an album that is both lively, fun and exciting from …

World-renowned reggae collective The Wailers will be touching down at Bristol’s O2 Academy this March, to showcase their revolutionary sound and material from their iconic album Legend. Having performed with some of the world’s greatest musical talent such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and the Fugees, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh and Burning Spear, …

Only entering the music scene in 2016, Birmingham MC and social media sensation Mist has come along leaps and bounds and continues to raise the bar with his inventive lyrics and creative visuals. Having recently won the Best Video MOBO Award for his single Hot Property, this artist’s unique persona and sound cannot be ignored. …

Taking a break from recording the follow-up to 2016’s spectacular album Blush, emo rockers Moose Blood will be taking to the stage at Bristol’s O2 Academy this March, bringing with them a whole load of musical talent, catchy beats, melodious vocals and perfectly crafted instrumentation. 9 March // 6.30pm – 10pm // £16 // O2 …

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 …

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 album from the Mercury-winning indie veterans …

Tuesday // Hollie Cook, Thekla The phenomenal Hollie Cook returns to Bristol this February for another reggae heavy show.  Accentuating reggae, dub and rocksteady vibes that touch on 1960s acid rock and the heavy synths of the early 80s, Hollie will be celebrating the release of her pristine third solo album Vessel of Love.. Full info, …

Celebrating their 15th anniversary, post-hardcore rock band Hell is For Heroes will be taking to the stage at the O2 Academy this February, as part of their The Neon Handshake tour. The band will be performing their debut album in its entirety, transporting you back to your angsty teenage youth. On support, the band have invited recently …

French trip hop troupe and independent record label Chinese Man came to the O2 Academy with their new album Shikantaza. A Japanese translation of a Chinese term, Shikantaza is a Zen Buddhist practice called ‘Silent Illumination’ or ‘nothing but (shikan) precisely (da) sitting (za)’. It describes the process of being completely in the moment, emptying …

Multi-venue multi-genre festival Simple Things returns to Bristol this October, showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until sunrise the following morning Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until …