Brought together in 2017 by lead singer and common denominator Danny Nedelko – the real-life subject of IDLES’ pro-immigrant anthem – Heavy Lungs are frontman Danny, drummer George Garratt, bassist James Minchall and guitarist Oliver Southgate. Although pretty much fresh from the womb as a foursome, after supporting their good friends on a completely sold …

The printed version of this interview incorrectly names Oh, The Guilt’s guitarist and vocalist. His correct name is Elijah Dahl. We are very sorry for this and for any upset caused to Elijah. a sound that combines cold atmospherics, rousing crescendos and a hell of a lot of volume Three-piece, post-punk band Oh, The Guilt …

Handpicked right from the womb by IDLES to play the after show to their Joy as an Act of Resistance homecoming show, the elusive Cruelty arrived on the Bristol scene late last year.  Their debut single Disgraced spun our heads in a big way. The frenetic two-minute track is as aggressive as it is vulnerable, …

Veteran alt-rock and soul night Bang celebrate their 15th birthday this February with a special evening with four live bands, old skool Bang photo galleries, fanzines and constant floor fillers from a healthy selection of Bang DJs. As always, you can expect a mish-mash of underground indie, Northern soul, new wave, ska, punk, electro and …

Imagine That presents Rainmaker’s EP launch at Mothers Ruin this December. This pay what you want gig will give you the chance to taste the sounds from the four-piece post-punk shoegaze band and witness their fuzzy riffs, lots drums and melodic basslines. 9 December // 8pm – 12am // Free // Mothers’ Ruin Facebook event // …

IDLES have long been close to the heart of Bristol’s live scene, so the city’s chest swelled with pride when their 2017 debut album Brutalism received national acclaim and set them up with a headline European tour, not to mention the small matter of being handpicked by Foo Fighters to support them at their London …

Despite the blazer-jeans-combo, middle-class, dad-rock vibe that now seems to follow the South Wales legendary rock outfit Manic Street Preachers as they enter their 31st year, their music has always been determinedly leftist and critical of the status quo, even in their more musically middle-of-the-road hits. And as they geared up to headline the second …

Funk, indie and soul five-piece Shame are bursting at the seams with punk energy, representing the spittle of Mark E. Smith and the underground spirit of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, combined with the frenzy, rage and exasperation of their youth. Support comes from grungy post rock foursome Sorry. 8 May // 6pm – 10pm // £6.75 inc.bf // …