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 album from the Mercury-winning indie veterans since guitarist Nick McCarthy left the band after 14 years back in July 2016.. Full info, tickets and more…

Thursday //

Zara McFarlane, The Fleece
Jazz/soul singer and songwriter Zara McFarlane will be visiting iconic music venue The Fleece this February. Known for her eloquent and provocative style and two critically acclaimed albums, the Mobo-winning London singer will be sure to deliver a fearless performance exploring original material as well as reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz and Jamaica.. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Unplugged: Soeur + Goan Dogs, The Old Bookshop
Bristol based acts Soeur and the Goan Dogs will be delivering an intimate, acoustic performance at the cosy and much-loved Old Bookshop this Thursday. Grunge-heavy trio Soeur will be sure to deliver their otherworldly blend of enchanting vocals mixed with searing riffs and steadfast rhythms.. Full info, tickets and more…

Friday  //

Binkbeats, The Lantern 
Binkbeats is an electronic music producer from The Netherlands who became well known after his Beats Unravelled series with Boiler Room, where he reconstructed tracks by Madlib, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin and J. Dilla. You can expect Binkbeats to be surrounded by more than 50 instruments on stage at The Lantern this Friday, where he will be providing an intimate performance.. Full info, tickets and more…

Friday //

Subloaded x Techtonic 100, Trinity 
The legendary Subloaded returns for one night only at the Trinity Centre this Friday to celebrate the 100th release on Tectonic Recordings. Powered by the mighty Sinai Sound System and brought to you by the reputable Teachings in Dub, this will be a night of serious dubplate pressure.. read a full interview with Pinch here. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Wiley, Motion
Award winning recording artist and producer Wiley will be delivering one hell of a show at the iconic Motion this February. One of the originators of grime, Roll Deep founder and original Eskiboy, Wiley is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Don’t miss an opportunity to see true grime royalty in the flesh.. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Kelela, SWX 
Simple Things bring sensational LA-based singer Kelela to SWX for her first headline show in Bristol this February. With one of the most arresting new voices in R&B, Kelela combines her rich, mellifluous vocals with her powerful and experimental R&B.. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Bang’s 15th birthday bash, Exchange
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… Full info, tickets and more…

Saturday  //

Cosmic Soul Collective 1st birthday, Exchange 
Kicking off with a launch party for their art exhibition at Two’s Company Studios, before moving on to Exchange for a night of mesmerisingly deep live music from 5-piece band Ash Walker Experience, who will be making their Bristol debut, alongside singer-songwriter Indira May, as well as experimental musician Auxx and many more. This will certainly be an emotively powerful and memorable night… Full info, tickets and more…

Chris Forsyth + Dr Chan,  The Old England
Wizzarding Promotions, Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records present to you another mixup medley of heady spacey jams and lo-fi garage rock at The Old England. Music will be provided by lauded guitarist and composer Christ Forsyth and The Solar Motel Band, who will be sure to deliver their jittery synths and soothing repetitions that will make you want to boogie, as well as skate psych band Dr Chan, who will be delivering their fast, exuberant sixties psych vibes and raw vocals.. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Verb T & Pitch 92 +Trafic MC + Octo Pi & more, The Full Moon & Attic Bar
After their successful album launch party in Bristol last year, High Focus regular Verb T and production wizard Pitch 92 are back to showcase material from their debut collaboration Good Evening.

Three years in the making, Good Evening sees both artists combine their passion for rhyme, funk and buttery basslines to create a record that does not disappoint. Built with the live show in mind, you can expect some bone-tingling beats delivered live, with infectious hooks and heavy crowd interaction… Full info, tickets and more…

 

Cut Throat Francis,  The Golden Lion 
Newly formed and Bristol-born acoustic band Cut Throat Francis are heading to The Golden Lion to showcase their folk, swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours. Featuring an array of instruments, rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon, the gypsy swing band will be sure to deliver one hell of a feel-good performance… Full info, tickets and more…

 

47Soul, Trinity
Formed of members from Palestine, Syria and Jordan, 47Soul is a London-based group renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep, which fuses electronic hip hop, pop lyrics in English and Arabic, electronic invention and reggae. .. Full info, tickets and more…

 

Sunday //

Nils Frahm, Colston Hall
After a two-year break from live performances, experimental composer and pianist Nils Frahm makes a hotly-anticipated return to the Colston Hall stage this February, as part of his worldwide tour All Melody.

The Berlin-based musician will be showcasing spanking new material featuring ethereal piano compositions alongside percussive, synth-layered tracks and his performance promises to be both unique and memorable.. Full info, tickets and more…

 

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