INTRODUCING
Some album titles manage to capture the entire spirit of a record in one deft turn of phrase: White Light / White Heat, perhaps, or the bushy-tailed...more
For most musicians, the only person or persons you expect to ask permission from is your manager or label. To be 'independent' generally means not hav...more
I regularly find myself having the same argument with one of my close friends - is it what you know, or who you know? I'm a proponent of the former wh...more
INTERVIEWS
Elohim is a producer coming out of the Los Angeles scene with all guns blazing - and if you didn't already know that, well, then you're probably new...more
"For some people, it is much harder to stay alive than it is for others." So begins the essay that accompanies Wye Oak's latest song, "Lifer", which ...more
Bristol-based band Goan Dogs have made a name for themselves as a band whose innovative approach to music stands out against the normal humdrum of th...more
ALBUM REVIEWS
Isaac Gracie transports the soul on debut album
Hinds tackles self reflection on I Don’t Run
Hop Along are omnipotent on Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Unknown Mortal Orchestra get dark for Sex and Food
LIVE REVIEWS
Sunflower Bean @ Thekla, Bristol, 03/04/2018
There’s nothing quite like those first pangs of spring; the lighter evenings, the blue sky, emerging floral scenes. What a fitting tribute to the we...more
Young Fathers @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 22/03/2018
You know you’re at the best gig in Bristol on any given night when Big Jeff makes an appearance. It’s an even better one still when Bristol legend...more
Kelela @ SWX, Bristol, 23/02/2018
Kelela is every bit the superstar. Sporting a baggy white dress, spotlight zoned on her, she solitarily struts onto the SWX stage in Bristol. Before e...more
Alvvays @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 16/02/2018
Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Alvvays' self-titled debut received critical acclaim across the board, striking the right balance between indie and ...more