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Review: Liars + Happy Meals – The Lantern, Colston Hall

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Liars continue to take old genres to new lengths whilst also shaking up their own sonic foundations. The Lantern could be regarded as the treasure trove of Colston Hall’s multi-venue building. Acting as one of its prized features, its intimacy is not one limited in size and grandeur, with bands from all over the world […]

8 Track: Bayonne

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The rich tapestry of musical assortments that defines Bayonne’s melodic pop makes for a refreshing listen in an age of uniformity. Since the highly praised release of his debut record, Primitives, Austin-based Roger Sellars (a.k.a Bayonne) has been touring his monumental solo project all over the world. His rich and intricate compositions prove just how […]

Review: Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation + Cherrystones (DJ) – The Louisiana

Bristol fans of this Swedish psychedelic sextet were treated to a sold out show on Friday, with eclectic support from London’s DJ Cherrystones. Having visited the city just last October when they supported Goat on their European tour, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation followed suit with their own headline tour this spring. Their infectious and original […]

Review: Submerge Festival 2016

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Submerge is a brand new, multi-venue festival that takes place in Bristol over a late November weekend. It presents an innovative combination of music and arts across a handful of novel institutions in the city, such as Church of St Thomas The Martyr and The Tunnels underneath Temple Meads train station. Placing emphasis on the […]

Review: Simple Things Festival 2016


With Simple Things celebrating its 6th year of the multi-venue, city-wide commemoration of left field music, we weigh up the festival that appears to tick all the boxes. Things we expected: 1. A wide variety of Bristol venues would be used. In previous years, anything from the city’s most mainstream venue to its underground police […]

8 Tracks – Peluché

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London-based alt-pop trio, Peluché, present a varied song-writing palate, whilst also trying to disregard common trends and expectations of a band just starting out. Multilayered, unpredictable and emotive. These qualities are the building blocks of Peluché’s operation, as they draw from attachments towards the craft itself, and the freedoms it can provide.  With their debut […]

Review: Goat + Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation – SWX


Bristol’s SWX was the unanticipated host of a mid-week feast of infectious tribal-inspired jams, led by Swedish cult ensemble Goat and their ambient associates. The everyday music-goer in Bristol may agree that stepping into the building formally known as Syndicate for a night of Swedish psych-rock may seem a tad askew. The venue, re-branded as […]

8 Tracks – TVAM


TVAM stands as one man, Joe Oxley, but represents an army of cross-medium influence. His sound ties in the irresistible nostalgia of Boards of Canada, Suicide‘s deconstructed rock’n’roll, and My Bloody Valentine‘s penetrating noise. On-screen influence is taken from Adam Curtis, as Oxley smashes up the ideas into fragments and reassembles them. We caught up […]

Interview & Premiere: C.Diab

Caton Diab, resident of Canadian island town Port Hardy,  creates in his music something comparable to his wild, remote surroundings. C.Diab uses a delicate blend of bow guitar, trumpeting and tape manipulating to produce a story about a moment in his life. It draws clearly from the expansive natural woodlands in which he finds himself, […]

Review: Ulrika Spacek – Start The Bus


After having released an impressive debut record in January, London’s five piece noise rock outfit Ulrika Spacek show no signs of stopping the shows, as Start The Bus hosted them for the second time this year in another free performance. The Album Paranoia, released on London’s Tough Love records, brought 2016 in with a triumphant […]