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DJ INTERVIEW: SHIM

Caitlin Thomson

Our music editor interviews Shim, aka Ed Deacon, who came in first place in our DJ mix competition, in anticipation of his set at the Love Inn in January. 

DJ INTERVIEW: Skeleton King

Caitlin Thomson

Our music editor interviews Skeleton King, aka Daniel Brashaw, who came in second place in our DJ mix competition, in anticipation of his set at the Love Inn in January. 

DJ INTERVIEW: KAI

Caitlin Thomson

Our music editor interviews Kai, who came in third place in our DJ mix competition, in anticipation of his set at the Love Inn in January. 

LIVE REVIEW: Sampa The Great

Annabelle Lily

The band entered to huge cheers: three singers; the drummer; and SilentJay. A key member, he manages everything from percussion, to sax, to production for Sampa The Great. It was a humble assembly. They began with jazzy, choral intros whilst the crowd eagerly awaited Sampa's entrance. 

LIVE REVIEW: Simple Things Festival

Cecilia Hviding

 

Curated by a selection of its leading promoters, the festival has become a beacon for innovation and risk-taking by giving a platform to some of the underground's leading names and those it believes are worthy of your ears...

PREVIEW: Kissing Futures @ The Old England

Caitlin Thomson

A preview of the multi-faceted artist Livia Rita’s avant-garde eco-feminism in anticipation of the Kissing Futures night.

LIVE REVIEW: THE LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE @ Old Market Assembly

Caitlin Thomson

 

The 9-piece collective hopped onstage, tuning and testing their respective instruments just after 10.30pm, in front of gaudy red curtains...

Live Review: Jordan Rakei @ St. George's

George Smith

 

On a cold, slightly drizzly Tuesday evening in Bristol, Jordan Rakei provided an intimate evening of soul and jazz in celebration of his third album Origins, through the warmth of ethereal harmonies and poetic lyrics.

LIVE REVIEW: The Murder Capital @ The Exchange

Sean Turnland

Sean Turnland reviews The Murder Capital’s bristol gig, waxing poetical on this post-punk band’s dichotomy of masculinity and vulnerability.

LIVE REVIEW: Swim Deep @ The Exchange

Serafina Lee

 

Serafina Lee reviews Swim Deep’s Bristol gig, reminiscing about her younger self’s love for the cult-favourite indie band.

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