Bristol

Live Review: Death in Vegas @ Thekla, Bristol – 14 December

Since forming on the very fringes of Britpop in the early 90s, Death in Vegas have never failed to challenge genre boundaries, foraying from their very organic, electronic sound into trance, dub and krautrock. It has been seven years since the duo last released an album and fans have been hungry for more of their menacing sounds; a hunger that was evident amongst the sell-out crowd at Thekla…

New Release: Joker – On My Mind (Instrumental)

Household name in Bristol’s bass-scene, Joker released his debut album The Vison a few weeks back. It seems to have him poking his head out from the underground scene and heading more towards Dance-Pop driven music; collaborating with vocalists Jessie Ware, William Cartwright and Jay Wilcox. For those that don’t know, the Bristol producer pioneered a new blend…

Live Review: The Antlers @ Thekla, Bristol – 9 November

Despite hardly being thought of as a “happy” sort of band by those who have listened to them, frontman Pete Silberman twice tells us The Antlers are indeed very happy to be here in Bristol, and I believe him. Following the release of their near-universally acclaimed second album Burst Apart, I’d imagine it’s quite a good time to be in this Brooklyn band.

New Artist: Throwing Snow

Throwing Snow is a London/Bristol based producer making some very interesting electronic music. In his own words, he writes ‘anything from Folk to Dubstep’, though we haven’t been so lucky as to find the former. Aside from his production skills, TS is also a music consultant at Hear No Evil and CEO of the label A Future Without, featuring loads of artists we love (Baba Yaga and Augustus Ghost in particular). He’s already done remixes for Gold Panda and Kidkanevil, and his most recent release Un Vingt/Cronos has been remixed by the likes of George Fitzgerald and d’Eon. Throwing Snow’s production style is driven by minimal layers; mostly analog synths and splintered 2-step beats. Though each element is often simplistic in its raw terms, he does have a tendency to heavily automate his tracks with gleaming pitch-bends and chop/screw samples. All in all, our kind of music. Below is a track off his most recent release and an older tune called Naked Dance for you to enjoy.