Wet and dreary weather blessed the first day of the Jubilee Weekend and second of Summer in Bristol, but thankfully Dot To Dot’s nationally-touring festival provided a suitable ailment. Bristol played first host (followed by Nottingham and Manchester on Sunday and Monday) to a line-up of internationally-recognised and local acts across seven of the city’s venues. Click for the full review…
Touring their new album, ‘Rooms Filled With Light’, Fanfarlo have taken a real musical step up after their Indie-Folk 2009 debut ‘Reservoir’. Adam Sheridan explains why in his review of their Thekla gig last night.
TEED put on one hell of a show to a sold-out and very sweaty crowd at Bristol’s Thekla. Read our review and check out our two favourite tracks.
“I’m a bit nervous, y’all a good looking crowd.” Despite this shy admittance (modesty being an uncommon trait in Hip-hop), Azealia Banks has little to fear. Beginning entirely acapella, her flow is seamless and visceral; she barks and bites whilst retaining an alluring coyness that’s utterly compelling. The beats are predominantly minimal, almost tribal, full of bitter wit…
Part-founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, it’s no surprise that Communionare gaining quite a reputation for unearthing excellent folk and soul artists. Stamp The Wax has already featured Communion’s Michael Kiwanuka and Matt Corby, but two more are also deserving of our praise. In tune with the family feel of their label, Communion put on monthly music nights in unique venues around London. Given the success of the evening and the quality of music, it was therefore surprising to learn this was independently organised. Communion or no Communion, Monument Valley and Daughter are certainly worth taking note about.