We talk to our favourite people about all things Bristol, from food to favourite bands. This month, we pick the brains of Ali & Katie of Bristol-based music blog Hide The Line!

Who’s your top Bristol artist at the moment?

We really like Bristol duo Laronge, their debut single ‘Third and Indiana’ pulled us in straight away. Reminiscent of Bon Iver but with a British twist, they combine infectious beats with contemplative lyrics.

How would you describe the music scene here?

Eclectic. From folk singer to drum and bass producers everyone is catered for in Bristol. Plus, there’s a strong community spirit; everyone supports each other even little blogs like us!

What are your favourite eats around town?

There are so many great places. Café Kino is one of our favourite places to grab a quick bite but if we’re feeling boujee we’ll pop down to San Carlo for a pizza! If we’re feeling naughty after a few too many, Oowee is the place to be.

What’s your favourite thing about the city?

How you can be hobnobbing with the kids of Clifton and within 15 minutes be having a pint under a Banksy on Stokes Croft. We also love that it’s small enough to walk everywhere, you can easily bop about and explore without having to plan.

And your least favourite?

I guess Bristol being small is a bit of a double edged sword. You will always bump into someone you know, especially when you’re on your way home from a night out looking terrible.

What are you most excited about for the rest of this year?

There are some really amazing Bristol acts that are on their way up at the moment. We’re impatiently waiting for more music from Keir and Cousin Kula. We are also counting down the days until Mac De Marco hits up the O2 in November; we love him!

Hide the Line is a Bristol and London based music blog highlighting the best in new artists, news, and local goings-on. Find them here!