We talk to our favourite people about all things Bristol, from food to favourite bands. This month we have Dom Mitchison from Malthouse Studios.
When did you first move to Bristol?
2007, whilst in a band, trying to get away from the countryside of Somerset and the very small music scene around there at the time. I didn’t really have to travel very far, Bristol was the definitely the best choice.
What was the last gig you went to here?
Oliver Wilde at The Louisiana. First headline show in over a year and the new line up was incredible. Lots of synths and tape machines and he played some great new songs off his recent album.
Who’s your top Bristol band / artist at the moment?
LICE, just stupidly good.
How would you describe the music scene here?
Eclectic, there is a bit of everything, but more importantly there are some really strong musicians pushing themselves and the music they make, some of which I have the honour of working with.
What’s your favourite thing about the city?
I came here for the music and that’s still the best thing about Bristol. The people who make it and their attitudes towards their art. It’s amazing to be around so many vibrant personalities and people doing it for the right reasons.
And your least favourite?
The amount of electro swing around.
What’s one of your favourite memories from the studio?
Recording LICE’s first album pretty much live to our new 16 track Otari tape machine. Such a tight band who know exactly what they want and what direction they are going in… That or ghost stories with Oliver Wilde while recording The Naturals’ debut.
Where are the best eats around town?
Wherever Des [Rogers, Yes Rebels and more] is currently working will have the best food.
Thanks Dom. Malthouse is one of Bristol’s most scene-driving studios, having recorded Spectres, Oliver Wilde, The Naturals, Something Anorak, Velcro Hooks and more. Check out a Tara Clerkin Band session at the studio below.