As you read this, dear people, I am celebrating married life. Hopefully lying on a sunbed, with a pina colada in one hand and a big burger in the other. While I may not be physically with you for another week of extremely good gigging, I am in spirit. Here’s to the freshest new sounds ringing out across the city.

Thursday 5th September

Che Lingo – Louisiana

Wandsworth wordsmith Che Lingo, formerly in NME’s TOP 100, Capital Xtra’s 1 to watch, Complex’s Top 9 UK Artists and Hypebeast’s Sounds of the U.K. comes to Bristol. A city known for its underground hip-hop and rap community, Che Lingo should feel right at home at The Louisiana. Expect skilful rhymes, melodic flows and eclectic lyricism. More here…

Friday 6th September

No Hot Ashes + Sad Boys Club + The Falmouths – Louisiana

Indie-funk straight out of Manchester, No Hot Ashes look the part as much as they sound it. Oozing 70s beige in all its glory, the quartet are celebrating the release of their debut record Hardship Starship (surely a contender for best album name this year?). Clamber aboard the boys’ starship for a whirlwind Friday night ride. More here…

Emily Breeze + Thought Forms + War Against Sleep – Loco Klub

‘Tis the season for album releases, and the delicious Emily Breeze is joining in on the festivities. Expect a night filled with devilish decadence, dancing and utter depravity to celebrate the release of the hotly-anticipated Rituals, from a woman once described by The Sunday Times as the lovechild of P.J. Harvey and Johnny Cash. More here…

Year of the Dog – Mr Wolfs

Wherever Year of the Dog go, carnage ensues. Mr Wolfs is set for another massive knees-up from the boys from Cardiff, fit with raucous rhythms of ska, reggae, funk, soul and swing. Imagine Gentleman’s Dub Club and Electric Swing Circus smashed together at catastrophic speeds, and from that, a young, dapper six-piece donned in three-piece suits flung out into the stratosphere, trumpets already in hand. More here…

Wednesday 11th September

Lydia Ainsworth – Hy-Brasil

Hy-Brasil Club may be closing down, but they’ve still got a few surprises up their sleeves before doors. Toronto’s pop experimentalist Lydia Ainsworth is one of them. Ainsworth paints vivid perspectives of the natural world in vast, cinematic soundscapes and live orchestral sounds, and will continue her upward trajectory in Bristol following the release of her record Phantom Forest. More here…


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