Festival season is in its prime. The build-up, the euphoria and the blues are taking over our long weekends and electro swing is the tune to our summer. But in the city, things are hotting up too. Get ready for another scorching week of live music in the capital of underground tunes.

Thursday 25th July

Make Friends + Get Goliath + Persian Hugs – Mother’s Ruin

Bristol home birds Make Friends are bringing the fresh new wave of indie-pop to a city fascinated by electronic music. With plays already from indie god Steve Lamacq and a 2018 EP that shook the foundations of the genre, they’ve bombed into the pool feet first, making the biggest splash they can. More here… 

Saturday 27th July

Haiku Hands – Crofter’s Rights

Australian outfit Haiku Hands have had another standout year in 2019. Known for their visceral visual art performances, the outfit broke onto the scene with their single ‘Not About You’. Spanning the realms of hip-hop, pop, electronica, disco and dance, come with your eyes wide open and your preconceptions left behind. More here…  

Big Gorgeous Festival – Windsor Terrace

Delicious food, music and drink on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Avon Gorge, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: what’s not to like? The gorgeous organisers of the Big Gorgeous Festival welcome eclectic sounds from the likes of Kobo Sound and Mad Apple Circus to Clifton. More here…

Red Bull Presents: Horizons – We The Curious

Red Bull Music brings the second in their series of Horizons events, featuring Bristol’s own Sunun and all-female band Les Filles de Illighadad who travel from Niger for their debut. The Horizons events shine a light on the UK’s most diverse sectors and showcase acts from around the world. Get ready to find your next new groove. More here…

Monday 29th July

Hairband + Swallow Cave + Grandmas House – Exchange

Members of Kaputt, Breakfast Muff and Lush Purr come together to create Glasgow’s own Hairband. Much like an actual hairband, the indie-pop collective are tight and reliable – think math rock but for actually moving instead of stood pondering, stroking your dishevelled chin hair over a craft beer. More here… 

Tuesday 30th July

Dakhabrakha + Run Logan Run + Jakabol – The Lanes

DakhaBrakha in old Ukranian means “give/take”, but there’s no taking away from the massive maelstrom of sound that Kiev’s quartet create with traditional instrumentation from across the globe. Their sound far outweighs their members, and is firmly rooted in Ukranian culture, with touches of Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian influences. More here… 

Monday 31st July

Joy + Football FC + Charivari + Storygiver Poet – Thunderbolt

Quit Yr Job records presents a night of sad word and even louder, sadder noise at Bristol’s Thunderbolt. Frontrunners Joy, after a reshuffle and relocation to the city, take to the stage for their first headline show in their new home. They’re joined by infamous Brizzle bands and visceral, emotive poetry from Storygiver Poet. More here…

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