Thoughts: Support The Supports

Support the support. Our writer Jon covers the impact of encouraging support acts at live shows.

What’s Next? The Demise Of Tribes

The truth may be that human beings are naturally tribal about many things, whether we like to admit it or not. But musical tribes, or subcultures — what are they? And are they even relevant any more?
Music Support

Thoughts: What I Learnt from Mannequin Man

What happened when Kate Collyns encountered Mannequin Man whilst on her way to yoga? Only Bristol In Stereo can enlighten you on this curious question.

Why Daughter’s Colston Hall show is set to be a triumph

The band take to Bristol's biggest stage on 25th October.
Kate Tempest

Thoughts // Music with a Message

From 'Achtung Bono' to 'all ears' - Deputy Editor, Jon Kean ponders why we've now become happy for our artists to bombard us with ideology.

Two Years

A lot can happen in two years. You could find true love, scrape some A-Levels, watch every episode of ‘Friends’ 221 times. Or you could produce a music magazine. BLM editor Loki Lillistone looks back in aid of our special birthday issue.

Thoughts: Building Momentum

Bhavesh Patel, Programme Manager at PRS Foundation and runs the Momentum Music Fund shares his thoughts on building momentum in the industry.

Visibility: Keeping the Door Open For Women in Music

The music industry has duly been asking itself some questions of late, from festival lineups left glaringly stark once stripped of their male only acts...
Music Support

Thoughts: Don’t Touch My Hair

Eva Lazarus gives us her thoughts on why having afro hair ought not to be quite so mind-blowing as it seems to be to some Twenty-first Century humans.

Thoughts – October With: Cassette Store Day

Christian Northwood explains how cassettes have slowly become the lifeblood of many DIY labels

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