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...
Grey Area

Thoughts: All Music Is ‘World’ Music

Ed Taylor, the founder of The Grey Area, gives BLM his view on his philosophy behind the eclectic artists from around the world that he brings to Bristol.

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.

#EndAusterityNow: Music Meets Politics

We headed to the #EndAusterityNow march which got us thinking about the relationship between music and politics.

Thoughts: Is Our Obsession For Rare Vinyl Unhealthy?

Rhys Buchanan asks if our love of limited edition releases damages the whole point of physical music.

How Pop Turned Out To Be More Progressive Than Punk

What are your assumptions on the mainstream? They’re quite possibly wrong.
music

Thoughts: Music x Beer

Dan Sylvester of the Bristol Craft Beer Festival highlights the essential symbiosis between beer and music (and it's not just trashed hotel rooms).
local

THOUGHTS // IN CELEBRATION OF LOCAL MUSIC

"Supporting local music has never been more important." Ari Sawyer contemplates the invaluable role of local music scenes for November's magazine.

Record Store Day: Bubble Or Boom

Last Record Store Day, 22% of releases came from Universal, Sony and Warner — despite the fact that it’s the smaller labels who push vinyl sales for the other 364 days of the year.

Why LCD Soundsystem are back for the right reasons

Unsure of the LCD Soundsystem reunion? Ben Hickey explains why he'll believe in them when they take to the stage.

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