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.

Thoughts – May With: Deadpunk

Dave Campbell talks of the importance of doing Deadpunk on his own terms and keeping it as inclusive as possible.

Thoughts: Blessed Are The Bad Gigs

BLM contributor Megan India argues that we should be spending our cash on the smaller gigs

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.

What Makes A Successful Artist?

Sol Curry at Factory Studios takes a look at what makes a successful artist in todays industry.

#EndAusterityNow: Music Meets Politics

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

Thoughts // Radio Is Community

Words: Leon Pattrick, Noods Radio Now three-and-a-half years into broadcasting, we've moved from our living room sofa, to mates’ bedrooms, our favourite pub, and then...

Spark Send-Off: Or, the Importance Of Indie Bristol

The Spark, a Bristol-based magazine set up in 1993, came out of circulation earlier this year. Beccy Golding celebrates all things independent in Bristol.

Taking Risks | Lauren Down @ End of The Road Festival

If you’re not a risk-taker, you probably shouldn’t be in business at all. But, to be in the business of running an outdoor festival...

Thoughts: Calling Musicians to Stand With Refugees

The Bristol Refugee Festival, of which I’m Artistic Director, runs throughout June and plays host to music from around the world, at events across the city.

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