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.
Cowboy

Thoughts // On Being The Cowboy

For October's Thought Piece, Katie Goh from London In Stereo ponders the return of the cowboy in current music.

Thoughts – October With: Cassette Store Day

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

Thoughts // The AF Gang

The AF Gang, the supportive community of fans that has grown online around a shared love of IDLES, is a truly beautiful thing. Brian Mimpress explains.

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.

Thoughts: Why Chat Through A Gig?

Our Live Editor Jon Kean delivers in intriguing thought piece and one of the most apparent themes currently at live gigs - Why Chat Through A Gig?

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...

15 Minutes Of Anonymity: Detangling Music and Artists

To quote one of the most prolific Bristolians in the world “In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.” And Banksy might as well be right.

Remembering Gravenhurst

One year ago Bristol musician Gravenhurst was on the front cover of this magazine. It was cold and dark. I remember picking up the magazine...

Back From The Dead

I’m sure the majority of music aficionados have known the heartbreak that comes when your favourite artists decide to call it a day. LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., Vivian Girls, The Mars Volta, WU LYF: all heartbreakers. There will be no new music, no live shows, and no hope – to be blunt. Or so you would think.

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