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Album review: Claude Cooper – ‘Myriad Sounds’: taut, essential Bristol jazz breaks and cinematic LSD groove

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Album review: Mumble Tide – ‘Everything Ugly’: a short, sweet-as mini-album burst from the insouciant Bristolians on their way to massive things

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Album review: Pie Eye Collective – ‘Salvation’: genius future broken beat and addictive intricacy map a curious world

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Jacob Allen better known as Puma Blue is currently on his North American and EU/UK tour. Backseat Mafia’s Cath Dupuy caught Allen at his Amsterdam, Bristol and London gigs. Lucy Lu & Uma supported in Amsterdam, but then became ill and couldn’t do rest of tour. Puma Blue then had their very own Harvey Dweller …

CLAUDE COOPER: a jazz breaks legend in his own lifetime, should he even exist; for who CC is remains a complete mystery. Certainly to me. Certainly to you. One physical single, early last year, “Tangerine Dreams” / “Two Mile Hill”, the initial orange vinyl pressing of which is, lemme tells ya, already ker-ching and anyhow …

The bulldozer onslaught of the fabulous IDLES continues with vigour in their new single ‘When The Lights Come On’. And as per form, it is not all noise: a lot of light shines from the output of this ferocious band steeped in a sense of intelligence and compassion, heated by a shed load of intelligence. …

It’s December, so we could all do with a little additional warmth in our lives. Bristolian Ben Auld is here, right on cue, with the lead single from his forthcoming debut album; and it is (we cannot stress this enough) absolutely gorgeous. If homespun indie folk sounds like the kind of thing you might be …

BRISTOL’S quite literally skull-reshaping post-rave quartet Scalping, fresh from what must’ve been a sonically mental tour in support of Warp Records bass ‘n’ breaks genius Squarepusher, are back out on the road early next year, with a string of UK dates just announced. 2021 has been a stellar year for SCALPING: it all began with …

MUMBLE TIDE have a sweet and unusual back story: the Bristol bedroom pop duo of Gina Leonard and Ryan Rogers first met through a Gumtree ad which singer Gina had placed, looking for a bassist. But there was a proper meeting of minds, they saw that the musical thing they had going on was more …

BASED in Bristol for a decade and more, since she, Kushal Gaya, Matthew Jones and Luke Mosse first fell upon the complex high-life meets psych meets Deerhoof grooves sound of Zun Zun Egui, and with that band precipitously in the rear-view mirror, Yoshino Shigihara has, for a while now, needed to ring the changes. Come …

GINA and Ryan, the Bristol bedroom pop duo trading as Mumble Tide, have a lot of fun while delivering the goods. They’re not precious, but still so punchy; avoid the pose and the disappearance up the fundament, yet are a band to get totally serious about. The pair, who met when Ryan answered a Gumtree …

PIE EYE COLLECTIVE is the solo project of Bristol-born, London-based sound scientist Matthew Gordon, who melds elements of ambient, broken beat, dub-techno and hip hop, all refracted and discoloured via a spectrum of tape-saturated synthesis; and thus makes a beats-driven and -occluded magical underground to immerse in. Sprite-like, enveloping, oozing with intelligence and devoted to …

BRISTOL’S post-rave sonic guerillas SCALPING have followed up May’s single drop, “Empty Cascade” by doubling down and supplying that dark, heavy breaks muscle with a new 360° video, directed by Jason Baker; and a busy old summer has begun, with their FLOOD EP out on new home Houndstooth at the end of last week. FLOOD is …