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Bristol duo The Actions‘ display their home town trip hop roots adeptly in their new album ‘Flourish’, out now through Niteo Records. This album has a spacious expansive atmosphere with glitchy, sticky percussion, eclectic instrumentation and Marta Argenio’s voice a soft, silky breathless whisper floating across the surface. There is a rich luscious patena to …

AFTER initially making his mark as exactly half of cool electropop duo Mauwe, Bristol-based, South African-born Felid, aka Jay Rodger, struck out on his own during 2020 with a clutch of stripped back, sultry, citified tunesmithery, dropping a trio of tracks as a statement of alt.pop intent. Backseat Mafia covered his debut strikeout in his …

OK, OK. Two things. Firstly, do you like a little jazziness to your grooves? Nah, scrub that. Do you like a lot? Do you like a double bass line so up and atcha and tight and taut it could cut a man in half at 60 paces? That kinda thing. Do you miss Fingathing, more …

“FIDELITY” is the new single by the duo Pet Shimmers’ side project, Robbie and Mona. Hailing from Bristol, Robbie & Mona is the pseudonym for the pairing of William Carkeet and Eleanor Gray, two members of the esteemed Pet Shimmers. It’s an outlet for their surreal, psychedelic pop, seemingly transmitted straight from a David Lynch …

LEAVING the shores of cool electropop duo Mauwe to strike out on his own, Bristol-based, South African-born singer, songwriter and producer Felid (pronounced with a long ‘e’) has unveiled the steamy grooves of his debut single “Take It Off” today. Take a listen below. Combining leftfield, lazy hiphop breaks with a slow, sweltering hip-grind of a tale …

Bristolian promoters Worm Disco Club have been championing South-Western talent since their inception in 2014 and since have become synonymous with quality groove laden goodness, percussive madness, jazz, psych and beyond.Now proudly presenting their label Worm Discs, the collective recruit some of Bristol’s most notable emerging talent for an exploration into the new wave of …

BRISTOL’S technicolour party breaks outfit The Allergies are on a personal mission to make sure 2020 has some essential vibe and groove – we need it, right? They’ve already given it the essential zizz and sass over the summer with the soul-funk groove of “Felony”, and the Cuban Brothers-guesting Latin hipswing of “Let Them Know”; …

HELL, we’ve all been there. The bleary bemusement of the digital clock reading 3.29am. Jeez; and you have this weird intuition, something is off-balance somewhere. In a rare, more introspective moment, Bristol’s crisp party beatz outfit The Allergies have released a video for “I Just Got That Feeling”, making a groove out of the 3am …

A two-finger synth melody is picked out, melodically precise, in that way Depeche Mode wrought so many classic hooks from as they shifted through Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward, striding out of the pure pop of the Vince Clarke era and heading for the proto-goth sampling of Black Celebration. It’s a pop melody …

BRISTOL is a city that has really pulled its weight in modern musical culture; there’s no need to list all those paradigm-shifters that have come from the Avon Valley.  One of the rising stars of the Bristol scene, 2020 vintage, is the Dorset-born singer-songwriter Fenne Lily, who has shared the video for  “To Be A …