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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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BRISTOL’S groove-heavy post-rave, post-punk sound system scorchers Scalping are celebrating signing to Houndstooth with a first full EP drop next month; from which they wish to whisk you deep into their eternally strobe-lit 2am tent with a first reveal, “Empty Cascade”. Melt your mind below. The track, we’re told, is a mission statement, mixing the …

BRISTOL jazz explorers Ishmael Ensemble are flexing their embouchures and are ready to step on and out from their acclaimed debut set from two years back, A State of Flow, a love letter to jazz and the capital of the South West, pushing out into dub, the dancefloor, ambient and more. The new album is …

NOW THERE’S a sweet and unusual back story: Mumble Tide, 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. “The boyfriend part was a bonus,” she adds – with maybe a little justifiable delight. There’s no doubt that …

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”; …