Author: Megan India McGurk

Interested in opportunities to discuss about music/culture. I’ve worked in events, PR, radio and journalism. Tap The Feed really cares about the music scene of Bristol, encouraging young bands and promoting true creativity. I’m very happy to work for such a publication, and can smugly add this little trophy next to my work at Brisfest, Saffron Records, BCfm and Mr. Wolfs.
Simple Things Festival 2017 Review

➤   2 November, 2017, 18:30

Photo: Rebecca Cleal Simple Things Festival is a huge celebration of diverse music from the top venues in Bristol. My experience is ever so slightly Colston Hall heavy, due to my location being in the hall and the...

Simple Things Festival 2017 Preview

➤   15 October, 2017, 14:29

Bristol’s Simple Things Festival, is back for its 7th year this October. A collaboration of Bristol’s top promoters and venues, the event spans across multiple city centre venues creating a thriving line of activity – from Colston...

Manic Street Preachers Review – Bristol Sounds

➤   3 July, 2017, 11:08

Photo: Lee Ramsey Bristol Sounds 2017 took over Loyd’s Amphitheatre for an incredible four days of talent. Alongside the likes of Bonobo and Craig David, Thursday night heard the usual roll and clunk of teenage skateboarders replaced...

Interview: Emily Magpie on female power and Capitalism

➤   26 May, 2017, 13:00

Bristol based artist, Emily Magpie, is a big believer in instinct. Whether it’s adding electronic music to her raw acoustic performance, or picking up and travelling to South America just as her debut EP, Same Stuff, gathered...

GoGo Penguin Review – Colston Hall

➤   7 May, 2017, 14:00

Manchester based trio, GoGo Penguin, took things to a new level at Colston Hall, performing their original film score for Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 cult classic ‘Koyaanisqatsi’. The trio, nominated for a Mercury Prize and signed to top...

Goan Dogs Review – The Exchange

➤   10 April, 2017, 13:20

Desert rockers, Goan Dogs, have had an exceptional start to the year. They’ve released a string of elevating singles, nailed an OK Go style of music video novelty, and embarked on a headline UK tour. Diving back...

Goan Dogs Preview – Exchange

➤   2 April, 2017, 16:00

Goan Dogs, with their goofy dance moves and swaggering melodies, are the talk of the Bristol music scene. Set for even bigger success, they’re wrapping up their March/April UK tour, crashing on home turf just in time...

Interview: talking chemical love with Natalie McCool

➤   27 March, 2017, 21:00

We caught alt-pop creator Natalie McCool for an in depth chat after her show at The Crofters Rights on Tuesday (21st March). Riding on the success of her second album The Great Unknown, released in November last year,...

The Blunderbuss Press – Nudists with really big heads

➤   12 February, 2017, 20:00

Bristol alt-folk duo The Blunderbuss Press, delivers a real treat in delightful escapism! Through twangy guitar and sing-a-long chorus, this playful invention tells the surrealist story of a couple on a beach walk, mentally wrestling with their...

Dream Wife Review – The Crofters Rights

➤   22 January, 2017, 20:30

It seemed fitting to go to a punk gig the day after a breakup. Plus this band have a male drummer! Pretty cool… I walk into a packed black box of a room. A huge disco ball...

Grimes Review & Photoset – O2 Academy Bristol

➤   6 July, 2016, 18:30

Photography: Lee Ramsey Excitable youths impatiently await for someone who, thanks to social media, appears to be their collective, exceptionally talented, buddy. Now touring her 2015 album, Art Angels, it appears Grimes’ entire fan base has crammed themselves into the beehive...

Oscar – Cut and Paste

➤   17 May, 2016, 18:30

Oscar could be just another art school hipster. His video for ‘Sometimes’ displays an elderly Lawn Bowling Club, as if to say “Old people! Ha. They’re like, so vintage.” But in one staggering drum line, you immediately fall...