Author: Stuart Tidy

Loralie – Sirens EP

➤   1 October, 2017, 18:00

Photo: Lydia Clara Loralie’s new EP Sirens kicks off with the highly infectious opener ‘KNTY’ which will unexpectedly have you swearing about some unknown person’s mother for hours after; listen and everything will become clear. It’s a...

Imprints – Gallows

➤   6 September, 2017, 20:00

Every time I’ve seen Imprints live, I’m asked about the kind of music they play. I usually say it’s basically…pirate music. People quiz me on just how varied that can be? Well with this band it seems to be...

Farmfest 2017 Review – Saturday

➤   9 August, 2017, 21:00

Photo: Mustafa Mirreh Today at Farmfest was a wellies day. The rain had made its presence known and ensured we didn’t forget as the hours went by. In The Big Blue with our morning burgers, hog roasts...

Farmfest 2017 Review – Friday

➤   6 August, 2017, 17:20

Photo: Mustafa Mirreh Rolling into its 12th year, Farmfest has started to attract bigger names with each passing summer. It was fair to say that the atmosphere on Gilcombe Farm this year was electric with expectation upon...

Green Man Festival Preview

➤   31 July, 2017, 16:50

The ability to escape our cities and indulge in an atmosphere full of music and art a world away from work is all the more tangible at Green Man Festival with it being nestled in the middle...

Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

➤   10 July, 2017, 21:00

Broken Social Scene have been somewhat illusive for the last seven years with various members, which now expand to 19, working on other projects. The Toronto based collective which began, at its core, as an instrumental duo...

Festival Preview – Farmfest 2017

➤   3 July, 2017, 11:29

What began as a simple impromptu gathering of some friends and music in a field years ago has grown into one of the best pocket sized festivals the South West has to offer. Not to mention the...

Flamingods Review – The Lantern

➤   20 May, 2017, 13:20

There are few small venues in Bristol with such an unbelievably high ceiling or English mansion-type vibe to the room. Passing through the main entrance, over the soft granite flooring and brushed chrome décor; your tickets are...

Flamingods Preview

➤   11 May, 2017, 18:30

Flamingods have a rather unique story and way of functioning. Split between Britain and Bahrain, they formed at a music festival and now write their material by emailing each other and meeting up occasionally for a mammoth...

Plastic Mermaids Review – Exchange

➤   4 May, 2017, 20:00

The size of the Exchange and the kit they’ve fitted it with I’ve found can create two particular types of experience. The first, is that of standing directly behind a jet engine until you’re slowly shredded to...

Plastic Mermaids Preview – Exchange

➤   24 April, 2017, 21:00

Plastic Mermaids have been around for some time. Their persistent flow of EPs and regular live shows have garnered them quite the loyal following. Often called upon for numerous slots in the festival season; they always put...

No Violet Review + Photoset – Mr Wolf’s

➤   14 April, 2017, 14:35

Photos: Jessica Bartolini As you pass through the bar to the backroom in Mr Wolf’s you slip into an array of wooden floors and surfaces; a spraying of graffiti, sprinkled with fuzzy white dots strewn across the...

Interview: the beginning and now of No Violet

➤   5 April, 2017, 13:05

Dot to Dot Festival 2016 was an overwhelming spectacle swamping the city centre with an utter deluge of bands from numerous far flung locations. One of the acts that stuck in my mind however, was No Violet...

Spectres – Condition

➤   9 March, 2017, 14:00

Photo: Paul Samuel White From the opening bars of Spectres new album Condition the careful consideration and attention to small detail is evident. It is once again very much a noise rock effort of the epic variety but...

Farmfest 2016 Review – Friday

➤   3 August, 2016, 13:30

Photo: Mustafa Mirreh Rolling effortlessly into its 11th year, Farmfest has proven its ability to pull increasingly impressive rabbits from its metaphorical hat. From very humble beginnings, we now see the event continuously bulging around the edges as...