Author: Stuart Tidy

As well as reviewing live shows and new releases, I manage Tap The Feed's monthly podcast series, interviewing bands and artists from Bristol and afar on their music and more. For podcast submissions, contact stuart@tapthefeed.com.
IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

➤   27 August, 2018, 10:00

New record Joy As An Act Of Resistance has the difficult task of following the alarmingly powerful milestone that Brutalism was. IDLES have changed along the way and this current music shows a distinct evolution but it...

Interpol – Marauder

➤   17 August, 2018, 12:30

Its been some time since Interpol have released any material and even longer since they wrote anything new. However, Marauder sees them return with quite the hoorah. There is a confident swagger to this record from the...

Festival Preview: Green Man Festival 2018

➤   14 July, 2018, 13:35

Spanning four days and sitting within the outstandingly grand and picturesque Brecon Beacons; Green Man Festival has a diverse and mixture of entertainment available showing films, performing arts, stand-up comedy and a literature spot in addition to...

Bristol Creatives Host Behind The Scene Podcast

➤   13 April, 2018, 12:00

We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with Behind The Scene who launch their first bi-monthly podcast on Tuesday 17th April at Rough Trade Bristol. The podcast, hosted by Bristol singer Ruth Royal and BBC music reporter/presenter of...

Fenne Lily – On Hold

➤   6 April, 2018, 12:00

This album cannot be appreciated at a low volume or absorbed fully within the first listen. I have to admit that it washed over me somewhat the first time round; but despite its solo-styled core there is...

Ardyn – Bloom EP

➤   3 December, 2017, 14:45

The new EP from Ardyn pulls together the last three releases alongside the title track ‘Bloom’. It starts with ‘Throwing Stones’; the opening synth pokes of which could quite easily be the beginning of a Christmas song...

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...