Author: Dillon Eastoe

Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud

➤   4 April, 2020, 15:50

On her fifth solo album, Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee pares back on heavy guitars and strikes gold with a clutch of brilliantly composed songs inspired as much by folk and Americana as the punk rock scene the...

The Big Moon Review – The Fleece

➤   2 March, 2020, 21:15

Having already swung by Bristol for a release-week celebration at Rough Trade, The Big Moon are back to rock The Fleece with their first headline tour for over two years. The indie heroes arrive armed with songs...

The Big Moon Preview – The Fleece

➤   7 February, 2020, 13:15

Having already swung by Bristol for a release-week celebration and signing and Rough Trade last month, The Big Moon are bringing their full might to bear at The Fleece on 27th February. The indie heroes will arrive...

Pinegrove Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤   25 January, 2020, 16:51

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have Rough Trade here in Bristol. On top of obviously being a great place to expand your record collection, they’ve got a knack for snagging some fantastic in...

Noah Gundersen Review – The Fleece

➤   22 January, 2020, 18:59

Supporting his latest release, Lover, American singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen brings his intimate acoustic tour to the Fleece, a venue perhaps far more accustomed to rollicking rock bands than hosting hushed unplugged shows. Having played the stately Union...

2000 Trees Festival Review + Photoset

➤   22 July, 2019, 21:39

Photos: Philip Hiscocks Nestled in a beautiful corner of the Cheltenham countryside, 2000 Trees Festival transforms Upcote Farm into a weekend of ear-splitting punk and hardcore for one weekend a year. The sheep are moved offsite (although...

Barn on the Farm Review + Photoset

➤   14 July, 2019, 14:34

Photos: Philip Hiscocks How do you celebrate an important anniversary? A few drinks with friends? Going out for a fancy dinner? If you’re Barn on the Farm Festival founder Josh Sanger you go a bit larger than...

Festival Preview: 2000 Trees Festival 2019

➤   16 June, 2019, 21:36

Having grown into a staple of the alternative festival calendar, 2000 Trees Festival returns once again to Upcote Farm in Cheltenham with a lineup of old favourites heading up the bill. With the sheep shifted offsite for...

Festival Preview: Barn on the Farm Festival

➤   13 June, 2019, 22:00

Photo: Caitlin Mogridge Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Barn on the Farm is an absolute gem of a festival tucked away on Gloucester’s Over Farm. With the capacity at less than 3000, this is an intimate...

Swimming Girls Review – Exchange

➤   12 June, 2019, 19:39

It’s ‘Girls Night’ in Bristol on Monday. While the Spice Girls battle through a monsoon over at Ashton Gate, down at Old Market Street’s Exchange a few hundred people are tucked into the comparatively warm and dry...

Dot to Dot Festival 2019 Review + Photoset

➤   31 May, 2019, 19:30

Photos: Lee Ramsey With a stacked lineup and a reputation for breaking some of the biggest acts around today, Dot to Dot Festival was always going to be special, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. With the...

The National – I Am Easy To Find

➤   24 May, 2019, 09:40

Having graced the Grammys and conquered the pyramid stage with 2017’s Sleep Well Beast, The National had planned to take a break. According to the band, there was little appetite to record new music. A chance encounter...

Manic Street Preachers Review – The Forum, Bath

➤   19 May, 2019, 11:00

Following recent celebrations of two of their defining albums The Holy Bible and Everything Must Go, this year sees Welsh national treasures Manic Street Preachers run the rule over their mega-selling 1999 record This Is My Truth,...

Tacocat – This Mess is a Place

➤   17 May, 2019, 20:00

Photo: Helen Moga Tacocat’s fourth album This Mess is a Place (and first on the legendary Sub Pop label) was born in the anxiety of post-2016 America, where open bigotry is presidential and minorities are under increasingly...

Festival Preview: Dot to Dot Festival 2019

➤   13 May, 2019, 19:38

As if another three-day bank holiday weekend wasn’t enough to put you in a good mood, Dot to Dot Festival is once again taking over Bristol’s city centre on Saturday 25th May. With sets from established acts,...