Author: Tom Phelan

SANS talk insprations, movies & latest single

➤   28 April, 2020, 18:59

Bristol noise trio, SANS have been melting faces clean off with their potent attack of unforgiving hardcore. With a new EP imminent, they’ve gained a reputation for their wild live sets over the UK. We were lucky...

Astral Festival Review + Photoset

➤   13 July, 2019, 16:58

Photos: Mike Robertson Who’da thought that just three venues across one day could present such a torturous clash of acts, but painful choices were to be made at Astral Festival (formerly Bristol Psych Fest) due to the...

Ministry Review – SWX

➤   10 July, 2019, 22:00

Supposedly, Al Jourgensen (founder and creative mastermind of industrial juggernaut Ministry) produces his fiercest work under a Republican administration. Though not strictly true, the late 90s sludgy introspection of Filth Pig and Dark Side of the Spoon...

Festival Preview: Astral Festival

➤   15 June, 2019, 17:00

St. Paul’s Carnival will feel like lightyears away when Astral Festival (formerly Bristol Psych Fest) descends upon Nelson St, conjuring a heady brew of mind-melting psychedelia, stoner doom and electronic experiments on Saturday 6th July. Across Rough...

Juniore Review – Rough Trade Bristol

➤   6 May, 2019, 14:41

‘Ah well, OK’, or ‘whatever’ is what the French expression and new Juniore track ‘Ah bah d’accord’ means, as explained by band singer-songwriter Anna Jean at their Rough Trade Bristol performance. Ice cool nonchalance was clearly on...

Cherry Glazerr Review – Thekla

➤   8 April, 2019, 22:10

I knew as soon as I saw it what was missing from live music. Giant inflatable props. Two big red cherries bobbed and swayed behind Cherry Glazerr’s punchy garage pop set at Thekla, next to projections of...