Swans are a band whose reputation often precedes them. Through their lengthy career, which has seen both the dissolution and reformation of the band in a distinctly new line-up, the line between fact and fiction has blurred considerably. They return to Bristol with a soul destroying intensity.
London-based Howling Bells have gone through a series of profound transformations. Riding in on the wave of a creative impulse, their fourth album, ‘Heartstrings’ is set to grace the shelves of record stores worldwide in early June. We caught up with them to discuss the new record.
There isn’t really another way to describe this show at the Arnolfini than as a performance art piece – certainly, a gig like no other; an evening of mind-expanding, auteur electronics, celestial harmonies, and ghostly new age experimentation.
Unlike their last show in Bristol when they played a lively rock ’n’ roll oriented set at the O2 Academy, Eels visit to Colston Hall looks to be a more vulnerable and intimate affair.
I’m sure the majority of music aficionados have known the heartbreak that comes when your favourite artists decide to call it a day. LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., Vivian Girls, The Mars Volta, WU LYF: all heartbreakers. There will be no new music, no live shows, and no hope – to be blunt. Or so you would think.
It’s certainly been a long while since Zun Zun Egui last brought their kaleidoscopic, genre-hopping psych-rock to Bristol, but their show at the Exchange this past Friday night was more than just a homecoming.
Hungry for new music? Join us here rain or shine as we share Bristol Live Magazine’s ‘Tracks Of The Week’.
Another year, another festival season. Now in its second year, ArcTanGent 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Hailing from New York City, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been quietly but respectably releasing music for the past eight years.
A notable cornerstone of the Warp empire, Flying Lotus has become one of our generation’s most laudable music producers.