Issue #66 | July 2017

Read online: Oro Swimming Hour (ft. Oliver Wilde), Elder Island, releases & more

Doing things differently.

It’s always a nice surprise to witness established acts in Bristol branching out into something different. Oro Swimming Hour is a brand new project involving Oliver Wilde and sees the songwriter teaming up with Nicholas Stevenson to produce an album of magnificent depth. BLM alum Rhys Buchanan returns to chat to the pair about the importance of impulsivity (and focus) when it comes to songwriting.

Keeping things close to home, Megan India talks to Bristol-based three piece Elder Island ahead of their festival appearances this summer. Producing glimmering, beat-driven electro-pop with an R&B twist, it’s only a matter of time before they bust out of Bristol. Elsewhere, Jon Kean chats to emo heroes Joyce Manor, who head to Bristol this month to play a co-headlining show with our faves, Martha. Plus, Fat Lip Fest pick out the acts they’re most excited about for this month’s event, PMT answer some quick-fire questions about their favourite things to do in the city and finally, we ask the age-old question: is our obsession with rare, limited edition vinyl unhealthy? Flip to the back page to find out!

Sammy Maine
Managing Editor