Full swing.

Bristol is back doing what it does best. There are tons of great shows on, the student invasion is reaching critical mass, and it’s all vignetted with a constant light drizzle. Home is home.

This month we’re unbelievably stoked to have two-time Mercury nominee Ghostpoet on the cover. Our Jon Kean talks to Obaro Ejimiwe about defying genre, evolving as an artist, and as a blacksmith, too. Will make sense later.

Meanwhile we catch up with Ride ahead of their Bristol date this month, and have a long overdue chat with Bath’s Bad Sounds. Our new Release Editor, Lor Nov, has a host of new music for you this month, as does Christian with What’s New?, including a look at nascent Bristol favourite, Slonk.

With all this, plus guest pieces from Gravy Train, We The Curious (prev. At-Bristol) and only the bloody PRS Foundation – we hope you have as much of a blast reading this issue as we had making it.

Loki
Editor-in-Chief