Summer in the city.

Things always seem to slow down a little bit in the summer, with festivals and holidays taking focus away from the local scene. Bristol is different though, and with Glastonbury out the way, the city is boasting a bunch of exciting shows, releases and all-dayers across the whole of August. Local label Art is Hard will be celebrating their seventh birthday on 27th August, with 25 bands performing at the party. One of those is the incomparable Joey Fourr, who features on the cover, having a chat with New Music Editor Christian Northwood.

Elsewhere, The Travis Waltons talk about growing together, and New Zealand’s Nadia Reid tells us all about her whirlwind year. If you like things a little louder, Hit The Deck have picked out their favourite pop-punks, emos and rockers playing the festival on 5th August. With plenty of albums set for release this month too, a Bristolian summer is anything but slow.

Sammy Maine
Managing Editor