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Diet Cig, Bruising & Two White Cranes Review & Photoset

This little two piece created an atmosphere of absolute unison – the kind of joy where your face hurts from smiling too much, your throat hurts from singing along too hard and your feet hurt from dancing 'til you can dance no more.

David Bowie: Remembering the man who inspired all

In a world with such plastic, throw-away nonsense, we should be glad, happy, elated that we got to experience Bowie.

3 Overlooked Records of 2015 | THINKPIECE

As 2015 draws to an end, BLM staffer Jim Summers takes a look at some of the most underrated records.


Ho99o9 have slotted themselves into one of Bristol’s favourite gigs of the year.


Unapologetically fabulous yet warmly welcoming, with tongue firmly in cheek, Thorny was a night unlike any other in Bristol.

A chat with Bristol BOX zine founder | Interview

Feminist art zine BOX showcases the talents of women across Bristol

#SaffronSigns campaign launched | news

Providing young female musicians with high quality mentoring and artist development with established artists.

Everything Everything | Live review & Photoset

It's been five years since the band won BBC's Sound of 2010 – are they still going strong?

Independent Venue Week acts announced | NEWS

Independent Venue Week is set to take place from January 25th 2016.

Top 5 best moments of Last Resort | Feature

Celebrating their first birthday in Bristol, the co-founder talks memorable moments.

SHE MAKES WAR ‘Slow Puncture 2015’ | Video Premiere

We're delighted to showcase the 2015 edit of She Makes War's 'Slow Puncture'.

Frank Turner | LIVE REVIEW

A poignant and passionate performance at Turner's 1790th (yes, really) solo show.

Everything Everything | Interview

It’s a relief when a band deliver in the face of high expectations — and Everything Everything did exactly that with their third record this summer.

New Night ‘THORNY’ Kicks Out LGBTQ-Friendly Shows for More Inclusive Live...

"Whatever you identify as, everyone is welcome... we're here to give a platform to the outsiders and the misfits."

SOAK | Interview

We catch up with the Mercury nominated SOAK ahead of her show at The Fleece in Bristol.

Wolf Alice | Interview

Having just touched down from Japan, we managed to share a few words with frontwoman Ellie Rowsell about what it’s like to be in Wolf Alice in 2015.

Honeyblood | Full Interview

Honeyblood stand for what's right in this messy world of music.

The Marble Factory — One Year On, In Photos

We share a choice shot from each month of The Marble Factory's first year.

Best Friends | Full Interview

We spoke to the hard-working Best Friends as they return to Bristol this month.

East India Youth | Interview

We catch up with the suited genius that is William Doyle ahead of his next visit to Bristol.

Django Django | Full Interview

We caught up with Django Django ahead of their return to Bristol's Academy.

Ping Island Bring A Wave Of Free Shows To Bristol |...

As a new waves of free entry shows hits Bristol leaving us all for dead, we speak with Miles Jelfs of The Fleece, one of the minds behind the project.

Lucy Rose | Full Interview

We caught up with Lucy Rose to discuss her second album and upcoming UK tour.

Laure Noverraz ‘Black Light’ Exhibition | Full Interview

Following the launch of 'Back Light' at Start The Bus last month, we talk with Swiss photographer Laure Noverraz [no-ver-ah] about her exciting new exhibition.

The Cribs | Full Interview

We caught up with The Cribs ahead of their show at The Fleece.

Turbowolf | Interview

We catch up with giants Turbowolf ahead of their second album and full UK tour.

Marmozets | Full Interview

We caught up with the weird and wonderful Marmozets ahead of their show at The Fleece.

Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Now Open

Apply 9am Mon 19th - 5pm Mon 26th January.

Aztecs — Young Blood | Premier

A sand-filled beach may be the last thing on your mind this cold Friday — consider this one more reason to pay attention to Aztecs as we premier their brand new video for 'Young Blood'.

Mallory Knox | Full Interview

We caught up with Mallory Knox upon the release of their second album 'Asymmetry'.

Woman’s Hour | Full Interview

Contemplative four-piece Woman’s Hour have been beautifying our lives all year. We catch up with Fiona Burgess about slow-cooking a debut album to perfection.

Inkie Piece Replaces Banksy’s Grim Reaper on Thekla’s Hull [Video]

Following the Banksy removal, team Thekla have commissioned a new piece, this time by Bristol-born, now London-based, artist Inkie.

Vance Joy | Full Interview

We sit down with Vance Joy ahead of his much anticipated return to Bristol this September.

New Bristol Venue ‘The Marble Factory’ Launches This Month

The Motion complex in Bristol has announced its continued expansion into live music with new venue, The Marble Factory.

Tellison | Full Interview

We catch up with UK circuit mainstays Tellison ahead of their new album and ArcTanGent show later in the month.

Slow Club | Full Interview

Sheffield’s Slow Club possess the kind of substance that swallows up other guy-girl duos and makes vintage-tinged pop songs out of their bones, we caught up with them on the cusp of the new album.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | Full Interview

Since their 2009 self-titled debut, followed by their blinding sophomore offering ‘Belong’, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have been a firm favourite at BLM Towers. Rhys dropped frontman Kip Berman a line to talk about their shimmering third helping ‘Days Of Abandon’.

St Vincent | Full Interview

Annie Clark — better known as St Vincent — has managed to play out her glittering five-album career with grace, an ever-developing and always absorbing artistic voice and, most of all, without compromise.

Goan Dogs | Full Interview

Despite creating a lot of buzz with their ‘20 Minutes From The Border’ EP, desert-infused leftfield...

Cursor Major - ‘Interloper’ EP | Full Stream

Consider your daily dose of dada-esque guitar magic administered.

Pete Doherty | Preview

Pete Doherty is returning to Bristol for a night of music, poetry and spoken word this week. The tour comes ahead of his second...

Field Day 2016 | Preview

For many, the warming weather marks the return of barbecues, shorts and too many nights spent tossing and turning in stuffy bedrooms. But for...

John Carpenter to play Simple Things festival

The iconic artist will be making an appearance in Bristol

Tracks of the Week 019

Dig into the likes of Mitski, Trust Fund and Personal Best

Flamingods | Cover Feature

Photos: Mike Massaro Getting Flamingods in a room together is a minor miracle. Members Karthik, Charles, Sam, Craig and Kamal, who all share various duties...

The Louisiana has had a makeover

We chat to venue manager and head booker Mig Schillace about the venue's new look