Nightmares on Wax have paid me a great service I will always be grateful for
Rhys Buchanan asks if our love of limited edition releases damages the whole point of physical music.
"For me though, heavy, angry music provides a salve for anger when the hot wound threatens to crackle to the surface."
In a world with such plastic, throw-away nonsense, we should be glad, happy, elated that we got to experience Bowie.
The truth may be that human beings are naturally tribal about many things, whether we like to admit it or not. But musical tribes, or subcultures — what are they? And are they even relevant any more?
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.
To quote one of the most prolific Bristolians in the world “In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.” And Banksy might as well be right.
As 2015 draws to an end, BLM staffer Jim Summers takes a look at some of the most underrated records.
What are your assumptions on the mainstream? They’re quite possibly wrong.
Dan Sylvester of the Bristol Craft Beer Festival highlights the essential symbiosis between beer and music (and it's not just trashed hotel rooms).