music

Thoughts: Music x Beer

Dan Sylvester of the Bristol Craft Beer Festival highlights the essential symbiosis between beer and music (and it's not just trashed hotel rooms).

Two Years

A lot can happen in two years. You could find true love, scrape some A-Levels, watch every episode of ‘Friends’ 221 times. Or you could produce a music magazine. BLM editor Loki Lillistone looks back in aid of our special birthday issue.

Remembering Gravenhurst

One year ago Bristol musician Gravenhurst was on the front cover of this magazine. It was cold and dark. I remember picking up the magazine...

How Nightmares on Wax Calmed My Anxiety

Nightmares on Wax have paid me a great service I will always be grateful for

Thoughts: Have All The Decent Band Names Been Used?

Live Editor, Jon Kean explores the past and present of band names in this latest thought piece.

Life In Limbo: With/Of The Creative Mind

For the creative, the path of inspiration cuts through their very mind. They are able to meander through their own thoughts, witnessing the most incredible sights and sounds, all heavily laden with emotion.

What’s Next? The Demise Of Tribes

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?

Thoughts: Building Your Own World

Laura Kidd, aka She Makes War shares her thoughts on forging your own career path in the music industry.

Why LCD Soundsystem are back for the right reasons

Unsure of the LCD Soundsystem reunion? Ben Hickey explains why he'll believe in them when they take to the stage.

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.

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