Fans of reverse numerical order will be thrilled to learn that it’s once again countdown season here in music-land. In this issue we gleefully run through team BiS’ Albums of the Year, plus join us online for our top tracks, shows and local releases too – it’s gonna be a hoot.
On the cover this month are Bristol’s own Elder Island. Fresh from a sold-out tour and with their debut album soon to be released, Megan India McGurk chats to them about their painstakingly-crafted output.
Elsewhere, Kezia Cochrane chats to Jabu of Young Echo ahead of the collective’s Exchange show this month, and Rhys Buchanan has a long overdue catch-up with Cousin Kula. Hey Bristol, how about some Bristol with your Bristol? All this, plus New Sounds with Christian Northwood, city faves from Beak>, and Live Editor, Jon Kean helms the Thoughts section to ask: are bad reviews just as important as good ones?