Bristol comes to life this month, as touring season starts anew. With so much great stuff coming up in terms of both shows and releases, it’s hard to know where to start.

Sharon Van Etten graces our cover in preparation for her show next month; she talks to Lauren Down about writing her new album by accident. Find out more about the life changes that led up to her most distinct record to date.

Elsewhere, our new favourite queer anti-popstar, Sir Babygirl chats to us about the origins of her rather composite sound, while New Orleans’ DAWN details how her latest effort celebrates her Big Easy roots and pushes for women of colour to be better-recognised for alternative music.

All this, plus February’s most exciting releases from Bristol and beyond, special guests, a brimming live listings section and tons more. Hunker down to stream, dance and sing your way through the final roar of winter.

Loki Lillistone
Editor-in-Chief