Welcome back my fellow Bristolians. As March marches on, so do we, and I’d highly suggest you do so in the direction of a good gig or two.

One such recommendation is Self Esteem, who plays Thekla this month. Our Danny Wright talks to Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor about this, her latest project. Hitting our cover this month is rising London rapper, Little Simz. Tara Joshi talks to her about the new album and what’s really important in 2019.

What’s more, I’m practically falling over myself to let you know that personal fave, Nilüfer Yanya, is also playing this month. Emma Madden talks to her about evading the pressure to excel, while we note how she in fact does so.

Elsewhere, Ffion Riordan-Jones of The Canteen shares some great thoughts on International Women’s Day on page 59. All this, plus the month’s best releases, listings for Bristol’s best venues and loads more. Do join us.

Loki Lillistone
Editor-in-Chief