Pixx | Live Review

It's a pleasingly emphatic end to a sadly hampered performance, the work of Pixx deserving a crystalline sound.

Gigs of the Week | 18th-24th Jan

From the brusque and muscular, to the solemn and melancholic, here are some of the best opportunities to appreciate damn good noise in Bristol this week.
Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook | Live Preview

Her self-labelled 'tropical pop' takes reggae further into the mainstream than it has been for a long time. It's infectious. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the brightest stars of her genre this Tuesday at Thekla.
Insecure Men

Insecure Men | Live Preview

Insecure Men provide something that is purposeful lyrically, while being consistently jovial. Ross Jones looks forward to sharing the joy at Thekla on Friday night.
Django Django

Django Django | Live Review

"The ninety minutes flew by as if it was a seamless DJ set, providing a unique rave all the way till the end." Oliver Evans was at SWX for the visit of Django Django.

Love From Stourbridge | Live Review & Photoset

The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin brought their double-headliner 'Love From Stourbridge' tour to the O2 Academy. Jon Kean and Jess Greenwood were there to share the love.
Cousin Kula

Cousin Kula | Live Preview

Cousin Kula are the next biggest psych-pop band in the South West music scene, and they’re headlining the Exchange on Tuesday. Robyn Bainbridge previews.

Ho99o9 | Photoset

Ho99o9 are loud, fearsome, visceral and grippingly irate. Andrzej Zajac captured Ho99o9 in full flow at The Exchange recently.

Moaning | Live Review & Photoset

When Sub Pop serves you up an album, you know it's going to be palatable. Moaning brought their new release to Rough Trade, ably flanked by Leeches and Treeboy & Arc. Ross Jones reviews. Photos by Mar Reyes.
Snapped Ankles

Snapped Ankles | Live Review & Photoset

Naturism and naturalism collided as Bad Tracking and Snapped Ankles blew our minds at Rough Trade. Ross Jones reviews. Photos by Laure Noverraz.