Thoughts – Keanotherapy

If I’d never been diagnosed with Lymphoma, you wouldn’t be reading this.

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?

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...

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.
Grey Area

Thoughts: All Music Is ‘World’ Music

Ed Taylor, the founder of The Grey Area, gives BLM his view on his philosophy behind the eclectic artists from around the world that he brings to Bristol.

Thoughts: The Sound & The Fury – Using Music to Process...

"For me though, heavy, angry music provides a salve for anger when the hot wound threatens to crackle to the surface."

Thoughts: Calling Musicians to Stand With Refugees

The Bristol Refugee Festival, of which I’m Artistic Director, runs throughout June and plays host to music from around the world, at events across the city.

Thoughts: Support The Supports

Support the support. Our writer Jon covers the impact of encouraging support acts at live shows.

Thoughts – August with: Scroobius Pip

An exclusive exited extract from ‘Distraction Pieces with Scroobius Pip’ out August 11th

Black is the New Black

Goth? Isn't that just a more miserable version of emo?

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