London singer-songwriter Cassa Jackson is the perfect storm of fierce work ethic and undeniable musical talent. Having caught the eye of pop royalty JLS, she performed at arenas across the UK supporting their comeback 'Beat Again' Tour for 28 shows. Her soulful pop anthems detailing the highs and lows of young love have over 6 million streams on Spotify alone and fans can be heard singing along to her hits such as ‘Parallel Universe’ and ‘Suits U’.
"The bohemian Detroit rapper-producer hit new levels of excellence" - Pitchfork. If now the time for voodoo amulets and protective talismans, sharpened swords and unbreakable shields, it’s also a moment for music to assume its highest form as a healing art, a source of benevolent spells, and a refuge from the chaos. After all, the best creators are always those that tap into the telluric current that exists below the surface. Those who delve into the collective unconscious so that timeliness is a happy accident; timelessness was always the intent.
Horse Lords is the quartet of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman. The band transmutes experimental tactics (polyrhythm, arcane tunings and modular synthesis) into direct, muscular and surprisingly funky songs. Using the just intonation tuning system favored by avant garde composers such as La Monte Young and James Tenney, the group's playing acknowledges the conservatory but just as freely draws upon krautrock, post-punk, Appalachian and African musical traditions.Elaborate but not self-indulgent, wide ranging but tightly executed, Horse Lords are at once trance inducing, ecstatic, and rhythmically compelling.
An evening of live music and poetry, set amongst an exhibition from a range of UK Artists, hosted by Bristol-based jazz-pop songwriter, poet and performer, Freddie Lewis. Inspired by their upcoming music and poetry release, Freddie has curated a collection of pale pink works of art.
"Originally no more than a bedroom project between housemates Benjamin Symons and Grant Organ, DREAMWAVE was formulated with the addition of Alex Andrews on drums and Hester Battin on keys/vocals. The quartet met at university in Brighton, however, it wasn't until moving back to Bristol in 2021 that the band accentuated. 'Doomsday' was released later that year, along with two sell-out launch shows. The single could easily be mistaken as a long-lost contribution to the 1960s Psych explosion.
The Bristol Drag Collective is celebrating Pride in style with a dizzying array of drag performers and DJs spinning tunes into the early hours at Dareshack. Save the date (as if you haven't already) and shuffle from The Downs down to Dareshack! More details tba.