2014 is shaping up to be quite the year for Bristol, great music coming out left, right and centre from well praised releases to sell out shows. 19 year old singer/songwriter Rebecca Clements is certainly bringing out some exciting music at the moment – spine-tingling sounds that’ll give you goosebumps and exquisite songwriting that’s instantly heartfelt, there’s no doubt in our minds that she’s destined for success.
Fully determined and an artist who’s been honing her art over the last few months, working along producers Iain Archer and James Earp to form music that’s flawlessly dynamic, brave and honest. From her fiery aesthetics in debut single Wildlife to her clever words in Coma Boy, beautifully decorated in infectious guitar rhythms that’ll instantly melt your heart. Lovechild the third single that’s due to be released has already touched the hearts of many at shows across the country, including most recently sold out Chiverin Showcase. There’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with her music so go ahead and have a listen below.
For more music and updates follow Rebecca on Facebook and Twitter.
Bristol’s five piece These Colours are quickly becoming one of the city and indeed country’s most exciting bands. We recently saw them at UATM’s recent showcase with their explosive live set, the band consisting of Alexis Jochman, Benjamin Cavanagh, Andrew Rickard, Gareth Hughes and Lyndon Allen are known for ceasing the moment in live shows – combining the thrash anti-poetry of The Clash, with the beautiful soundscapes of The Cure, These Colours deliver an incredible live experience like no other.
The group have just released their debut single Leave Town a track that confidently represents all of the qualities mentioned above – Jochman leading the front lines with this commanding words, rumbling basslines, thumping drums and screech gripping guitar riffs, intertwining with Jochman’s vocal outcries which all make for an exciting bundle.
Leave Town is available as a free download over at their website. Be sure to catch These Colours at Bristol’s Old Market Festival on 6th September.
We caught these guys supporting Cursor Major at their EP Launch in March. Bristol’s math rock three-piece Diving Bell were certainly a lively bunch, the band describe their music as ‘reverb guitar ponce and fuzzy bass bastard tap dance to octoputian polyrhythm.’ Mind-boggling rock mixed with pop melodies that’ll get you hooked, rambling words referencing to Greek mythologies and communist dictators and marrying their clean guitars and vocals with more abrasive textures in a genre of music they have arrogantly termed ‘Garage Prog’.
Diving Bell have just released their new single and video The Long Count from their new EP Mannequins Fall. The crunching instrumentals will grip you tight to the band’s dark vortex – fuzzy guitar riffs, rumbling bass lines and piercing vocals of despair. Crashing drums as you listen through the EP and guitar riffs that bind you even tighter, a thoroughly intense record awaits at your finger tips.
Mannequins Fall is available to buy on via bandcamp. Be sure to follow Diving Bell on Facebook for more of their music.