Category Archives: Previews

Preview: Chiverin Showcase – Febueder + Tara Clerkin Band + Ema Sierra @ The Louisiana (16/10/14)


We’re still recovering from the previous Chiverin Showcase, remember when The Big Unknown played the whole room erupted!? Yes indeed it was another spectacular from the Bristol based music community and top performances from Elder Island, Rebecca Clements and Little Dusty.

Now into October and another showcase upon us, this time we’ve got Febueder as headliners with supports from Tara Clerkin alongside her band and singer/songwriter Ema Sierra.

This will be Febueder‘s first show in Bristol and along with the release of their new EP next week, it’s an exciting time to join in on the fun. The indie three-piece have been heavily praised by Line Of Best Fit and DIY so certainly one to look out for!

The fun doesn’t stop there, we got two exciting Bristol artists emerging in the scene right now with new Howling Owl recruit Tara Clerkin playing with her full band and singer/songwriter Ema Sierra who’d be sure to capture our hearts with her beautiful lyrics and melodies.

Chiverin aims is to bring the very best of new music to its audiences and after two sold out shows in Bristol there’s no doubt that this showcase will succeed. Tickets are available here.

She Makes War Announces Autumn Tour + ‘Direction of Travel’ Pledge Campaign


Bristol’s gloom pop solo artist Laura Kidd (She Makes War) this week announced her autumn tour which spans across 36 shows through England, Germany and Brussels – backed by her latest LP pledge campaign for her third album Direction of Travel that’s on course with nearly three-quarters of the pledge completed, the Bristol based multi-instrumentalist is all set to showcase her breathtaking art to the community once more.

Described as ‘A pacifist force of nature with a punk spirit and a serious work ethic’ showcasing her vast musical range of nail-biting electric guitar, claustrophobic vocal loops, ukulele, marching drum, foot percussion and her signature megaphone – Laura has wowed audiences across the country with her unique soundscapes, enveloping us in her dynamic songwriting, dark folk and ambient dream pop.

Her well received events under My Big Sister Presents: Breakfast With Apollo, adding to her empowering work ethic has seen Laura spawn headline shows, online gigs and supports including Suede, The Levellers, New Model Army and many more. Now reaching her 13th headline show with, Laura will be taking over the Louisiana on 9th October with support from Bristol’s indie rockers Forgery Lit and London-based artist James Brute – a cracking showcase not to be missed!

Visit the She Makes War website for more info on tour dates and tickets. Also head over to PledgeMusic and support the campaign for new LP Direction of Travel.

Preview: Red Snapper + Port Erin @ The Louisiana (19/9/14)


RMT Productions are pleased to present the widely anticipated return to Bristol of none other than the legendary Red Snapper who are casting their eagerly anticipated new LP Hyena live at the Louisiana this week. With supporting act Port Erin also providing the launch of their brand new LP Floating Above the City, this is a double whammy of a night that is not to be missed!

On Red Snapper‘s return to Bristol, the acid jazz quartet had this to say:

‘It will be very sweaty and passionate… we can’t wait’

And we can’t wait either! Together with supporting act Port Erin who are launching their brand new LP, you’d better head on down to the Louisiana to sample some of great music that is on offer. Advance tickets are £11 which you can buy here.



Preview by Nick Bulbeck