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Drone, Noise & Experimental

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Bristol's Drone/noise Scene

Bristol’s drone and noise rock scenes are some of the most awesome musical niches found in this city. Small packed-out gigs, captivated crowds and performers pushing the boundaries between music, white noise and sound art. While international names like Tim Hecker and the Haxan Cloak have made appearances in Bristol, it’s local label Howling Owl Records and promoters Cacophonous Sarcophagus who are leading the way here. Keep your eyes peeled for gigs at the Arnolfini gallery, The Cube cinema, The Exchange and small events spaces like the Scout Hut and Centre Space.

Intimate Drone/noise music in Bristol
The Bristol drone/noise scene, it’s not just the Bristol Hum like you’d think! Bristol drone and noise gigs can be some of the most intimate around, the crowd all huddled in silence in one of Bristol prestigious venues (like the newly rebranded Bristol Beacon). Although lacking big local names to rival international drone artists like William Basinski or Tim Hecker, there’s been a recent increase in ambient gigs, nights like Dark Alchemy and Lust Pattern have taken the beat out of music but still made it droney and noisey, and just very Bristol.

Our recent drone/noise recommendations

Southern Lord-signed spacious guitar brutalism. Droney and torturous sonics with Tasy Hudson’s vocals adding sweet barbs that set them apart from the crop of sludge metal machismo acts. FFO: Divide and Dissolve, The Body, Earth. BIG | BRAVE + FÅGELLE at Crofters Rights.
Experimental alchemist Hiro Kone sculpts spectral electronics and cerebral techno incantations. Whether dealing in eerie shape-shifting drone, celestial modular synthesis or warped metallic beats, her music always speaks to a hypnotic sublime. Hiro Kone / Loula Yorke / F*CK Authority [LIVE] at Strange Brew.
Elegant and crushingly heavy chamber drone played on doomy electric strings that wash over you like 100 folk-horror credit sequences. An underground Bristol gem! FFO: Dead Space Chamber Music, Godspeed, Taj Mahal Travellers. Echoic Memory Presents: Kuro at The Cube.
Helm’s nail-biting, industrialized dronescapes meets Prangers’ DIY percussion collages. One for the weirdos as always: another classic Schwet in the making. Schwet with Helm, Prangers, Ni Maîtres & Ekstasis at Strange Brew.

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Exchange
Mighty Lord Deathman TAPE RELEASE SHOW
A night of local experimental electronic music
The Lanes
SHY, LOW
Free show, presented by Omega Live & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Improv’s Greatest Hits
with TrES 2B / Jake Healy + Alfie Grieve & Don Mandarin
Unit 21, Ground Floor, The Galleries
‎polyphony (World Premiere)
An immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country by Verity Standen.
Unit 21, Ground Floor, The Galleries
‎polyphony (World Premiere)
An immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country by Verity Standen.
The Cube
Floating World Pictures w/ support: Jon Tye
Friendly Records presents: 'The Twenty-Three Views' L.P. launch
Unit 21, Ground Floor, The Galleries
‎polyphony (World Premiere)
An immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country by Verity Standen.
The Hare on the Hill
On the Decks: DJ Liang
Liang spins downtempo/house/ambient
Unit 21, Ground Floor, The Galleries
‎polyphony (World Premiere)
An immersive audio installation composed from the weaving and splicing of conversations with people across the country by Verity Standen.
Arnolfini
Facesiren Workshop
Run by PRRRRRT! as part of the EP/64 #64 The Grand Final Weekend
Strange Brew
Schwet with CS & Kreme, Laila Sakini & RAP
A night of lo-slung Moon Musick, ornate down(er)tempo and softboi hardcore!
Crofters Rights
TOTALITY / FUNCTION ROOM v1
Totality / Function Room Collab w/ UKAEA, Sam Grace, ORRYX, MXLX, Jake Healy+Alfie Grieve and Bryn Wryd
Strange Brew
Mary Lattimore & Ben Bertrand LIVE
Strange Brew hosts the foremost harpist and ambient experimenter from LA alongside Ben Bertrand's dreamy clarinet loops and electronics
St George's Bristol
William Basinski
William Basinksi is an ever-innovative experimental composer.
Exchange
Miedo Total, Sean Addicott plus Supports
Noise, ambience, electronic abstraction and extrapolation.
Strange Brew
THE UTOPIA STRONG
Pulsing krautrock and hazy synthwork from Kavus Torabi, Mike York and snooker / modular legend Steve Davis - presented by Gravy Train.
The Cube
Witch Please: Awakening
Shrugging off the burden of fate / dancing into the space of possibility
D–UNIT
Deep Listening Workshop
Deep Listening Workshop with Dan Johnson & Tina Hitchens
D–UNIT
Dan Johnson & Tina Hitchens
Deep Listening Performance
Strange Brew
Flora Yin Wong, Leeway, Conrad Pack, Gonz & Yokel
Experimental percussion & ancient folklore inspired ambient meets new-age steppers / dub-techno, digi-dub & industrial
Strange Brew
Health & Beauty ~ Ambient Babestation & More
Ambient Babestation Meltdown, HENDERSON, Ophanim, Kate Havoc, MICA
The Cube
Jerusalem In My Heart + Farida Amadou
Experimental Levantine electroacoustic grief rituals
Rough Trade Bristol
J.Zunz & guests
Finally, fingers crossed, we host the hypnotic, swirling sonics of J.Zunz
The Lanes
THOU + PORTRAYAL OF GUILT + COOL JERKS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
ABRONIA
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Alison Cotton
Presented by BLG Promotions and Gravy Train
Strange Brew
NormCore
Bristol NormCore take over Strange Brew for an intense 9 hours night
Crofters Rights
MINAMI DEUTSCH / 南ドイツ
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Cube
HCM// Advance Base + Karima Walker + SH Davidson
Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) returns to the UK with support from Karima Walker + SH Davidson
The Jam Jar
Will Samson
"intricacy and tenderness recalling kindred spirits such as Nils Frahm and Sufjan Stevens"
Strange Brew
En Masse 2022
Programming in both the front and back rooms, for a mix of electronic exploration.
The Lanes
DUMA
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Dareshack
Held By Trees
[PROG · POST-ROCK · INSTRUMENTAL] Held By Trees debut Bristol show