What comes to mind when I say 'Bristol drum and bass'? Well UVB-76 Music feels above and beyond that: Dark, spectral and menacing; it's the local halfstep renaissance that's got increasingly more in common with the ritualistic subwaves of the Skull Disco 'movement' (yes it's time to call it that) or Felix Krone's forward Hidden Hawaii imprint.
Frequent collaborators NOISE TEST upgrade to The Island for a showcase of UVB's special home-grown strains inclluding Blackest Ever Black associate Pessimist and a joint live set (the first we've seen) from Karim Maas and Stave. This is a crew deserving of more recognition, the Island is the destination, buckle in:
? Tickets: hdfst.uk/E51624
On Saturday 1% of One unleash Pet Shimmers on The Louisiana: an unholy marriage of Neutral Milk Hotel-esque jangles, RICHARD DAWSON's robot folk and Animal Collective's dewey-eyed acid-in-the-kid's-party-Kool-Aid naivity.
Barely two months alive and already collaborating with arch riot grrrrrrls Goat Girl and Bristol DIY favourite SLONK - Pet Shimmers is the latest and greatest side of the Oliver Wilde bedroom-pop odyssey. We'd turn up just for wych elm though: summer-flecked indie with sporadic noise freakouts.
? Tickets: hdfst.uk/E52437