The Bristol Germ: 5 Years Of Bristol's Avant-Garde Music
Giving early interviews to luminaries such as IDLES, Giant Swan, SCALPING and Lynks, each instalment comprises interviews with key figures from Bristol’s music community, artwork by local illustrators, and ‘manifestos’ responding to perceived ills in the British music industry. Its live showcases in Bristol and London have included festival stages, a pioneering 3D spatial audio show in collaboration with Dolby Atmos, and SCALPING’s first London show.
On February 7th 2023, The Bristol Germ launched its final issue, ‘Ch. IV: The Vision Realised’. Focusing on the rising profile of Bristol’s avant-garde scene – which sees the call of The Bristol Germ’s first issue answered – this concluding instalment features Grove, Ishmael Ensemble, Sarahsson, DAMEFRISØR and others. Together, the figures in this publication’s pages have helped build one of the most vital, eclectic and forward-thinking communities in modern music.