February 15th, 2013 | Tags: Bristol, music scene in Bristol,

The banging Bristol music scene

The Bristol music scene came into national prominence in the late 1990s with the Bristol's trip-hop scene  when Portishead, Massive Attack, Roni Size and Tricky broke through into the mainstream. The so-called “Bristol Sound” may not be quite as infamous as the ‘Madchester sound” of the same era, but it spawned an eclectic group of musicians and artists that came to represent urban culture in the UK and put Bristol firmly on the music map. The “Bristol Sound” is also renowned for spawning the internationally famous (and for some infamous) graffitti artist, Banksy. There has always been a strong link between music and art in Bristol. Trip-hop, drum & bass and graffiti art have been around since the 1990s.

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