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August 15th, 2013

Taff of Disorder (and of course The X-Certs) in action and still on the scene to this day. Whatever your stylee Disorder are and have always been a crucial player in the history of the Bristol Music scene / Archive / History – Total Respect from all of us here at Bristol Archive Towers


Mark Stewart from The Pop Group

August 15th, 2013

Folks the God Father of all things Bristol Post Punk ( aka The Pop Group, Mark Stewart and The Mafia) main man is back in his home town: Be There!

Pic by Stephen Swan – (recognise the other iconic figure)

Mark Stewart and Joe Strummer by Stephen Swan

Brilliant Electric Guitars Album Review in ‘Classic Pop’ Magazine

August 9th, 2013

Electric Guitars Classic Pop Album Review Sept 2013

October 19th in Bristol – Mike Darby asked to speak

August 1st, 2013

Mike Darby has been asked to speak at this upcoming event in Bristol

Subject matter:

This symposium will explore the histories and experiences of living in British cities to examine the relationship between the urban unrest of 1981 and 1986 and the more recent unrest of Summer 2011. Bristol, as the venue for this symposium, has a unique position in the history of British popular music and we seek to use that history to explore the relationship between the past and present and between Bristol and the wider national context. The Bristol music scene has a rich history that produced bands such as Black Roots, Massive Attack, Disorder, Roni Size, Portishead and the Pop Group. The multicultural nature of the scene often reflected the close proximity of communities where ethnicity, class and different heritages mingled and fed off each other. Many of these musicians created a narrative in lyrics, aesthetics, imagery and comment on the cultural and political scene within the city and nationally. Bristol’s example demonstrates not only the importance of the history of popular music, but also the role of musicians, audiences and music in making history happen. Other British cities have their own histories and peculiarities that are reflected in events such as these but also there are some similarities to the Bristol example and we hope that we can attempt to illustrate and reflect on those differences and links in this symposium.

We will bring together musicians, community participants and academics from a wide variety of disciplines to discuss a number of questions:
• To what extent can wider civil unrest be understood through the specific context of British cities?
• What is the role of popular music in making history and shaping historical memory?
• Do the riots in the 1980s and in 2011 fit together? How does the music and its narrative reflect upon, or inform how the 1980s is remembered, and how does that impact on how the 2011 riots where experienced?
• How does music help us understand the specific experiences of different communities?
• What is the relationship between riots, civic unrest and popular music?

Talisman Tour and new album

August 1st, 2013


Brilliant Vibes album review

August 1st, 2013

Brilliant Vibes album review from a Dutch Reggae magazine:

Vibes Packshot 2


Electric Guitars Album Review Record Collector

July 20th, 2013

The Best of Electric Gutairs album review in the August edition of Record Collector

Electric Guitars Record Collector Album Review August 2013

Talisman New Album I-Surrection

July 13th, 2013
Talisman I-Surrection new album available to preorder now

TALISMAN I-Surrection Packshot

Electric Guitars – Vive le Rock Album Review

June 25th, 2013


New Releases For June

June 21st, 2013