Radio Thekla – Episode 3


The last show of 2021 is now live on Mixcloud for catch up. Tune in! Every month, we’ll be diving into the past, present and future of Thekla with new music and classics with our longstanding Pressure resident Calum McMillan (aka Mr. SteveBob) alongside interviews and song picks with our producer and friend Chris Arnold. […]

Radio Thekla – Episode 2


If you missed our second radio show on SWU.FM, you can catch up below via Mixcloud. Every month, we’ll be diving into the past, present and future of Thekla with new music and classics with our longstanding Pressure resident Calum McMillan (aka Mr. SteveBob) alongside interviews and song picks with our producer and friend Chris […]

Radio Thekla – Episode 1


Look Mum, we’re on the radio! That’s right – our friends at SWU.FM have given us a monthly slot, so we’ve given our longstanding Pressure resident Calum McMillan (aka Mr. SteveBob) a shout. Every month, we’ll be diving into the past, present and future of Thekla with new music and classics alongside interviews and song […]

My Nu Leng’s Top Deck Live Stream


Join us tonight as My Nu Leng bring you an exclusive DJ set from our top deck! To coincide with the stream, My Nu Leng are very excited to announce a weekly residency this August at Thekla, more information coming very soon. You can watch the full sets on our Facebook page here:

Isolation Discs Podcast – The Wurzels TID019


Ooh arr! It’s time for the final Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast episode of the year and what a great guest we have to finish on! It’s the accordion-wielding, cider-drinking, West Country legend that is Tommy Banner from the Wurzels! Originally from Scotland, Tommy moved to a caravan in Somerset in the 60s to become a […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Beardyman TID018


What a guest we have for episode 18 folks – the mighty Beardyman! From the get go, the ultra-talented musician and comedian gets to work remixing Chris’s voice and there’s absolutely nothing Chris can do about it. Once he’s finished, Beardyman reveals how beatboxing got him in trouble from an early age, where he was when […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Arlo Parks TID017


The wonderful singer/songwriter Arlo Parks is our guest for episode 17 of the podcast and she brings with her a delightful selection of isolation discs. She talks to Chris about her 2020 which has been full of highlights despite the world coming to a standstill, including releasing a number of top tunes, creating her own BBC […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – DJ Yoda TID016


The Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast is back! Whilst the clubs & pubs are still shut, Chris & Simon are here to guide you through this second lockdown and beyond. And great news everyone – the mighty DJ Yoda is the special guest for our grand return! The turntablist and producer reveals his isolation discs and […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Frank Turner TID015


Very special guest on the podcast this week – the singer, songwriter and troubadour Mr. Frank Turner! In between his many live stream performances raising tens of thousands of pounds for music venues as well as promoting his new split EP with american punk band NOFX, Frank kindly found time to speak with Chris Arnold […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Mr Bruce (The Correspondents) TID014


All aboard episode 14 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast! Joining Chris Arnold this week is Mr Bruce, known to many as the vocalist, lyricist and supreme mover in The Correspondents. Nowadays Mr Bruce is focusing on a new project alongside producer Angus Kemp, but he took time out of lockdown to chat to Chris […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – The Slow Readers Club


Episode 13 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast sees Chris joined by Aaron Starkie – lead singer, pianist and founding member of The Slow Readers Club! Recorded back in peak lockdown when we couldn’t even leave the house for more than one hour, as well as selecting some top isolation tracks Aaron goes through the […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – BC Camplight TID012


It’s time for episode 12 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast and a warm welcome to BC Camplight! Born and raised in New Jersey, USA but currently residing in Manchester, UK, BC Camplight (real name Brian Christinzio) is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a backstory full of ups and downs. Having just released his latest album […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Krust TID011


In a week where the entire planet has had eyes on Bristol, Episode 11 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcasts sees host Chris Arnold joined by one of the city’s own homegrown legends – Krust. Real name Kirk Thompson, Krust has had an extremely varied career, from being inspired to start the hip hop crew […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – The Specials BONUS


To celebrate the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast reaching double figures this week, we’re releasing a very special bonus episode! Recorded back in December 2019, Chris spent some time in Coventry chatting with Horace Panter, the bass player in the legendary two tone act The Specials. Formed in the mid-70s, The Specials played an exciting new […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Mr. Scruff TID010


This Wednesday is a big milestone for the Isolation Discs Podcast as we reach double figures! And what better way to celebrate episode 10 than by welcoming the legend that is Mr. Scruff to share his lockdown tracks. The mancunian DJ & producer renowned for his extensive live sets takes time out from homeschooling his […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Hollie Cook TID009


For episode 9 we welcome the wonderfully talented Hollie Cook to the Isolation Discs Podcast! Alongside sharing her excellently varied tracks with host Chris Arnold, Hollie recounts elements of her interesting backstory and career thus far; including growing up with a Sex Pistol as a parent, starting her musical career in the legendary punk act […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Cassia TID008


This Wednesday we’re going international for episode 8 of the Isolation Discs Podcast – Chris Arnold’s guest on the show this week is Jake, from indie/rock act Cassia, who is speaking to him via a recording studio in Berlin! The pair discuss the differences between UK & Germany lockdown life, how Cassia came to create […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – The Skints TID007


For episode 7 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast, Chris chats with vocalist & guitarist Josh from ‘tropical punk’ band The Skints. Speaking from his new pad in lockdown London, Josh shares his selected tracks and has an honest conversation about the current coronavirus situation, alongside telling the story of how The Skints started off […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Heavy Lungs TID006


Episode 6 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast sees the mighty Danny Nedelko from Heavy Lungs step up to the plate and select the tracks that are keeping him going during lockdown. A very strong contender for the funniest guest Chris Arnold has interviewed so far, Danny tells tales of growing up in the Ukraine, […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – 24hr Garage Girls TID005


The brilliant Shosh from 24hr Garage Girls joins Chris Arnold for episode 5 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast! DJ, producer, promoter and tour de force Shosh has a fascinating backstory which she kindly shares with us while picking some absolute banging isolation tunes. We hear about her life in bands before discovering electronic music, […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Beans On Toast TID004


Join us this Wednesday for the fourth episode of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast! Our special guest selecting his tracks this week is the folk singer Beans On Toast! Chris & Beans have a good old natter from their isolation stations and discuss these strange days, life after lockdown, music festivals, putting together an album, […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – IDLES TID003


It’s time for episode 3 of the Thekla Isolation Discs Podcast! Speaking to Chris this week is the bass player and founding member of a band who have been dominating the rock scene these last few years – it’s Dev from IDLES! As well as going through Dev’s selected tracks, the pair cover a range […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Elles Bailey TID002


Welcome to episode two of Thekla’s Isolation Discs Podcast! This week Chris is joined by the Bristol-based singer songwriter known for her rootsy blues sound which weaves together country, rock, soul and americana – Elles Bailey. As well as playing Elles’s selected isolation discs; the pair discuss her upbringing on a farm, her various trips […]

Isolation Discs Podcast – Gardna TID001


Welcome to Isolation Discs. A brand new podcast from Thekla that’s here to help alleviate the boredom and keep you entertained during this new era of self-isolation and social distancing. Each episode will feature a different musical artist chatting (remotely) to host Chris Arnold and sharing some of their favourite tunes that are keeping them […]

Emergency Room presents Nicolas Lutz


For our first event of 2020 we are setting off on a journey to faraway lunar landscapes with My Own Jupiter owner and Fabric regular – Nicolas Lutz. The Uruguayan selector’s loyal cult following, built on his steadfast musical philosophy and passion for exploiting hidden gems on the dancefloor, is testament to his commitment to […]

Darwin Deez celebrates 10 years of his debut album


Darwin Deez has announced details of a World Tour for Spring 2020 to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his universally praised self titled debut album. The ’10yearz’ tour will see the album played in it’s entirety as well as some select songs from his later releases. The cute and kooky debut has earned Darwin […]

Listen to The Regrettes’ new holiday themed single “Holiday-ish”


 The Regrettes have released an original song for this year’s holiday season, “Holiday-ish” (feat. Dylan Minnette), out digitally today on Warner Records. Co-written by The Regrettes’ frontwoman Lydia Night and her boyfriend, Dylan, the track will also be released as a 7” vinyl available on November 29th in celebration of Record Store Day’s Black […]

Gardna Announces “Good Time Not A Long Time”


Award-winning Bristol lyricist, MC and label owner Gardna is about to embark on the biggest project of his career so far. His debut album ‘Good Time Not A Long Time’ was announced on Friday 18th October and features 12 original tracks and a who’s who of featured artists and reggae and dub royalty. Produced by […]

Listen to MssingNo’s latest EP M2 Performance Enhancer


MssingNo is a relatively illusive figure. For those that don’t know. MssingNo is a London based electronic Music Producer who makes twisted, grime music, usually based around contorted R&B vocal samples. He dropped his critically celebrated self-titled EP back in 2013. However releases have been sporadic in recent years, mainly spending his time producing for […]

Best of Bristol


This Summer has been a great time for new Bristol music, we’ve selected some of our favourite recent releases from some of our favourite Bristol artists.   Scalping – Ruptured  Some Bodies – Higher Self  Benjamin Spike Saunders – Delicate Heavy Lungs – (A Bit Of A) Birthday Emily Isherwood – In Floral […]

Guest mix // Patife // Exclusive mix from DJ Patife ahead of Intrigue Music this Friday!


DJ Patife is one of Brazil’s most popular drum’n’bass DJs and producers. He was born and raised in Brasil’s music and clubbing capital Sao Paulo. He started out as a DJ in a local hip hop band before switching to jungle and drum’n’bass in the mid-nineties and DJing alongside close friends such as DJ Marky. […]

Heavy Lungs Release New Video and Announce EP


 Few can lay claim to mastering their craft within just a few years, yet Bristol’s Heavy Lungs have catapulted into the scene relentlessly. Since releasing their first EP in 2018, they’ve won over the ears of some of the biggest names in the business and earned themselves one of the most loyal fanbases around. […]
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