The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Bristol queer platform Thorny teams up with Howling Owl Records

New club night in Bristol aims to create platform for underrepresented voices

Bristol label Howling Owl and queer platform Thorny have joined forces for a new event series called COIL. “We’ve programmed artists thematically around anger, otherness [and] being an outsider in an effort to create a platform for underrepresented voices,” say promoters Jo Bligh and Joe Hatt. The first event will take place on 24 March and feature David Hoyle, Yves Tumor, Klein, Travis Alabanza, Autobitch and Jacob Samuel, plus DJ sets from Almostnotquite, Ms Midas and clubnight Dirty Talk. “This will be the first of a sporadic collaboration between us and Thorny,” confirms Hatt.

COIL will take place at Bristol Brunswick Club, 24 March, 9pm