Aaron douglas: the meaning behind the melody
To learn more about the story behind the song, we asked Aaron a few questions to shed light on his work.
Get to know aaron douglas
After cutting his teeth in Devon and Cornwall playing for Cosmo Jarvis, Bristol-based singer-songwriter Aaron Douglas’s blend of different genres, storytelling, looping and honest and passionate lyrics has allowed him to carve out a name of his own.
Gig dates: aaron douglas live shows
Aaron Douglas’ summer gigs see him play in Bristol four times before August is out, and he’ll also be heading to a few other locations in the South West in support of his new EP which is due out in September.
Blu’s coming to a festival near you!
Here’s a sneak peak of which festivals you’ll be able to see us at and what we’ll have on offer.
Blu’s new website is live!
We’re pleased to announce that blu’s brand new website is now live! It’s full of great features that will improve your experience. So take a look at our new website and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.
Blu and the ministry of sound are teaming up!
blu is very excited to announce that we are now the official vaping partner of the Ministry Of Sound!
Ministry of sound competition
Just when you thought summer was right around the corner, the rain returns to give you a great big smack in the face! So what are you to do if you’re looking to get away from it all or if you’re still craving the summer vibes?
Ministry of sound competition rules
The prize for the winner is two standard guest list placements for one person to the “Ministry of Sound Club” to visit the following event: THE GALLERY PRESENTS: HERNAN CATTANEO & NICK WARREN
People from ibiza: ministry of sound giveaway
Summer is now in full swing, but what is summer for those of dreaming of a holiday and nursing the post-heatwave blues?
Blu’s coming to brighton pride!
blu is very excited to announce that this summer we’ll be heading to the biggest party on the south coast
A guide to buying gifts for vapers
Trying to find the perfect gift for the vaper in your life can be tricky. If you find yourself on an e-cigarette site, you’re suddenly confronted with terms like clearomiser, cartridge, rechargeable device, and so on. With all the various terminology
Bite the buffalo: the meaning behind the melody
“Keys To Your Coffin” is driven by is heavy riffs and pounding drums, the whole sound reminiscent of greats like Queens Of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin...
Get to know bite the buffalo
Bite The Buffalo were formed in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia and are made up of brothers Stos and Miti Goneos along with Cass Jones and Jake Meeking.
Gig dates: bite the buffalo live shows
Find out where you can catch them with our awesome gig map.
12 unmissable low to no cost uk music events
Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields, Latitude, SW4, House Of Common…there are so many amazing music festivals every summer in the UK, and frankly this list could go on for much longer!
Darkmatta: the meaning behind the melody
We caught up with DarkMatta to find out the meaning behind the song, and get an insight into how it all came together.
Gig dates: darkmatta live shows
Check out where they’ve been captivating audiences this summer with our gig map, which showcases each place DarkMatta have been playing.
In conversation with DarkMatta
DarkMatta perform original live band Drum & Bass in shows across the south east, Brighton and London.
Gig dates: lizabett russo live shows
Lizabett Russo’s tour sees her head around her native Scotland, starting with a few dates in Edinburgh followed by a trip north for shows in Forres, Elgin and Aberdeen.
In conversation with lizabett russo
Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo released “The Traveller’s Song” which was received very well by critics from online publications in Europe, the US and Canada.
Lizabett russo: the meaning behind the melody
Beautiful, ethereal vocals are one of the trademarks of any Lizabett Russo track and “Save Me From Myself” is no exception.
Gig dates: port erin live shows
Port Erin’s latest release “Ocean Grey” was met with critical acclaim and the guys have already started work on their fifth album.
Meet port erin
Formed in 2007, Port Erin have since released four albums and three EPs. Their latest...
Port erin: the meaning behind the melody
Beguiling guitar and brass mark the start of “Ocean Grey”, the last track from Port Erin’s latest album of the same name.
Behind the scenes on blu’s latest campaign
If you’ve been out and about in London over the past few weeks, you might have noticed the latest out-of-home advertising campaign from blu.
Gig dates: the poet junkies live shows
The Poet Junkies have a few shows scheduled this summer, including two dates in their hometown Plymouth which are certain to be nights not to be missed. Check out where you can see The Poet Junkies this summer with our gig map.
Meet the poet junkies
The Poet Junkies are a four-piece indie rock band from Plymouth. Most recently the band have created a series of live videos for BBC Introducing including hits from their latest album “Should’ve Been A Leader”.
The poet junkies: the meaning behind the melody
Catchy, energetic and passionate – “Junkie In The Backstreet” has...
Gig dates: Veludo Planes live shows
Veludo Planes are currently in the process of putting together their next EP which will feature 3 brand new songs, but that won’t stop them from gigging! Check out where they’re playing this summer with our gig map.
Introducing veludo planes
Fronted by twin brothers Mike and Chris Smith, Veludo Planes gained a strong reputation last year as one of the unsigned bands to watch in 2017
Veludo planes: the meaning behind the melody
Punchy guitars and pounding drums reverberate through Veludo Planes’ “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”.
Gig dates: xtalk live shows
After the success of having their amazing track “Wasted” appear on BBC Radio 1, XTALK have been wowing crowds across the country with their unique sound. Take a look at the venues they have been playing with our gig map.
Introducing xtalk
Comprised of duo sarah de warren and feri gyemant, xtalk’s first single “wasted” was broadcast on bbc radio 1 and the duo also performe
Xtalk: the meaning behind the melody
Perfectly produced with entrancing vocals, “Wasted” has proved to be one of XTALK’s biggest hits to date with the track being played on both BBC Introducing in Manchester and BBC Radio 1.
Gig dates: Remedy sounds live shows
'Remedysounds’ summer tour takes him all across the country, from the Cornish town Helston on the South West coast to Misterton in northern Nottinghamshire.
Remedysounds: the meaning behind the melody
From Remedysounds latest release “Hermit Crab”, “Free World” is a typically catchy and inventive tune; however, its lyrics speak of more serious issues faced both by its writer and the world at large.
Blu goes italian!
That’s our subtle way of telling you that our brand new Italian shop is now live!
What would you do if you won a trip to los angeles with a world-famous photographer? that’s right, you can win a trip to la and a photo
Pride pioneers you might not have heard of
29 May 2022 - June is Pride month, and this year’s LGBTQ+ celebration marks 53 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York, which kickstarted the gay rights movement and helped instigate a radical change in public opinion.
Ten of the most memorable haircuts in Wimbledon history
Summer is a great time of year to be a vaper, and nothing heralds the beginning of summer quite like the Wimbledon Championships.
4 steps to start vaping with confidence in the new year
Here we go through a few steps to help you start vaping with confidence when you decide to make the switch.
Spotlight on the photographer: #justmeandblu
Michel Comte’s visionary photography has graced the pages of the world’s most renowned publications – Vanity Fair, Vogue, Interview, GQ and many more during the course of his long career.
Summer vaping
Before you start heading for the beach or the pool, you’ll need to think about what flavour you’ll want to vape this summer.
How to survive Christmas party season
After Christmas was pretty much cancelled last year, this December is set to be busier than ever with office parties and family gatherings. We’ve put together the ultimate survival guide.
Why do we set new year’s resolutions?
As we get to the end of another year, millions of people are turning their attention to January and setting a New Year’s resolution.