A new Bristol ‘Jazz’ sound is coming, with New Horizons – the first release on Worm Discs, the new label by party promoters Worm Disco Club. They have been championing south-western talent in the UK since their inception in 2014 – with their Glastonbury Festival ‘Wormhole’ stage collaboration, as well as hosting The Comet Is Coming, The Heliocentrics and The Mauskovic Dance Band at their regular club night, a groove laden event of jazz, psych and beyond.
New label Worm Discs is a stable for Bristol’s emerging talent, Andrew Hayes, of band Run Logan Run, explains : “Bristol has always had its own sound, but there’s been a new crop of young players come through over the past five years that’s revitalised the scene and expanded its expectations about what jazz music means.”
Featuring the likes of Waldo’s Gift, Snazzback, Run Logan Run (Montreux Jazz Talent Award winners), BaDaBoom, Lyrebird and Alun Elliot-Williams, the first Worm Discs release New Horizons captures 11 progressive, psychedelic and exciting tracks.
“The idea for this record began back in 2019,” The Worm Discs team explain: “We had been curating parties in Bristol featuring jazz acts from around the UK for several years and had just hosted ‘The Wormhole’ at Glastonbury Festival, featuring an all-star line-up from the scene. Having always felt that Bristol’s exciting jazz scene deserved to be heard, the idea for a label was born. We wanted to showcase some individual creativity and open up a space to try something different.”
The collective hosted a range of DJs recently, further defining their ethos, musical influences and favourite global DJs.