As the owner of the Idle Hands record shop and label, Chris Farrell sits at the centre of Bristol's dance music scene. Ryan Keeling stops by the shop to hear about the records that have shaped his tastes.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018
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The 19th century church requires significant repairs, which, if not completed, could force it to shut.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016
The first release, from Celeste herself, is out in February.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015
The British artist's next LP will land in January.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
The Bristol-based newcomer will release a three-track 12-inch on Julio Bashmore's label in September.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013
Kowton and Chris Farrell will be repping for the UK shop and label at two parties later this month.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013
The two Bristol outfits will join forces for a couple of summer events at The Old Crown Courts.
Wed, 15 May 2013
The Maine-based producer will bring his all-hardware show across the Atlantic in May and June.
Thu, 02 May 2013
Andrés will also play the session at Blue Mountain this weekend.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012
The four events in Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham and London will feature artists like Appleblim, JD Twitch and Major Lazer.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012
The London producer will headline a showcase by the UK label in October.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012
Just Jack will start proceedings on September 29th, with Jamie Jones, Dyed Soundorom and Todd Edwards lined up for performances on the night.
Mon, 08 Aug 2011
The city's Westgate Building will host a screening of our Real Scenes: Bristol film, followed by sets from Peverelist and Julio Bashmore among others.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017
Tama Sumo, Craig Richards, Job Jobse and Jane Fitz will all play at the Devon festival, which will run across the final May bank holiday weekend.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016
The Idle Hands head and Bristol lynchpin recorded this mix of roots and digi for Blackest Ever Black back in 2015, which also features dub FX from Ossia.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016
The head of Bristol’s Idle Hands record shop discusses politics, the internet and what it means to be independent today.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015
"People value human relations here, more than they do in London where it’s aggressively individualistic.” The shop owner and label manager chats to Cone Magazine.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014
Truants chat with the Bristol scene staple about his label, his shop and the special magnetism of his hometown.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012
Idle Hands label and record store owner Chris Farrell shares some of his favourite records with Bass Ache as part of their Basement Tracks feature.