We’re a music and culture discovery website twinned across Bristol UK and Portland US.

The idea came about when we travelled over the Atlantic and spent a week in Portland. It was a voyage fuelled by record shops, meeting strangers and drinking next level beer. The journey also brought out striking parallels between the two places. As well as a few Elliott Smith albums, we returned with minds bulging full of new knowledge and felt this needed to be shared.

We also consider it a responsibility that all journalism should aim to engage people with the important issues in the world. So you can expect regular content around environmental and social justices in our Eyes Open section.