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Soundchecking with… Shlohmo

Queuing up to enter Shlohmo’s sold out show at Hackney’s The Laundry, I overheard a debate about the genre of his work. As the conversation got more intense, it led me to think that this is exactly the kind of dialogue that he wants his fans to be having. As

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Moodboard: Denitia & Sene

Denitia & Sene hail from Brooklyn, New York City. However, while Brooklyn has become synonymous with hipsters, slowly being gentrified into an extension of Manhatten, Denitia & Sene’s sound is a soothing antidote to the chaos of urban sprawl and regeneration. Tapping into the remaining creativity the New York borough …

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Bastille “Man on Fire” Cover Story

Often epic, sometimes incendiary, always brilliant: BASTILLE have conquered our charts and our hearts. Alex Lee Thomson has closely followed their rise, starting from a little canal boat tour up the Regents Canal three years ago all the way to Dan Smith and his band’s chart-topping success. 

 

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Moodboard: Sylvan Esso

Like the slinky, penicillin and the microwave, some of the greatest things have been discovered by accident. Sometimes the world has a way of amalgamating stuff that just comes together. Sylvan Esso, much like these loved inventions, came about entirely by chance. Comprised of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick …

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BOTW Moodboard: Glass Animals

While their debut album isn’t out until later in the year, there is already a humongous amount of buzz surrounding Oxfordshire quartet, Glass Animals. This hype has only been exacerbated by the involvement of super producer and songwriter, Paul Epworth – you know, the guy that has worked and

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Track-by-track: The Irrepressibles – ‘Nude: Viscera’

Last year The Irrepressibles released their second album, a self-described homo-iconic record. The album was well received as much for its musicality as for its political activism concerning gay rights. In a defiant move the band performed an open free concert in Gorky Park, Moscow, in front of a 5,000 

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In the Studio with Woman’s Hour

Over the past few years, Kendal four-piece Woman’s Hour have slowly been cementing a sound as distinctive as their stage name, which pays homage to the popular radio show. Capitalising on a wave of buzz generated by standout singles ‘To the End’, ‘Darkest Place’ and, most recently, ‘Her Ghost’, the

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Interview: Bright Light Bright Light

As he preps for the release of his new EP, it sort of feels like a second chapter for Rod Thomas, aka Bright Light Bright Light. His marvellous debut album, Make Me Believe In Hope, was highly anticipated by many, but was a long time coming. Years prior,

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Musogyny: Picture Perfect Perversion?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown), but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that

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Interview: John Talabot

It’s been two years since John Talabot released his debut album, ƒIN, and he’s still confused as to why the record received the universal reception that it did. Looking back, he feels that whilst it ticked the boxes conceptually – there wasn’t enough depth sonically. Speaking of the possibility of

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