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New Track: Deejay Deer ‘Unnatural’

I grew up on my dad’s old funk and blues records; on soul artists whose confessional, intensely personal storytelling made me feel as if I knew Rickie Lee Jones better than my sister, and like John Lee Hooker was just the guy I bought milk from every morning at my …

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New Album: Giana Factory – Lemon Moon

It’s 2014 and girl bands are still sadly scarce. So there’s something about a fellow female playing her own synth and beating on a drumpad (because we have rage too) that resonates with me. Especially when they play as well as the seamlessly cool Danish trio, Giana Factory.

Whilst you …

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Premiere: Detour City – ‘Merlin (Everybody Knows)’

There comes a time in any talented musician’s life when they just don’t want to be that ‘featuring..’ artist any more. And for East Londoner Tabitha Benjamin, of Detour City, that time has arrived. Breaking away from the set of impressive collaborations already under her belt, DC is commanding our …

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A Guide to Stockholm with Vulkano

If their debut full-length, Live Wild Die Free, is anything to go by, Vulkano are 100% the sort of ladies we’d love to have showing us the sights, smells and sounds of their Stockholm hometown. The record’s eleven tracks of playful post-punk are full to bursting point with character,

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Album Review: Dum Dum Girls – Too True

Dee Dee & co are back with Too True, their first full-length since 2011’s Only in Dreams. Coming off the back of two very different EPs in 2011’s He Gets Me High and its 2012 follow-up End of Daze, Too True continues to see Dum Dum Girls

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Album Review: Warpaint – Warpaint

Having toured the arse off of debut album The Fool for a good three and a bit years, it’s no wonder that anticipation for Warpaint’s next move is rife. Testament to the appeal of the LA four-piece is the fact that, unlike most bands who bugger off for that …

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Album Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Wig Out At Jag Bags

If Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ new album, Wig Out At Jag Bags, sounded much different to their previous five records we might all start worrying about the former Pavement frontman. As it stands however, he retains his slacker image, jangly indie rock and a determination never to …

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Interview: Ry X

Australia’s Ry X has garnered quite the buzz in recent months, following the quiet release of his Berlin EP in August last year. The EP’s title track, ‘Berlin’, soon set tongues wagging over at Sony Bravia and the track was later chosen to soundtrack their recent TV advert

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EP Review: Happyness – Happyness

Oh, how misleading first impressions can be. From the moment a series of discordant coos and loosely chugging guitars ring out over ‘It’s On You’, the first cut from London trio Happyness’ self-titled debut EP, it’s clear to see what kind of ride the three-piece are going to …

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Interview: Widowspeak x AllSaints

One of our favourite collaborations is the concoction of fashion with music, combining create an alluring blend of the two, but powered by their individual resonance. With New Music Cities, AllSaints have done just that. The new original music series spans the globe, visiting New York, Tokyo, South London and

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