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In Focus: Just What did the Artist Get?

You know this, I know this, we all know this: if you pay £9.78 in Tesco for a new record (or equally, 99p on iTunes), then the artist won’t receive all of that £9.78, or even that 99p. After all, digital record sales are still enormous – we’ve just passed …



New Video Alert: Charli XCX – ‘SuperLove’

Notion is, it’s safe to say, pretty massive fans of the fantastic Miss Charli XCX. We gave her her first UK magazine cover; Our Ed Michael Lewin raved over her debut album, heck even our very own Alexis Knox got involved with her styling. That’s cos she’s our kinda …


Swim Deep

Update: Swim Deep’s debut album making waves in the midweek sales

Notion’s favorite, Swim Deep, have charted at number 6 in the midweeks so far. This is brilliant news for the Midlands boys, but we think they deserve to be higher in the official album chart at the end of the week! So, the debut LP, ‘Where The Heaven Are



Shoot: Loveable Rogues

Group shot
Te: Suit – Topman, Shirt – Zara
Eddie: Trousers – Merc, Shirt – Breaks London, Jumper – Merc, Jacket – Topman
Sonny: Suit – Asos, Shirt – Empires Union, Bow tie – H&M

With their buoyantly brilliant debut single ‘What a Night’ looking …



Introducing: SZA

Alt-R&B singer/songwriter SZA released her debut EP last Autumn. See.SZA.Run showed just what the gorgeously soulful St. Louis-born SZA could do; her unique melange of silky vocals and dreamy melodies revealed an eclectic range of influences including jazz, hip hop and R&B.

Produced by Felix Snow and Patrick Lukens, SZA’s …


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Tips for 2013 Advent #16: Rascals

Majors are constantly signing up their share in the talented UK grime scene; as well as Amplify Dot, EMI have adopted Bow’s own Rascals. Shizz, Tempz, Merkz, and Kay Willz are clearly quite into the letter ‘z’, and despite still being in their late teens they started this whole …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #15: Smiler

Smiler is a staple player in the UK hip hop scene, having started dabbling in music around 2005. His inspiring amounts of ambition and articulacy (demonstrated in this Freshly Squeezed interview) make him incredibly likable  unlike other artists he’s likely to be clumped with (e.g. Example, Pro Green). His single …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #14: Milo Greene

We were told about Milo Greene a couple of months ago, and on hearing they sound like Fleetwood Mac we had to give them a listen. And the comparison is valid – the crux of their début album is made from female and male vocal harmonies mixed with traditional, mellow …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #8: Syron

We first cottoned onto Daisy Syron Russell when her delectable vocal featured alongside that of MNEK in Rudimental’s track ‘Spoons’ back in February. We’d been chasing her ever since and finally got a chance to interview her for Issue 59 of our magazine. After releasing ‘Breaking’ on Black …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #3: Disclosure

They’ve been tipped by Annie Mac, been picked as one of MTV’s Brand New For 2013 artists, and have been name dropped by pretty much all the major tastemakers in UK music. Fans cover their songs acoustically on YouTube and made up dances to their #11 single ‘Latch’ featuring the …