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Meet our BOTW: East India Youth

Since coming out of the shadows of widely-tipped indie pop four-piece Doyle & the Fourfathers back in 2012, William Doyle – aka East India Youth – has been on a voyage of sonic rediscovery. Immersing himself in an entirely new creative process under the moniker, the Bournemouth-via-London producer and vocalist



Track Premiere: The Soft – ‘Painted’ (Not Waving Remix)

Another weekend of Christmas party season got you feeling a little under the weather this morning? Well, we’ve got the perfect pill for you in Not Waving‘s swirling, meandering remix of The Soft‘s ‘Painted‘; the opening salvo from the Suffolk three-piece’s beguiling debut EP, Uncanny Valley



Track Premiere: Crystal Bats – ‘Falling in Love’ (Paper Crows Remix)

While Crystal Bats‘ original take on ‘Falling in Love‘ saw the electro-pop duo exploring a strain of nostalgia-laced tropicalia that evoked all the romanticism of those long summer nights, with their remix the pair’s London contemporaries Paper Crows stretch the track’s nursery rhyme simplicity into all the …



EP Review: Submotion Orchestra – 1968

Submotion Orchestra are back. The crossover champions have returned with an all-new EP, 1968; their first release since the band’s critically acclaimed second album Fragments last October.

The Leeds seven-piece have successfully etched out a niche for themselves over the last four years by brewing up their own genre; …



Video Premiere: Ryan Vail – ‘Free’

Few artists have wowed us across the course of 2013 in quite the same way as Derry duo Ryan Vail – comprised of the aforementioned monsieur Vail and his musical accomplice, Katie Cosgrove. Whether it was the haunting, incidental expanses of April’s mesmerising Fade EP, or the more recently …



Interview: Face + Heel

This week sees the release of Chipped Tooth, the second EP from Welsh electronic duo Face + Heel. It’s an exquisite listen; one rife with perfectly measured, downtempo beats, rustled ambient soundscapes and haunting, lost-in-time vocals. On the eve of the EP’s release, the pair – comprised of



Stream: Frederic Mercier – ‘Spirit’

At the beginning of this week, as at the beginning of most weeks, a torrent of records flood from the postbags at Notion and are distributed among the team. We get everything from hardcore post-rock to flyweight folk; the mainest of mainstream rubbish to the obscurest Hungarian reissues. It is …



New Track: Ofei – ‘Tomorrow’

London-based Ofei has a tendency for keeping things within the realms of mystery, sparsely unveiling himself from an undisclosed hiatus. Following up from breakthrough tracks ‘London’ and ‘Fate’, Ofei provides us with another glimmer of his talents, laying arresting vocals over a paino-led track, and culminating in moments of minimal …



BOTW Moodboard: Gang Colours

To finish this past week we’ve spent getting to know Will Ozanne – aka Gang Colours – all over again on the eve of his second album, Invisible In Your City, seeing release, the Hampshire-based producer has put together a moodboard of the various contraptions and everyday items that



BOTW Review: Gang Colours – Invisible In Your City

In a recent interview, Gang Colours’ Will Ozanne explained to me how with Invisible In Your City – his second album under the moniker – he, “wanted to take the listener on a slightly different journey;” one that involved the ambition to branch out from his bedroom roots …