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News: Mutya Keisha Siobhan announce headline show at Scala

It’s the news I’ve been waiting for all my life (or at least for the last 12 years); the original Sugababes lineup, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, have announced their first headline gig at London’s Scala on August 1st. By now you probably would’ve heard the group’s new Dev Hynes-produced …


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News: Fenech-Soler UK tour

To accompany the release of sophomore album Rituals, due for release this September, Fenech-Soler have confirmed a major UK and Ireland tour for November. Following the success of their self-titled debut in 2010, which earned them Q and XFM award nominations for ‘The Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best British Debut …


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Live Review: Postal Service @ Brixton Academy, 20/05/13

Matt Tomiak considers the wistful history of The Postal Service as he at long last watches them play live at the Brixton Academy.

If a week is a long time in politics, then The Postal Service would surely agree that a decade is one hell of a long time …


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Interview: Junip

Junip have more than enough credentials to fill the age-old cavernous atria of The Village Underground. The venue itself (once a Victorian warehouse) was filled to the rafters for the Swedish trio’s London gig, each punter eagerly waiting for the Scandinavian adventure to begin.

Elias Araya, Tobias Winterkorn and …


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News: HAIM announce European summer dates

LA sister trio HAIM have been making massive waves in the industry this year, winning BBC’s Sound of 2013 and appearing on just about everyone’s ‘ones to watch’ list. It therefore comes as no surprise that all their European headline dates – listed below – are now sold out. However, …



Sky Ferreira announces one-off Scala show

I let out a little scream in the office today upon hearing the news that Notion cover starlet Sky Ferreira will be headlining London’s Scala on June 26th. By now you should’ve heard her massive shimmery pop tune “Everything is Embarrassing” with Dev Hynes, as well as her …


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Get Plugged In with Miles Kane & Original Penguin

You might remember last year’s set of Plugged-In sessions: a series of gigs that championed emerging musical talent (including one Jake Bugg, this summer to be found on the covers of magazines and headlining festival stages), they went down rather well with the assembled crowds. Not one to rest on …



New Track: Gold Panda – ‘Brazil’

2010 saw the release of Gold Panda‘s lauded debut LP Lucky Shiner. Despite the album’s success–winning the Guardian First Album Award and getting nominated for the Mercury Prize–it’s been three years since he produced any new material. March saw the release of an EP, Trust, and while …



News: NCS Gig Lineup & Special Offer

Nation Citizen Service (NCS) is pleased to announce its upcoming gig, featuring some of the UK’s brightest musical stars. Rudimental, The 1975, Goldierocks, and Clean Bandit are all playing live at the NCS gig at Gorilla in Manchester on 4 May.

Now, as NCS is an organization …



Live Review: Patrick Wolf @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

If you have seen Patrick Wolf before you probably think you know what to expect, but the chameleon-like performer never delivers the same show twice. Saturday night saw another chapter -  probably his most reflective in the colourful tale so far – in a place frequently referenced in this open-ended …