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What do Drawings of the London Underground say About Underground Artists?

We grouped together some of the UK’s leading underground artists and asked them to draw the London Underground tube map from memory… why? Well, just for a laugh really. Then we thought we should probably add some kind of journalistic element, being that we are such a cool, cutting-edge publication.

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EP Review: Ben Howard – Burgh Island

Fresh from a Mercury nomination, this is the moment when the world is waiting for Ben Howard to firm things up, grow, mature, confirm all that promise and establish an identity.

So, to delay the notorious Difficult Second Album Syndrome,  Howard has come up with the Burgh Island EP. Does …

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Tips For 2013 Advent #9: Lewis Watson

This little squirt seemed to jump out of nowhere when his self-released EP It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW that he recorded with his music teacher jumped to #1 in the singer songwriter iTunes chart earlier this year. His floppy surfer hair and freckled baby face, matched with …

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Moodboard: Findlay

Findlay is a new female artist whose début single, ‘Your Sister’, is a full-on embodiment of proper gritty garage rock. You can watch the S&M-style video here (saucy) and download it for free here. Having just finished touring with #1 newcomer Jake Bugg, 2013 is bound to be a

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Album Review: Allah-Las – Allah-Las

Allah-Las are a psych rock band who formed in Los Angeles back in 2008, priding themselves on their LA-centric, geographically enhanced laid-back style. Having released their debut EP Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) earlier this year to rave reviews and the impressive approval of Patrick Campbell-Lyons, Allah Las …

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London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #26

London In Stereo are back with their top picks and gig listings for this week.

London In Stereo’s Gigs Of The Week

Jessie Ware // Two Inch Punch – Electric Brixton (Sold Out) - Tuesday 13th November
Obviously after the flurry of excitement (and expectation) around Jessie Ware’s Mercury nomination …

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Video: I.R.O.K. – Earthy Girls

Purveyors of futuristic, synth-infused afro-punk, London-via-Morocco’s I.R.O.K. – which stands for the Intergalactic Republic of Kongo – have been kicking up a storm of late. They’ve shared stages with Azealia Banks, Death Grips and Kavinsky; gaining plaudits far and wide on the blogosphere; and the video for their new single …

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Matthew Jay: Holy Details

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these ‘it might have been’”, poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote in Maud Muller, and it’s hard not to recall these words listening to Matthew Jay’s ‘Holy Details’. Much like Jay’s life, they speak volumes of unfulfilled possibilities …

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London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #22

Another week, another excellently curated set of listings from the babes at London In Stereo. 

Mmoths // Special Guests // Stubborn Heart DJ - The Shacklewell Arms - Friday 5th October
We’d have put this show on ourselves if we could have. Mmoths have been slowly creeping into the spotlight …

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Album Review: Karima Francis – The Remedy

It’s been a tough old time for the bushy haired 25-year-old songstress since the release of her debut album in 2009.The Author was anticipated by many critics to be the great monolith among new music at the time. Being compared to the likes of Joan Armatrading, she even snatched …

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