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Interview: George Ezra

Two days into his first ever UK headline tour, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter George Ezra is currently hunched over a table in the back room of Oxford’s Art Bar. With a scarily large knife in hand, and a fine selection of groceries laid out one by one, the peculiarly jolly 19-year-old spends

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BOTW in Focus: Frankie Rose

Given the most cursory of listens to Frankie Rose‘s latest album, Herein Wild, it can be hard to imagine just where she’s drawing this sense of wildness and abandon from. After all, save for the Goliath of an opener that is ‘You For Me’ – with its fuzzy, …

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Interview: Holograms

Having released their second album, Forever, earlier in September – a mere 14 months after their self-titled debutHolograms have proved their worth with a polished follow-up that still keeps a raw, energetic character. Displaying the passionate relationship the Stockholm punk outfit have with their music, it reflects

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EP Review: Blaenavon – KOSO

Hampshire teens, Blaenavon have caused quite the stir of late and long may that continue, with their latest EP KOSO further instilling our faith back into British guitar music.

With sold out shows aplenty and support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, it’s hard to believe …

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Album Review: Califone – Stitches

Welcome to the landscape of StitchesCalifone usually make music in Chicago. This time they headed towards the West Coast. The product of this adventure is a musical ramble that stretches from the familiar, traditional twangs and slides of Appalachian folk to the ringing, synth-laden expanses of American deserts.…

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BOTW Playlist: John Wizards

If you’ve spent as much time dancing deliriously to John Wizards‘ self-titled debut album this week as we have – and if you haven’t then why not? – you’ll likely have envisioned that the man behind the music, Cape Town’s John Withers, must have some extraordinary listening habits. Well,

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BOTW Review: John Wizards – John Wizards

John Wizards is a pretty good name for a person, but it’s an even better one for a band. Though it’s made up of South African producer/songwriter John Withers, Rwandan vocalist Emmanuel Nzaramba and a rotating cast of guest musicians, adopting a singular title for the group makes total sense …

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BOTW Interview: John Wizards

25-year-old John Withers is the man behind one of the most vital, original and stirring records we’ve heard all year. With his band, John Wizards, the Cape Town native has produced a body of work on their self-titled debut album that veers between lush electronica, sunshine-laced tropicalia and buoyant

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BOTW Video: John Wizards – ‘Lusaka by Night’ (Live)

There’s an interesting contrast at the centre of John Wizards‘ self-titled debut album, available now on Planet Mu. For what’s an immensely human record, rich in vibrant emotion and warm, welcoming instrumentation, it can be damn difficult to imagine the people producing the wondrous monsoon of sounds …

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Introducing our BOTW: John Wizards

Sometimes a record comes along that completely blows your socks off. It can be for any number of reasons: it could be that it’s a stylistic curveball that catches you completely off-guard, it could have a great story behind it that feels truly unique, or it could be that the …

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