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Album Review: Junip – s/t

Junip have made something very special. The self-titled debut album from José González, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn, takes the listener on a journey, opening up the deepest areas of one’s psyche, allowing the listener to reach within the caverns of their own being whilst also coming up for air …


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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 …



Marshall Major 50 FX Headphones

Celebrating 50 years of producing legendary amps, iconic London audiophiles Marshall have launched the Major 50 FX; some of the tastiest looking headphones we’ve seen in years.

Developed using the same precision and quality that’s seen Marshall become a household name for amplifiers and headphones, the 50 FXs provide richly …


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BOTW Review: The Neighbourhood – I’m Sorry EP

Today, anonymity is not an option. An artist must intrude to survive; emblazoned in neon, poster-board behemoths, ten foot high lettering across every pixel and chalked on concrete, they become omnipresent and unrelentingly invasive. Trainer deals and film trailers, one thousand exclusive sessions backed by chat show cameos, charity singles …



BOTW Download: The Neighbourhood – Female Robbery

Yesterday we showed you the awesome video to ‘Female Robbery’ by our Band Of The Week, The Neighbourhood. Now, we have a free download of that exact track.

‘Female Robbery’ commences with, and is dotted throughout with, samples of muted cries. It retains The Neighbourhood’s revival of the five-piece …


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Introducing Our BOTW: The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood first appeared on the Notion radar with their massive, anthemic, hugely singalongable single that is ‘Sweater Weather‘. With lyrics like, “Use the sleeves of my sweater / Let’s have an adventure,” the aptly-named song soon became the headliner to our slightly chilly 2012 summer soundtrack. When we …



Introducing: LeaLea Jones

LeaLea Jones is one of the most exciting new artists to have emerged over the past year or so. BBC Introducing have tipped her for success, but that’s only one small portion of the monumental amount of backing she’s received from the industry. She’s just finishing off her debut album, …



Exclusive Stream: Bastille & Gabrielle Aplin – Dreams

We got our hold on an exclusive stream of Bastille and Gabrielle Aplin’s excellent reversion of ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac. They take what’s one of my personal favourite songs and put a movingly eery spin on it – with misty, ghostly vocal harmonies and a stark minimal synth accompaniment. The …



TGIF Mixtape #3

After taking a week off from our TGIF mixtape, it’s back! And with a vengeance. This time, we’ve selected a few tracks from some stand-out underground stars of UK grime & hip hop, namely a couple of tracks from members of the Last Night In Paris collective. Add in a …



Track Premiere: The Night – Strangers

Ce moment, we’re obsessed with this band called The Night.

I personally discovered them when my mate played me their cover of Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’, and realised that they were brilliant because they reworked the chart hit meticulously, beautifully, and originally – so much so that when I …