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Boiling Point: Boiler Room at 1

Back in our PRINT X DIGITAL issue, Notion 054, RUTH SAXELBY painted a portrait of then-underground sensation Boiler Room. Photos by Mikael Gregorsky

It gets hot in the Boiler Room. A heat that drips down the necks of the people present at the weekly Tuesday event at Corsica Studios in …


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Lana Smoking & Other Stories from Austin City Limits 2014

Three days in a park within walking distance of the Texan state capital, Austin’s centre where music runs like water sounds ideal, right? Well, it almost was but I didn’t leave England to stand in a muddy field! Ok, it wasn’t ankle Glasto kind of mud but still…

The two …



What To Expect At A Pizza Underground Show

Pizza: invented approximately three centuries ago, yet it has never been hotter. Pizza is having something of a moment right now. Beyoncé wore a head-to-toe pepperoni pizza-printed ensemble to a raw, vegan eatery; Ellen DeGeneres – ever the philanthropist – handed out slices to the undernourished, over-celebrated A-list masses at …



Live Review: Nimmo and the Gauntletts @ Concrete, 27/03/14

I seem to be saying this a lot recently, but there are many bands and artists experiencing those big moments. These don’t necessarily have to consist of million selling singles or an album at the top of the charts, but rather exist temporally. Seeing Nimmo and the Gauntletts at Concrete …



Live Review: Interpol @ Brixton Academy, 27/03/14

You know when you’re back in your hometown and you run into someone you’ve not seen for years? The hot guy at school, or the popular girl from sixth form? And they’re all married, with kids and have a normal job and looking distinctly less hot, but have a far-off …



Live Review: Drake @ The O2, 26/03/14

So just like that, Drake’s 60 date tour has come to an end. However, the Lightskinned Keith Sweat hasn’t left the building just yet. As of 5am this morning, people have been queuing outside Browns Fashions, South Molten Street, London, for a not so secret meet and greet and the …


Rebecca Ferguson Performs At Shepherds Bush In London

Live Review: Rebecca Ferguson @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 16/03/14

I have a soft spot for Rebecca Ferguson. I supported her when she was on The X Factor, I devoured her debut album, Heaven and I’m still obsessed with her follow up, Freedom. She’s a unique one as her appeal crosses generations, the normal X Factor crash, bang …



Live Review: Clean Bandit @ The Laundry, 13/03/14

Arriving at The Laundry in Hackney, the first impression of the venue was that it was its size. It was big; not big in an O2 sense, but big enough considering the youthfulness of Clean Bandit. They may have been floating around the blogosphere and playing festivals for a …



Live Review: Rae Morris @ The Lexington, 27/02/14

It’s fair to say Blackpool lass Rae Morris has had a rollercoaster couple of years – signing to Atlantic at the tender age of 18, she has gone on to release three EPs and has since toured with the likes of Lianne la Havas, Tom Odell and Noah and