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Interview: Sebastian Palomar

Earlier this month, we sent Jack Urwin for an early evening swim with the inimitable Sebastian Palomar in celebration of the electronic musician’s latest album, The Physical and Emotional Benefits of Swimming. As the title gives away, it’s a tribute to Palomar’s favourite de-stressing [not to be misread as

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Album Review: Wild Belle – Isles

Chicago: The Windy City. Not the most likely breeding ground for a dub-pop sensation, but Wild Belle are here to prove that it doesn’t matter if the winter temperatures are practically polar and the weather is particularly gusty, you can still bring a burst of Jamaican sunshine into the good …

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Issue 61 New Music: Eddi Front

Eddi Front makes an absolutely exquisite olde worlde style of piano-accompanied songs about life, love and other feelings. We’re told she doesn’t talk much, but her music is so striking that we wanted to get to know some of the thoughts going on behind her stripped back noir-ballads. New Music

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Issue 61 New Music: Madeon

It’s hard not to be more than a little envious of Hugo Leclercq, AKA bombastic pop producer Madeon. At eighteen, he’s already created mini-mixes for Annie Mac, reached the UK Top 40 on three separate occasions this year, and been announced as the tour support for Lady Gaga’s 2013 North …

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Issue 61 New Music: Coves

Coves aren’t afraid to think outside the box. It’s not particularly hard, coming from Leamington Spa with a population of just 47,532. “I Googled it the other day, but don’t quote me on it”, frontwoman Beck Wood warns me. “A lot of them will have probably died in the meantime.” …

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Issue 61 New Music: Nina Nesbitt

You might recognise this fluffy blonde-haired girl from a fluffy ginger-haired boy’s music video for a song called ‘Drunk’. Nina Nesbitt made a cameo appearance as Ed Sheeran’s love interest as he got inebriated with his cat and recalled flashbacks of his ex-girlfriend. Sheeran also personally invited the …

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Issue 61 Introducing: Wolf Alice, King Dinosaur, Strange Hands

Here are some new bands we wrote about in Issue 61!

 

Strange Hands
The flag bearers for French music, apart from our FOB artist Madeon have been Kitsuné and Domino artists. But what about the underground? The oh-so contagious and unstoppable psychedelia trend has spread to the scene …

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Issue 61 New Music: Roses Gabor

We first clocked on to Roses Gabor last year when SBTRKT released his much lauded debut album. Roses featured on one of the stand out tracks, ‘Pharoahs’ – her husky, playfully lush vocals had us hooked, so when she released a mixtape on her Soundcloud at the start

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Issue 61 Extended Interview: Feathers

Slick, eerie, electro-pop that doesn’t have its feet firmly planted in the northern hemisphere?! Yep, sounded like a myth to us too before we stumbled upon Anastasia Dimou’s Austin based creation Feathers. Having up-rooted from New York to the sweltering Texas deserts last year before capturing the ever lasting adoration

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Tips for 2013 Advent #16: Rascals

Majors are constantly signing up their share in the talented UK grime scene; as well as Amplify Dot, EMI have adopted Bow’s own Rascals. Shizz, Tempz, Merkz, and Kay Willz are clearly quite into the letter ‘z’, and despite still being in their late teens they started this whole …

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