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Mood board: Young Buffalo

Although they’ve only been performing under the moniker ‘Young Buffalo’ since 2009, Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett have been writing together for over 10 years. After the recent release of their new single ‘Sykia’, the group’s shiny new 11 track debut album ‘House’ is complete and is scheduled to …



Moodboard: Findlay

With the vocal chords to front a power rock band, it’s no surprise that Stockport’s Findlay has been tipped for amplified stardom. The one woman powerhouse recently joined the likes of Miles Kane and Jake Bugg on tour, and was personally selected to play at L’Wren Scott’s Serpentine Ball. Now,



Album Review: The Stepkids – Troubadour

Once, on a grey day in a London office, I was reading an article in that great San Fran magazine The Believer. I remember Peter Coviello incisively discussing the “million-petaled flower of Steely Dan‘s uncoolness”.  I was struck by this phrase. Not only because it is a completely …



Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM

I guess it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to admit to you that I am a huge Arctic Monkeys fan. Of course who isn’t? Since their debut in 2006, Arctic Monkeys have been a key soundtrack to the pivotal moments in my life. There has never been a better …



Album Review: Drenge – Drenge

This grubby garage rock debut has been greatly anticipated from the Sheffield duo. Off the back of their singles ‘Backwaters‘ and ‘Bloodsports‘, a bizarre endorsement from a Labour MP and through profuse gigging around the country (even stopping by Glastonbury), they’ve managed to stir up a …


New video: HAIM – The Wire

HAIM have released the brilliant new video for their new single The Wire. Released on September 23rd, The Wire is lifted from HAIM’s hotly awaited debut album Days Are Gone, released September 30th.

Already a big favourite during their live sets, The Wire proves HAIM’s ability to convert …



BOTW Review: Swim Deep – Where the Heaven Are We

Swim Deep’s debut album Where the Heaven Are We is a shimmering ocean of bright and beautiful dream pop. A multi-textured and languid trove that’s almost horizontal, the record is abundant in mutated early-90s throwbacks that fit this era and its mindset perfectly.

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Interview: Baillie Walsh (Springsteen & I)

There’s only one boss. The Boss. And he goes by the name of Bruce Springsteen.

My love for Bruce began the first time my dad put on Born In The USA album on a family road trip and it hasn’t faltered since. Neither has it for the millions of Springsteen …


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Interview: Deap Vally

LA rock duo Deap Vally are bringing raw woman-woman rock to the fore. Love them or hate them, you’ve got to admire their conviction; they’re primal, brash and unapologetic in their love of crocheting. PlanetNotion’s Lauren Vevers talked life on the road with drummer Julie Edwards ahead of their performance



Album Review: Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

Out of Portland, Oregon, their adopted home from the polar opposite of their native Alaska, Portugal. The Man have not only changed their surroundings, but their sound. From first forming as a post-hardcore under the name of Anatomy of a Ghost, to a new line-up and a new name, …