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BOTW Review: LAW – Haters & Gangsters

Lauren Holt’s debut EP as LAW, Haters & Gangsters, doesn’t end with a bang. Rather, the seven-track suite’s closer ‘OG’ culminates in an extended coo, a final breath drawn from the Edinburgh songwriter. It’s a telling sign. Over the course of Haters & Gangsters’ 22-minute …

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Introducing: Elli Ingram

After wracking up over 300,000 views within a month for her cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ’Poetic Justice’ on YouTube — which in my opinion is far less exposure than what it deserves — the Brightonian songstress has released a 5 track EP fortunately named ’Sober’. A comparison that I’m sure …

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New Track: SAFIA – ‘Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues’

Don’t listen to any Australian who tells you nothing good comes out of Canberra (believe me, there are many of them). I certainly wouldn’t have guessed the electro-soul trio behind this impossibly smooth number hailed from my home country, let alone from it’s much underrated capital city, so mistakenly thought …

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New Track: Nadine Shah – “Cry Me a River”

Nadine Shah began her professional career as a jazz singer. These influences are evident in her own music, but nothing she’s done can be classified exclusively as jazz. There’s something much more biting and edgy about Shah’s songs. She made waves with her 2012 EP Aching Bones debuting her distinct …

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Introducing: Lorine Chia

Cameroon born and Cleveland raised, you may not have heard of Lorine Chia… yet. You have now and you would do well to remember her name. Thrust in front of a church audience age six, singing came naturally to her which led to band and choral performances through school. …

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Track Premiere: Caught a Ghost – ‘No Sugar in my Coffee’

Ahead of the expanded UK release of their debut EP Nightworks next month, we caught up with Caught a Ghost founder Jesse Nolan for a chat about his roots-infused troupe’s – whose membership can swell to up to nine members live -  wonderful repurposing of the past. We’re also delighted

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Tips For 2013 Advent #6: Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko had entered the Notion radar for all of a few minutes before we realised that he must be quite a big deal. Despite being relatively unknown, his hook-up with Clams Casino fir Ekko’s first single ‘Pull Me Down’ seemed to have lead to multiple collaborations with some very …

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Tips For 2013 Advent #5: AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge have been around for a couple of years now, but since they were picked up by Island Records earlier in 2012 people have been paying more attention to their original take on modern RnB. Thanks to George’s bloody awesome production skills and Aluna’s unique, otherworldly vocals, the duo have …

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Moodboard: Findlay

Findlay is a new female artist whose début single, ‘Your Sister’, is a full-on embodiment of proper gritty garage rock. You can watch the S&M-style video here (saucy) and download it for free here. Having just finished touring with #1 newcomer Jake Bugg, 2013 is bound to be a

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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 …

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