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Interview: Jen Long on Cassette Store Day

Last month, BuzzFeed posted one of its ‘listicles’ that provoked an outpouring of derision and abuse from music fans everywhere.  Entitled ’35 Music Experiences You’ll Never Have Again’ – and containing things like ‘in-stores’ and ‘reading the liner notes’ – it seemed to state that music on physical …

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News: Independent Label Market to return to London

In our digital age of streaming and downloads, it’s easy to lose sight of the more social side of music retail. It’s tragic to think most of today’s young won’t remember a time when records were bought in a face-to-face exchange, and people came together to celebrate music collectively, rather …

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Album Review: Inc. – No World

It feels strange to be saying this in November (and to have been saying it for months): but I promise that No World is one of the best albums of 2013. On No World, the brothers Aged (Andrew and Daniel) who constitute inc. make good the promise shown by …

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London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #28

This week Sharon Van Etten plays one of her first UK gigs since signing to 4AD, there are a couple of discreetly-promoted gigs from the brilliant James Blake and Disclosure (where’s our invite?!), and we’re gutted that we won’t be in attendance at Alexisonfire‘s Farewell Tour gig tonight. London

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Video: Lola’s Bad – Drown With Me

One of the most visually arresting clips we’ve seen for a while, the debut video from part-Brit, part-Greek multimedia duo Lola’s Bad ‘Drown with Me’ is a decadent, luxurious critique of self-indulgent contemporary pop. It’s the video equivalent of a golden era Vaughn Oliver album cover for 4AD; bold, primary …

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