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Interview: Elli Ingram

We’ve been playing Elli Ingram’s records #ontheofficestereo for weeks now: the instantly affecting and all-too-real brand of soulful jazz casting a delicious pall over our desks, particularly her meditations on ‘Sober’ – hungover is a state we find ourselves in all too often. We sat down for a chat



Album Premiere: Hejira – Prayer Before Birth

Born from a two-year stint of rigorous recording and writing in their south London studio, the ‘House of Dreams’, Hejira‘s debut full-length, Prayer Before Birth, rings out with all the clarity and concision you’d expect from a band who, as individuals, have racked up a rather impressive resumé …


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Now Hear This: 19/10/13

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.



Pop Girls Takeover Moodboard: Elli Ingram

Continuing our week of lauding the brightest lasses currently operating in the realm of pop music, we present to you here for your visual delight, a guide to what makes frighteningly young – she’s only 19, folks – diva, Elli Ingram, tick. Elli knocked us for six earlier this



New track: Lorine Chia – ‘No New Friends’

Cleveland songstress Lorine Chia has recently premiered her interpretation of Drake’s ‘No New Friends’. Chia name checks James Blake and Amy Winehouse among her inspirations and it is certainly evident this 20-year-old is channeling both icons in her work. This soulful track incorporates slinky synths with rich vocals. Her …



Interview: Smiler

South London rapper, Smiler, is back. His new mixtape, ‘The Coming’, has recently been released, so we catch up with him to talk about his new 12 track package.

Planet Notion: Your new mixtape ‘The Coming’ is quite a mixed bag in terms of style, but noticeably quite retrospective



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 …



Interview: Bebe Black

With an intensely striking vocal, a genuine knack for melody and effortless style, Bebe Black is a name worth keeping a very close eye on. The London-based, Columbia signee featured on a typically late-night Benga track ‘Icon’, and blends 90’s dance with a host of influences, ranging from


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Introducing: Fabienne

Born and raised in Bradford on a musical diet consisting of Kanye West, N.E.R.D and J’Dilla, 21-year-old Fabienne‘s strong Hip-Hop sensibility shines through in her debut AA single, ‘Smokescreen/Taxi’, to be released July 1st via Super Recordings. While the young singer’s vocal stylings are sure to …



Live Review: Patrick Wolf @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

If you have seen Patrick Wolf before you probably think you know what to expect, but the chameleon-like performer never delivers the same show twice. Saturday night saw another chapter -  probably his most reflective in the colourful tale so far – in a place frequently referenced in this open-ended …