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BOTW Track: Young Galaxy – ‘New Summer’

On Young Galaxy‘s Ultramarine, an album that’s crammed full of sweetness, nostalgia and romance, there aren’t many moments as swooningly gorgeous as ‘New Summer‘. On the surface, it’s ostensibly a track about making the most of your time in this life: being carefree, savouring every moment …



Introducing our BOTW: Jaws

While their Brummie peers – and tourmates – Peace and Swim Deep have been making a big noise recently, Birmingham four-piece Jaws have been gathering their fair share of whispers as B-town’s best-kept secret. Oh, and they’ve also been making a rather big noise, too.

Following on from the lush, …



Introducing our BOTW: Vondelpark

As we make our way into that most weather-uncertain of months, there couldn’t be a better bunch to kick off our April BOTWs than Vondelpark. The London three-piece’s debut album Seabed – which drops this week via renowned bass-peddlers R&S – is perfectly designed to soundtrack those increasingly light, …



Track Premiere: Alex Barck – ‘Don’t Hold Back’

Here at PlanetNotion, we always dig a downright sensual, love-making oriented dance tune; so, when we heard that legendary Jazzanova man Alex Barck‘s new track – the indicatively titled ‘Don’t Hold Back’ – celebrates “the coitus interruptus until it hurts”, we knew we just had to share it with …



News: April line up at the Nest announced

We heart Dalston’s The Nest. Hard.

One of London’s definitive nightclubs, The Nest has always taken forward-thinking electronic music pretty seriously, and rightly so. With its straightforward, unpretentious atmosphere, intimate setting and bad boy sound system, this basement trove continues to keep London’s electro heads coming back for more.…



Track Premiere: Here Is Your Temple – ‘Say Hey’

Ahead of their debut EP – the aptly titled So High – dropping on April 15, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive download from Swedish alt-pop troupe Here Is Your Temple in the form of So High standout track ‘Say Hey’.

It’s a cut that showcases the folkier climbs …


Time Warp Mannheim 2013

Preview: Time Warp Festival Mannheim 2013

Now in its 18th year – yes, it’s old enough to drink and all that – and counting, the Mannheim iteration of Time Warp is looking set to be a cracker in 2013. This year’s festivities, which commence on April 6, feature a plethora of the biggest acts in house …


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Introducing: Polly Scattergood

Currently splitting her time equally between Norfolk and Berlin, – an interesting combination, for sure – Polly Scattergood cultivates rousing yet thoughtful, synth-led epics that stubbornly lodge themselves in the front of your mind.

Forthcoming single ‘Wanderlust‘, which you can stream and download below, is the perfect precedent …



Video: Coma – HOOOOORAY

With Kompakt‘s 20th anniversary celebrations going off all over Europe this year – including a tour we recently told you about – it’d be all too easy to get lost in nostalgia for the esteemed German imprint’s colourful past. That would be doing the label an injustice, though; ever …



News: Simian Mobile Disco to release live album

UK electronic stalwarts Simian Mobile Disco have announced plans to release a live album on April 15. The rather aptly-titled Live will be dropping courtesy of the band’s own Delicacies imprint and is being distributed by none other than legendary German label Kompakt.

Culled from a performance in Philadelphia …