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In Focus: Just What did the Artist Get?

You know this, I know this, we all know this: if you pay £9.78 in Tesco for a new record (or equally, 99p on iTunes), then the artist won’t receive all of that £9.78, or even that 99p. After all, digital record sales are still enormous – we’ve just passed …



Ringmaster Festival announces Friday lineup

The festival season isn’t over just yet, with Worcestershire’s Ringmaster Festival releasing their Friday lineup, which includes headliner Dry the River.

Moving location this year in order to increase its size, Ringmaster Festival has already announced their impressive Saturday schedule, with Maximo Park, Hadouken! and Mystery Jets are already …


Little Boots Feat

Little Boots announces US and UK support acts

Little Boots has revealed who will be the support acts during her tours of the US and UK: MNDR, Still Corners and Sophie.

Releasing one of the best pop albums of 2012, MNDR’s Amanda Warner’s electrifying performances will compliment and galvanize Little Boots’ enigmatic gigs, whilst Still Corners’ dream-pop tracks …



Review: Viktor Taiwo, Fabienne & Keyomo @ ThisIsWired, Shoreditch 12.8.13

Born out of Shoreditch House almost five years ago, ThisIsWired is now one of the best live music nights in London. Now taking residency at sister venue Concrete and taking place every second Monday of the month, the guestlisted night has consistently exalted some of the finest emerging talents around, …


First names announced for Illuminations

Illumunations, a week-long London event of carefully selected music and arts events, has announced confirmation of its first artists and performers: Field Music, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Money and Mø.

Taking place in November at multiple locations, the event is delivering fresh, cross-platform acts in contemporary music for a second time …


Los Campesinos

Live review: Los Campesinos! – Electric Ballroom – 22nd March

If music was put into seasons then Los Campesinos! would be Spring/Summer as they disguise their dark lyrics with upbeat melodies and a chaotic stage presence. When the band released their fourth record, Hello Sadness last year it highlighted how far the Welsh band have grown as it stepped out …


Fenech Soler photographed by John Wright

BOTW: Fenech-Soler – Interview

We managed to catch Ben and Ross from Fenech-Soler for a few minutes down the pub recently, and tremendously pleasant they were too. Genuinely excited to talk about their work despite a mind-bogglingly long day of promo, they bought PlanetNotion a pint as we sat down to chat about the …