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BOTW Interview: Nadine Shah

Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to separate the idea of someone from the art they produce. In the case of Nadine Shah, whose dark song-form ruminations over the human condition are often far from cheery, Notion’s Alex Cull was shocked to find a lady of an immensely sunny


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News: Alicia Keys added to Flow Festival

We can now announce that the legendary Alicia Keys will perform at this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki. The R&B superstar joins an already stellar lineup, featuring the likes of Kraftwerk, The Knife, Kendrick Lamar, My Bloody Valentine, Cat Power, Grimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nick Cave & The Bad …



VIDEO & DOWNLOAD: Bo Bruce – ‘The Fall’

Today, we’re delighted to bring you the new video from The Voice runner-up and all-round folky firebrand Bo Bruce, ‘The Fall’. Sounding somewhere in between Florence and Bat for Lashes, ‘The Fall’ builds gracefully from resonant, piano-led introversion to a huge crescendo ripe with pining, sustained strings and lush …



First acts confirmed for Field Day 2013

Now, I know it may hardly seem the time to be getting excited about festivals; the weather’s getting colder, the nights are gradually drawing in and it’s getting tougher and tougher to pull yourself out of bed in the morning. With this in mind, why not cast your thoughts forward …



Interview: Bat for Lashes

With her third album, The Haunted Man, out this week, Natasha Khan (better known to the Mercury Prize nominations committee as Bat For Lashes), is back with one of the year’s most anticipated new releases. In doing so, she is also giving that nasty artistic bacteria, writer’s block,


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Interview: Chew Lips

Recently, Bronya (New Music Ed) interviewed Tigs of Chew Lips and had a really nice chat. Tigs talked about releasing debut record Unicorn through their management company, and how that compares to putting out their imminent sophomore release through Sony. Then she got really endearingly passionate about Enya.

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Songs for the week #5

Bat For Lashes – Laura
Natasha Khan’s last album featured a song called Daniel (which I always like to think was about me, and not Daniel LaRusso). Now she returns with another name: Laura, a tragic figure stuck in ‘pink blue dream’ who was once the life and soul with …



Band in Transit With Marques Toliver

One of Notion and Planet Notion’s favourites, Marques Toliver, has recorded a version of ‘Deep in my Heart’ in a most unconventional way. Originally from Florida, he moved to New York to study music, and now finds himself in London, with a CV that includes, guests spots on tracks with …