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The Forgotten Sounds of…

The annual ‘Sound of…’ list has – as it always does – enraged social media commentators because we all like to feel as though we know more than anything established under a Royal Charter. This year, the list was compiled by 170 tastemakers (a selection of critics, editors, DJs and …



I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Telly #2: The BBC and New Comedies

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek limped into existence this week on BBC, which initially seemed to have the feel of Big Train, but 17 minutes in and it hadn’t even hinted at a joke, an approach it then bravely upheld throughout. There’s a few ideas in this, but …



New track: Joel Compass – ‘Astronaut’ (Henry Krinkle remix) free download

Everyone loves a freebie – right? The incredibly talented Joel Compass, has just released a free download for a remix of new single ‘Astronaut’ by Henry Krinkle. The track is a soothing mix of Joel’s lush falsetto and easy dance beats. Already added to BBC Radio One’s ‘In …


Tim Burton’s movie soundtracks to be performed live

Composer and four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman’s soundtracks for Tim Burton films, including Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands, will be performed at Birmingham’s NIA in October.

Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton will celebrate a film partnership that has lasted almost three decades, …


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Interview: HBO/BBC Family Tree’s executive producer Jim Piddock

He’s the king of ‘documentary style comedy’ (don’t call it ‘mockumentary’ – he says he’s not mocking anyone) and now Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O’Dowd as Tom Chadwick, a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy.

But Guest didn’t …


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News: Red Bull Studios presents Monki & Friends

2013 is already off to a roaring start for 21-year-old Monki. Spotted by the BBC in January and invited to join the illustrious In New DJs We Trust lineup, she now hosts her own weekly show filling in for B.Traits. Off-air, Monki’s independent label ZOO Music prepares for …



BBC’s Sound of 2013

Each year, BBC News compiles a list of rising bands and artists.  213 UK critics, bloggers, DJs, etc. name their three new faves and BBC reveals the five winners of a longlist over the course of five days starting on New Year’s Eve.  This event is huge as it has …



Dream of Me by Kristina Train

In this era of reality TV created pop stars, it is a breath of fresh air to hear a new artist with their own original and unique identity.  Newly signed to Mercury Music, if her single ‘Dream of Me’ is anything to go by Kristina Train could be that breath …



My Moodboard: SINAH

We were told about a new artist called SINAH not too long ago. She immediately caught our attention with ‘Nobody Knows’, a composition of delicate instrumentation and vocals that somehow manage to be composed and fiercely intense at the same time. After downloading her new EP for free on Bandcamp



More good fortune, less of the bad weather please

Exclusive to Planet Notion and proudly introducing a shiny new track, video and artist, here comes Lettie with the super-sweet, catchy-beat ‘Sanctuary.’ An ultraviolet electronic pop charisma, with a high-pitched melodic lyrical showcase, Sanctuary and Lettie can be accurately described as a Bjork, Blondie, Ladyhawke love child. Wears The Trousers …