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Boiling Point: Boiler Room at 1

Back in our PRINT X DIGITAL issue, Notion 054, RUTH SAXELBY painted a portrait of then-underground sensation Boiler Room. Photos by Mikael Gregorsky

It gets hot in the Boiler Room. A heat that drips down the necks of the people present at the weekly Tuesday event at Corsica Studios in …



Introducing: DENA

Since first making waves with her goofy, brilliant breakout single ‘Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools‘ back in 2012, Bulgarian-born, Berlin-based Denitza Todorova – henceforth to be known as DENA for the good of our tired tongues and typing fingers – has been trading in a heady mix of



Rosie Lowe unveils Kwes & Dave Okumu-produced debut EP

We’ve a bit of a Tuesday treat for you here. Devon-bred and now London-based vocalist Rosie Lowe has announced plans for a debut EP, Right Thing, to see release this December on 37 Adventures. Lowe, who up until this point is perhaps best known for her beguiling guest …



Live Review: CHVRCHES @ Birthdays 25/09/13

Having just released their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, earlier in the week, the buzz around CHVRCHES has been huge, propelling the Scottish trio into the big leagues. Not undeservedly, their distinct post-rock, emo-electro pop has found them fans both here and across the pond.

It …



Track Premiere: Fyfe – St. Tropez (Kulkid Remix)

If Fyfe‘s original take on ‘St. Tropez‘ evoked a certain old world, continental charm with its blasts of baroque brass and bellowed chants of “I’ll be waiting, come the morning,” then French producer Kulkid‘s club-ready reworking feels far more in keeping with the coastal resorts of …


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New Track: Daughn Gibson – ‘You Don’t Fade’

Just in time for his upcoming show at Dalston venue Birthdays, Daughn Gibson reveals ‘You Don’t Fade’ – the second track from forthcoming sophomore album Me Moan, to be released on Sub Pop on July 8th.

Everything about Daughn Gibson seems to say ‘man’s man’. At an impressive …



Live Review: Peace @ Birthdays, Dalston

To wrap up their UK tour, Birmingham alt-rock revivalists Peace recently undertook a four-day residency at Dalston’s Birthdays; day two of which featured London’s very own O. Children supporting. Having sold out all four dates very quickly, during the afternoon on the day of the gig – around a …



BOTW Review: Jaws – Milkshake EP

In a recent interview at Dalston’s Birthdays, Jaws guitarist Alex Hudson explained to me how the group’s decision to release the Milkshake EP, a collection of the singles released by the much-hyped Birmingham four-piece across the course of the last year, was - far from any more financially …



BOTW Interview: Jaws

We caught up with our current BOTW, Birmingham four-piece Jaws, ahead of an intimate London show at Dalston’s Birthdays. Against a backdrop of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ – appropriately enough, given the group’s Brummie heritage – the much-hyped quartet filled us in on their love of prawn cocktail



London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #27

London In Stereo are back with their Gigs Of The Week…

London In Stereos Gigs Of The Week

PVT // Dark BellsBirthdays - Wednesday 28th November
We’ve been shouting about the brilliance of PVT for a while now, so don’t hesitate in getting down to Birthdays …