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Musogyny: The NME Awards Finally Gives A Nod to a Female Deity

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that



Album Review: Her Royal Harness – The Hunting Room

Her Royal Harness are an intriguing duo. Norwegian singer/songwriter Helene Jaeger met the character behind Her Royal Harness’ production, Londoner Dylan Long, on a music forum – how very modern. Their vocations within the duo blend well and the surprise sounds that appear on their debut, The Hunting Room, …


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New Track: The Night VI – ‘Thinking of You’

When I saw the face of Sophie-Rose Harper gazing out at me from The Night VI‘s press photo, I knew I was in for a treat. You may recognise the sublime singer from her duet last year with boyfriend William Rees on Mystery Jets‘ ‘Take Me Where the …



Album Review: No Joy – Wait to Pleasure

No Joy, aka Canadian shoegazing girls Jasmine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd, are here to greet you with a fully-furnished, studio-stamped album. Taking their sun-drenched, noise pop sound to a whole new level, these girls have dusted themselves down, scrubbed their sandals and are ready for business.

The record begins …



Interview: The Good Natured

With their new single ‘5-HT‘ out next month and a highly anticipated debut album just around the corner, Alex Cull caught up with The Good Natured for a chat about their favourite 80s records, the chemicals that keep us happy, and how they did in school…

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The Hautelist # 21 Brand focus: Schott

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say Schott to you?  Rude boys in two-tonne varsity jackets, right?  Same here!  But it turns out that there’s a lot more up Schott’s super-padded sleeves then just what you see in JD sports.  The company has been making leather …



Review: Camp Bestival

We’ve always been a bit wary of being the token person at Camp Bestival without a child. So we dispatched Caroline Polledri to be that person for us.

‘The Castle’s been polished, the grass has been cut, the sun has been warned to stay here all weekend and the site’s …



Review: Lovebox Sunday

So after the weekend’s mud, rain and indulgences at Victoria Park’s Lovebox and this week’s crack-like Murdoch & Brooks interviews it’s taken us a few days to get our heads in a place where we’re not glued to Twitter/the floor.

While several of our team hit rainy East London across …



Peaches Joins Lovebox Sunday Line-Up

Peaches is the newest addition to the Sunday Lovebox line-up. Be prepared for freewheeling electrotrash as Sunday’s bill is on record to be phenomenal!

We know it’s not quite the end of the week, but who really needs a weekend to get into the partying mood? The Notion office doesn’t …



Spray it don’t say it: Welcome to Street Art

GRAFFITI, a.k.a ‘Graffito’ in the early days, was mainly known as a term used when working to scratch a design into surfaces (1950s onwards). The term ‘graffiti’ referred to etchings found on walls of ruins and sculptures, mainly in ancient Rome.

This first of the acknowledged “modern style” graffiti was …