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BOTW Playlist: LAW

We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about how ascendant Edinburgh songwriter Lauren Holt, aka LAW, has been revitalising pop, soul and hip-hop by deconstructing all three genres and reforming them into strange – and wonderful – new shapes. Her knack for doing so is hardly something



BOTW Interview: Oliver Wilde

With his debut full-length, A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears, quietly shuffling its way to being one of this summer’s most promising indie – in the truest sense of the word – records, Bristol-based ‘dad rocker’ Oliver Wilde appears to be on to a really great thing. Here, he



BOTW Interview: The Thermals

This week has seen our current BOTW – Portland lo-fi indie trio, The Thermals – release their sixth album, Desperate Ground, and it’s a definite return to their raucous roots. Alex Cull caught up with the group’s bassist Kathy Foster for a chat about making it to the ten-year



BOTW Playlist: Casimir

With their debut EP, Not Mathematics, currently causing a stir in all the right places, we asked our BOTW – Bristol alt-rockers Casimir – to put together a playlist of the tunes that have inspired their monumental, infectious indie. At 20 songs long, it’s a pretty in-depth blueprint of …



BOTW Interview: Casimir

With their recently unveiled debut EP, Not Mathematics, gaining them plaudits left, right and centre, it’s looking to be a very strong year for our current BOTW, Bristolian alt-rockers Casimir. Here, they tell us about the influence of their local scene, the music they listen to when needing


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VIDEO: “Ghosts” by An Escape Plan

Now here’s an upcoming band I’m personally quite interested in. An Escape Plan has an indie rock sound that is reminiscent of Fevers and Mirrors-era Bright Eyes, but they’re hardly definable entirely by who they sound like.  Really, they sound like An Escape Plan.  Their high-energy vocals over upbeat …



Man Made to support Howler on UK Tour

In support of his debut EP, Man Made supports Howler on their UK & European tour throughout January & February 2012

Mad Made is the work of nineteen year-old singer songwriter Nile Marr, who heads out as support to Howler this January on a full UK and European Tour.

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Introducing Band of the Week: Blood Orange

First there was Test Icicles, an indie, dance, punk band- with hip-hop twinges, when Dev Hynes was only the tender age of 18, and was simply a guitar player. Then there was the Americana Lightspeed Champion in which he not only took the mic stand, but also brought the beautifully …


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Latitude Festival: Line-Up Announcement

Last night, Latitude festival of Suffolk announced its line-up featuring three main headliners, being… drum roll… The National, Paolo Nutini and Suede.  Although we may not be keen as mustard to see these acts, luckily the rest of the bill looks absolutely cracking, featuring Notion favourites such as Anna Calvi