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Classic Chats: Marques Toliver

The busking past and free spirit of the remarkable Marques Toliver – singer, composer, violinist – has led many to hold his talent dear, from Adele to Grizzly Bear, before he’s even released a record. His debut EP, finally here, is so good it’ll finally do away with one of



Grande Ambition: When We Met Ariana

From child star to music star is a story we’ve been hearing a lot about of late: here’s a star whose controversy is that she’s just fine with being an old-timey princess.

Words / Rob Copsey
Photography / Florian Renner
Illustration / Hattie Stewart
Styling / Brigitte Pilla
Make-up / …


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Wayne Coyne – Back in the Day

The Flaming Lips frontman is in expansive mood when he meets Alex Cull for an interview more like a session at a psychoanalyst – for both. Wayne Coyne seeks to explain what The Terror is: their latest album, yes, but much more.

“I’ve sung a lot about the power of …


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Tegan & Sara – Back in the Day

Before Lego songs and T-Swift co-signs, Tegan & Sara were just a well-loved but low-key folk pop band. Then Heartthrob came along and defined a new purist pop sound for years to come. At the very dawn of its explosion, we charted their moment. By Bronya Francis. 

Excuse me whilst …



SOKO – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Bronya Francis meets the very special SOKO, a singer songwriter who has taken a rather roundabout route to arrive at her brilliant debut album. From Notion 54.

As a teenager, I was obsessed with France and Indie music, and through those two very strong influences, I came across SoKo. Through …



Polica – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Having honed her skills as a vocalist in Gayngs, Poliça’s Channy Leanagh speaks to Lauren Down about her ghosts.

Weaving a delicate, smooth tapestry from reels of nineties r‘n’b, hip hop and slick pop grooves, Gayngs alumni Ryan Olson and Channy Leanagh’s latest project Poliça only found its footing a …


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Poetic Portraits: Perfume Genius

Back from issue 57, one of our favourite ever shoots published in full: the unparalleled queer troubadour Perfume Genius, iconically photographed by James Anastasi.

‘Perfume Genius / Kris Van Assche’

Photographer / James Anastasi

Stylists / Seb Law & Alexis Knox

Hair / David Wadlow using Bumble & Bumble

Fashion …



Nile Rogers – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Ten minutes on the phone with a music legend of music? SEB LAW tests the boundaries of what’s possible in an interview with MR. NILE RODGERS, and gets more than he bargained for. From Notion 64.

So I’m calling Nile Rodgers, expecting to go through a series of antechambers, minions …



Kurt Vile – Back in the Day (Classic Notion)

Unruffled singer-songwriter KURT VILE describes the creation of his latest record, Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze, as a simple piece of cake. Ringing out a newly ambitious classic rock sound, Huw Oliver meets him just as he scores the winning goal. From Notion 63.

Vile is more laid-back and more …


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Kelly Rowland: Past Dialogues

SEB LAW tells all about his brief encounter in a luxury hotel room with one third of Destiny’s Child. 

It’s two minutes into my interview with Kelly Rowland, and I’m burning through my questions much more quickly that I’d anticipated. I’m sweating slightly (having managed to get lost trying to …