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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

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Meet our BOTW: Mas Ysa

At the heart of Thomas Arsenault’s music as Mas Ysa – which we can only assume is a play on Mazzy Star – and behind its layers of rustling synths and serenely intoxicating textures lies a songwriter’s heart, in the truest, folksiest sense of the word. Whether the 30-year-old, Woodstock-based

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Moodboard: Maxïmo Park

Tyneside indie rock stalwarts Maxïmo Park return early next year with their much-anticipated fifth album, Too Much Information. A self-produced affair – with added input from the ever-impressive Dave Okumu, and Field Music‘s core brotherly duo of David and Peter Brewis – it’s a darkly insurgent effort;

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Interview: Jen Long on Cassette Store Day

Last month, BuzzFeed posted one of its ‘listicles’ that provoked an outpouring of derision and abuse from music fans everywhere.  Entitled ’35 Music Experiences You’ll Never Have Again’ – and containing things like ‘in-stores’ and ‘reading the liner notes’ – it seemed to state that music on physical …

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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

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News: Pitchfork Music Festival Paris – first announcement + early birds

Entering into its third year, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris will return to Grand Halle de la Vilette on October 31st – November 2nd. We’re very excited to announce that early bird tickets have just gone on sale, priced for a limited time at €99,90 for a 3 day pass (that’s …

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New Track: Mood Rings – ‘The Line’

Shimmery and colourful as their name would let on, Atlanta-based quintet Mood Rings have created something glorious with ”The Line” – the third single off debut album VPI Harmony, which is set for release on June 25th via Mexican Summer. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for dreamy synthscapes …

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BOTW Interview: Beaty Heart

For their third day on PlanetNotion, our BOTW Beaty Heart answers a few questions of ours that we’ve been dying to ask.  From eating The Rapture’s entire cheese board, to drinking Calpol infested slush puppy’s, Beaty Heart gives us an insight into how they came to be, their influences, tours …

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Interview: Latitude’s Music Promoter Jon Dunn

Jon Dunn talks to Planet Notion about the difficulty in booking festivals in a modern world.

Planet Notion: When deciding the lineup each year, mainly for headliners, do you try and have an angle on it or do you just go with whatever feels right?

Jon Dunn: I think people …

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Interview with our BOTW: Young Man

As part of our BOTW feature on Young Man- a.k.a Colin Caulfield- Tim Robins catches up with the (young?) man himself to discuss nostalgia, solitude and gender politics…sort of. Here’s how it went:

PN: You were a drummer in previous bands before you began writing your own material under the

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