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Track-By-Track: Peggy Sue – Choir of Echoes

Everything about Choir of Echoes, the third full-length from Brighton indie-folkers Peggy Sue, resonates with worldliness. Its ten tracks are characterised by the four-piece – fronted by Katy Beth Young and Rosa Slade – having refined their craft over the three years since 2011′s Acrobats. That’s not to



BOTW Moodboard: Oliver Wilde

From cult children’s TV show Mr. Benn through to Guided By Voices‘ trashy songwriting brilliance, Bristol’s Oliver Wilde has a lot to shout about when it comes to the things that inspire him. Ahead of his debut album, A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears, seeing release on Howling



BOTW Review: Oliver Wilde – A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears

When esteemed Bristol indie label, Howling Owl, announced local doom-folk producer Oliver Wilde as the latest addition to their roster earlier this year, it felt like the perfect marriage of style and ideals. Leading Wiltshire-born Wilde’s introduction to the Howling Owl stable was the lofty, spacious ‘Curve (Good



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



My #RSD13: Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter

With Nick Drake’s self-titled record – a US-only compilation of tracks from the much-revered British folkie’s first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter – getting a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Alex Cull acknowledges the legacy of what could be Drake’s most influential release: 1970’s Bryter



Track Premiere: Here Is Your Temple – ‘Say Hey’

Ahead of their debut EP – the aptly titled So High – dropping on April 15, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive download from Swedish alt-pop troupe Here Is Your Temple in the form of So High standout track ‘Say Hey’.

It’s a cut that showcases the folkier climbs …



Introducing: Oliver Wilde

Brought up in the lonely valleys of Wiltshire, Bristol-based Oliver Wilde creates slow-morphing, introspective folktronica from a plethora of guitar pedals, tape loops and pretty much anything else he stumbles upon. His expansive – yet distinctly lo-fi – sound worlds recall the way in which Flying Saucer Attack and Amp


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Matthew Jay: Holy Details

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these ‘it might have been’”, poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote in Maud Muller, and it’s hard not to recall these words listening to Matthew Jay’s ‘Holy Details’. Much like Jay’s life, they speak volumes of unfulfilled possibilities …


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My Moodboard: The Bronze Medal

Here at PlanetNotion we care about bands. We realise they probably sit for hours doing trillions of interviews during which they’re asked where their name comes from and how they’d describe their music in one word. We realise this must be really boring. So in an effort to make musicians’


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BOTW Video: Big Deal are Big Stars

I’m not going to lie, growing up I was a huge fan of Big Star’s 1972 ’13′. It’s quiet, slight heartbreaking, and gets all the teenage angst out without giving you a headache. Since it’s first release there’s been a lot of covers, from Kings of Convenience to Elliott Smith …