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Interview: Bright Light Bright Light

As he preps for the release of his new EP, it sort of feels like a second chapter for Rod Thomas, aka Bright Light Bright Light. His marvellous debut album, Make Me Believe In Hope, was highly anticipated by many, but was a long time coming. Years prior,



Platform 6 to host exhibition and charity auction

Non-profit arts organisation Platform 6 are to stage an exhibition and charity auction borne from the frustrations of gay and lesbian artist representation. The show, in association with adidas, will feature a mixture of established and emerging artists including works from Boy George, William Baker and Judy Blame.

The charity …



Exclusive Mixtape: ROMANS

You may remember that a short time ago, we introduced you to a mysterious act by the name of ROMANS. We found ourselves equally enticed by their intriguing combination of meandering stoner rock ‘n’ roll throwdowns and a near-total anonymity that left us stumped for virtually any pertinent details.…



Secret 7″: A new take on vinyl artwork

“An inspired challenge set by seven hosts; Elton John, Jessie Ware, Nas, Laura Marling, Haim, Nick Drake & Public Enemy”

In a nutshell, Secret 7″ is about bringing together emerging artists and established musicians in aid of worthwhile causes. Now in its second year, Secret 7″ is back on the …


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Album Review: Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Just two worthwhile things have come out of the last two series of The X Factor. Last year, it was Bruno Mars performing ‘Runaway Baby’. And this year, it was Bruno Mars airing his latest single ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’. Each performance was distinctly different; the former a …



Interview: Peter Mayes of Pnau

Pnau has been on our playlist since their debut in the late 1990s, what with their unforgettably smooth and uplifting trademark melodies. Listening to their tracks, from Solid Ground to Embrace, it wasn’t long before we considered them as gods of dance music. After having focused on their side project



Video: Pnau vs. Elton John – SAD

The collaboration between Elton John and Australian dance band Pnau has finally spawned a video.

The video for SAD is pretty abstract, with high-contrast, saturated images of pianos, waterfalls and other presumably meaningful stuff. It’s quite cool, though (yes, even in spite of Elton John).

Check it out below!


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Club Beat #31: Toolroom Time!

Never in our wildest dreams have we imagined starring in a Toolroom Records music video. Yet, here we are, bringing you the chance of a life-time, something to impress your fellow ravers with at the next Toolroom Knights event, something to get you ready for the summer party season…



Revenge of Popular Culture #7: Celebrity

“Kanye West – through infinite rounds of crazy tweets and confessional interviews is attempting to create God in his own image” (ROPC #6: link)

Deification commandment one: Get thee the media on your side. At least, get them interested. They don’t have to like you, but they do …