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Playlist: Leah McFall

The Will.I.Am-backed singer uncovers the origins behind her maximalist pop sound with a Playlist of  gorgeous blues, soul and funk on the eve of the release of epic single ‘Home’.
Rickie Lee Jones – Night Train

One of my most inspirational singers and artists from I was a child

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Now Hear This: 06/04/14

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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Musogyny: Should We Rate Sexism in Music Videos?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s open letter shaming, these last few months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music.

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Pop Girls Takeover Interview: Syron

Kicking off our week-long celebration of the latest brood of rising girl popstars, today we’re bringing you the full transcript of our Notion 065 interview with London garage vixen, Syron. First coming to our attention via addictive-as-buggery singles ‘Here‘ and ‘Breaking‘, she’s a real strong

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Introducing: Elli Ingram

After wracking up over 300,000 views within a month for her cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ’Poetic Justice’ on YouTube — which in my opinion is far less exposure than what it deserves — the Brightonian songstress has released a 5 track EP fortunately named ’Sober’. A comparison that I’m sure …

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Interview: Ghostpoet

With his second album, the tongue-twistingly titled ‘Some Say I So I Say Light‘ seeing release this week, Notion’s Lauren Vevers caught up with the ever charismatic Ghostpoet for a chat about the collaborative processes that informed the record, escaping genre-led pigeonholing and what his dream ‘rager’ would

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EP Review: Lulu James – Be Safe

“Use me as your guide to the right path,” proclaims Lulu James on her new EP. The sultry soul singer has forged a path all her own with the unique blend of electronica and soul on her new release, which is a mesmerising mix of opposing musical forces: spacey electronica …

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Let’s get raving: Top 5 festivals under £100

As the end of April is rolling around, and it’s miserable weather again, I am certain that most of us are already reminiscing about summer; sipping cocktails on a beach, having a swim in the sea, lazing around all day and getting-up-to-things-we-probably-shouldn’t-repeat  (or remember) all night…

But the best thing …

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Album Review: Goapele – Break Of Dawn

Bay area songstress Goapele’s Break Of Dawn is her first long player in almost six years. Having first graced our ears way back in 2001 with Closer, followed up five years later with Change It All, she has earned respect from the likes of Kanye West and Erykah Badu.

Break …

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