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The Field Report #7: So many additions, so little budget…

Festival season, like an impending wave of low pressure threatening to burst our river banks, is upon us. And to get our taste buds tingling, organisers have been chomping at the bit to let you know of their exclusive headline acts ready to define our summers. These days, the great



Moodboard: Battle Lines

August was a pretty busy month for Leeds’ Battle Lines. Not only did the stratospheric four-piece unveil their latest single, ‘Colonies‘ – a lofty, uproarious outing that toes the line between dream-pop atmospherics and noise rock cacophony – but they also found the time to play at …



Album Review: Drenge – Drenge

This grubby garage rock debut has been greatly anticipated from the Sheffield duo. Off the back of their singles ‘Backwaters‘ and ‘Bloodsports‘, a bizarre endorsement from a Labour MP and through profuse gigging around the country (even stopping by Glastonbury), they’ve managed to stir up a …



BOTW Interview: Swim Deep

At the moment, it seems Swim Deep are virtually inescapable. You can barely step outside without seeing an advert for their forthcoming debut album, Where the Heaven Are We, or watch a YouTube video without a trailer for said record springing up. In spite of all the hype and



News: Bastille make Glastonbury history

July’s shaping up to be a mammoth month for London’s Bastille. As if starring on the cover of Notion 064 weren’t enough, Glastonbury officials have confirmed that the band’s just gone and made history by drawing the largest ever crowd to any performance on the festival’s John Peel Stage. …


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News: 5,000 free pairs of Hunter Original Headliner boots for festival-goers

Committed to standing out from the crowd, Hunter shakes up this festival season with its very exciting #BeAHeadliner campaign. Starting at 7am, throughout today (Wednesday, June 26th) the iconic boot brand is taking over The Olive Mill Restaurant on Somerset’s Bath Rd (A39) to give 5,000 lucky festival-goers the chance …


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Interview: Eliza Doolittle

Since her self-titled debut entered the charts at number 3 in 2010, Eliza Doolittle has gone from strength to strength. Her recent collaboration with Disclosure on smash hit ‘You & Me’ saw the singer-songwriter move away from her signature sunny sound towards electronic RnB vibes, all the while maintaining her



Interview: Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma, comprised of Gabriel Winterfield and Jono Ma, and hailing all the way from Sydney, Australia, are already turning out to be one of this year’s most interesting new bands. Their debut single ‘The Throw’ snowballed them into just about every platform of the UK’s music


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News: Hurts announce new single – ‘Somebody to Die For’

Previous Notion cover stars Hurts have just announced ‘Somebody To Die For’ to be the third single off their latest album, Exile. Released earlier this year through Major Label, the band’s sophomore effort peaked in the top 10 in 30 countries. They have now reached over 2,000,000 sales worldwide, and …


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News: Fenech-Soler UK tour

To accompany the release of sophomore album Rituals, due for release this September, Fenech-Soler have confirmed a major UK and Ireland tour for November. Following the success of their self-titled debut in 2010, which earned them Q and XFM award nominations for ‘The Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best British Debut …