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EP Premiere: Nina Nesbitt – Way in the World

Say what you will about the wave of singer-songwriters using YouTube and similar outlets as a platform to wider notoriety, there’s always been something just that little bit different about Scotland’s Nina Nesbitt. Perhaps it’s that her songwriting is markedly more refined and infectious, perhaps it’s that she’s got …



Guest Playlist: John Newman

 On first listening to John Newman‘s rousing debut solo single, ‘Love Me Again‘, Northern Soul may not be the most immediate of comparisons to spring to mind. It’s certainly there though, as the lauded Rudimental collaborator explains below. A brief glance over the track’s accompanying video –



News: FOR 2013 Island Festival

Hvar is arguably the most beautiful of the Dalmatian Islands off the coast of Croatia. Beaches, wildlife, good food, clean air, clean water, etc. As such, it is the ideal location for one of the summer’s most intimate music festivals. Modular Recordings (Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Ladyhawke



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



New Track: Of Monsters and Men ‘King and Lionheart’ (UTRB Remix)

On his remix of Of Monsters and Men‘s forthcoming single ‘King and Lionheart‘, Cardiff producer Until the Ribbon Breaks takes the track in a sparer, micro-house direction that, while sonically many miles away from its source material, still feels perfectly in keeping with its starry-eyed romance.

For …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #7: Willy Moon

Willy Moon was first picked up by the tastemaker label du jour that is Luvluvluv, who previously backed artists like Florence & The Machine, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Pixie Geldof (who formed Violet). He’s also released through Jack White’s Third Man Records and is now signed to …



EP Review: Midnight Lion – Sleeping In The Woods

Midnight Lion are a Glaswegian two piece rightly unafraid of a big pop sound. The EP Sleeping In The Woods is the follow up to their debut single ‘All Greatness Stands Firm’

Firstly, let’s deal with the paisley elephant in the room. This EP does include a Prince cover – …



Album Review: Tribes – Baby

While a new year brings a flock of debut albums from bands all hoping to make it ‘their year’, Camden four-piece Tribes might just achieve that with their long-awaited LP, Baby. The second half of 2011 saw the band take their guitar-heavy pop around the world with festivals and constant …


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Clock Opera – Tom Vek Remix and Tour

Clock Opera’s new single ‘Lesson No. 7′ was announced back in August, due for release on Moshi Moshi/Island on October 3rd.

On top of the band’s own two tracks comes the sensational Tom Vek’s first ever remix which you can stream below.

In contrast to their previous release, new single …


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Sailing on Selfridges’ Roof

Ever thought about going boating in London? Of course. Ever thought about boating on Selfridges roof? Probably not, but it’s time to change that and to start thinking about it, as Selfridges are transforming their roof by flooding it and creating a lake and crystal island- bet this is sounding …