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Introducing: Barnaby.

As the year draws to a close, all eyes turn towards the artists who are predicted to make it big in the new year. Southampton-based vocalist and producer Barnaby Atherton, aka Barnaby. (punctuation is important guys), is one of those ‘artists to watch’ in 2014.

Back in July, he caught



Introducing: Wayward

About halfway through our chat with Leeds-via-London production duo Wayward, the pair – when asked about an apparent increasing sense of soul in their music – tell us how they’re “just trying to make music that creates an atmosphere; that’s the over-arching theme rather than any influence of genre.”



Now Hear This: 02/11/13

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.



Album Review: Various Artists – Annie Mac Presents 2013

Look through the tracklisting on the latest instalment of Annie Mac Presents and there will definitely be a handful of tracks – if not more – that’ll have you full-on reminiscing about the summer. Whether you were roughing it in a festival field for the likes of Disclosure, London Grammar …



Is James Blake the New Cherub of Hip-Hop?

Yung Blake recruits Chance The Rapper for a remix of ‘Life Round Here’ and asserts himself as the new found cherub of hip-hop.



Festival Review: Festival No. 6

The fairytale landscape of Portmeirion village sets the scene for a beautiful weekend partnered with an outstanding line up of entertainment…



New track: Lorine Chia – ‘No New Friends’

Cleveland songstress Lorine Chia has recently premiered her interpretation of Drake’s ‘No New Friends’. Chia name checks James Blake and Amy Winehouse among her inspirations and it is certainly evident this 20-year-old is channeling both icons in her work. This soulful track incorporates slinky synths with rich vocals. Her …


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Diesel x Festival No 6 Manchester Launch

On Tuesday night, we zipped up to Manchester for the rather exciting launch of Diesel’s campaign with Festival No 6. Of course, if anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s Diesel – they brought the lovely band Dutch Uncles and the Horsemeat Disco DJ Severino (who we caught the



Introducing: Indiana

Earlier this summer, we here at PlanetNotion found ourselves transfixed by ‘Smoking Gun‘, the most recent single from Nottingham-based vocalist and songwriter, Indiana. Built from the ground up, the track’s spidery guitar lines and static beats were the perfect grounding for the young singer’s meandering, softly spun


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Rudimental week: Desert Island Discs

One of the beautiful things about Rudimental is their ability to combine the influences of four individuals – influences which are as numerous as they are diverse – to create a truly unique and unified sound. But if Piers Agget had to choose just three albums to listen to for