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Pepsi Max x Janelle Monáe

Pepsi is known for its collaborations with the biggest names in music from Beyoncé, Akon, Britney, Shakira and Michael Jackson. Now, Pepsi Max have teamed up with the wonderfully talented musical android Janelle Monáe. Announced as Billboard’s 2014 ‘Rising Star’, Janelle Monáe will release a special version of David Bowie’s …



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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Caravan Palace: Live

This is a band that that’s become synonymous with a great festival feeling – that razor edge of being deeply into music while at the same time floating into the nether regions of your own mind, snapping back into focus with a drop, wallop or screech of vocal. Taking a …



In Pictures: Oya Festival 2011

Here’s some snappysnaps to help you fully envisage what it was like to be at Oya. And if you were there, think of them as a gentle reminder of one of the best times of your life.

All photography by the fabulously talented and beardy Aidan O’Neill


For the …



Review: Oya Festival 2011

Ever been to Scandinavia? You’d remember from the crick in your neck. Why the crick? Well, when you are stopped in your tracks every five minutes by a jawdroppingly gorgeous Scandinavian, and you just gawp as your neck turns, you would completely understand. It’s not just the pretty people either …



Review: The Big Chill – Saturday

Lost in the midst of Kanye fever, Saturday’s line-up seemed only to be a prelude from what should have been a seminal performance in Big Chill history. You could argue it was, but the hordes of crowds who found themselves walking away may say otherwise.

As far as preludes to …



Øya Festival 2011 – Free Mixtape Download

The wonderful team at Øya have provided Notion with mixtape downloads featuring international live acts and Norweigan artists. The selections on each mixtape strike the perfect balance between mainstream contemporary artist such as Kanye West. The Noweigan mixtape features a well devised selection of lo-fi, electronica and synth pop. Artists …