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BOTW Playlist: Shine 2009

Rounding out our week spent celebrating the return of Helsinki’s Shine 2009 and their fantastic sophomore album, Our Nation, we asked the duo to put together a playlist of ten tracks that have shaped them as musicians. The album itself, which drops October 14 via Modular and Cascine,



Festival review: La Route du Rock

After a last minute invite made its way to my inbox, I found myself on an overnight ferry to Saint-Malo, tequila sunrise in hand (crazy, I know) and some questionable onboard cabaret for entertainment. A few ABBA covers later and I realised that I didn’t quite know what to expect


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News: Alicia Keys added to Flow Festival

We can now announce that the legendary Alicia Keys will perform at this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki. The R&B superstar joins an already stellar lineup, featuring the likes of Kraftwerk, The Knife, Kendrick Lamar, My Bloody Valentine, Cat Power, Grimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nick Cave & The Bad …



BOTW: Eaux’ Friday Mixtape

This week’s Band of the Week, the sublime indie outfit Eaux have been giving us an insight into their sound, and it’s now time to round off their week with a self-penned mix of their own tunes. Blending moody electronica with dark guitar hooks and angsty lyrics, Eaux are as …



BOTW Interview: Eaux

Alex Cull speaks to our Band Of The Week about their evolution from the Sian Alice Group to Eaux, their work so far, and the end of the world.

How important was the name as a titular umbrella for what you’re working on as Eaux?
Stephen: It felt important to …



N57 Test Driving: Best Coast – The Only Place

A stars-and-stripes collagen plumps the bikini-clad body of Best Coast’s music like a botoxed slab of Blackpool rock. Such lo fi stupidity fills 32 vacuous minutes with headless bambi-crap that’s backward even for the picket-fence pout that surrounds its plastic ‘50s context. Coincidentally ‘The Only Place’ with its titular …