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Now Hear This: 23/02/14

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.

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Primavera Sound Lineup

OK, deep breath: Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Metronomy, Chvrches, The National, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, and Kendrick Lamar have all been confirmed for the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona this summer. Running from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, the festival’s organizers have managed to …

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Meet our BOTW: Until the Ribbon Breaks

Under his Until the Ribbon Breaks moniker, Brooklyn-via-Wales’ Peter Lawrie Winfield crafts woozy, nocturnal electronica with one foot planted firmly in the world of the cinema. Whether he’s bringing to life futuristic soundscapes imbued with robotic soul (‘2025‘) or more directly referencing his love of film (‘Romeo

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BOTW Interview Pt. 2: Lizzo

In the second part of our catch-up with our BOTW, Minnesotan rap queen Lizzo, the fiery young vocalist recalls to us how she first met her Lizzobangers co-conspirator Lazerbeak, the jitters she had about Run the Jewels beating her to ‘Batches & Cookies’, and we ask that most

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Meet our BOTW: Lizzo

“Big girl, small world”: It’s a turn of phrase that crops up repeatedly across Lizzo‘s fiery, aptly-titled debut album, Lizzobangers. Truthfully though, for all its rap-game braggadocio, it’s a bit of a musical misnomer: everything in the Minnesotan rapper’s world is BIG. From the skewed agit-hop of recent

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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.

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Now Hear This: 12/10/13

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.

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Pop Girls Takeover Moodboard: Elli Ingram

Continuing our week of lauding the brightest lasses currently operating in the realm of pop music, we present to you here for your visual delight, a guide to what makes frighteningly young – she’s only 19, folks – diva, Elli Ingram, tick. Elli knocked us for six earlier this

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Interview: Smiler

South London rapper, Smiler, is back. His new mixtape, ‘The Coming’, has recently been released, so we catch up with him to talk about his new 12 track package.

Planet Notion: Your new mixtape ‘The Coming’ is quite a mixed bag in terms of style, but noticeably quite retrospective

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Live Review: Wireless 2013 – Friday

Since its inception in 2005, there haven’t been many festivals that have been able to compete with – the newly Yahoo! sponsored – Wireless. From its first outing eight years ago now, which featured a lofty cast of headliners including New Order, Basement Jaxx and Kasabian, it’s …

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