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Introducing: La Femme

La Femme’s band members are mostly blokes – even if their name implies otherwise. They’re also, as you might have guessed, French. The band was founded by guitarist Sacha Got and keyboard player Marlon Magnée in Biarritz before they moved to Paris; they also spent some time conquering California

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BOTW Playlist: Alex Barck

We’ve spent a lot of the last week ranting about how Jazzanova founder and Sonar Kollektiv A&R manager, Alex Barck, draws upon an eclectic, dazzling array of influences. Something that’s made abundantly clear by his diverse yet well-rounded debut solo album, Reunion. Well, stubborn mules that we are, we

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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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Album Review: Raffertie – Sleep of Reason

It’s hard to believe that Sleep of Reason is Raffertie’s debut album when the London-based producer and composer’s name has been floating about for a good few years now. Raffertie – real name Benjamin Stefanski – has put his name to several EPs and singles as well as remixes …

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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 …

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BOTW Playlist: Gypsy & the Cat

With their second full-length, the expansive – and infectious as hell – ‘The Late Blue‘ currently being on repeat at Notion HQ this week (and many more before it), we asked our BOTW, Melbourne’s Gypsy & the Cat, to compile a playlist of the tracks that inspired

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Reissue Review: College – Secret Diary/Teenage Color

Emerging from the French city of Nantes, College (AKA David Grellier), created a bit of a cyberstorm in the electronic music world with his song ‘A Real Hero’, featuring Electric Youth, which was the main soundtrack for the movie Drive. It was on constant rotation around …

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Interview: Tomorrow’s World

Tomorrow’s World is the new partnership of Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air) and Lou Hayter (New Young Pony Club). With the first album from this exciting electronic duo having been released this month, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to interview them. Tomorrow’s World talks to Notion’s prolific office

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News: New Acts Join the Latitude Lineup

Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get bigger, representatives from the upcoming Latitude Festival 2013 announced yet more additions to the seemingly endless lineup. Lasting from Thursday, 18th July to Sunday the 21st, Latitude offers hundreds of acts across seventeen venues, with a varied selection in music, film, comedy, …

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Introducing: Wampire

The latest signings to Illinois indie mainstay Polyvinyl Records, Oregon two-piece Wampire produce retro-centric, organ-laden psych rock. Don’t let that description fool you though, Wampire put their campier tendencies through a garage-punk blender; one that they clearly forgot to put the lid back on. The result? A splattered mess …

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