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Lana Smoking & Other Stories from Austin City Limits 2014

Three days in a park within walking distance of the Texan state capital, Austin’s centre where music runs like water sounds ideal, right? Well, it almost was but I didn’t leave England to stand in a muddy field! Ok, it wasn’t ankle Glasto kind of mud but still…

The two …



Now Hear This: 21/04/14

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.



The Field Report #7: So many additions, so little budget…

Festival season, like an impending wave of low pressure threatening to burst our river banks, is upon us. And to get our taste buds tingling, organisers have been chomping at the bit to let you know of their exclusive headline acts ready to define our summers. These days, the great



Video Premiere: White Lies – ‘Ride’ (Lana Del Rey Cover)

London trio White Lies have provided a live touch to Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ride’; taking to a synth, bass and glockenspiel to audibly translate Lana’s tribute to discovering true liberation on the open road. Where the original saw the true queen of tumblr delving into her sultry vocal palette,



Track Premiere: Fyfe – St. Tropez (Kulkid Remix)

If Fyfe‘s original take on ‘St. Tropez‘ evoked a certain old world, continental charm with its blasts of baroque brass and bellowed chants of “I’ll be waiting, come the morning,” then French producer Kulkid‘s club-ready reworking feels far more in keeping with the coastal resorts of …


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Notion 064 Feature: Whinnie Williams

From Sunday Girl to Ye-Ye Girl via Britain’s best hip-hop producers: the remarkable reinvention of Whinnie Williams

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New Track: Lil Silva and Sampha ‘Salient Sarah’

‘Salient Sarah’ is the new track from Lil Silva, with Sampha. Taken from ‘The Distance’ EP, the track has an intense baseline, and toys with a range of garage beats to create this uptempo and smooth production. Sampha’s vocals perfectly juxtaposes the heavy synths, with his impressive vocal …



Album Review: Her Royal Harness – The Hunting Room

Her Royal Harness are an intriguing duo. Norwegian singer/songwriter Helene Jaeger met the character behind Her Royal Harness’ production, Londoner Dylan Long, on a music forum – how very modern. Their vocations within the duo blend well and the surprise sounds that appear on their debut, The Hunting Room, …



Album Review: MS MR – Secondhand Rapture

In a stand-out lyric on MS MR’s debut album, Secondhand Rapture, the seemingly ‘sweet’ persona of vocalist Lizzy Plapinger – and her colour-changing hair – take a flip to reveal a more frustrated side: “I still think of you and all the shit you put me though,” she …



BOTW Playlist: The Flight

We asked our current BOTW – London production duo The Flight – to throw together a playlist for us of the tracks that have inspired them, not just on their debut Hangman EP, but as songwriters in general.

The pair – comprised of Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, who’ve previously …