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Review: We Love @ Control, Leeds 29/11/13

Hasn’t Control’s first few months gone down well? So far, the Leeds club has witnessed around 70,000 clued in clubbers descend on the venue since September and seen some of the major players in our industry spin on the illustrious stage. This weekend saw the collaboration between Ibiza’s best …



Introducing: Armeria

Listening back to Armeria‘s official debut single, ‘Not the Same’/’Everyday’, it’s hard not to get swept in the dancefloor romance cultivated by the frighteningly young Leeds producer. The man behind the alias, 19-year-old Jake Norman, spins sparkling slabs of resplendent modern house; tracks full of a wide-eyed optimism that



Moodboard: Battle Lines

August was a pretty busy month for Leeds’ Battle Lines. Not only did the stratospheric four-piece unveil their latest single, ‘Colonies‘ – a lofty, uproarious outing that toes the line between dream-pop atmospherics and noise rock cacophony – but they also found the time to play at …



HAIM announce European winter tour

Everyone’s favourite new band HAIM are set to embark on a European tour this winter, including six UK dates.

Taking place over November and December, the 13-day headline tour is scheduled to take place after HAIM’s support slot dates with Phoenix. The gigs are expected to be some of the …



Interview: Context

It seems everything’s taking off in the world of displaced, formerly Norwich-based MC, Context. Now living in London, the last few months have seen him drop what may be his strongest track to date in the form of the acerbic ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments‘: a biting tune



Introducing: Fun Adults

First hearing about a band called Fun Adults on a label called Handsome Dad Records had me thinking I might be the target of an elaborate joke. However, a few seconds into their single ‘For Water’ quickly put me in my place; this Leeds-via-the-West-Country four piece are definitely serious about …


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News: Fenech-Soler UK tour

To accompany the release of sophomore album Rituals, due for release this September, Fenech-Soler have confirmed a major UK and Ireland tour for November. Following the success of their self-titled debut in 2010, which earned them Q and XFM award nominations for ‘The Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best British Debut …



MPFree: Syron – ‘Here’ (TCTS Remix)

On his remix of Syron‘s forthcoming sophomore single ‘Here‘, Manchester’s TCTS drops a two-step beat to devastating effect; curtailing the original’s epic synth stabs and veering into far more garage-oriented territory. One of three remixes acting as b-sides to ‘Here’, which is out via Black Butter and …



Preview: Blood Brother – Never Alone 1 w/ Hot Since ’82

Blood Brother – a contemporary menswear brand founded by James Waller and Nick Biela are launching a series of parties under the moniker ‘Never Alone’ – starting at the Victorian Vaults in East London on Feb 7. Notion’s online ed Seb Law caught up with three acts performing at the



Introducing: Fiction

It doesn’t feel quite right introducing you to a band like Fiction on a freezing British morning; the London quintet’s tropicalia and afrobeat-inspired indie pop takes the mind on a musical tour of more equatorial environs. With a debut album The Big Other out via the ever-reliable Moshi Moshi on …