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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 …

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Austin City Limits Festival

Austin, Texas calls itself ‘the live music capital of the world’, a bold statement but a justified one. The state capital, nestled in America’s deep south, has been rapidly accumulating more and more attention, and is on the tip of many a music-savvy tongue. In recent years it has blossomed …

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Meet our BOTW: Clean Bandit

Sometimes, modern music can feel like one big advertising budget-fueled game of who can cry the loudest; of who can make the most provocative statement and summon up the most linkbait. London-based Baroque house quartet Clean Bandit have been moving in a more subtle, cunning way.

Whether it be their

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Now Hear This: 06/12/13

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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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 Playlist: FEMME’s 10 Girls on Top in 2013

From Miley Cyrus’ year-long twerkfest to Lily Allen’s divisive ‘Hard Out Here‘ video, it’s hard to remember a year quite like 2013 where there’s been such discussion over gender and sexuality in music. If there’s one thing that’s resulted from 2013 though, it’s been a veritable Aladdin’s Cave …

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Now Hear This: 26/10/13

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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Album Review: Lorde – Pure Heroine

2013 has been witness to the phenomenal rise of Ella Yelich-O’Connor; the 16-year-old New Zealander who posted her first EP on Soundcloud towards the end of last year and is now currently commanding the Billboard Charts for a third week.

Her recent single ‘Royals’ has sold over 1m copies in …

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News: Lorde sells out gig in 4 minutes

If you hadn’t noticed yet, Notion LOVES Lorde, and it comes as no surprise to find out her one-off UK show at Madame Jojo’s sold out in a incredible four minutes! The date has been moved by one day to Wednesday 18th September, and the excitement around this 16 …

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Notion X Best Fit Present: Neon Jungle – ‘Trouble’ (Acoustic Version)

Towards the tail-end of last week, our friends over at The Line of Best Fit premiered a stunning session take on Lorde‘s breakout track ‘Royals‘ performed by fast-rising – and frighteningly young – pop four-piece Neon Jungle. Recorded as part of the Notion X Best Fit …

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