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Introducing: Spark

A truly self-made woman, budding London songstress Spark – real name: Jess Morgan – plies her trade in intelligently written, sharp-tongued RnB. The result, most probably, of an independent streak that runs through both her personality and her music. Morgan, it seems, is the sort of the girl prepared to …



New Video: Russ Chimes – ‘Turn Me Out’

Remixing has become an art in and of itself, a respectable form to rival even original songwriting. Thanks largely to clubs, I think, a good remixer can receive equal or greater praise as the artists he or she reworks. Russ Chimes is a perfect example of that. Having provided remixes …



“Wedding Bells” – Hasan Hejazi + Marina Diamandis

Women’s evening-wear genius Hasan Hejazi is once again teaming up with his good friend Marina Diamandis (of Marina and the Diamonds) to show off some of his new products.  The featured pieces, three extravagant evening dresses, are showcased in a project called “Wedding Bells” featuring, as you can probably guess, …



Interview: YADi

With her dark good looks and music that is a unique combination of her Algerian heritage and contemporary pop YADi, is definitely one to remember. Her EP, Guillotine (which was released on April 9, this year), includes rhythmic, tribal drum tracks as well as huge marching beats; yet with



Elro Interview & YouTube Playlist

One of our favourite new rappers, Elro, answers a few questions about being from The Valleys, talks about mixtapes and reveals his fave food. Plus, check out some top tracks he’s recommended at the bottom of the page.

How did you get into rapping growing up in Wales?
My cousin …



Pop Musik #1

Fabulous blogger Jack Murphy explores this week’s goings on in the UK Top 40. 

It’s been a busy week in music this week, choc-full of new releases, leaks and new videos…

The first new video to come to my attention this past week was Florence + the Machine’s video …



Live’s Guide To Festivals: Live At Leeds

It’s not long now til’ Live At Leeds 2012, so we thought we’d give you the lowdown in what to expect from the weekend..

Now in its 6th year, Live At Leeds takes place over the bank holiday on 4th May to 7th May. Rebranded this year to The Live …



Video Exclusive: Marina and the Diamonds

It’s been all about Marina here in the Notion office. And although we’re soon to release Notion 53, we’re not ready to let go of her yet.

Here’s an exclusive look at her video for her new song, “Fear and Loathing”.


You can still read Notion 52, which has



Actually, my name’s Marina

Unless you have been living in the wilderness for the past couple of weeks or so (which I’m going to presume you haven’t,) you will know that Welsh/Greek London-based Singer/Songwriter Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds graced the cover of Notion Magazine (Issue 52) this month. Along with Marina’s …



Notion 052 – Now Live on Facebook and Website!

After issue 51’s menswear focus, here is our unofficial ode to the girls: four magnificent, independently-minded women – Marina Diamandis, Micachu, Charli XCX and Nicola Roberts – show the many faces of pop, while we investigate future androgyny and there’s our usual blend of fierce fashion, majestic music, cutting-edge culture …