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Album Premiere: Bird Call – Will We Get to Mars?

When you consider it from a literal standpoint, the moniker Bird Call has implications of falseness, of being led astray. After all, a bird call itself is only an imitation of the creature’s authentic song. In the case of New Yorker Chiara Angelicola though, that couldn’t be further from the



Preview: Calvi On the Rocks

We’ve teamed up with Diesel to give you an insight into la dolce vita at Calvi on the Rocks, the most glamorous festival in the Med. For the past ten years, the tiny island of Calvi (situated just north of Corsica) has played host to 15,000 revellers each summer …



New Track: Raffertie – ‘Build Me Up’

Potentially a surprise return here from Raffertie on the gorgeous ‘Build Me Up’: the title track of his third EP, out on Ninja Tune in May.

Hypnotic, pulsing synths shimmer and stutter beneath the delicate thunder of Raffertie’s own vocals, declaring: “build me up, but don’t let me go.



Introducing: The/Das

Berlin based duo Fabian Fenk and Anton K. Feist first started playing together as electro-pop act Bodi Bill, building up a dedicated fan base both back home in Germany and here in Blighty. Now, under their new guise The/Das, the boys have collaborated to create something altogether more …



London In Stereo Presents… Gigs Of The Week #28

This week Sharon Van Etten plays one of her first UK gigs since signing to 4AD, there are a couple of discreetly-promoted gigs from the brilliant James Blake and Disclosure (where’s our invite?!), and we’re gutted that we won’t be in attendance at Alexisonfire‘s Farewell Tour gig tonight. London



Matthew Dear + The Invisible at Fabric

Matthew Dear has made a pretty big name for himself in the pop world lately.  To support his recent success, Beams, he’s performing at Fabric on December 5th in what’s sure to be a lively show.

Beams, for those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, is …



Face + Heel

It’s not been a bad year for Face + Heel (Sinead Mcmillan & Luke Taylor by day) who have become part of the Warm family with whom they released their debut 10” EP. Receiving widespread praise for the “No Stars EP” they embarked on a series of live shows across …



TGIF Mixtape #1

We’ve all loved the somewhat short term bout of sunshine that has graced the otherwise grey streets of London, but it’s over. Winter’s coming, and that means that our two (or less) weeks of summer drinking out on the streets of Shoreditch (or Dalston, or Brixton, or wherever we are) …



BOTW Interview: Matthew Dear

We talk to Matthew Dear about the evolution of his solo work, his different outlets, collaborative work, and of course his new album Beams.

When you released Black City, I felt there was a distinct change in the feel of your music. There was a kind of switch from



BOTW Download & Video: Matthew Dear

Two BOTW treats for you today.

We have a free download from Matthew Dear, in the form of his fucked up electro genius of a track ‘Crimewaves’.

We also have his latest music vid, for ‘Her Fantasy’. The six-minuter features some sexy cyber babes with fake lashes and neon …