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Interview: Broods

Broods are a brother-sister act from New Zealand but you probably already know that. If you’re a person who likes music and the Internet, then you’ve probably read (or written) about them in the context of phrases like “throbbing drums”, “ethereal synths” and other enthusiastic adjective combinations. The miserable but



News: Lorde is set to head to the UK to promote new album ‘Pure Heroine’

16-year-old New Zealander pop sensation, Lorde, has won our hearts at Notion. Her silky smooth vocals, and ability to create musical magic is something we applaud. After spending the past eight months being hailed as one of 2013′s most original, individualistic and talked-about new artists, Lorde is preparing to


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Album Review: Willy Moon – Here’s Willy Moon

Willy Moon had my attention from the moment I realised his name is Willy Moon. A name with star quality – and vaguely amusing, don’t ya’ think? A definite change from his forgettable birth-identity, William Sinclair, to something reflecting his music – music that is anything but easily forgotten and …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #7: Willy Moon

Willy Moon was first picked up by the tastemaker label du jour that is Luvluvluv, who previously backed artists like Florence & The Machine, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Pixie Geldof (who formed Violet). He’s also released through Jack White’s Third Man Records and is now signed to …



New Music: Opossom ‘Blue Meanies’

Formed out of New Zealand’s acclaimed ‘troublegum’ punks The Mint Chicks, Kody Nielson’s new band Opossom engage in a psychedelic sun-drenched guitar pop sound, with the beatnik vibe further personified by the home-written and recorded production, making for a diverse and surreal mix of out of context hallucinogenic  styles …



Review: Connan Mockasin- Forever Dolphin Love

Connan Hosford seems to just be one of those people who soaks up music like a sponge; from a very young age he was exposed to music- his father was a guitarist- and he recorded his first song, Muesli, at five years of age.  We’re not sure if that’s true …



Review: The Naked And Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You

Pop, pop and more pop. It feels like we’re way overdue some guilt-free indie disco anthems to lose ourselves to and who else could provide such brilliantly fun and endearing tracks than a group of bedroom-based musicians from yep, New Zealand.

From the first moment I caught sight of this …