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MusicSlashArt launches in Newcastle

MusicSlashArt is an evolving, art-integrated music venue curated by the same people behind Unit 44. Launched last week in Newcastle, MSA creates an intimate and personal experience with its specially curated installations that provide a backdrop to a series of music performances. The pieces of art will gradually change …



New Track: Let’s Buy Happiness – Run

Let’s Buy Happiness, one of the most meticulous and fastidious new acts around, have released their gorgeous new track Run.

Ruminating and brooding, Run is a glimpse into Let’s Buy Happiness’ desperately awaited debut album Chants For Friends. The Newcastle quintet have slowly perfected their sound and artistic …



Moodboard: Mausi

This week on PlanetNotion, we’re offering a selection of the hottest new acts on the festival circuit this year the chance to shout about the things they love. From a playlist of Syron‘s festival bangers to a run-through of just where Wolf Alice get all that energy from, all


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Video: Lanterns on the Lake – ‘Another Tale from Another English Town’

If you haven’t heard of Lanterns On the Lake yet, I think you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The Newcastle band first caught our attention back in 2011 with their critically-acclaimed debut Gracious Tide, Take Me Home, and now return with the glorious lead single from their forthcoming …



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 …



EP Review: Lulu James – Be Safe

“Use me as your guide to the right path,” proclaims Lulu James on her new EP. The sultry soul singer has forged a path all her own with the unique blend of electronica and soul on her new release, which is a mesmerising mix of opposing musical forces: spacey electronica …



Glasgow Night Life: Rubix

There’s something going on up north, and you all need to know about it. No, not Manchester, not even Newcastle –it’s Glasgow.

The biggest city in Scotland is rapidly becoming the number one destination to fulfil your underground electronic music needs. Gone are the preconceptions of deep fried food and …



Club Beat #69: Toolroom Knights 6th Birthday Tour

6 parties, 6 cities, £6 entry and only 600 people per night. Yes, Toolroom Knights is 6 years old!

We don’t need to tell you that Toolroom Knights is one of the most respected events brands in dance music. Spearheaded by Mark Knight, the Toolroom Records crew have achieved and …



Beyond Northern Rock #3: Time

Sometimes it’s hard to piece together exactly how time passed. Whether euphoric misremembering or exhausted forgetfulness, there’s no conceivable way to explain how the moments which become minutes became a month. All that remains are fragments, blurred and elusive. Thankfully, music is inexplicably and endlessly being tied and knotted about …



Beyond Northern Rock #2: And Rainfall

The Northern British Summertime has begun in earnest, initiated by black skies split by lightning, lashing rain and a thunderstorm of biblical proportions. Our gardens were flooded, the roads were gridlocked, and the horizon remains oppressively ominous. Though the Wimbledon tennis rages against the dying golden light and the white …