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BOTW Interview: Oliver Wilde

With his debut full-length, A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears, quietly shuffling its way to being one of this summer’s most promising indie – in the truest sense of the word – records, Bristol-based ‘dad rocker’ Oliver Wilde appears to be on to a really great thing. Here, he

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New Track: The Night VI – ‘Thinking of You’

When I saw the face of Sophie-Rose Harper gazing out at me from The Night VI‘s press photo, I knew I was in for a treat. You may recognise the sublime singer from her duet last year with boyfriend William Rees on Mystery Jets‘ ‘Take Me Where the …

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My #RSD13: Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter

With Nick Drake’s self-titled record – a US-only compilation of tracks from the much-revered British folkie’s first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter – getting a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Alex Cull acknowledges the legacy of what could be Drake’s most influential release: 1970’s Bryter

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BOTW Playlist: The Flight

We asked our current BOTW – London production duo The Flight – to throw together a playlist for us of the tracks that have inspired them, not just on their debut Hangman EP, but as songwriters in general.

The pair – comprised of Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, who’ve previously …

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Secret 7″: A new take on vinyl artwork

“An inspired challenge set by seven hosts; Elton John, Jessie Ware, Nas, Laura Marling, Haim, Nick Drake & Public Enemy”

In a nutshell, Secret 7″ is about bringing together emerging artists and established musicians in aid of worthwhile causes. Now in its second year, Secret 7″ is back on the …

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Album Review: Poolside – Pacific Standard Time

A confession: I didn’t get away much this summer. Had I had the opportunity though, you can bet your bottom dollar Pacific Standard Time – the debut full-length from LA-based ‘daytime disco’ duo Poolside – would’ve been the first album I’d have made sure was on my iPod. As its …

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Matthew Jay: Holy Details

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these ‘it might have been’”, poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote in Maud Muller, and it’s hard not to recall these words listening to Matthew Jay’s ‘Holy Details’. Much like Jay’s life, they speak volumes of unfulfilled possibilities …

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BOTW Interview: Gabrielle Aplin

For this week’s BOTW interview we met up with the lovely Gabrielle Aplin to quiz her about her inspirations, her boyfriend’s band and why she believes that old music is better…

 

Bronya – Presently, youths seem really into DJs and producers, yet singer/songwriters like you still have a massive,

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EP Review: David Lemaitre – Valediction

Having come from the fictionally sounding town of La Paz, Bolivia and naming influences such as Nick Drake, Elliott Smith and 70s psychedelia, much is expected of his short EP titled, Valediction.

Unfortunately, all expectations disappear once ‘Six Years’ begins and someone chucks a bucket of ice-cold water over …

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