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Musogyny: Have we got a rrriot on our hands?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that

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Notion 064 Feature: Cover star Miguel

Bringing Sex Back

While his success may be the definition of a sleeper hit, there’s nothing sleepy about the neo-RnB star: scandalous and romantic, beloved of JT, duetting with Mariah and touring with AliciaMiguel’s time has come.

WORDS: MICHAEL C LEWIN
PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMES ANASTASI
STYLING : …

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Notion 063 Feature: Cover Star Sky Ferreira

Great Blondie Ambition: The surprising sounds and amazing tales of Sky Ferreira

We think you know her from the covers of a hundred magazines, but do we really know her at all? After a remarkable buzzscendency faded to leave Sky Ferreira in a label nightmare, she tells Nick Levine about

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Upcoming Single: “Sweet Talk” by Jessie Ware (with a Cyril Hahn Remix)

Jessie Ware had a hugely successful debut with Devotion.  Her soul-infused alt-rock style clicked well with both audiences and critics; on top of reaching the top 5 on UK album charts, it also received great reviews from the likes of The Guardian and Pitchfork. Her success seems entirely …

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Tips For 2013 Advent #10: Angel Haze

It’s been pretty hard to ignore the ruckus being caused by 21 year-old rap queen Angel Haze in 2012. In the past six months alone, she’s released two mixtapes – July’s Reservation and October’sClassick – both of which already seem to be becoming staples of end-of-year lists all over …

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MPFree: Nicolas Jaar & Theatre Roosevelt – “The Ego”

We love finding new songs to listen to.  I particularly love when they’re free.  And hey, I’m getting just that with the release of Nicolas Jaar & Theatre Roosevelt’s “The Ego,” and I’ll be damned if I won’t share that pleasantry with the rest of you.

Nicolas Jaar, a relaxed …

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Introducing: Mykki Blanco

Ahead of the release of her debut mixtape Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss on November 7, New York rapper Mykki Blanco has unveiled the video for ‘Haze.Boogie.Life‘, which will feature on the mix. The clip – which you can watch below via Pitchfork’s YouTube channel – switches between …

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Purity Ring, Liars, Jessie Ware and more added to Pitchfork Festival

Back after great success last year, Pitchfork Festival feels like something whipped straight out of Planet Notion’s wildest dreams. Since seeing the line up we’ve all been skipping around singing Oh Happy Day exactly like Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act. Pitchfork festival takes place this November in Paris’ Grand Halle …

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Pitchfork’s Paris Festival lineup gets even better

Yeah, we didn’t think it was possible either. It seems, however, that a few choice additions have actually made the Pitchfork Festival Paris lineup more incredible. New acts include the many syllabled Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Cloud Nothings, Disclosure (who have a shiny new video) and our latest BOTW, …

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BOTW Interivew: Chris Taylor of CANT

With the awful weather that recently hit the eastern coast of the United States, there was a certain fear that our New York based, BOTW interview with Chris Taylor wasn’t going to happen. Yet even with everything, Taylor found a moment to steal with us so we could hound him …

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