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Classic Chats: The 1975

I’m in Austin, Texas. As I sip my first coffee of the day with Matt Healy of The 1975, we’re both in a ruminative mood. “I love watching, as someone from England, people from America, because it’s like a movie,” he says. “It sounds like such a silly thing to …

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Nile Rogers – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Ten minutes on the phone with a music legend of music? SEB LAW tests the boundaries of what’s possible in an interview with MR. NILE RODGERS, and gets more than he bargained for. From Notion 64.

So I’m calling Nile Rodgers, expecting to go through a series of antechambers, minions …

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10 underground electronic tracks for the week ahead #002

 

Each week, we’ll be bringing you a new selection of tracks to indulge in. This week’s segment contains a little bit of everything electronic (from bona fide house to R&B, trap and new, electro pop). If you would like to hear more by any of the featured acts, click …

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Moodboard: Laurel

Laurel describes herself as a ‘musician, poet and wanderer of the world’. We think her downbeat, minimal pop marks her out as one of the great hopes for next year – just check out the incredible Holy Water EP cuts on her Soundcloud below. Here, she explains her influences, from …

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Mood board: Young Buffalo

Although they’ve only been performing under the moniker ‘Young Buffalo’ since 2009, Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett have been writing together for over 10 years. After the recent release of their new single ‘Sykia’, the group’s shiny new 11 track debut album ‘House’ is complete and is scheduled to …

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MNEK Wants to be a Fucking Icon

A poorly kept secret star in the making, Uzo Emineke first came to prominence at 14, producing remixes and writing incredible songs for others, generally riling up the pop world. Now, at the grand old age of 19, he’s ready to launch his own project. Watch out world. We caught

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Bastille “Man on Fire” Cover Story

Often epic, sometimes incendiary, always brilliant: BASTILLE have conquered our charts and our hearts. Alex Lee Thomson has closely followed their rise, starting from a little canal boat tour up the Regents Canal three years ago all the way to Dan Smith and his band’s chart-topping success. 

 

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Introducing: Nimmo and the Gauntletts

Since they started making music together as kids, Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett (aka Nimmo and the Gauntletts) have gone to university, changed sounds and generally grown up. Their original material, a folky blend of emotional lyrics and guitar laden tracks, has matured as their sound progresses into something rather

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MØ – ‘Say You’ll Be There’ (Spice Girls Cover)

I love a good cover version, especially when it’s done well. I love how a familiar, well loved ditty can be transformed into something completely new. Imagine my delight when I heard this last night, one of my favourite new artists, , covering my absolute favourite girl group of …

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Bruno Mars “The Other Side Of Mars” Cover Story

Exploring the man who would be the new King of Pop – he’s got the hat and he’s got the hits, but has he got it all? MICHAEL CRAGG meets Bruno Mars in a New York hotel on the verge of releasing his new album Unorthodox Jukebox, a record of

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