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Video Premiere: Strangefruit – ‘Ghosts’

Living up to its title in every way imaginable, ‘Ghosts’, the debut single from dark and demure London four-piece Strangefruit, manages to intrigue and unnerve in equal measure. It sees frontwoman Jenny Maxwell channeling the haunting vocal presence of Dummy-era Beth Gibbons against a backdrop of slithering guitars …



Moodboard: Battle Lines

August was a pretty busy month for Leeds’ Battle Lines. Not only did the stratospheric four-piece unveil their latest single, ‘Colonies‘ – a lofty, uproarious outing that toes the line between dream-pop atmospherics and noise rock cacophony – but they also found the time to play at …



Introducing: Indiana

Earlier this summer, we here at PlanetNotion found ourselves transfixed by ‘Smoking Gun‘, the most recent single from Nottingham-based vocalist and songwriter, Indiana. Built from the ground up, the track’s spidery guitar lines and static beats were the perfect grounding for the young singer’s meandering, softly spun


Album Review: Charlie Jones – Love Form

Having worked with the likes of Robert Plant, Page & Plant, Siouxsie Sioux and Goldfrapp, it’s safe to say that Charlie Jones is a much sought after musician, mainly for his bass playing. However, his composing and co-writing on the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album, Raising Sand, brought …



Interview: Gabriella Cilmi

With her new single ‘Sweeter in History‘ and a forthcoming third album both on the way, it’s all change for Aussie starlet Gabriella Cilmi. Alex Cull caught up with her for a chat about pursuing her ideal style, carving out a niche all of her own, and



Who did the soundtrack?

PrettyFresh and BFI Southbank have teamed up to bring a new regular event, Sonic Cinema, which will explore and celebrate moving image. The curators Tayo Popoola and Stuart Brown plan to use this opportunity to explore their own passion of how the two mediums work together, weather it be feature …



BOTW Interview: Sam from S.C.U.M.

It was one of London’s rare sunny, summer days when we met with Samuel Kilcoyne, the Moog player from BOTW S.C.U.M. His soft, spoken speach was peppered with enthusiasm and a bloody marry as we chatted away about recording in the countryside, live shows, and the band’s unique SIGNALS project,



EXIT Festival 2011: In Review

This year’s EXIT Festival was built on a line-up that had somehow been procured from Marcus Barnes’ brain – so naturally he had to return to Croatia.



Rough Trade on Tour 2011: I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR FESTIVAL curated by PORTISHEAD

On the weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 at the stunning Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow’s Parties will present the first UK I’ll Be Your Mirror event, which will be curated by the mercurial Portishead and ATP. Rough Trade Shops will be taking the legendary store up to Alexandra …



Introducing: S.C.U.M

Acclaimed band S.C.U.M is making a huge impression here at Notion. The band made a name for themselves with SIGNALS, a mixtape featuring music that was produced on the road as they visited vast and wonderful locations. It also functions as an acoustic diary, drawing upon elements from each …