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The Ultimate Village Fete: Standon Calling Review

Set in the rolling hills of Standon Lordship in Hertfordshire, Standon Calling is a quintessentially bonkers British festival, one that presides in a magical bowl shadowed by crop-circled fields and low-swooping clouds. From its humble beginnings as a BBQ with friends, the event has blossomed into a full-on summer highlight, …

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Now Hear This: 23/03/14

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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BRIT Awards 2014: Are they needed?

It is finally here, it is BRIT Awards night! David Bowie, Prince, Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Beyoncé (who may or may not be there), Pharrell (who will be there, Vivienne Westwood hat may or may not) will all be in attendance. As well as the amazing list …

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Interview: Phoenix

Wandering, lost, through Brixton Academy’s labyrinthine backstage tunnels is a frightening enough prospect in itself, let alone when you know that one of the world’s biggest bands is lurking somewhere in the building. But no worries: eventually, I do manage to find Phoenix in a noisy upstairs room. The four

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BOTW Moodboard: Supreme Cuts

With their wildly imaginative second album Divine Ecstasy out this week on Memphis Industries, our BOTW, Chicago’s Supreme Cuts, take us on a visual guide to the thought processes behind the album. Or, as the duo themselves put it: “A rare glimpse into our twisted skulls.” But, before

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BOTW Playlist: Lizzo

With a musical lineage that runs the gamut from fronting progressive rock bands to spitting in an RnB girl trio, from learning the flute as a kid to becoming the fiery stage presence we know today, it’s safe to say that it came as no surprise to us that our

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Prince’s cover for new single ‘Breakfast Can Wiat’

Prince‘s highly anticipated new single, ‘Breakfast Can Wait‘, is finally available! The iconic artist posted the single’s satirical artwork featuring American comedian Dave Chappelle late late last month through his 3RDEYEGIRL YouTube account. The multi-platinum hit-maker, who has been absent from social media until recently, accumulated 100,000 …

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New Video: Jamie Lidell – ‘Big Love’

After giving us a taster of his electrified-funk side in his collaboration with Lorenz Rhode, ‘Any Kind of Pressure’, at the backend of last year, it had fans keeping their fingers-crossed that Jamie Lidell would keep going in that same direction with his next album – and thank …

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Interview: Ghostpoet

With his second album, the tongue-twistingly titled ‘Some Say I So I Say Light‘ seeing release this week, Notion’s Lauren Vevers caught up with the ever charismatic Ghostpoet for a chat about the collaborative processes that informed the record, escaping genre-led pigeonholing and what his dream ‘rager’ would

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Interview: Icona Pop

With a UK debut album finally nearing completion and a rambunctious 2013 laying ahead, Alex Cull caught up with Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop for a rant and a rave about their globetrotting lifestyle, unique vocal chemistry and the music that makes them both laugh and cry.

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