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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 …

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Interview: Context

It seems everything’s taking off in the world of displaced, formerly Norwich-based MC, Context. Now living in London, the last few months have seen him drop what may be his strongest track to date in the form of the acerbic ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments‘: a biting tune

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Interview: Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma, comprised of Gabriel Winterfield and Jono Ma, and hailing all the way from Sydney, Australia, are already turning out to be one of this year’s most interesting new bands. Their debut single ‘The Throw’ snowballed them into just about every platform of the UK’s music

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News: Fenech-Soler UK tour

To accompany the release of sophomore album Rituals, due for release this September, Fenech-Soler have confirmed a major UK and Ireland tour for November. Following the success of their self-titled debut in 2010, which earned them Q and XFM award nominations for ‘The Next Big Thing’ and ‘Best British Debut …

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BOTW Interview: Jaws

We caught up with our current BOTW, Birmingham four-piece Jaws, ahead of an intimate London show at Dalston’s Birthdays. Against a backdrop of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ – appropriately enough, given the group’s Brummie heritage – the much-hyped quartet filled us in on their love of prawn cocktail

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BOTW Interview: Vondelpark

With their debut album, Seabed, dropping this week through legendary Belgian electronic label R&S, Alex Cull caught up with London three-piece Vondelpark over a particularly crackly phone line for a chat about their roots, the troubled production of the record and their best festival memories.

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Reading & Leeds Festival Going All-Out for 2013

The Reading & Leeds Festival, a massive two-location series of concerts is finally letting details out about its plans for 2013.  And, uh, they’re pretty big.

Besides from maintaining the quality they’ve served over the past decades (Nirvana, anyone?), they’re also going bigger this year.  Way bigger.  On top …

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Paper 2.0? It’s paper…

The ever-hilarious McSweeney’s evaluates a new breed of e-reader, the ‘Newspaper’

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