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Is Record Store Day Losing its Indie Label Lustre?

When Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 it seemed like a great excuse for a party with a cause. Throwing an international event to draw music lovers into stores, promote local artists and chuck much needed funds the way of the struggling record sales industry has obvious benefits: many …



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



New Remix: Pulp – ‘After You’ (Soulwax Remix)

In honor of Record Store Day 2013 (20 April), the artist Pulp is releasing a special reworking of  their hit single ‘After You’, remixed by Soulwax. The remix is going to be available exclusively on 12″ vinyl via Rough Trade. The record will also feature the 2012 Pulp original, …



My #RSD13: An International Affair

Sometimes – in fact all of the time – attending Record Store Day can feel a bit like being a kid in a candy store. For Notion’s Coco Wong – who’s recently moved to the UK from Hong Kong – this is more true than ever. Here, she tells us



New Track: Gold Panda – ‘Brazil’

2010 saw the release of Gold Panda‘s lauded debut LP Lucky Shiner. Despite the album’s success–winning the Guardian First Album Award and getting nominated for the Mercury Prize–it’s been three years since he produced any new material. March saw the release of an EP, Trust, and while …



My #RSD13: James Blake’s James Blake

With James Blake‘s self-titled debut album seeing a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Seb Law and Alex Cull decided the time was nigh to revisit – and debate – what’s been one of the most divisive dubstep releases in recent years.

I’m not one to knock artists, …



My #RSD13: Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory

With their debut album, Hybrid Theory, re-released for this year’s Record Store Day, Liz Ward took a look at the pre-adolescent musical zeitgeist formed by Linkin Park at the start of the 21st century. Here, she details how though the band and herself have taken greatly differing musical



My #RSD13: Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter

With Nick Drake’s self-titled record – a US-only compilation of tracks from the much-revered British folkie’s first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter – getting a Record Store Day reissue this weekend, Alex Cull acknowledges the legacy of what could be Drake’s most influential release: 1970’s Bryter



Introducing: Georgi Kay

Since age seventeen singer-songwriter Georgi Kay has turned heads and won awards in her native Australia. Now nineteen, she’s set for international success. Having just signed up with Regal, Kay has recorded a double A-side 7″ limited edition vinyl to be released on 20th April from Record Store Day. …



News: Little Boots – ‘Nocturnal Versions’

We over in Notion HQ are a big fan of Little Boots‘ more mature new direction and are eagerly awaiting the release of her latest album Nocturnes. A month is a wee while to wait, but we thought we’d manage, until the good news came around that we …