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Musogyny: I Got 99 Problems and This is One

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown), but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s slut shaming, these last months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music. Rest assured that

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Now Hear This: 23/11/13

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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Musogyny: Should We Rate Sexism in Music Videos?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s open letter shaming, these last few months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music.

Rest

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Pop Girls Takeover Interview: Chlöe Howl

There haven’t been many young voices in the pop that have spent more time gracing our office speakers this year than fresh-faced songstress Chlöe Howl. Her witty, Brit-centric songs of village hall make-out sessions and the more awkward, less publicised side of youth today have been gaining plaudits in

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BOTW Playlist: Waxahatchee

With Alabama’s Waxahatchee – the brainchild of former P.S. Eliot member, Katie Crutchfield – finding herself striving towards greater acclaim on a daily basis and sharing stages across Europe with the likes of Tegan and Sara, we asked Katherine, Waxahatchee’s touring bassist, to put together a playlist of the

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News: Alicia Keys added to Flow Festival

We can now announce that the legendary Alicia Keys will perform at this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki. The R&B superstar joins an already stellar lineup, featuring the likes of Kraftwerk, The Knife, Kendrick Lamar, My Bloody Valentine, Cat Power, Grimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nick Cave & The Bad …

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News: The xx announce full lineup for Night + Day

Following sold out Night + Day events in Lisbon and Berlin, The xx now announce the final lineup for their upcoming event at London’s beautiful Hatfield House, Saturday June 22nd.

Set to play the main stage are Solange, Polica, Kindness, Mount Kimbie, Jon Hopkins, …

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Live Review: Field Day 2013

When every mention of Field Day makes some reference to it being a ‘hipster’s festival’, the temptation to reel out the snide innuendo was so great I nearly fell off my fixie bike, sold my cupcake business, grew out my undercut and released a limited edition, digital only EP of …

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Notion 063 Feature: Cover Star Sky Ferreira

Great Blondie Ambition: The surprising sounds and amazing tales of Sky Ferreira

We think you know her from the covers of a hundred magazines, but do we really know her at all? After a remarkable buzzscendency faded to leave Sky Ferreira in a label nightmare, she tells Nick Levine about

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Playlist: Clean Bandit

Ahead of their appearance at London’s Field Day this Saturday, we asked local baroque house four-piece Clean Bandit to compile a playlist of the tracks sure to be fueling their raucous live set this weekend. From their nascent inspiration by Radiohead and Ace of Base, to in vogue cuts

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