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Musogyny: F-minus-feminism

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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Musogyny: Two Faces of Feminism

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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Album Review: Drenge – Drenge

This grubby garage rock debut has been greatly anticipated from the Sheffield duo. Off the back of their singles ‘Backwaters‘ and ‘Bloodsports‘, a bizarre endorsement from a Labour MP and through profuse gigging around the country (even stopping by Glastonbury), they’ve managed to stir up a …

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EP Review: Bloc Party – The Nextwave Sessions

Four albums and several headlining tours since first breaking ground with 2005’s Silent Alarm, Bloc Party have returned with The Nextwave Sessions EP; a record that manages to simultaneously dredge up their glory years and push forward into new territory.

Ratchet’ is first to burst through …

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BOTW Moodboard: Oliver Wilde

From cult children’s TV show Mr. Benn through to Guided By Voices‘ trashy songwriting brilliance, Bristol’s Oliver Wilde has a lot to shout about when it comes to the things that inspire him. Ahead of his debut album, A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears, seeing release on Howling

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Album Review: United Ghosts – s/t

Los Angeles-based indie rock four-piece United Ghosts were initially founded by Sha Sabi and Axel Steuerwald, and subsequently joined by drummer, Sean Burgess, and the mesmerising guitar style of Jason O. Over the past few years, they’ve grown into a complete and hypnotizing rock band, but it was only after …

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Interview: Hyetal

Since 2011, Bristol-based electronic artist Hyetal has been a constant presence on the electro circuit. In anticipation of Hyetal’s upcoming album Modern Worship, Notion’s Lauren Vevers sat down with the artist to ask him a few questions about his creative process, musical influences, and his ambitions for the future.

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BOTW Review: The Thermals – Desperate Ground

The Thermals are back with a new record and they’ve not messed about in making it. Since their last release, the band have worked through extensive tour schedules and even mourned the passing of a former member. This returning effort bares no sign of fatigue and haziness however, as they …

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Moodboard: Heartsrevolution

With their mixtape ‘Revolution Rising‘ currently doing the rounds online and a new EP just round the corner, we asked Owsla and Kitsuné-signed, dance-punk duo Heartsrevolution to take us on a virtual tour of their vision for the ideal modern world. Suffice to say, they jumped at

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BOTW Review: Jaws – Milkshake EP

In a recent interview at Dalston’s Birthdays, Jaws guitarist Alex Hudson explained to me how the group’s decision to release the Milkshake EP, a collection of the singles released by the much-hyped Birmingham four-piece across the course of the last year, was - far from any more financially …

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