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Meet our BOTW: Glass Animals

Glass Animals—aka four friendly, relatively down-to-earth guys from Oxfordshire—are perhaps the only band in the world to be inspired by hip hop and psychedelia in equal measure. Thereby straddling the fine line between weird and fascinating, intellectual and accessible, pretentious and cool, they’re a perilously odd bunch and all

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Behind The Aura: The Risky Business of Lady Gaga

Why did the world come to a shuddering halt a couple of weeks ago to watch and condemn Lady Gaga having paint spit up on her? Why wasn’t anyone more dazzled by her human BBQ rotisserie opening number? That shit was cool.

Lady Gaga’s SXSW show was hardly the first …

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The Reality of Risk: can you ever really be safe at a music festival?

With two people killed and 22 injured at the Austin-based SXSW festival this week, history suggests that this kind of tragedy would come from a crowd crush or stage collapse. The true horror is that these people were simply standing in line for a show. Greenfield event planner Josh Finesilver

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Meet our BOTW: Tove Lo

“It’s harder for me to write a ‘no worries-happy-summer-party-song’ than something you dance to with tears in your eyes,” confesses Sweden’s Tove Nilsen – aka Tove Lo – halfway through our chat about her forthcoming debut EP, Truth Serum. She’s not far wrong. All six tracks present on Truth Serum

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Video: MØ – ‘Waste of Time’

Since posting her breakthrough track ‘Maiden’ online in May 2012, Danish songstress  (AKA Karen Marie Ørsted) has landed on many a new music radar. Earlier this year, she answered the hype with debut single ‘Pilgrim’ via Chess Club, which entered the Hypemachine chart at Number 1, and her …

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Video: WALL – ‘Left to Wonder’

London-based producer/writer/vocalist Lyla Foy – AKA WALL - has gone from strength to strength since her debut single ‘Magazine‘ was met with overwhelming critical acclaim last year. This April saw the release of her 5-track EP ‘Shoestring‘, which received airplay across the Atlantic and won the …

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Album Review: Small Black – ‘Limits of Desire’

After being named among the Top 100 Acts at SXSW in 2011, Small Black have been on a mission to create a more wholesome sound and possibly re-create themselves in the process. The synth-pop that garnered attention on the group’s earlier EPs back in 2009 and 2010 is slightly different …

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Album Review: Treetop Flyers – The Mountain Moves

With their debut single ‘Things Will Change’ – released in early April – Treetop Flyers had already set the pace for their forthcoming debut album. The British five-piece chose to record The Mountain Moves in sunny Malibu, California and it certainly possesses a West Coast, 60s vintage rock …

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News: AllSaints Film launches with Kings of Leon documentary

Renowned for its creative innovation and individuality, AllSaints adds yet another dimension to its cutting edge brand by launching its film division, AllSaints Film. The division will commission young, up-and-coming filmmakers to release multiple projects each year, exploring everything from music and style to cutting-edge moving image installations. The …

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BOTW Review: Feathers – If All Now Here

Feathers had the ultimate home ground advantage when playing SXSW this year. Not only were they on their own turf of Austin, Texas, they were also playing as support to Depeche Mode – a band that their own synth pop sound is heavily indebted to. One can only assume it …

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