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Interview: Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is a woman who doesn’t mince her words. She’s a natural storyteller with literal lyrics consisting of day-to-day observations about gardening accidents, masturbation and the people she meets along the way.

At just 25-years-old, she’s forging an independent, self-sufficient path in many ways; starting her own record label



Preview: Independent Label Market

Things that make you think ‘omg it’s nearly Christmas’: That John Lewis advert that everyone gets all cutesy about, your local high-street embarking on a sorry attempt for Christmas decorations, and your nan ringing up to ask for knitting measurements. Oh, and then there is one announcement that doesn’t send …



BOTW Interview: Shine 2009

On first listening to Our Nation, the second full-length from Helsinki’s Shine 2009, it can be a pretty tough ask to not want to put a political swing on proceedings. With songs that run the gamut from exploring Finland’s position in the EU (‘Eurozone’) to pondering what exactly …



Guest Playlist: Moodoïd

In honour of the recent release of his self-titled debut EP, we’re making Parisian psych-popper Pablo Padovani – aka Moodoïd – a cultural ambassador to the UK for the day [yes, we have the power to do that - Ed.]. Here, the Melody’s Echo Chamber guitarist walks us through



Festival review: La Route du Rock

After a last minute invite made its way to my inbox, I found myself on an overnight ferry to Saint-Malo, tequila sunrise in hand (crazy, I know) and some questionable onboard cabaret for entertainment. A few ABBA covers later and I realised that I didn’t quite know what to expect



Guest Playlist: Scenic

Ahead of their debut EP, Shockwaves, dropping later this month on Future Classic, we pondered long and hard over what type of guest playlist we’d like Perth space rockers Scenic to put together. In the end, we decided to let them go with what they know: epic cosmic



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



News: James Blake Added to FOR Lineup

Set on one of the beautiful Dalmatian Islands in Croatia, the 2013 FOR festival is already sure to be a good time. Previously announced in the lineup are Tame Impala, James Murphy, Solange, 2ManyDJs, Tensnake, Horse Meat Disco, Young Dreams, and many more. …



BOTW Interview: Guards

With their debut album, In Guards We Trust, leaving us shouting along gloriously to the heavens, we just had to have a chinwag with Manhattan threesome, Guards. Here, the trio tell us about their Coachella 2013 experience, dream festival line-ups, and their plans to tour the world.




Introducing: Betty Who

Australia has been unrelenting with its musical exports in the last 18 months or so, take Flume, Tame Impala and San Cisco for instance, who’ve all provided us with startling, relevant and at times avant-garde approaches to their chosen genres.

Betty Who, born and raised in Sydney, is …