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Austin City Limits Festival

Austin, Texas calls itself ‘the live music capital of the world’, a bold statement but a justified one. The state capital, nestled in America’s deep south, has been rapidly accumulating more and more attention, and is on the tip of many a music-savvy tongue. In recent years it has blossomed …



BOTW Track: Pure X – ‘Thousand Year Old Child’

In a recent chat I had with Pure X frontman Nate Grace, the Texan native told me how the trio’s sophomore record, Crawling Up the Stairs, was the result of the group “deciding to make a ‘studio album’,” and having “a lot of time to experiment and fine tune …



Introducing our BOTW: Pure X

With Crawling Up the Stairs, the follow-up to their 2011 debut album Pleasure, Austin three-piece Pure X have truly turned the emotional pressure cooker up to boiling point. While it still retains some of the seductive qualities that laced its predecessor, it’s a far harder drink to swallow: …



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 …



News: 55DSL AW13 photo competition

For those of you that fell in love with 55DSL‘s exploration of human frailty in their recent film ‘Italy, Texas’, listen up. The brand are on the look out for their next official behind-the-scenes photographer for their AW13 campaign, so if you have an eye for an image, …



Guest Playlist: Blood Red Shoes

Ahead of their new EP Water dropping next week, we got Brighton garage rock duo Blood Red Shoes to compile a playlist of the tunes that sustained them – and got them riled up – while recording Water in Texas last year.

It’s an unsurprisingly stormy affair; one that veers …



Introducing: GALPALS

If you’re finding yourself growing weary of the rather formless British winter putting a serious dampener on your day-to-day life, we at PlanetNotion might just have the perfect antidote. First introduced to us courtesy of Bristol’s exemplary Howling Owl Records, Texan garage pop duo GALPALS are seriously over-qualified to …


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Issue 61 New Music: Eddi Front

Eddi Front makes an absolutely exquisite olde worlde style of piano-accompanied songs about life, love and other feelings. We’re told she doesn’t talk much, but her music is so striking that we wanted to get to know some of the thoughts going on behind her stripped back noir-ballads. New Music



BOTW Review: Blood Orange- ‘Coastal Grooves’

Our BOTW Blood Orange is the creation of Texas born, Essex raised, Dev Hynes and the new project just continues our belief that while you might never know what to expect from the current New Yorker, it will always be amazing. While his past releases have been with a punk …