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Primavera Sound Lineup

OK, deep breath: Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, Metronomy, Chvrches, The National, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, and Kendrick Lamar have all been confirmed for the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona this summer. Running from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, the festival’s organizers have managed to …



Track Premiere: Northern American – ‘Wander’

When Californian four-piece Northern American chose to name their debut EP Happiness Hungover earlier this year, it revealed a great deal about the lush, evocative indie that the quartet produce. With nods to the breezy pop-tinged brilliance of their LA peers Local Natives, the downplayed dramatics of US stalwarts …



NOFAYs 2013: Alex Cull – New Music Editor

Welcome to The NOFAYs 2013: The Notion Office’s Favourite (note: not ‘Best’) Albums of the Year, our take on the now-ubiquitous end-of-year list.

We don’t normally partake in the monotonous routine of compiling EOY lists, made with the intent of bragging about a b-side that no one has ever



7 Ways to Write a Song like The National

Ahead of their forthcoming UK dates and appearance on tonight’s Later with Jools Holland, Notion’s Jake O’Leary takes a headlong glance into the suburban ennui of indie stalwarts, The National.

With this year’s excellent Trouble Will Find Me, The National have reinforced their position as one of …



Introducing: Armeria

Listening back to Armeria‘s official debut single, ‘Not the Same’/’Everyday’, it’s hard not to get swept in the dancefloor romance cultivated by the frighteningly young Leeds producer. The man behind the alias, 19-year-old Jake Norman, spins sparkling slabs of resplendent modern house; tracks full of a wide-eyed optimism that


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Moodboard: Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit)

With their new EP ‘The Woodpile’ set for release September 2nd, Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson – one of Scotland’s finest creative minds – spoke to PlanetNotion about his favourite and most inspirational things of late…

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Quite simply the finest album I’ve ever heard. I’m constantly …



BOTW Review: Daughn Gibson – Me Moan

This album might be referred to as a ‘sophomore’ release from Pennsylvania’s Daughn Gibson, following his debut long-player All Hell. Although, the institutional metaphor doesn’t seem to fit in this particular context. You get the feeling that Daughn Gibson is too much of a free agent for that …



The LCM Chats: Session 3


Photo: Nick Shand

Planet Notion: What are you looking forward to most about LCM?
James Long: I think it’s always exciting to see what the new designers are doing at the Fashion East MAN show which is where I did my first show. Also I love to see …



Interview: Local Natives

After releasing their debut album Gorilla Manor in 2009, Los Angeles’ progressive indie-folk band, Local Natives have been touring the world for the past three years and settled in the studio to write and produce their much anticipated second album, Hummingbird. Teaming up with The National’s Aaron Dessner



Track Premiere: Here Is Your Temple – ‘Say Hey’

Ahead of their debut EP – the aptly titled So High – dropping on April 15, we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive download from Swedish alt-pop troupe Here Is Your Temple in the form of So High standout track ‘Say Hey’.

It’s a cut that showcases the folkier climbs …