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Record Shopping with GoldLink

Whilst in London this summer for his sell out show in Shoreditch – that Andre 3000 of OutKast casually decided to come along to and watch – we thought it only fitting that a rapper with such eclectic musical taste, should be shown around one of London’s finest record shops,



The Field Report #7: So many additions, so little budget…

Festival season, like an impending wave of low pressure threatening to burst our river banks, is upon us. And to get our taste buds tingling, organisers have been chomping at the bit to let you know of their exclusive headline acts ready to define our summers. These days, the great



Album Review: Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune

After five years, Australian duo Empire of the Sun ignite their second album, Ice on the Dune, with the orchestral ‘Lux’. Precisely one minute and twenty-six seconds of Ancient Egyptian melodic mantras, snake-charming refrains and epic drum rolls build anticipation for a record we almost gave up waiting for. …



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 …




The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (hereinafter referred to as TPOBPAH) are back on the scene with their brand new single – despite being busy on a worldwide tour –  “The Body”, taken from their second album, “Belong” (released March 29). Hailing from New York City, these indie-pop sweethearts …



Øya Festival 2011 – Free Mixtape Download

The wonderful team at Øya have provided Notion with mixtape downloads featuring international live acts and Norweigan artists. The selections on each mixtape strike the perfect balance between mainstream contemporary artist such as Kanye West. The Noweigan mixtape features a well devised selection of lo-fi, electronica and synth pop. Artists …



Album review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong

Okay, if I’m being completely honest I’ve never actually come across this lot before and on a first listen basis, I’m not 100% sold. But after a while it’s easy to get used to the high-pitched keyboards, reminiscent to that of The Cure’s, and the soft vocals of lead singer, …