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EP Review: Baio – Mira

Chris Baio returns with his second release under his not so speculative alias, Baio, following on from last year’s Sunburn EP. Mira is a progressive offering, where the producer has delved into the electro vibes and added more visible vocal samples. “Get up, get up” bluntly demands the vocal …

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Now Hear This: 19/10/13

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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Now Hear This: 05/10/13

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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Album Review: Cayucas – Bigfoot

Led by chief songwriter Zach Yudin, who’s reportedly had some of these tunes laying about since his days in the similarly breezy Oregon Bike Trails, Cayucas’ sleeves display their influences – and their geographical origins – like badges of honour. Accusations of lacking originality would likely be batted …

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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.

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Album Review: Major Lazer – Free the Universe

For someone who has never really bought into that whole ‘Sean-de-Paul and Blue Cantrell’, faux-Jamaican thing, Major Lazer have repeatedly surpassed expectations. Take their 2009 smash ‘Pon De Floor’ for instance, which still gets even the most rigid of movers to lose their shit on the dance floor …

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BOTW Review: Young Dreams – Between Places

Anyone for a slice of Scandi-pop? Everyone knows that the Scandinavian scene is every bit as cool as its climate – and Young Dreams, who hail from Bergen, Norway, are hoping to be the next big thing to tempt your ear-buds.

Between Places definitely seems like an apt title …

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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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New Track: Fiction – “Museum”

London group Fiction mixes some 80s style lyrics and ambiance with Vampire Weekend’s energetic guitar pickings.  The result is halfway between indie rock and pop, and that is a delightful halfway indeed.  With their upcoming album The Big Other due in March, they’ve released their single “Museum”.

While the sound …

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EP Review: Baio – Sunburn EP

With a charming cover and the knowledge that you’re in company of long time after-show DJ and Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, it’s hard to go into this listen feeling anything but optimistic. And soon Sunburn starts to emanate an all-to-appropriate glow that catapults you into a parallel universe …

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