Monday Mixtape featuring Blossomer and Andy Von Pip Tips
Record Of The Week: Blossomer – To The Sea

My Record Of The Week #rotw is a mysterious act from Sheffield called Blossomer. Not much is known about this group yet but the blogosphere has gone wild for them, him, her, it - whatever they may be. Since putting a video out on YouTube for their...

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Record Of The Week: Sampha – Too Much

My Record Of The Week #rotw is the extraordniary Sampha, who this morning was crowned 4th in the BBC Sound Of 2014 list. 24 year old Sampha is a soul singer and producer from Morden in South London. He first starting making an impressive with...

The Guardian's New Band Up North Podcast - the next chapter
New Band Up North Podcast – The Next Chapter

Here's the Guardian Northerner's music podcast looking at 12 bands from across the north of England you should be listening to Lulu James: featured on today's New Band Up North podcast. Normally every Monday afternoon at 5pm you'll come here to read New Band Up North...

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New Band Up North (No. 32 No Ceremony///)

No Ceremony/// (Kelly, James, Victoria): not a mask in sight. Photograph: Mads Perch I first heard about No Ceremony/// (no, the slashes are not a typo. More on this later) last year and became addicted to their epic electronic pop for its seamless combination of bass-driven...

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New Band Up North (No. 30 Patterns)

Each week, I dig through the sounds of the North, picking one artist or band I think you should note Patterns: (l-r) Alex Hillhouse, Laurence Radford, Ciaran McAuley, Jamie Lynch Patterns are creating beautiful electronic drone pop that makes you feel like you're flying. The beautiful fusion...

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New Band Up North (No. 12 M A U S I)

  [caption id="attachment_1771" align="aligncenter" width="627"] MAUSI front to back: Daisy Finetto (singer), Thomas Finetto (singer), Benji Huntrods in his shades (drums) and Ben Brown in the distance (guitars)[/caption] I’d like it to be summer please. No more cold mornings, dark afternoons or wearing two pairs of socks...

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New Band Up North (No. 9 Embers)

[caption id="attachment_1743" align="aligncenter" width="498"] On Fire: Embers in action.[/caption] This Manchester quartet are creating music that’s so mesmerizingly powerful, cinematic and gripping that you feel as though you’re a character in a psychological thriller running through the cityscape away from the bad guys. I first stumbled upon...

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New Band Up North (No. 5 The 1975)

You probably know The 1975 from their latest single ‘Sex’. The song’s full of swirling hooks, lustful, sleazy lyrics and vocals that carry an edge of charm with them. There’s no denying ‘Sex’ is an anthem you can’t help but sing along to. Yet, The...

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New Band Up North (No. 3 Shields)

Newcastle five-piece Shields are producing a synth sensation, with catchy pop melodies, charming harmonies and layers of intricate indie sounds. The guys have been on their travels around Europe and the UK for most of the year, remixed a track for Maxïmo Park and have...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #9 – 28-07-14

PLAYLIST #8 Here’s the ninth playlist of #MondaysMixtape. Brand new and emerging music hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #8 – 07-07-14

PLAYLIST #8 Here’s the eighth playlist of #MondaysMixtape. Brand new and emerging music hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...

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New EP from Sheffield’s Blessa lands on SoundCloud

Sheffield five piece Blessa have unleashed their latest EP Love Is An Evol Word into the world. Landing on SoundCloud under two weeks ago it is a hidden gem that more people need to wrap their ears around. Beautiful shoe gaze to compliment those summer drives...

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Stephen Webster – Behind The Scenes with Rankin

Stephen Webster - Behind The Scenes with Rankin from The Gate | Developing Brands on Vimeo. We filmed exclusively behind the scenes with photographer Rankin as he shot the latest campaign for Stephen Webster jewellery. Here he talks about his latest collection and the inspiration behind...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #7 – 30-06-14

PLAYLIST #7 Here’s the seventh playlist of #MondaysMixtape. Brand new and emerging music hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #6 – 16-06-14

PLAYLIST #6 Here’s the sixth playlist of #MondaysMixtape. Brand new and emerging music hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #5 – 10-06-14

PLAYLIST #5 Here’s the fifth playlist of #MondaysMixtape. Brand new and emerging music hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #4 – 02-06-14

PLAYLIST #4 Here’s the fourth playlist of #MondaysMixtape. An hour of new and emerging music hand picked by me. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix Of The Week and...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #3 – 25-05-14

PLAYLIST #3 Here’s the third playlist of #MondaysMixtape. An hour of new and emerging music hand picked by me. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix Of The...

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#MondaysMixtape – Playlist #2 – 12-05-14

PLAYLIST #2 Here’s the second playlist of Monday’s Mixtape. An hour of new and emerging music hand picked by me. Each week I’ll put together a selection of new tunes from small to big acts I think you should be taking notice of. I’ll include a Remix...