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We’ll be at The Great Escape again this year and this time we’re pretty thrilled to be representing Finland, 2014’s focus country

Here’s a special compilation of our favourite tracks by each of the 9 bands and artists set to play, to give you a handy aural guide. 

And if you want to know more:

Jaakko Eino Kalevi 
Mirel Wagner 
NEØV 
The New Tigers 
Satellite Stories 
The Scenes 
Sin Cos Tan 
Suvi 
Von Hertzen Brothers

Tickets are available to buy for The Great Escape 2014 here.

Create Spark @ SXSW 2014

If you’re lucky enough to be in the sunny US at SXSW, you can check out one of the three bands we have over there.

Flyers below for Seattle’s 60s girl group-inspired surf rock band La Luz, noisy Glasgow duo Honeyblood and post punkers TRAAMS

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Watch the newest addition to our roster, Zhala, performing her debut EP title track ‘Prophet’ with her new label boss Robyn. The video’s a re-enactment of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ as performed at the Grammis in Stockholm last night.

Read what The Guardian had to say about ‘Prophet’ here.

Read more about Zhala’s haunting pop music.

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With an amazing line up that so far includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Röyksopp & Robyn, Queens of the Stone Age, The National and MØ, we’re more than just a little happy to be taking care of the UK press for Sweden’s Way Out West festival this year. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 14th February, and there are even more artists to be announced soon. Stay tuned.

Stream classic rock legend David Crosby’s ‘Croz’ on Rolling Stone ahead of it’s full release Monday 27th January.
For more info on ‘Croz’, head here. View high resolution

Stream classic rock legend David Crosby’s ‘Croz’ on Rolling Stone ahead of it’s full release Monday 27th January.

For more info on ‘Croz’, head here.

New music from Sisyphus aka Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti’s new project (formerly known as s/s/s!)

'Calm It Down' is taken from their forthcoming S/T debut, out 17th March on Asthmatic Kitty

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Ja Ja Ja Festival on Jamieoliver.com

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It’s been a little quiet over on this page for a while, with so much to do that we haven’t had as much time as we’d like to blog our good works at Create Spark.

This merits a special mention though, we were utterly thrilled to be involved in the press campaign for Ja Ja Ja Festival last month at The Roundhouse. This latest feature is the cherry on top, our first ever feature on Jamie Oliver’s site about chef Herman Rasmuson, who created several dishes especially for the festival in conjunction with the in-house chef at Made In Camden. 

An excellent playlist featuring all the acts playing at Ja Ja Ja Festival @ The Roundhouse 8th and 9th November.

More info and tickets here: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/jajajafestival

(Source: Spotify)

Enjoying this @thisisMaps @Spotify session @MuteUK

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Fantastic new interactive Califone video sourcing images from Tumblr. Read on

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Music Monday: Interactive Music Video Edition

These two artists created refreshingly interactive and ever-evolving music videos using Tumblr as a platform.

CALIFONE
In conjunction with filmmaker Braden King and programmer Jeff Garneau, Califone uses static imagery and animated GIFs to draw from a curated subset of blogs within the Tumblr ecosystem. This amorphous video is available via a secret link when you click, “show me your stitches,” in the lower left hand corner at califonestitches.tumblr.comThe new album, Stitches, will be available on September 3rd. 

SUPERHUMANOIDS
After nine months, Superhumanoids are back. Listen to their dreamy synth-pop track ”Bad Weather” while enjoying a series of unique GIFs that the band hand-picked from all corners of Tumblr. Be on the lookout, because they plan to add more songs to this page before the August 6th release of their new album, Exhibitionists.

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