Mood Boards


The new kid on the block Leo Kalyan shares his summer tips

It’s clear from just listening to his latest single, ‘Get Your Love’, that summer is a big deal for Leo Kalyan. Sharing his top five favourite things, he lists the perfect recipe for a dreamy summer



Rhodes gives an insight into his favourite things

Sharing with us his mood board of inspiration, RHODES talks us through nostalgic paintings, classic films and poignant records



Stealing Sheep talk us through the people who influenced their sound and style

Psychedelic three-piece Stealing Sheep reveal their top inspiring people in the creative arts



Hard-hitters Cazzette share their best musical moments

Swedish DJ duo Cazzette have started to grab people’s attention for both their music and their stage costumes



Jess Glynne shares memories from her chart-topping summer

British singer-songwriter Jess Glynne is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. She has propelled herself into music industry, first as a highly-charting featured artist and since as a successful solo artist in her own right.



MTA Records’ Kove & Moko share who inspires them

Kove & Moko are both artists gaining considerable attention in the music industry and with Moko’s background in soul and Kove, a producer of electronic sounds, the collaboration of the two couldn’t be more perfect.



Charlie Puth lists his favourite male music figures

Charlie Puth is a recent signing to Atlantic Records, previously earning recognition on YouTube. An obvious admirer of many different kinds of music, Puth himself tends towards a heavily soul and gospel-inspired style.



San Fran duo Cathedrals discuss their musical differences

Meet San Fran duo Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin, known by the name Cathedrals. Having grown up with very different musical influences, and paired together as adults through mutual friends, their sound showcases both their diverse tastes and musical histories in a contemporary electropop hybrid, similar in sound to acts such as Phantogram or MS MR.



We invite Keston Cobblers Club to share a snapshot of their lives

To celebrate releasing a new album, Keston Cobblers Club share stories from tours and their youth



Palace express their psychedelic influences

Ahead of the release of their second EP next week, we asked the members of lo-fi rock band Palace to share a mood board with us, indicating some of their current and long-time obsessions and inspirations.



XO talks space, the 90s and more in his mood board

Fresh off the back of releasing his first EP, we caught up with XO to discuss the impact of psychedelia and the ethereal on his musical psyche



Kyla La Grange shares her inspirations

Riding high on the back of her second album ‘Cut Your Teeth’, the amazing Kyla La Grange takes us through some of the brilliant things that inspire her on a daily basis – from her pet dog and trifle to Game of Thrones.


The boys from Years & Years talk Marvin Gaye, Twin Peaks and Seinfeld

Notion Magazine sat down with BBC Sound of 2015 winners, Years & Years, to talk about their influences.


We talk squash, fish & chips and coffee with Brolin

Brolin‘s ‘Swim Deep’ is an incredible penso-banger: we loved it so much we asked him to compile a mood board of his influences



What would Mausi be if…

Here’s a guide to all the things Mausi would be if they weren’t too busy making lovely, lovely music.


Elli Ingram spills her thoughts and obsessions

Elli knocked us for six earlier this year with her debut EP, Sober. 



Maximo Park share Too Much Information on what influenced their new album

Tyneside indie rock stalwarts Maxïmo Park return early next year with their much-anticipated fifth album, Too Much Information.



See what Florrie can’t live without

Xenomania’s pop sweetheart reveals a few of the things she loves for Notion Magazine…