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Brand New 2021

Want new tunes to listen to? We’ve got you covered. The Forty-Five Editors add to the Brand New Playlist every week. Better than something...

New Adele album: ’30’ release date, title, tracklist, songs

It has been nearly six years (and counting) since Adele dropped the mighty '25'. The London-based artist's critically-acclaimed, perfect-to-cry-to third album swept the 2017...
UK Festivals 2021 still going ahead

Glastonbury 2022: everything we know so far

After two enforced fallow years, music fans in the UK are already looking forward to Glastonbury Festival 2022. The Somerset festival which takes place...
Billie Eilish

Halloween songs

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5My0iq7P3d2ORPmDKztPpb?si=lqF-PLetSEu77rX_vEhTlA Halloween: the greatest of all the weens is fast approaching and let's be honest, this year's is going to suck a bit. With corona being...
Kacey Musgraves Star Crossed

45s of the week: Kacey Musgraves, Ray BLK, La Luz and more!

Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah4r5XjBNRo “Let me set the scene...” croons Kacey Musgraves gently in the title track of her newly announced fourth studio album. “Two...
Lorde new album

New Lorde album: ‘Solar Power’ release date, title, tracklist, songs

After the campaign for Lorde's second LP, 2017's 'Melodrama', drew to a close towards the end of the following year, our favourite Kiwi pop...
Shirley Manson and Izzy Bee Phillips

Conversations with Friends: Shirley Manson and Izzy Bee Phillips

Two ferocious female frontwomen, in conversation

Wet Leg’s sassy debut single ‘Chaise Longue’ is your post-punk summer anthem

New Domino Records signing, Wet Leg, have just dropped their debut single, 'Chaise Longue' – an infectious tongue-in-cheek anthem that is going to be...

Veps: “We are ready to take over the world

Hi VEPS! How are you today Hey! We’re pretty good! Tell us a fact about each of you: Fun fact! June (bass) grows plants in her bedroom....
TikTok lookalikes

The TikTok lookalikes who uncannily resemble your fave musicians

Have you ever been told you look like a famous person? Life as a lookalike definitely has its perks—particularly if you're interested in blowing...