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Rosie Carney

Why Rosie Carney chose lockdown to cover Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ in full

'The Bends' came out in 1995, two years before I was born. I spent the first decade of my life in England and while...
listening to an album

Best Black Friday deals for music fans

Black Friday – AKA discount day – is upon us and since most of us can't get out to the shops to do our...
Deeptan

Deep tan’s new music video is a powerful comment on consent

Hackney-based post-punk trio deep tan recently unveiled their first new single of 2020, ‘deepfake’, and its powerful and disturbing video. https://vimeo.com/477618218 ‘deepfake’ is a comment on consent, through the dark...
Phoebe Bridgers Maggie Rogers Iris

Phoebe Bridgers finally covered ‘Iris’ – with a little help from Maggie Rogers

The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster and if you were just about holding it together, then apologies, the end is here....
BBQ Beer Freedom Meme

The ‘BBQ Beer Freedom’ remixes are getting us through the week

In a week where most Brits have watched more CNN than any other point in history, you may have witnessed one manifestation of Trump's...
Free guitar lessons

Learn guitar for free this lockdown

If you're sick of sourdough and painting was a non-starter, let us suggest to you a new way to pass Lockdown 2.0. As the...
Trump Lil Pimp Lil Pump

“Lil Pimp” and all the other musicians publicly backing Trump for re-election

Last night, at this US election's final Trump rally in Wisconsin, The President gave a shout out to some of his high-profile supporters. “And speaking...
Beyonce New Album

Beyoncé’s Ivy Park x Adidas collection just dropped – here are our favourite...

2020 is the year of the sweats. Whether you are in the sit-on-the-sofa-and-comfort-eat squad, or the I-suddenly-have-loads-of-time-to-exercise camp, the elasticated waistband is really having...
Billie Eilish shoes colour the dress

Billie Eilish’s trainers are the new “dress”

You'll remember, five years ago, the world was split over the colour of a dress. Was it white and gold? Or blue and black?...
The Forty-Five merch

Support The Forty-Five by buying some banging merch

T-shirts, like coronavirus, are really having a moment. They're great for lounging, and exercising and looking fine on a Zoom chat. In many ways,...