Home Authors Posts by Arusa Qureshi

Arusa Qureshi

11 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Arusa Qureshi is a writer and editor based in Edinburgh, and a passionate advocate for diversity and accessibility within arts and culture. She is the former Editor of The List and writes mostly about music, most recently Flip the Script – a book about women in UK hip hop, published by 404 Ink. Her work has appeared in Bella Caledonia, Clash, The Guardian, GoldFlakePaint, Time Out and more.
Poppy Ajudha

Poppy Ajudha – ‘The Power In Us’ review: a politically-charged and vibrant call to...

“Sister stand up for what you believe / I hear anarchy in the way you speak,” Poppy Ajudha sings emphatically on ‘PLAYGOD’. These words...
Mxmtoon interview

Mxmtoon: “There are so many different ways it can happen for artists now”

Mxmtoon is a new kind of artist – one that's forgone the traditional music industry model and done things her own way, online, one viewer at a time. As she prepares to release her second album 'rising', Arusa Qureshi meets the confessional young star who is stepping out from behind the lens, for the first time.
Amber Mark interview

Amber Mark: “We don’t talk about the fact we’re floating on a muddy rock...

Amber Mark has been busy searching for the meaning of life. The past two years have been all about self-exploration and discovery for the...
Mø

MØ: “There is great strength in being vulnerable”

“For years, I have been in this mindset of ‘I will pull through anything – I'm tough,’” Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen says over...
ESNS

ESNS Festival review: further proof of the breadth of Europe’s musical talent

Though many festivals hoped to see a full return in 2022, the further rise in COVID cases has once more scuppered plans across the...
Dawn FM review The Weeknd

The Weeknd – ‘Dawn FM’ review: escapism of the best kind from a pop...

In his last album ‘After Hours’, and particularly in the unforgettable single ‘Blinding Lights’, The Weeknd gave us all-out 80s nostalgia mixed with forward-thinking...
Chica Gang

Chica Gang: “There were a lot of parties in Madrid – but we didn’t...

Safety on dancefloors has long been a key concern, especially for women and LGBTQ+ clubbers who have typically not always felt at home in...
Remi Wolf

Remi Wolf: “I write my music out of rage, pain and confusion”

With her psychedelic visuals and perfectly-produced pop anthems, Remi Wolf is about to be your new obsession.
Erika de Casier

Erika de Casier live in Edinburgh: dreamy R&B with a nostalgic undercurrent

For many people of colour that grew up in predominantly white communities in the 90s and early 2000s, the mention of MTV will draw...
Nao

Nao – ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’ review: a lush, confident reset for one...

Easily one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British R&B, Nao makes music that is soul-stirring and entrancing in equal measure. Nowhere is...