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Charlotte Gunn

Founder and Editorial Director of The Forty-Five. Former NME Editor and journalist for the likes of The Face, Red and Marie Claire. Charlie likes wearing dungarees, listening to Lorde and looks for any excuse to be a grubby little urchin at a music festival.
Warpaint interview 2022

Warpaint: Through Thick and Thin | Cover Story

WARPAINT: THROUGH THICK AND THIN After a lengthy break and some major life changes, Warpaint are back – eighteen years in and with a new...
Holly Humberstone Coachella 2022

Backstage at Coachella with Holly Humberstone

On a scorching hot California afternoon, we caught up with a fresh-off-the-stage Holly Humberstone to talk about playing her first Coachella, touring the States...

SXSW 2022 in photos: backstage with the festival’s most-hyped artists

That's a wrap on another SXSW Festival. We can't quite believe it's been two years since the great and good of music last descended...
Nilufer Yanya

45s of the week: Nilufer Yanya, Lime Garden, Griff X Sigrid and more!

Grae – 'Room In the Desert' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmEYQ3WNLDM Toronto artist, Grae, has drawn inspiration from Cocteau Twins' 'Cherry-coloured Funk' on new single, 'Room In The Desert'. The...
Wet Leg interview

Wet Leg: Do Believe The Hype

Britain's best new band?
Lorde Stoned at the Nail Salon

Lorde – ‘Solar Power’ review: teen millionaire turned homebody reflects on the push and...

What released you from the malaise of the pandemic? For Lorde, it was the vibrancy of summer days, of dancing on the sand and...
Wet Leg

Four bands to check out if you like post-punk and deadpan female vocalists

The Early Mornings Who? The Early Mornings are Annie Leader (vocals/guitar), Rhys Davies (drums), and Danny Shannon (bass). The trio from Manchester cite their influences...
Latitude Festival 2021

Latitude Festival 2021: Wolf Alice triumph and Wet Leg are the ones to watch

Fun, in its most hedonistic form, has been banned since early March 2020. A necessary evil, to combat one much bigger, but boy, has...
Wolf Alice Glastonbury

Live At Worthy Farm: Glastonbury’s magical livestream in pictures

We miss Glastonbury. More than sweaty mosh-pits or nightclubs or karaoke, we long for five days spent in a field, surrounded by happy people...
Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Sour’ review: the first cut is the deepest

Now, I can’t be certain. But I think Olivia Rodrigo might have been dumped.  For her debut LP, ‘Sour’, the 18-year-old High School Musical alumni,...