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Charlotte Gunn

Charlotte Gunn
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Founder and Editorial Director of The Forty-Five. Former NME Editor and journalist for the likes of The Face, Red and Marie Claire.
Vinyl, records

Doggface, Little Monsters and 2020’s huge vinyl resurgence

Latest stats say that vinyl is having a moment. We know, we know – you read this story last year. And the year before...
Song Exploder documentary

These Netflix music documentaries will ease your next tier boredom

We’re all watching a helluva lot of Netflix right now – and that’s fine – but amid the dating shows and grizzly tales of...
Phoebe Bridgers photo

The Year of Phoebe Bridgers

A chat with the creator of our album of the year.
Benee and Mallrat

Benee in conversation with Mallrat: songs of the year, singing in Simlish and playing...

Benee's had quite the year. Inadvertently writing the tune of isolation, her single, 'Supalonely' soundtracked thousands of teens' quarantine experience, popping up on millions...
Miley and Dua Lipa Prisoner review

45s of the week: Miley and Dua Lipa, Biig Piig, French Cassettes and more

Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa – 'Prisoner' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ir1qkPXPVM Do not let Dua Lipa drive your car. In the video for 'Prisoner' – her new duet with...
David Bowie

Everything about Bowie biopic ‘Stardust’ seems to have missed the mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U82heDabn5k In recent years, music biopics have delivered big box office success. Bohemian Rhapsody racked up a cool $380 million, Rocketman $180 million. You can...
Music Podcasts

The best music podcasts to listen to now

All around the world, COVID-19 has played havoc with people's sleep patterns. But do you know what's good for soothing you back off to...
Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’ review: synthy musings on a broken America

When your seventh studio album is the one that finally sparks critical acclaim, it must be an odd feeling. Sufjan Stevens was well known...
Stefflon Don

45s of the week: Shame, Stefflon Don, Gorillaz and more

Beabadoobee – 'Worth It' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnNHY8CYZXQ Fans are mega-hyped for Beabadoobee's debut album 'Fake It Flowers' which is out very soon indeed. Given the tracks we've heard...
Reading and Leeds 2021

Boycott Reading and Leeds Festival 2021

Twenty years ago, I went to my first Reading Festival. Back in 2000, it was a rare and fleeting sight to spot a woman...