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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. Charlie likes wearing dungarees, listening to Lorde and looks for any excuse to be a grubby little urchin at a music festival.
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,...
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...
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

Conversations With Friends: Benee and Mallrat on songs of the year, singing in Simlish...

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...