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Charlotte Gunn

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Charlotte Gunn is the Founder and Editorial Director of The Forty-Five. Former NME Editor and journalist for the likes of Rolling Stone, DIY, The Face, Music Week, Red and Marie Claire, Charlotte founded The Forty-Five after experiencing the boys' club that is the music industry and recognising a need to champion female artists and storytellers. With over fifteen years experience as a writer and editor, her mission is to unite the world's best music journalists under one roof and to help create a diverse and representative music industry. She's a big fan of Mitski and Phoebe Bridgers and believes boygenius are going to become the biggest band on the planet.
Phoebe Bridgers record label

Phoebe Bridgers launches record label

Phoebe Bridgers has announced the launch of her new record label imprint, Saddest Factory Records (a play on satisfactory). The label, in partnership with Dead...
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...
Arlo Parks

Watch Arlo Parks’ Tiny Desk Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdYEZGchdiA Arlo Parks is the latest artist to take on NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. The YouTube series sees artists perform a stripped-back session behind...
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...
Bully interview

Bully Has Nothing Left To Prove

A sugaregg is a confectioner’s Fabergé. If you’re lucky enough to hold one, delicately, in your palm, a glance inside its perfect shell will...
Amy Lamé

Night Czar Amy Lamé: “I’m hugely concerned that grassroots music venues won’t get the...

Less than a week after releasing his return-to-form new album 'None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive', The Streets' drive-in tour...
Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield: “I feel so much sexier since having a baby”

Natasha Bedingfield needs little introduction. Her debut single 'Unwritten' was a worldwide smash, perfectly encapsulating the upbeat vibe of the early noughties and making...
Rejjie Snow

45s of the week: Beabadoobee, Rejjie Snow, IDLES and more

The tracks you need to hear this week
Alfie Templeman

Alfie Templeman: “Everyone’s invited to the barbecue. My songs are on the grill”

As he releases his 'Happiness in Liquid Form' EP, we talk to Alfie Templeman during lockdown about drums, Brad Pitt and why you mustn't call him bedroom pop