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Charlotte Gunn

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.
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...
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...
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters new album ‘Medicine at Midnight’: release date, tracks and everything we know

ARE YOU READY? There's a new Foo Fighters album on the way and we finally have some detail about what we can expect. What's the...
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...
Claud Saddest Factory

Phoebe Bridgers’ first record label signing is here! Check out Claud’s new single

Hot off the heels of announcing her new record label, Phoebe Bridgers has revealed its first signee, New York artist Claud, and their new...
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...