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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.
Orlando Weeks

Orlando Weeks: “I thought for a while I’d get really into British birds of...

It's been three years since indie darlings, The Maccabees played their farewell shows. In that time, Orlando Weeks, the band's somewhat reluctant frontman, has...
Izzy Bee Phillips, Black Honey

Black Honey: “It’s Nancy Sinatra vs Nirvana and it always has been”

In our new episode of Trash In The Attic, the podcast where musicians go rummaging through the loft to find some hidden gems from...
Haim Women In Music Part Two

Haim are the best they’ve ever been

Haim’s story is a familiar one. Band burst on to scene. Everyone loves band. Debut album is a mega hit! Band succumbs to difficult...
Baxter Dury

Baxter Dury: “I’m lying in my hammock, listening to Bach like an absolute twatcock”

It's week six of lockdown and we find Baxter in an hilariously loquacious mood. "I've gone through about five different stages of panic, not...
James Acaster Perfect Sound

James Acaster is right, 2016 was a stellar year for music

In late 2015, I started working at NME. Aside from a few album reviews and the odd pop-star interview, this was my first proper...
Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple’s hidden message on ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’ teaches us it’s never too...

"Fetch the bolt cutters/I've been in here too long" is a lyric that will undoubtedly define the Corona era. When Fiona Apple wrote it,...
Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess, the ‘rona lockdown and the lost art of album listening

“Listen to ‘Tommy’ with a candle burning and you will see your entire future,” reads the note that Anita leaves her brother among a...
AJ Lambert Shame cover Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter covering Shame is the weirdest thing to happen in isolation so...

You know Shame, right? The south-London scrubbers who sing songs about society's ills. Well, in a weird plot-twist, Frank Sinatra's granddaughter, AJ Lambert, has...
Arxx

Answer Me This with Arxx: “Your Mum Will Love Us”

Who are ya? We are ARXX, an Angsty Pop Gal Pal Duo. What do you sound like? If you combined, Dream Wife, Haim, Muna and Dolly Parton. What’s...
Coachella 2018

Coachella’s most memorable reunion shows

As Coachella 2022 ticket-holders sit indoors, counting down the days until they can finally head back into the Californian desert, we delve into the...