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Charlotte Gunn

Founder and Editorial Director of The Forty-Five. Former NME Editor and journalist for the likes of The Face, Red and Marie Claire, Charlie founded The Forty-Five after experiencing the boys' club that is the music industry and recognising a need to champion female artists and storytellers. She can mostly be found listening to Mitski and Phoebe Bridgers.

SXSW 2022 in photos: backstage with the festival’s most-hyped artists

That's a wrap on another SXSW Festival. We can't quite believe it's been two years since the great and good of music last descended...
Nilufer Yanya

45s of the week: Nilufer Yanya, Lime Garden, Griff X Sigrid and more!

Grae – 'Room In the Desert' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmEYQ3WNLDM Toronto artist, Grae, has drawn inspiration from Cocteau Twins' 'Cherry-coloured Funk' on new single, 'Room In The Desert'. The...
Wet Leg interview

Wet Leg: Do Believe The Hype

Britain's best new band?
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...