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