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Emma Holbrook

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Emma is a writer and video editor from North London who owns too much corduroy. She loves making excessively long mixtapes, being the tallest person at a gig, and watching Haim walk down a street. Lorde’s ‘Melodrama' is the best album of the past twenty years – change her mind.
Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett – ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ review: deadpan wit makes way for...

Rare, unaffected wit, among many things, is what singled out Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett on her wicked smart debut ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think,...
ABBA Voyage review

ABBA – ‘Voyage’ review: pop geniuses impervious to the passage of time

The last time ABBA released an album, Diana was married to Prince Charles, MTV was exclusively a music video channel, and Anni-Frid was sporting...
Snail Mail

Snail Mail: “It’s hard for me to not put it all out there all...

“It’s a relief just to say what's on your mind.” Lindsey Jordan knows the value of being an open book. The Maryland musician, better known...
Haim Paul Thomas Anderson Summer Girl

A match made in The Valley: the evolution of Haim and Paul Thomas Anderson

If Haim’s music videos for the past few years have had an off-kilter, cinematic quality to them, it’s only fitting. When the band released...
Olivia Rodrigo Traitor Music Video

Olivia Rodrigo drops a surprise ‘Traitor’ music video

Don’t fret: the Olivia Rodrigo Cinematic Universe isn’t finished quite yet. ‘Sour’ may have been released back in May but Rodrigo has just dropped...

Self Esteem – ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ review: a glorious, stirring manifesto on female self-worth

Reflecting on the process of writing her masterpiece, ‘Blue’, Joni Mitchell once confessed that she spent that period of her life “dripping in earnestness...
Mitski new single 'Working for the Knife'

Mitski’s back: listen to new single ‘Working for the Knife’

It only took one post from Mitski to break the internet. The indie queen of 'feeling your feelings' announced her official return – three...
Sound City+ 2021

Sound City+ Conference lineup announced

Festivals are finally back and so too are invaluable music conferences: it's almost time for Sound City+ 2021. The conference, which takes place in...
Best posthumous albums

The best posthumous albums of all time

Posthumous records are never simple. For artists whose lives are cut tragically short, releasing more music might seem like the perfect way to honour...
Lil Nas X Montero

Lil Nas X – ‘Montero’ review: viral superstar proves his staying power

Lil Nas X's superstardom should, by all accounts, be implausible. Everything from his stage name – a tongue-in-cheek reference to rappers who came before...