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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.
Green Man Festival 2021

Green Man Festival 2021: Self Esteem is a dazzling standout; Porridge Radio and Georgia...

A few years ago, declaring that a festival felt “normal” might have sounded like a bit of a dig. If anything, UK music festivals...
UK Festival Crowd

Which UK Festivals can I still get tickets for?

It's been another not-quite-carefree summer so far, but despite all the calamitous disruptions to live music, the UK has a stack of excellent festivals...
Tremors Laufey Lin Interview

TREMORS// Laufey is revitalising jazz for the 21st century

“Ella Fitzgerald sings like a cello – it's incredible. As a cellist, that felt like home to me.”  When Laufey first heard Ella Fitzgerald, she...
Billie Eilish

The 10 darkest lyrics in Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’

Hello darkness, my old friend; Billie Eilish is here again. It's been over two years since Billie's darkly comedic tone, blended with modern gothic...
Lola Young Bad Tattoo Interview

Lola Young interview: “If I’m not open in real life, I should be open...

Lola Young is an open book and she likes it that way. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from South London counts Joni Mitchell, Anderson .Paak, Prince...
Lorde Stoned at the Nail Salon

45s of the week: Lorde, The Linda Lindas, James Blake and more!

Lorde – 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycH3P8EiVv0 As opening lines go, “Got a wishbone drying on the windowsill in my kitchen / Just in case...
Olivia Rodrigo Sour Prom

Courtney Love missed the point – Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ prom was a loving ode...

Imagine the thrill as a notification pops up on your phone from one of your musical heroes. They’ve posted your latest promo shots on...
Self Esteem new music tracks of the week

45s of the week: Self Esteem, Peggy Gou, Angel Olsen and more!

Self Esteem – 'Prioritise Pleasure' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viabXU-cQq8 Every Self Esteem release feels like a capital E Event of late. From music to visuals to pure sentiment, the...
Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus: “I hope the songs matter more than I matter” | Cover Story

Choose your fighter! An interview with Lucy Dacus
50 years of Blue - Joni Mitchell

A love letter to Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’, 50 years on

I don’t remember the first time I listened to Joni Mitchell singing ‘A Case of You’ but I acutely remember the first time I...