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Emma Holbrook

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.
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...
2021 UK Festivals still going ahead

Which UK Festivals are going ahead in 2021?

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...
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...
Joy Crookes Feet Don't Fail Me Now

45s of the week: Joy Crookes, Indigo De Souza, Tyler, The Creator and more!

Joy Crookes – ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLFCcnYSCyE Don’t be fooled by the Wall of Sound and the throwback soulful feel: ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me...
Lorde new album

“I’m kind of like a prettier Jesus” – Lorde is back

Lorde certainly picks her moments. What better time to release a track called ‘Solar Power’ than the evening after the sun is literally snuffed...
Sarah Kinsley Interview The King

Sarah Kinsley: “Why would people release music they’re not head over heels in love...

“My phone was buzzing uncontrollably. I kid you not, if I had left it on a table, it would have fallen off.” Like bolts of...
Wyldest Monthly Friend Album Review

Wyldest – ‘Monthly Friend’ review: blissful soundscapes and abstract reflections on womanhood

“Vulnerable the beating heart / Inside of you“, sings Wyldest aka Zoe Mead on her album opener, ‘Beggar’, and it’s not only her vulnerable...
The Weeknd Billboard Music Awards Winners 2021

2021 Billboard Music Awards: a blinding night for The Weeknd

Despite a huge Grammy snub earlier this year, it was indisputably The Weeknd’s night at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards with the singer sweeping...