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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.
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...
Ambar Lucid 'Get Lost In The Music' Tracks of the week

45s of the week: Wolf Alice, Greentea Peng, Ambar Lucid and more!

Wolf Alice – ‘No Hard Feelings’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBzpdm_h0c You’re stumbling home in the early hours, friends dispersing until it’s only you and your ex left, awkwardly shuffling...
Best samples Beyonce All Night Outkast

The greatest samples in music

From outright lifts to subtle homages, samples have always been the bedrock of hip-hop but they’ve also been utilised throughout all forms of popular...
Chika Social Media Break

Chika announces she is taking a social media break, but won’t be retiring from...

Content warning: references to suicide Following her recent announcement that she would be stepping back from music, critically-acclaimed rapper Chika has clarified that she is...
London Grammar - Californian Soil

London Grammar – ‘Californian Soil’ review: existential electronica finds a new tenacity

London Grammar make easy listening music, or so you’ve been led to believe. The definition isn’t wildly off: it is eminently easy to listen...
Tina Turner

What ‘Tina’ can teach us about how to handle stories of abuse

Trigger warning: domestic & sexual abuse It’s hard to imagine a time now when Tina Turner wasn’t considered a singular artist. The 81-year-old rock &...
Taylor Swift evermore hidden messages

Taylor Swift has embraced her teenage self – and you should do the same

It’s 2008 and I’m going through the arduous yet entirely unnecessary process of deleting every Taylor Swift song from my iPod Classic. While the...