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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.
Celeste Not Your Muse review

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ review: the long-awaited debut from the hotly-tipped star

Would any artist take on the mantle of “next big thing” if they had the choice? There’s a certain alchemy at play when music...
It's A Sin

Each song in ‘It’s A Sin’ is deliberate – and tells its own powerful...

It’s A Sin begins with an anti-war song. Richie Tozer (Years and Years frontman, Olly Alexander) hides his stash of gay porn in his...
Arlo Parks

UK musicians now have to pay to do a livestream

The Performing Rights Society (PRS for Music) has recently announced that artists must now purchase a licence in order to conduct a live-streamed performance...
Billie and Rosalia

45s of the week: Billie Eilish and Rosalía, Tate McRae, The Staves and more!

Billie Eilish and ROSALÍA - 'Lo Vas A Olividar' Billie Eilish teaming up with Rosalía is a pairing that makes abundant sense but one...
Rip It Up

Rip It Up bursary “helping affect change within the wider music industry”

A brand new musical bursary programme has launched, designed specifically for Black, Asian and diverse artists across the North West of England. Rip It...
Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine: the musician with his eyes on the Ugandan Presidency

The transition from music to politics isn't renowned for yielding results but that certainly hasn't deterred Bobi Wine: the 38-year-old reggae star running in...
Lana Del Rey Chemtrails album cover

Is Lana Del Rey really that oblivious?

2021 is still in its infancy and yet, it already feels like every glimmer of hope comes with one huge caveat. In the music...
Ambar Lucid

The Future Five – Ambar Lucid: “It’s good to prove people with stupid ideals...

“My childhood was lonely and kind of depressing so, for a good portion of my life, the only thing that would bring me any...
MF Doom

The world of hip-hop remembers the enigmatic MF DOOM

When household names lose their heroes and timelines become awash with effusive eulogies, it’s hard for fallen figures not to take on mythical status....

Best Christmas gifts for music fans

You better watch out and you better not cry because it's that time of year again. The habitual Christmas Eve scramble to buy everyone...