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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.
Greentea Peng

45s of the week: Noname, Bright Eyes, Greentea Peng, and more!

Noname - 'Rainforest' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKYrGdvmeqc “Man, fuck a billionaire!” With her first track since 2020’s ‘Song 33’, ‘Rainforest’ sees Noname at her tenacious best: anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and...
Miss Grit

TREMORS// Miss Grit is making scuzzy indie rock about impostor syndrome

Miss Grit takes her time. You can hear it in her lingering guitar solos; the sprawling outro of ‘Blonde’, the mid-point on her new...
MAY-A

45s of the week: Mahalia x Rico Nasty, SG Lewis, Lava La Rue and...

Mahalia - 'Jealous' ft. Rico Nasty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyBGzYkHLRk “From the Southside / Summer's outside, chillin' Westside” sings Mahalia on the first verse of ‘Jealous’ and whether borne...
miley cyrus mullet

A potted history of music’s love affair with the mullet

It’s a tale as old as time: a style many have tried to forget captures the imagination of a new generation and comes back...
Taylor Swift Love Story

‘Love Story (Taylor’s version)’ is a much-needed throwback

Taylor Swift has released 'Love Story (Taylor's Version)' and just in time for Valentine's Day, no less. The pandemic's most prolific popstar appeared on...

The Staves: “No one thought we had anything to say”

For musicians, the only thing stranger than not playing shows is playing shows to no one. The Staves are days away from their first...
Priya Ragu

45s of the week: Cardi B, Priya Ragu, Miss Grit and more

Cardi B – 'Up' Cardi B is back and the monster success of ‘WAP’ certainly hasn’t changed her. ‘Up’ is exactly the kind of follow-up...

The Staves – ‘Good Woman’ review: a tender and powerful return

“I’m in my room and that’s all there is.” It’s hard not to give a wry chuckle upon hearing the final line of ‘Trying’,...

Aerial East: “It’s sad how impossible it feels to connect with each other”

True to her name, the last time we saw Aerial East, she was suspended 20 feet in the air by an industrial crane; oil...
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...