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Journalist for the likes of Evening Standard, Crack, Loud and Quiet, The Face, i-D
Puma Blue

Puma Blue: “I’ve always been terrified of being ‘flavour of the month”

Jacob Allen has long been attuned to the rhythms of restless nights. A chronic insomniac since the age of 10, the Croydon-raised singer-songwriter only...
Goat Girl

Goat Girl: “We’re not afraid to be lavish or indulgent anymore”

While it required a lot of resilience for any of us to make it through 2020, Goat Girl were being forced to dig deep...
Claud

Claud: “I feel love really intensely”

Claud Mintz is a life-long romantic. Growing up in Chicago, they recall pining for a much older girl at school, and taking up songwriting...
Lava La Rue, The Future Five

The Future Five – Lava La Rue: “I haven’t even shown half of my...

LAVA LA RUE As a founding member of NiNE8, the inclusive London creative collective, and as a solo artist in her own right, Lava La...
Shame

Shame: “Young people have it fucking hard these days”

It might be named after the precise shade of pink proven by psychologists to reduce violent or aggressive behaviour, but Shame’s second studio album...
Jockstrap

Jockstrap: “We weren’t allowed to release our video because it had Disney porn in...

While nothing could ever make sense of the disorientating weirdness of these times, Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye captured the spirit of it in...
Saweetie

Saweetie: “When you’re a female artist, you’re constantly critiqued”

In a year where in-person fan interactions have been severely limited, only the artists with a strong social media game have truly thrived. Step...
Tierra Whack

45s of the week: Tierra Whack, Dua Lipa, Riz Ahmed and more!

Tierra Whack - 'Dora' If ever a year has needed a dose of Tierra Whack it’s this one. Back with her first solo single since...
Pulp Different Class at 25

A love letter to Pulp’s ‘Different Class’, 25 years on

While nineties nostalgia has never been more in vogue, the culture surrounding Britpop seems to have aged about as brilliantly as the running gags...
Boy Pablo interview

Boy Pablo: “Latin music explores that feeling of romantic desperation. I really like that...

As the lead-singer and sole-songwriter in Boy Pablo, Nicolas Muñoz makes the sort of sunny slacker-pop that seems totally at odds with his upbringing...