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Journalist for the likes of Evening Standard, Crack, Loud and Quiet, The Face, i-D
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...
Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily: “I thank Tinder for the creation of this record”

“You have to choose a step-dad, and your choices are Jack Black, Will Smith and Guy Fieri. Who do you choose?” Welcome to the...
ZHALA INTERVIEW

Zhala: Robyn’s protegé on her musical comeback

Being Robyn’s protégé, it should come as no surprise that Zhala Rifat is a magnetic performer. Last time she played a live show in...
Metz

METZ: “It’s a very nostalgic record. I think the finality of life is hitting...

Arguably the only thing more punishing than METZ’s synapse-frazzling live act is the average length of tour the Toronto-based post-hardcore trio regularly undertake. But...
Rose Gray interview TREMORS

TREMORS// Rose Gray is making 90s-influenced dance-pop for the city’s boarded-up clubs

It might sound far fetched but Rose Gray can remember the precise moment she settled upon her sound as a solo artist. “I was...
Navvy

Navvy: “If I don’t want to share my experiences then I probably shouldn’t be...

For any aspiring alt-pop artist worth their salt, comparisons to Lorde are probably inevitable at some point. For Navvy - real name Phoebe Lee...
London Grammar Baby It's You

45s of the week: BTS, Arlo Parks, London Grammar and more!

Arlo Parks - 'Hurt' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qz4cAAwtv0 Top dogs at Amazon and Zoom aside, Arlo Parks seems to be the only person truly thriving in the hellscape that...