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Hollie Geraghty

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Freelance culture journo for the likes of The Guardian, NME and Rolling Stone
Samia Honey

45s of the week: Rosalía, Samia, Zara Larsson and more!

DAISY JONES & THE SIX – ‘REGRET ME’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0ywkDC9rEo Not only is ‘Regret Me’ an exciting debut single, but it arrives from a totally new band...
Ava Max

45s of the week: Ava Max, Coi Leray, Twice Tzuyu and more!

AVA MAX – ‘DANCING’S DONE’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-z7y6nabho&feature=emb_title “I wanna give in to your dark temptation,” Ava Max teases on her menacing new single, the latest preview of...
SZA SOS album review

SZA – ‘SOS’ review: R&B star’s glistening return is a sprawling fusion of old...

Few sophomore albums are preceded by the kind of devoted anticipation that surrounded SZA’s ‘SOS’. Since the release of her now-seminal debut ‘Ctrl’ in...
Daine

45s of the week ft. Daine, Linn, Emma Bradley and more!

DAINE – ‘SHAPELESS’ The title track from the Australian emo-pop artist’s forthcoming mixtape is a propulsive, dead-behind-the-eyes dissection of identity. “Lips fake eyes fake /...
Rihanna new song

45s of the week: Rihanna, SZA, La Roux and more!

RIHANNA – ‘LIFT ME UP’ It’s no surprise that Rihanna’s first song in six years is loaded with meaning. Released as the lead single from the...
Witch Fever

Witch Fever: “It’s important for yourself to get rid of the rage”

On the opening track of Witch Fever’s debut album ‘Congregation’, singer Amy Walpole furiously wails the pious mantra ‘Blessed Be Thy’ – the song’s...
Chloe Moriondo shaved head

45s of the week: Big Joanie, FLO, Alice Glass and more!

BIG JOANIE – ‘CONFIDENT MAN’ If you can’t beat the system, join it, right? The third single from the feminist rockers’ forthcoming second album ‘Back...
MUNA

MUNA: “We made decisions when we were first starting as a band that changed...

“We’re surviving,” MUNA’s Josette Maskin says optimistically, speaking to The Forty-Five on Zoom just over a week away from the release of the band's...
Sigrid

Sigrid – ‘How To Let Go’: fiery pop precision with extra bite

Within minutes of ‘How To Let Go’, it’s clear that Sigrid's second album is a different kind of beast. An artist who spent the...

Revisiting the iconic Bend It Like Beckham soundtrack, 20 years later

When I first joined Spotify back in 2014, my playlist organisation was non-existent. Feeling spoiled by the prospect of any ad-free music I could...