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Hollie Geraghty

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Freelance culture journo for the likes of The Guardian, NME and Rolling Stone
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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...
Nilufer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘PAINLESS’ review: a dynamic arrival into vulnerability 

One of the most consistently refreshing things about London singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, is just how effortlessly she can float between genres, and still be...
Hope Tala

Hope Tala: “I know what I like in all areas of life”

Hope Tala wants to make the kind of music people leave on in the background. It’s a modest musical ambition from the west London...
Lauren Mayberry December 2021

Chvrches live in LA: Hollywood is the perfect setting for Lauren Mayberry’s theatrics

There’s a conflicting air of gratitude and uncertainty on the last night of Chvrches’ North American tour at the Hollywood Palladium. “Let’s be honest,...
Megan Thee Stallion

A comprehensive guide to TikTok’s biggest hits

You know those TikTok songs that get stuck in your head while you’re endlessly scrolling? Well chances are, you can recite a few bars,...
The Japanese House

The Japanese House – ‘Chewing Cotton Wool’ EP review: a mark of emotional growth...

When The Japanese House’s Amber Bain released her triumph of a debut album last year, she laid her deepest emotions bare for the world...
LANY

Lany’s Paul Klein: “We want to be the biggest band in the world”

“Broke our hearts making ‘malibu nights’, broke our backs making ‘mama’s boy’” were the words shared by Lany frontman Paul Klein before they dropped...