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Hollie Geraghty

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Hollie Geraghty is an NCTJ qualified freelance music and culture journalist with bylines in NME, Rolling Stone UK, The Guardian, Dance Magazine and more. She loves to shout about the pop girlies and has interviewed the likes of Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Gracie Abrams, Beabadoobee and Maggie Rogers. She’s also a big fan of alt R&B, 80s film soundtracks, and funky soul playlists for roller skating sessions.
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...
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...