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Jenessa Williams

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Rap lyrics court case

If lyrics can be used as court evidence, what space is there for musical...

Where you’re a hip-hop head or a heartfelt emo kid, wordplay is an essential factor in how we immerse ourselves in scenes. Speak to...
Nandi Bushell

All hail Nandi Bushell, the tiny hero of 2020

Maybe it’s the remnants of my untapped ‘Gifted & Talented’ scheme potential talking, but I’ve always had a lot of time for precociously talented...
Tayla Parks

Tayla Parx: “If we take care of our creatives and their mental health, it...

You may not have met Tayla Parx yet, but you’ll certainly know plenty of tracks that have been #taylamade. An outrageously accomplished singer, songwriter...
2020 in review

2020: The year where music’s fourth wall fell

When I started my year by pressing play on Bombay Bicycle Club’s ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’, I didn’t necessarily expect to be listening...

What would noughties indie have been without Topshop?

When I was 14, Topshop was everything. A glossy emblem of all things trendy, I couldn’t afford many of their wares, but it didn't...
Grammy Nominations 2021

Grammy nominations 2021 – A great year for rock, a strange one for rap,...

Ah, the yearly Grammys conversation. The vast amount of categories and time taken to wade through them normally delays the internet outrage somewhat, but...
Britney Spears

#FreeBritney and the challenge to regain female pop autonomy

For any 90s babies, Britney Spears has long been an emblem of freedom. The sugary-sweet princess of pop with a headstrong, fourth-wall-breaking edge, her...
Doja Cat EMAs 2020 Say So

It’s time to legitimise women of colour’s place in rock music

Like her or loathe her, Doja Cat is an artist rarely out of the news. Having gone viral in 2018 with the captivatingly-absurdist ‘Mooo!’...
Taylor Swift Masters Free to Rerecord

Taylor Take 2: Swift is free to re-record her early work, but can you...

For those who haven’t been following, the day of Taylor Swift’s musical emancipation has been a long time coming. The mammoth legal saga all...
Harry Styles

Should Harry Styles be bringing his Golden ticket to smaller venues?

Let’s get this out the way early; I adore Harry Styles.  He is a precious fish-feeding, lust-inducing sunflower of a human and I want...