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Jenessa Williams

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Billie EIlish

Instead of focusing on Billie’s body, we should be admiring her political influence

At a time where we’re all stuck at home perpetually scrolling Twitter for some kind of enlightenment, it doesn’t take much...
Mariah Carey save Christmas

Mariah Carey is back and making an early bid to save Christmas 2020

Who does pop personality quite like Mariah Carey? A beacon of excess with the voice of five octaves, she remains one...
Rishi Sunak musicians should retrain

We all love the arts, but when are we going to finally start respecting...

How have you spent your lockdown? Whether you are front line staff or furloughed, working from home or stuck in quarantine...
Little Mix The Search

Can Little Mix’s ‘The Search’ re-humanise Talent Contest TV?

For those old enough to remember their origins, TV singing contests were once a genuine cultural zenith. Exposing the process of...
Idles interview

IDLES: “We are allies whether people say we are or not”

Joe Talbot doesn’t care about what people think of him, except when he does. At the end of an elongated stretch...
Kiwanuka Mercury Prize

In a year of great upheaval, Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury win is a testament to...

As with any system that seeks to pit incomparable styles of music against one another in a bid to find ‘the...
Rihanna for Queen

Could Queen RiRi really take the Bajan throne?

To put it plainly, putting musicians in positions of political power does not normally make for a positive effect. The idea...
Tyler Joseph lack of advocacy BLM

In the age of performative wokeness, do we expect too much of our musicians’...

In the midst of 2020, everyone is using the Internet to say everything and nothing. We’re scrolling more than ever, and...
SZA

45 of the week: SZA, Bloxx, Nine8 and more!

Perto & Banoffee – 'I Miss You ' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4YDHcrmvfI As is only fitting for...
Adele

Can You Knot? Adele, Cultural Appropriation and Transatlantic Outrage Fatigue

During most of lockdown, the lethargy of staying indoors has left me often sleeping in, checking my phone from bed for the...