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Jenessa Williams

Jenessa Williams
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Rina Sawayama mercurys

In excluding Rina Sawayama, awards shows are falling foul of the UK’s hypocritical perception...

Dropping each year at the start of August, mass contestation over the nominees for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize is almost...
Album bundling

Death by a thousand album bundles – Fan exploitation or keeping the industry afloat?

When Taylor Swift dropped her truly excellent new album ‘folklore’ last week, she made up for its lack of pre-announcement by...
Megan Thee Stallion memes

Megan Thee Stallion, Breonna Taylor and the memeification of Black women

What makes a meme? In definition, a meme is a mode of image-based communication usually used for humour, to evoke a...
Tom Meighan

Reactions from the Kasabian fanbase prove that ‘loyalty’ is still taken more seriously than...

Anybody who has experienced domestic violence, whether personally or as witness, will know that it's an experience that never truly leaves...
Victoria Monet

Victoria Monét: “My music could be put on a coffee table to start discussions”

As someone who has been hard at work for a decade, introducing Victoria Monét feels like something of a strange exercise....
Beyonce

Capitalist pop deserves critique, but Beyoncé has never been the face of normalcy?

As we all know, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is not a mere mortal like the rest of us. Her stature as one...
Lorde

‘Melodrama’ was Lorde’s magnum opus, but what’s coming next might be even greater

On May 20th, HRH of Pop Ella Yelich-O'Connor blessed her mailing list with one of her few intimate newsletters, the sort...
Haim Women In Music Part Two

Haim – ‘Women In Music III’ review: a record that faces life, love and...

Opening and closing their third album with the plaintive call of a saxophone, Haim know that life...
Remi Wolf

45s Of The Week: Anderson Paak, Remi Wolf, Jean Dawson and more

Anderson Paak – 'Lockdown' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgItkJCm09c A ‘sign of the times’ protest song is...
Underage Festival

Meet Me At The MySpace Bus: Remembering the Glory Years of London’s Underage Festival

If you’re old enough to remember Limewire and young enough to have shopped at TammyGirl, you might have taken part in...