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Lorde Solar Power

Lorde’s sexy cover art is a leap into a new age of visual empowerment

At this moment in time, is there anyone who hasn’t seen THAT shot? Here at The Forty-Five, we’ve made no secret of our longing...
Olivia Rodrigo Subtweets

00s Pop-Punk was a white monolith. The 20s will be better

For an artist who has made her name writing exclusively about heartbreak, it is no understatement to say that the world has fallen collectively...
Tracks of the Week, Black Honey - 'Fire'

45s of the week: Black Honey, Bombay Bicycle Club, Lime Garden and more!

Black Honey — 'Fire' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lTNgXlKtLg Forever one of the most creative bands in the game (and always on an impressively tight budget), Black Honey have delivered...
Sugababes

Second Touch – How Sugababes got put back on the musical map

I haven’t always liked being Jenessa. The only brown girl in my primary school class, it marked me out as different; somehow more ‘exotic’...
Dua Lipa Brit Awards 2021

The Biggest Winner of the 2021 Brits? Progress.

While the pandemic has been a serious obliterator of so much vital and vibrant entertainment culture, it’s also been a bit of a kick...
Little Simz

Little Simz has never just been “great for a girl”

When I saw Little Simz on the floor of the Natural History Museum, I knew that this was it. It was the same feeling...
LUMP

45s of the week: Little Simz, LUMP, Solidarity Not Silence and more!

Solidarity Not Silence - 'This Is Sisterhood' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDHNlUY2V24 Having spoken out against their abuse at the hands of a male music industry figure in 2016, ‘Solidarity...
Blossoms Liverpool Gig

Live music is back, in a big way, on Sunday – but how are...

How much could we all just do with a really good gig? With most of us having not experienced IRL live music since well...
Lady Gaga Artpop

Behind the campaign to get Lady Gaga’s ‘Artpop’ the respect it deserves

Lady Gaga is climbing the charts, but it’s not because she has new music. Instead, seven years on from its release, fans have taken...
Cupcakke

Has musical gatekeeping caused Cupcakke’s boredom with female rap?

Divisiveness over something that a celebrity said on Twitter? Surely not! Just like the rest of us, musicians are known for the odd foot-in-mouth...