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Jenessa Williams

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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...
BlackPink Selena Gomez Ice Cream

Lost In Translation: Can Foreign-Language Pop transcend the British need for lyrical connection?

For those who like to follow music news, the headline  "BTS break another record” will hardly come as a surprise.  Korea’s leading...
Chilled Cow Subtweets

Moo-d Music – The enduring success of Chilled Cow’s playlists in an anxious world

I’m not 100% sure when I discovered Chilled Cow, but I have a lot to thank it for. It has seen me...
Cardi B Megan Thee StallionWap sexual liberation

How Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B came together in the name of sexual...

You’ll likely remember where you were when you first heard it. “There’s some whores in this house…There’s some whores in this...
Rina Sawayama mercurys

Rina Sawayama and the UK’s hypocritical perception of ‘Britishness”

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