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Jenessa Williams

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Jenessa is a freelance music journalist, fandom academic and the writer of Subtweets, our weekly column that dissects the trending topics setting Music Twitter alight. She likes millennial hip-hop, noughties emo and advocating for a new era of diversity and representation in both.
The Last Dinner Party at Glastonbury 2023

BRITS Rising Star 2024: genre-expanding picks of the UK’s promising talent

Forget Christmas — it’s already awards season, baby! Hot on the heels of the 2024 Grammys longlist announcement, the BRIT Awards have dropped their...
Victoria Monet

F*** Your Fantasies, It’s Victoria Monét’s Moment

A day that gets everyone scrolling through aeons of tiny font and gnashing their teeth at the absence of their favourite, The 2024 Grammy...
FIFTY FIFTY

FIFTY FIFTY Boycott: The K-Pop fans fighting in defence of their idols

TW: Disordered Eating, Mental Health Whether you consider yourself a K-Pop fan or not, you’ll likely have heard of FIFTY FIFTY. Shooting to fame earlier...
The Last Dinner Party

45s of The Week  – The Last Dinner Party, Megan Thee Stallion, Scene Queen...

The Last Dinner Party - 'On Your Side' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rviP4LEjaZo In attempting to match up to the buzz of their live reputation, a lot of pressure has...
Paramore

Remixed, revisited, revamped; why are artists so intent on re-doing their past work?

With lipstick-stained teeth and smeared make-up, there is something in the artwork of Paramore ‘Re: This Is Why’ that instantly feels like the perfect...
English Teacher

45s of the week: English Teacher, Holly Humberstone, Jennie and more!

English Teacher – 'Nearly Daffodils' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6xKTRZm3vI Moving with the energy of one of Britain’s most exciting new bands, Leeds-based English Teacher are doing an excellent job...
Lambrini Girls

The most punk thing any artist can do is protect minorities 

TW: Transphobia, Misgendering, Sexual Abuse, Misogyny Social media, as many of us can attest, is one of the very best and worst things that has...
Doja Cat Coachella 2022

Doja Cat – ‘Scarlet’ review: a devilish record of impressive dexterity

“Bitch I/ Said What I Said”. So goes the opening hook of Doja Cat’s fourth album, setting the tone for what might be her...
Ezra Collective

A Mercury Prize win for Ezra Collective is a win for youth futures

When Ezra Collective were promoting their second album, ‘Where I’m Meant To Be’, they described it as “a venture in discovered maturity and raised...
Griff

45s of The Week – Griff, Red Velvet, Mannequin Pussy and more!

Griff – 'Vertigo' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNBzgENcBI8 As many women can attest, a chronic ailment of the female condition is often the belief that you can change a man...