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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.
Billie eilish Hayley Williams coachella 2022

Back in the business of misery: why we need to cut Hayley Williams some...

Right across the board, artists seemed to step their efforts up for Coachella Weekend Two. Wanting to go bigger and better than the weekend...
Anitta

If – like me – you’ve been sleeping on Anitta, her Coachella set might...

As a music journalist, there is perhaps no greater shame than an artist getting absolutely bloody massive while you weren’t looking. When I sat...
Francis Bourgeois and Rosalia

Francis Bourgeois, Amelia Dimoldenberg and the rise of the awkward superfan

It's not unusual for artists to pull out something special for the London night of their tour. A rarely played song in the encore,...
Angel Olsen

45s Of The Week – Harry Styles, Angel Olsen, Flo and more!

Harry Styles – 'As It Was' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5v3kku4y6Q King HRH HS is back, and he ain’t no April Fool. With its jaunty indie melody and lyrical introspection,...

Harry Styles ‘As It Was’: Pop’s positivity prince finds solace in the sounds of...

If anything was truly going to make indie sleaze fetch again, it was Harry Styles. For weeks if not months, the so-called revival appears...
BTS

Are we about to see BTS’ big ’Scammys’ redemption?

There is no group in music history more synonymous with stan culture than BTS. Many representations of K-Pop stans as strange automatons with no...
CHARLI XCX CRASH NEW ALBUM

Twitter Stan culture invites fans in, but have we got too comfortable? 

Charli XCX has always been a Stan girl. From the very beginning, she has placed her Angels front and centre, listening to their advice...
Zendaya and Labrinth

Euphoria’s biggest breakout star? Labrinth

When Dominic Fike got announced as the latest cast member of HBO’s Euphoria, it was somewhat inevitable that music would be a huge part...
Wet Leg

45’s Of The Week: Charli XCX, Priya Ragu, Wet Leg and more drop new...

Charli XCX - 'Baby' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggrYaDxyrGM It’s Charli baby, and the word of the day is S.E.X. Over an unrelenting Chromeo beat, Queen XCX serves choreography and...
Jamal Edwards

In memory of Jamal Edwards, a musical pioneer for the millennial age

When I was thirteen, Jamal Edwards WAS YouTube. Having launched SBTV in 2006, not even a full year after the platform itself was born,...