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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.

45s of the week: Paramore, Pixey, Dolores Forever and more!

Paramore – 'Burning Down The House' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjHhIGl90I Parastans fear not; the band aren’t breaking up just yet! Shoulder-barging their way through the rumours of...
Genn

Music and misogyny – we have the facts, so what happens now?

Just under a year ago, I received an intriguing email from my supervisor at the University where I completed my PhD. I’d been working...
Independent Venue Week

Meet the women fighting to save independent venues

If you’re reading this, we probably don’t need to tell you what a thrill it can be to hear music live. Whether you’re excitedly...
Renee Rapp

Reneé Rapp is a breath of press-junket fresh air

In yet another feat of reboot culture gone wild, cinema seats are currently filling for the new Gen-Z adaptation of Mean Girls, a musical...
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is back and she’s unbothered by your hot takes

Arianators - the wait is over! For just over three patient years, stans have been assembled in hope of a crumb of information on...
Rachel Chinouriri

The Future Five – Rachel Chinouriri: “I’m the most ‘me’ I’ve ever been”

Catapulted into our lives in 2018, London singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri has spent the last couple of years honing her presence as alt-pop next British...
Sprints

45s of the week: – Sprints, ITZY, The Last Dinner Party and more!

Sprints - 'Heavy' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1R7hcVwlQE&t=1s “Do you ever feel like the room is heavy?” Aiming to capture the itchy, unrelenting vibe of a sudden panic attack, ‘Heavy’...
Noah Kahan

One sad song at a time, Noah Kahan is healing wintry hearts

When Olivia Rodrigo appeared on the BBC Live Lounge in October, there were a million and one songs she could have covered. But in...
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...