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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.
Lorde

‘Melodrama’ was Lorde’s magnum opus, but what’s coming next might be even greater

On May 20, 2020 HRH of Pop Ella Yelich-O'Connor blessed her mailing list with one of her few intimate newsletters, the sort you send...
Haim Women In Music Part Two

Haim – ‘Women In Music III’ review: a record that faces life, love and...

Opening and closing their third album with the plaintive call of a saxophone, Haim know that life often goes in cycles. One minute you’re...
Remi Wolf

45s Of The Week: Anderson Paak, Remi Wolf, Jean Dawson and more

Anderson Paak – 'Lockdown' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgItkJCm09c A ‘sign of the times’ protest song is a hard one to get right, but Anderson Paak nails the tone on...
Underage Festival

Meet Me At The MySpace Bus: Remembering the Glory Years of London’s Underage Festival

If you’re old enough to remember Limewire and young enough to have shopped at TammyGirl, you might have taken part in #IndieAmnesty. A hashtag...
KennyHoopla interview

KennyHoopla: “I get mad that I wasn’t born earlier.”

“Have you ever had the right answer to the wrong question?” With his debut EP ‘How Will I Rest In Peace If I’m Buried...
Beabadoobee

What even is Bedroom Pop, and why is now the time to care?

What makes a movement? It’s no secret that all great genres are forged from hardship, and a political or social challenge can often inspire...
Aluna interview

Aluna: “A solo project is like turning up to a warehouse party, not knowing...

Aluna is back, and this time it’s personal. Having made her name on numerous chart-shaking features as part of duo AlunaGeorge, her silky voice...
blackouttuesday racism music industry

#BlackoutTuesday started the conversation, but the real anti-racism work in the music industry begins...

On Tuesday June 2, Clara Amfo cried on national radio, and across the country (indeed the world), hordes of black listeners cried with her....