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Laviea Thomas

Laviea Thomas is an experienced freelance music journalist and culture writer based in south London. Eager to amplify the striding success of POC creatives who’re changing the format and the flavour of the rock scene as we currently see it, Laviea founded House of Wax Zine - a small, independent zine spotlighting POC artists in the rock and metal scene. Her most recent role was Editorial Assistant at Notion Magazine. As a freelance music journalist, she has bylines spread across The Quietus and Sofar Sounds and has previously collaborated with clients Festival Republic, PRSFoundation, Future PLC, Louder and Clash Magazine. Previous contributing roles include Gigwise, The Line of Best Fit, Sludge, Gigslutz and Wonderland and interviews with Channel 5, BBC Worldwide, and BBC News.
Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt – ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ review

Depending on how ‘online’ you are, the phrase Live, Laugh, Love could either be a sign in your aunt's kitchen or an ironic slogan....
PinkPantheress live at Alexandra Palace

PinkPantheress live at Alexandra Palace: a momentous IRL moment for the online superstar

You might not have PinkPantheress down as the theatrical type but tonight, her headline Ally Pally show is a showstopper of blistering stage lights,...
Barry Keoghan in Saltburn

10 music moments in movies that were nothing short of iconic

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s iconic 2001 release ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’ has always been a certified banger, but since the release of , the Emerald Fennell's...

Ashnikko – ‘WEEDKILLER’ review: art-pop meets alt-rock in this experimental debut

Ashnikko never misses. From the moment she released her debut single 'Krokodil' in 2016 it quickly became apparent that the music industry was not...
Miley Cyrus

2013 was the year of the cultural reset

Formerly known as the Bound 2 era, 2013 was a year of cultural weight. Jam-packed with break-the-internet moments that remain just as shocking as...