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Leonie Cooper is a music and culture journalist with over fifteen years experience writing for publications such as The Guardian and NME.
Dorothy Ashby

The Unsung – Dorothy Ashby’s innovative harp was the sound of emancipation

If ‘jazz harp’ sounds like the kind of thing shady government forces would use to extract top-secret information out of unwilling intelligence agents, then...
Karen Dalton

The Unsung: the strength and vulnerability of Karen Dalton

You don’t forget Karen Dalton’s voice in a hurry. A quivering, quavering thing that veers tirelessly between strength and vulnerability, for the past 60...
Dalida

The Unsung – Dalida is France’s answer to Madonna

For the French amongst us (bonjour et merci d'avoir lu ceci), the name Dalida is every bit as legendary as fellow mononymous pop queens...
Bria Tremors Interview

TREMORS// Don’t call Bria a country band

Living through a pandemic is bad enough, but add a break-up on top of it and you’ve got yourself a recipe for your own...
Amyl & The Sniffers

Amyl and the Sniffers: “Humans are all just weirdos”

Amyl and The Sniffers Whatever you think about Amyl & The Sniffers frontwoman, Amy Taylor, is likely all wrong. Leonie Cooper meets the Melbourne punk-rocker...
Marian Anderson

The Unsung: Marian Anderson, sublime, segregation-defying contralto

A champion of Civil Rights and a singer in possession of a moody, instantly recognisable contralto, the name Marian Anderson might not ring too...
Alice Bag

The Unsung: Alice Bag, punk’s true revolutionary spirit

While certain UK punks were doing their best to be controversial by flirting with fascism (Sid Vicious's thing for a swastika remains as stomach-churning...

The Unsung: Mistress Mary, cosmic and comic country enigma

In amongst the carefully curated reversions on ‘Cuntry Covers Vol. 1’, the dreamy, western-indebted debut EP from Bria – Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay...
Judee Sill The Unsung

The Unsung: Judee Sill’s talent shone through tragedy

Fifty years ago Judee Sill released her gorgeous debut album. At just over half an hour long, the 11 tracks that make up ‘Judee...
Mariska Veres Shocking Blue

The Unsung: Mariska Veres gave psych-rockers Shocking Blue an intriguing edge

If you’ve ever wondered where Claudia Winkleman pinched that thick glossy fringe and hardcore eyelinered style from (aka the only thing I watch Strictly...