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Rhian Daly

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Rhian Daly is a freelance music journalist with over ten years experience interviewing some of the world's most famous pop stars. As well as writing for The Forty-Five since launch, she's contributed work to NME, DIY, Time Out and Rolling Stone UK. Between 2013 and 2016, she was also the assistant reviews editor at NME. She likes K-pop and indie discos in equal measure and is proudly ARMY.
Dolly Parton Rockstar

Dolly Parton – ‘Rockstar’ review: country queen’s boots tread new turf

Dolly Parton has always been a rock star – even if she hasn’t necessarily felt worthy of that title. We’re not talking the throwing-TVs-out-of-hotel-windows caricature...
Lorde

Lorde’s 10 most underrated songs

10 years ago, Lorde emerged with her debut single ‘Tennis Court’, kickstarting a rapid rise to becoming one of music’s brightest stars of her...
Taylor Swift

The 2024 Grammy nominations are here

It's been a cracking year for music and this year's Grammy nominations are a reminder of all the great albums and tracks that have...
Tierra Whack 2023

45s of the week: Tierra Whack, Dua Lipa, Aespa and more!

Dua Lipa – ‘Houdini’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suAR1PYFNYA “Come here closer, are you reading my lips?” Dua Lipa asks on ‘Houdini’, her big first preview of DL3. Lean in...
boygenius

7 boygenius lyrics for your next Instagram caption 

If boygenius were releasing their debut album 20 years ago, a litany of high school alt kids would be changing their AIM and MSN...
Rachel Chinouriri

45s of the week: Kaeto, IVE, Rachel Chinouriri and more!

Kaeto – ‘No Body’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdh11P_HmgI If there’s one thing we all have in common in 2023, it’s that we spend a fair amount of time looking...
Holly Humberstone

Holly Humberstone – ‘Paint My Bedroom Black’ review: a debut worth waiting for

Some things are worth the wait. When Holly Humberstone was named the recipient of the BRITs Rising Star award back in December 2021 – and...
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez just got real about her mental health journey 

Selena Gomez has long been an advocate for mental health awareness, candidly sharing her own experiences with her fans over the years.  Last year, she...
Taylor Swift on a beach

Wait, is ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ going to be a double album? 

Later this month, Taylor Swift will release her fourth re-recorded album with ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’, taking her past the halfway point in reclaiming her...
BLACKPINK Jennie

We’re finally getting a new single from BLACKPINK’s Jennie with ‘You & Me’

For the last year, BLACKPINK’s Jennie has been treating fans to a preview of new solo material from her on the group’s ‘Born Pink’...