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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.
Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers – ‘Don’t Forget Me’ review: an effortless, exciting trip 

There’s a long-held myth in the creative world that anything good needs to be laboured over, your blood, sweat, and tears poured relentlessly into...
Sabrina

45s of the week: Sabrina Carpenter, Dua Lipa, The Deep & Hunjiya and more!

Sabrina Carpenter – ‘Espresso’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51zjlMhdSTE&pp=ygUac2FicmluYSBjYXJwZW50ZXIgZXNwcmVzc28%3D Spare a thought for Barry Keoghan who, if Sabrina Carpenter’s new single is to be believed, is going to find it very...
Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s Coachella billboard wants to remind us of her ‘SNL’ crucifixion

Before what will hopefully be a very celebratory Coachella headline set this weekend, Lana Del Rey is dialling things back to a thornier time...
Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion is getting candid about her experiences with depression 

Megan Thee Stallion might be typically associated with a bubbly demeanour that makes her seem like the life of the party but, for well-documented...
Ice Spice

Ice Spice is taking the blame for the New York earthquake

Even if you’re thousands of miles away from New York, you’ll know by now that the city experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake today (April...
Taylor Swift on a beach

Prove your Swiftie status by beating these Taylor Swift-themed Connections

First, Wordle united us in pushing our linguistic knowledge to its limits. Then came Connections, challenging us to figure out just how a bunch...
Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter gears up for Coachella with some very saucy billboards

The drive into Coachella from Los Angeles is decorated with big billboards advertising different performances at the festival. Sometimes they’re informative, other times pithy...
Lorde

Lorde’s story about discovering Talking Heads is pure pre-teen melodrama brilliance 

There’s a new Talking Heads compilation on the way, paying tribute to the band’s seminal concert film Stop Making Sense and its soundtrack album,...
Sza

SZA gives ‘Lana’ update following leaks

The trials of pop stardom are many, not least having to deal with your music being leaked long before you’re ready to share it...
Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa has some radically optimistic advice for life’s curveball moments

Dua Lipa’s upcoming third album is called ‘Radical Optimism’, and the pop star has proved just how true to her mindset that title is.  In...