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Rhian Daly is a music journalist. She likes K-pop and indie discos.
Madge Ethanol interview

Madge: “Sexuality in the US is rife with shaming”

Listening to the treasure trove that is Madge’s music, you might think they're something of a pop magpie, collecting inspiration from a vast canyon...
Billie Eilish

45s of the week: Billie Eilish, Black Honey, Jorja Smith and more

Billie Eilish - ‘My Future’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm9Zf1WYQ_A To hijack the popular meme-slash-Mark Twain quote, lockdown has shown us there’s two types of people in the world –...
Dua Lipa

Pop music deserves its place on the Mercury Prize shortlist

“Tonight I heard I haven’t been nominated for a @MercuryPrize and that The 1975 have,” Nadine Shah tweeted two days ago (July 22). It...
Taylor Swift Folklore review

Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’ review: a breathtaking reclamation of her crown as pop’s best...

The pandemic, in many ways, has stripped life back to its simplest form. The maximalist, luxury trappings of capitalist life are no longer necessary...
Somi

K-Popping Off!

Want to keep up to date with all the goings on in the world of K-pop? Maybe you've been wanting to delve into the...
BTS

BTS’ ARMY are flipping conversations about stan culture, one good deed at a time

If you’ve spent any length of time on Twitter, you’ve probably seen examples of the toxic side of stan culture – the side that...
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher review

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Punisher’ review: a poignant, poetic tribute to life’s twists and turns

To be human is to be complicated – a fact that, despite all of us being intrinsically aware of it, can get overlooked when we’re...
Lady Gaga Chromatica review

Lady Gaga – ‘Chromatica’ review: partying through the pain on a pink dance-pop rocketship

When Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket took off from Earth for its first flight into space at the beginning of June, it was hard not...
Dua Saleh

45s of the week: Run The Jewels, Jungkook, Dua Saleh and more

Run The Jewels – ‘A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation)’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dgH1mlXDhA By the time you get to the final track on Killer Mike and El-P’s...
Heartbreak

The most devastating break-up songs of all time

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve made a playlist designed with a broken heart in mind. One of the very staples...