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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.
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...
Olivia Rodrigo Guts

Olivia Rodrigo is ‘Obsessed’ with your ex – but just who is she singing about? 

Olivia Rodrigo has expanded her excellent 2023 album ‘GUTS’ with a deluxe edition of the record, bolstered by five new tracks.  Technically, most of these...
Tyla

Tyla – ‘Tyla’ review: on the path to superstardom 

In the lead-up to her debut album, Tyla hasn’t been shy about her ambitions. In interviews, she speaks of wanting to be the first...
FKA Twigs

FKA twigs’ new album is “a love letter to dance music” 

FKA twigs is hard at work on the follow-up to 2022’s ‘Caprisongs’, and she’s given us some hints about what to expect from the...
Dua Lipa SZA to headline Glastonbury

Dua Lipa and SZA to headline Glastonbury 2024

The Glastonbury 2024 line-up has been revealed, with Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay confirmed to headline this year’s edition of the festival.  Shania Twain is...