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Sophie Wilson

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Sophie is a freelance writer based in London. She writes about fashion, culture, sexuality, mental health, intersectional feminism and sustainability.
NOS Alive

NOS Alive festival review: world class music sizzles in the Lisbon sun

WEDNESDAY Kicking things off on Wednesday evening, EFÉ brings her laidback blend of bedroom pop and lush R&B to the WTF Clubbing stage – and...
Bright Eyes interview

Bright Eyes’ 10 Most Devastating Songs

Many consider Conor Oberst one of the greatest lyricists of our time. The perennially busy indie folk hero has written the soundtrack to many...
Soccer Mommy

At Margate’s Leisure Festival with Soccer Mommy

The sun is shining down on Margate as excited music fans play arcade games or whirl around on waltzers. Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy,...

Sky Ferreira at Meltdown Festival: the elusive LA pop star’s explosive return is worth...

Sky Ferreira is 55 minutes late. We’re left waiting beneath neon geometric lights that glow like a Tumblr grid in Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall....
Lykke Li

Lykke Li – ‘EYEYE’ review: an uncompromising plunge into the depths of heartbreak 

Breakups can feel like a sledgehammer to the heart. Lykke Li’s fifth album ‘EYEYE’ captures that feeling, evoking neon taxi rides in late-stage heartbreak....
Tumblr

How Tumblr in 2012 set the tone for a decade of alt music

If you were on Tumblr in the early 2010s, you probably remember the GIFs. Lana Del Rey pouting her way through ‘Video Games.’ The...
Mitski

The ‘TikTokification’ of artists isn’t new

TikTok has long been a scapegoat for everything that’s ‘wrong’ with young people today. From shortening attention spans to dangerous challenges to fast fashion...
Born To Die Lana Del Rey

A love letter to Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ 10 years on

“I might never make another song,” Lana Del Rey told Vogue after she had finished recording her major-label debut. “What would I say? I...
Milli

Fight the Power: How Thailand’s hip-hop artists are fighting against censorship

Earlier this year, 19-year-old rapper Milli was charged by the Thai government for spreading disinformation. Her crime? Criticising their response to the pandemic. Like...
Pale Waves

Pale Waves: “People should accept you for your sexuality – it’s not like you’re...

The journey to the second Pale Waves album was anything but smooth. A near-fatal bus crash, global pandemic and creative differences fractured the band...