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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.
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...
Lost In Translation

Why Sofia Coppola’s movie soundtracks are the perfect lockdown listening

There’s something about lockdown that feels like being a teenager again – being trapped indoors waiting for life to begin, making grand-but-hesitant future plans....
Party drug usage during pandemic

Pills, thrills & Zoom quizzes: How our use of party drugs changed post-pandemic

“I want to quit taking cocaine now,” says Tina, 24. “I decided to stop drugs in the second lockdown to see if I can,...
The Velvet Underground Loaded 50 years

A love letter to The Velvet Underground’s ‘Loaded’ 50 Years On

In 1970, The Velvet Underground released their most commercially successful record, ‘Loaded.’ But while the band toured the world, playing hits like ‘Rock &...
El Hardwick interview

El Hardwick on their Ursula K Le Guin-inspired, multi-disciplinary sci-fi project

Multi-media artist El Hardwick’s latest project was prompted by the constant stream of disastrous news. “I felt like I was in this state of...
Students in quarantine

“Going out’ means going to the kitchen and putting the strobe lights on”: how...

From club bangers to study playlists, music and uni are inseparable from one another. A single track can conjure sticky dancefloors, the sickly smell...