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Sophie Wilson

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

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...
Trump TikTok ban

What will Trump’s TikTok ban mean for music?

This month Trump signed an executive order that could ban the app responsible for launching many young musicians into the charts.
VR club

This band coded their own VR nightclub during lockdown

Some lockdowns are more productive than others. South-London band Sweat have coded their own virtual club night, SweatNet which has been hosting live hologram...
Nona Jetta

Pandemic pop and the rise of the digital avatar

Digital pop stars are shaking up the music industry, but what does that mean for authenticity, accessibility and pop music post-pandemic?