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Zoya Raza-Sheikh

Zoya Raza-Sheikh
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Zoya is a freelance journalist writing about music, pop culture and LGBT+ topics. She has been previously published in CLASH, tmrw, Gal-Dem, and more.
PVRIS

PVRIS – ‘Use Me’ Review: Lynn Gunn re-emerges as an unstoppable, self-assured artist

Lynn Gunn douses her anguish and anxieties in layered synths and gothic metaphor to deliver PVRIS’ most coherent body of work. 
Pvris Lynn Gunn interview

Pvris’ Lynn Gunn: “You can still make really great art when you’re taking care...

Known for their gritty blend of dark synth rock and brooding lyrics, Pvris have a signature sound you can recognise almost...
Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan – ‘In A Dream’ review: the Australian artist explores a gloomy pop...

In the last couple years, we have seen Troye Sivan blossom from a break-out artist to a quietly...
Pillow Queens

Pillow Queens: “There’s no reason we can’t be worldwide superstars”

When it comes to music, Pillow Queens don’t like labels. “If you were to ask us like us 'what genre are...
Nissi interview

Nissi: “I’m constantly breaking barriers to do the things that I love”

Leading with the stage name Nissi, Nissi Ogulu is a force to be reckoned with. Drawing on her experiences from life in...
Folklore fan theories

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: 10 Easter eggs, fan theories, and hidden meanings decoded

Taylor Swift never shies away from a spectacle. Known for her theatrical shows and colourful music, we’ve grown to anticipate grand album...
Lady Gaga Chromatica review

How Lady Gaga’s queer pop dominated the charts

2008 was an unstoppable era of chart classics. From Britney Spears’ ‘Womanizer’ to Beyoncé’s smash song ‘Single Ladies’, nobody could’ve predicted the...
Bully

45s of the week: Pillow Queens, Liz Lawrence, Bully and more

Pillow Queens - ‘Handsome Wife’ A powerhouse of indie rock, this Irish four-piece plough onwards with their gritty...
Hinds

Hinds – ‘The Prettiest Curse’ review

'The Prettiest Curse' is a chronicle of complicated love stories, unbridled independence, and a final say on the...