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The Indonesian singer songwriter got her start online, then wiped the slate clean when she exploded on the big stage. Now on sophomore album ‘Nicole’, she is finding her way back to her own beginning.
Lounging in the tour bus ahead of her closing night performance at Standon Calling festival in Hertfordshire, we catch Mercury Prize nominee Self Esteem, preparing herself for her fourth festival slot of the weekend. Welcome to Standon Calling! You’re...
Sigrid is cuddling a gang of Insta-famous pooches backstage at Standon Calling festival when we spy her. Naturally, we had to say hello.
The summer months are an exciting period in the life of every music lover, as festival season comes around, giving us the chance to see our next favourite bands in the flesh. This year’s festivals hold slightly more weight...
Abby Hwong, the musician and producer known as NoSo, makes music about breaking free – from the suburbs, from alienation, and from self-doubt.
As Big Joanie make their first-ever visit to Worthy Farm, playing their second set of the weekend up on the panoramic Park Stage, a perfect storm of events collide and jolt awake the hungover masses who have made it...
It's Saturday afternoon and Glasto vets, Haim, have returned to The Pyramid Stage to play a relentlessly joyful afternoon set. Complete with skits involving "U Up?" fuckboys and some of the most epic drum breaks we've heard all weekend,...
The sun is shining down on Margate as excited music fans play arcade games or whirl around on waltzers. Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, is supporting Mitski on the headline stage at Leisure Festival in about an hour. Her...
“We’re surviving,” MUNA’s Josette Maskin says optimistically, speaking to The Forty-Five on Zoom just over a week away from the release of the band's self-titled third album. The LA-based queer pop group, also made up of Naomi McPherson and...
EFÉ – AKA Irising Irish pop star Anita Ikharo – has just dropped an energetic self-directed video for new single, 'LIME'. We get the story behind its creation.