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Delilah Holliday - ‘Dimension’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGctbib0cjI “I think about you all the time / I think you’re haunting me, stalking me in my mind,” sings former Skinny Girl Diet member Delilah Holliday on her latest solo track. But while ‘Dimension’ might seem...
Did anybody have Nicki Minaj subtweeting Chris Whitty on their 2021 Bingo card? Not I, but if we’ve learnt anything recently about digital-era discourse, it’s that literally anything goes, particularly when it comes to matters of the pandemic. From...
On a sunny afternoon in mid-September, over a thousand people gathered in an industrial park in Walthamstow for the inaugural Dialled In festival. Accompanied by a thoughtfully curated programme of music, art and food, the crowd was able to...
A champion of Civil Rights and a singer in possession of a moody, instantly recognisable contralto, the name Marian Anderson might not ring too many bells today, but 70-odd years ago, she was one of the biggest stars in...
Posthumous records are never simple. For artists whose lives are cut tragically short, releasing more music might seem like the perfect way to honour their memory but there's often no way of knowing if it's what they would have...
Easily one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary British R&B, Nao makes music that is soul-stirring and entrancing in equal measure. Nowhere is this more obvious than on her upcoming third album, ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’, which...
Lil Nas X's superstardom should, by all accounts, be implausible. Everything from his stage name – a tongue-in-cheek reference to rappers who came before – to his journey from Nicki Minaj stan to viral hitmaker, only to end up...
The Forty-Five is not in the business of celeb gossip, but we’d be hard-pressed not to notice that most of the talk around this years’ MTV VMAs wasn’t strictly musical. Though it boasted some impeccable performances from the likes...
'Valentine' – Snail Mail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxarOZ0JBcc It’s been over three years since Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) released super-hyped debut ‘Lush’ at just 18 years old. Her comeback single is well worth the wait — ‘Valentine’ is more complex than Snail Mail’s...
While certain UK punks were doing their best to be controversial by flirting with fascism (Sid Vicious's thing for a swastika remains as stomach-churning today as it was in 1977), over in Los Angeles the punk scene set itself...