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“By certain scales, a life goes by so very fast/ Some days go easy, some will wear you like a mask,” a fortune-teller tells Emmy The Great in Hong Kong in 2017....
When it comes to country and western trailblazers, there’s one extremely special singer whose name has been unjustly forgotten in the 50 years since the release of her first and only album. Linda Martell was a...
How have you spent your lockdown? Whether you are front line staff or furloughed, working from home or stuck in quarantine isolation, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve whiled away most of the past few...
18 years ago, shortly after the release of her debut album 'Let Go', the then-17-year-old Avril Lavigne was dubbed the “anti-Britney” by the press. Appearing during the pop queen’s reign wearing ties, vests, baggy pants and...
It’s been an exciting journey for Working Men’s Club. After releasing BBC 6 Music favourite ‘Bad Blood’, line-up changes, such as the departure of co-founder/guitarist Giulia Bonometti to focus on her solo career, saw enigmatic frontman...
For those old enough to remember their origins, TV singing contests were once a genuine cultural zenith. Exposing the process of making a star, they invited the audience into the factory and gave us the power...
Romy - 'Lifetime' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZRnk971u4M Entering the charts for the first time without her xx brothers, Romy Madley Croft offers up a slice of melancholic euphoria that could see...
In the west, taking four years to release your debut album isn’t that big a deal, but in the world of K-pop that time feels like a lifetime. The Korean music industry is one that’s built...
Two years ago, Laura Jane Grace sang about how much she hated her home city of Chicago. Now she’s kinda stuck there. But ‘I Hate Chicago’, a tongue-in-cheek track off her 2018...
“We’re Bikini Kill and we want revolution, Girl-style now!” Kathleen Hanna yelled out on Bikini Kill’s 1992 track, ‘Double Dare Ya’, 15 years after X-Ray Spex’s release of ‘Oh Bondage! Up Yours!’, in 1977. The sub-genres...