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Lady Gaga is snogging a spiked bondage mask. She's crying. She's in a sarcophagus, done up like Ming The Merciless, rotating on a giant Lazy Susan. We are less than five minutes into her astonishing Chromatica Ball: the mother...
Listening to ‘Surrender’ feels like the blood rushing back into your legs as you start to run. Like your heart lifting in your ribcage. Like coming up for air after holding your breath. It feels like letting life back...
Friday Strewn across the Hertfordshire countryside, in the grounds of private residence Standon Lordship, a string of yellow lights pepper the walkways leading to the heart of the festival, where you’re met with the whirl of fluorescent red, green and...
The Mercury Prize nominees have now been revealed. Check out the list in full. When you’re a sad indie like me, the Mercury Prize is basically musical Christmas. We all know that art isn’t really a competition, and yet every...
Never underestimate the power of a good sob. In these increasingly difficult times of stress and uncertainty (*gestures at the current state of the world*), a beautifully sad song can provide comfort, catharsis, and a momentary release of tension....
"Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, put your hands all over my body"
There are few feelings in life more potent than pre-gig anticipation. You’ve done war with your internet provider to secure the tickets, have convinced your parents to give you a lift, and now all your attention can go towards...
Bea Kristi – AKA Beabadoobee – began her career in her bedroom and via hallucinogens and close introspection, she’s ready to take it back there. Sparked by a memory of an imaginary kingdom that she invented as a kid,...
This year's Standon Calling festival is shaping up to be one of the events of the summer. With a fab, gender-balanced lineup boasting some of the hottest names in music, the Hertfordshire festival, running from 21-24 July 2022, is...
WEDNESDAY Kicking things off on Wednesday evening, EFÉ brings her laidback blend of bedroom pop and lush R&B to the WTF Clubbing stage – and what better music to listen to as a week-long heatwave takes hold? Her music evokes...