pop music

Remembering Things

I Was in Cleopatra, One of the UK’s First Black 90s Girl Groups

It's been 20 years since the three Mancunian sisters gave black girls pop role models. Cleo Higgins looks back on her experience of fame at a young age.
Cleo Higgins
11.27.18
PROFILES

L Devine Is Patiently Working to Be the UK's Next Big Pop Star

The 21-year-old's experience in the industry so far tells an interesting story about how breaking British pop acts even works.
Douglas Greenwood
11.21.18
Important Questions Raised By...

People with Synesthesia Tell Us Why Rae Sremmurd Makes the Most Colorful Music

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones
11.16.18
Interviews

Empress Of Took a Step Back and Reinvented Her Pop Sound

We spent the morning with Lorely Rodriguez in east London's Victoria Park and spoke about how she made her a bright, vivid second album, 'Us.'
Tara Joshi
10.15.18
PROFILES

How Little Mix Mastered the Pop Machine in Seven Years

We spoke to the pop group about mega-fame, the #MeToo movement and what it felt like getting a shit ton of money overnight.
Daisy Jones
10.12.18
Op-Eds

Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big – but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.22.18
we saw this

Only Britney Spears Could Have Caused the UK to Go Into Complete Meltdown

Was this the best, or worst, night of my entire life? Apparently it can be both.
Daisy Jones
8.9.18
all the good shit

IDER’s Mellow Pop Sums Up the Confusion of Being in Your Twenties

Don’t know what you’re doing? That's fine: bathe in the duo's new track "You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby."
Ryan Bassil
7.28.18
pop science

Why, Exactly, Are The 1975 So Successful?

To understand how the hell they've achieved this, we need to lean in closer, to the intricacies of their songwriting.
Emily Bootle
7.25.18
all the good shit

The Fluoro-Pop Artist Once Known As Bonzai Is Reborn as Cosha

The London-based musician has put out her first new material since 2016's 'Lunacy' EP and it's satin-smooth.
Tshepo Mokoena
5.26.18
~science~

Science Says Pop's Getting Sadder, We Say "Duh, Us Too"

A new study of 500,000 tracks released in the UK between 1985 and 2015 tells us that contemporary pop is all about the crybabies.
Lauren O'Neill
5.16.18
First Dates

An Initially Awkward Then Lovely First Date with Sigrid

After a wobbly start with the rising Norwegian popstar, we were soon chatting about small-town life, dad rock and… kangaroos.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.13.18
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