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What's With All the Rat Bands?

There must be more to this than chance. I spoke to band Ratboys and a music anthropology professor to find out.
Aida Amoako
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We Asked People the Weirdest Fantasies They Have While Listening to Music

“I would imagine screaming the lyrics over this cliff edge, hurling all the anger at my family and friends below.”
Daisy Jones
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We Made Some Scientists Explain Why "Baby Shark" Is Stuck in Your Head

Is there more to an earworm than a snappy hook? We spoke to various clever people in music to understand.
Patrick Heardman
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We Asked The 1975 Fans About Their Weirdest Online Relationships

“This girl I work with is always selling pictures of her feet... He likes it when she curls them around other objects.”
Annie Lord
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Some Questions for the Guy Who DJed Outside the Houses of Parliament

He appeared on Tuesday night, after the Brexit 'meaningful vote' result, spinning a special political set.
Patrick Heardman
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Men Told Us How Their Skincare Routines Compare to Frank Ocean's

Frank Ocean spoke to GQ about moisturising in poetic terms, so we asked some regular lads how they approach grooming.
Annie Lord

We Asked Some Gen Z Kids How They Discover New Music

In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favorite artists?
Ryan Bassil
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Who Is Buying The Greatest Showman Soundtrack and Why?

How has the soundtrack for a poorly received circus musical outsold everything else? Yeah, idk.
Kyle MacNeill
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How Chris Helped Her Fans Better Understand Their Identities

I caught up with a bunch of them at her London show, and asked them questions they'd sent in themselves on a Reddit thread.
Jess Rose
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People Told Us About Their Most Unforgettable Saturday Night

“Saturday Night” by Whigfield turns 25 years old today, so here's a celebration of the good, the bad and the plain strange.
Annie Lord
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The Stories Behind Homemade Mixtapes People Have Been Given

“If he knew me at all, he'd know I hate these bands.”
Daisy Jones
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I Got Rat Boy’s Teenage Fans to Give Me Style Tips

"I don’t know why your jumper is so fluffy. I’m not into it."
Niloufar Haidari