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Kim Petras reveals when her SOPHIE collaboration will drop

Kim Petras has announced that her collaboration with SOPHIE will be released on February 7. Read more: Kim Petras: “I want to become one of the songwriting greats. That’s my number one goal” The German pop star teased working with the London-based producer during a Q&A earlier in January when a fan asked Petras what her favourite SOPHIE song is. Petras replied: "The...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: SOPHIE’s live shows are a masterclass in crowdfuckery. I think I sort of love them.

SOPHIE at Heaven
Any preconceptions of what a SOPHIE show might entail will be shattered within seconds of her set beginning. That's something I learned on Tuesday night, as I saw the elusive producer perform the first of two sold out shows at the resurrected nightclub spot Fabric in London. Barely a year in to a career that has seen her come out...

Here’s all the winners from the AIM Independent Music Awards 2018

The AIM Independent Music Awards took place in London last night, with the likes of Jorja Smith, IDLES and SOPHIE scooping huge prizes. The ceremony, hosted by BBC Radio 1's Mistajam and HQ Trivia's Sharon Carpenter, saw the UK's independent music scene coming together to celebrate some of the strongest acts of the year. Here's the list of winners in full...

Charli XCX’s ‘Girls Night Out’ is the school disco banger that will save us all

Girls Night Out - Charli XCX
9:23am on the Jubilee line. The sweat is dripping down my back. A group of Spanish high school kids stare at me, noting my distress. I haven't felt this hot since, well, yesterday, but I'm almost certain that Charli XCX’s new song could save us from all of this. You see ‘Girls Night Out’, the latest bubblegum banger to...

In a year of risk-taking debut albums, why is the Mercury Prize shortlist so safe?

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Fire up the Hot Take 3000 – it’s Mercury Prize shortlist day. Twitter might already be ablaze with reactions to the 12 chosen 'Albums Of The Year', but even ignoring the 280-character slapbacks, it’s impossible to deny that there’s a glaring gulf between the albums chosen and the reality of new British music. In a 12-month period that’s seen...

The 10 musicians leading pop’s queer revolution, and their must-hear songs

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Right now, it feels like pop music is fresher and more forward-thinking than ever, and we have today's crop of limelight-stealing queer musicians to thank for that. After decades of being presented with artists who fit the cookie-cutter mould when it came to singing about sex and relationships, the idea of mainstream pop being a genre that spoke solely to...

Lady Gaga rumoured to be working with Sophie on new music

Lady Gaga Sophie
Lady Gaga is rumoured to be working with PC Music's SOPHIE on new music. Gaga released her latest album 'Joanne' in 2016. In a four-star review, NME wrote: "There is a real raw heart to ‘Joanne’. rings with urges for us to take care of each other in a cruel world, most of all ‘Angel Down’. It’s a...

SOPHIE – ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ review

Taking stock of left-field pop music from the last five years – from the polarising pitch-shifts of south London label PC Music to the abrasive grinding-gears of Madonna’s ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ – one producer has loomed large as an influence over the whole lot. Emerging at a similar time to Danny L Harle, Hannah Diamond and the rest of...

SOPHIE announces debut album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’

SOPHIE has announced details of her debut album. The 'Lemonade' singer confirmed to Crack Magazine that she'll release 'Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides' later this year, although a release date is yet to be specified. Last month, she also released 'Faceshopping', one of the first tracks to be taken from the record. Check it out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es9-P1SOeHU After releasing acclaimed single 'Nothing More...