Song of the Week: Egocentric // Death By Unga Bunga

It’s Monday, the first day back after two weeks of annual leave. Just getting out of bed was a struggle, never mind finding the motivation to wade your way through an inbox full of emails that your colleagues sent solely so they’d look productive during that weird week before everyone went on annual leave for […]Read More

The 20 Best Albums of 2020

Year end lists are always divisive, but perhaps no more so than in 2020: a year that has seen us cling to our favourite records like Rose clings to that bit of wood in Titanic. We’ve all had different experiences this year; many have lost loved ones or seen relationships break down under the strain […]Read More

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant pic.twitter.com/xdej7AzJRW — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

The alarm goes off at half-past six in the morning. Bombay Bicycle Club bassist and solo artist Ed Nash gets out of bed. He sees the sun come up, goes on a walk, has a coffee, perhaps some breakfast and then takes himself off to his home studio, where he reads for half an hour. […]Read More

Bombay Bicycle Club to release live album ‘I Had The

Bombay Bicycle Club will release live album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose – Live At Brixton on 11th December via Mmm… Records + Caroline International. The album was recorded on 8th November 2019 at the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. The band […]Read More

Track Review: mars // Yungblud

Yungblud’s forthcoming album WEIRD! is self-described as being “like a series of Skins”, but perhaps Misfits is a better TV comparison: his new single ‘mars’ is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable in their skin. The track dropped on 27th November, ahead of the release of his new album, expected via Locomotion […]Read More

Book Review: Boy Parts // Eliza Clark

Trigger warning: rape, assault  Let’s play a word association game, shall we. If I say ‘model’, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Perhaps you think of a tall, leggy Victoria’s secret model. Maybe you think of transgender model Munroe Bergdorf and her racism row with L’Oreal. Or maybe your mind goes to […]Read More

The Year of the Cardigan: How Coronavirus Stitched Up the

Fashion trends are known to come and go, generally operating on a 15-year cycle. Ever since women were allowed to have jobs we’ve had workwear, casualwear, and clothes for going out-out. But then in 2020, something unusual happened. Our need for office-appropriate attire went out of the window with the Coronavirus pandemic requiring businesses around […]Read More

Track Review: All My Life // The Lathums

It’s 2010, and you’re lying in your bedroom with your lava lamp casting an amber glow on your ceiling as you “sit back and ponder life”. Alex Turner’s Submarine EP is crackling in the background as it rotates on your turntable and you think about how difficult it is to be a young adult in […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite LGBTQ+ Artists and Allies

June is Pride Month, which is a chance for the global LGBTQ+ community to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, such as marriage equality, and transgender rights. As well as a month dedicated to lobbying for real, lasting change in a quest for intersectional equality, Pride is a […]Read More

Gaming: Rediscovering The Sims During Isolation

It was about one week into lockdown boredom that I found myself scouring the internet for ‘things to do inside’. I unearthed a minefield of listicles suggesting that I do something productive such as clear out my wardrobe Marie Kondo-style, or get rid of the vanilla essence that’s been hiding at the back of my […]Read More