Confessional: An intimate interview with Janet Devlin

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“I wrote poetry rather than songs, it took the pressure off. I can’t write when I’m in survival mode” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY CLAIRE BROWN In a grey and uninspiring room, I met with Janet Devlin. She’s pre performance and taking time out before she takes the stage for the third night of her Confessional tour, [….]

Arlo Parks swoops the Mercury Prize in a euphoric moment for #WLW visibility

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From Caroline to For Violet, Collapsed In Sunbeams champions queer love stories, and indeed, queer heartbreak BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ALEXANDRA WAESPI In a jubilant moment for queer representation, Arlo Parks has swooped the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. Her debut, Collapsed In Sunbeams, was released on 29 January 2021 [….]

OPINION: I love music festivals, but where are all the queer artists?

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“Girl in Red’s set made it clear how important that representation is, and there’s no reason why we can’t have more of it” BY CAITLIN CHATTERTON Want to know if somebody likes women? Just ask them if they listen to Girl in Red. Or, you could have rocked up to Reading’s Festival Republic tent on [….]

In conversation with Megan Black the Hippy Dippy Drag Queen

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“Coming out as queer can be awkward” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON Megan Black joined me for an interview, a vibrant flash of colour and energy bursting into my kitchen… So, Megan, a Hippy Dippy Drag Queen…? I’m intrigued with what this means. “Drag has always been something I could go to when gender gets too complicated. [….]

EXCLUSIVE DIVA DISCOUNT: The INCREDIBLE Joan Armatrading is performing a one-off livestream concert this Saturday and it’s going to be awesome

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It’s Joan’s only concert this year so don’t miss out – book your tickets now! Who doesn’t love the sublimely talented Joan Armatrading? From all-time classics like The Weakness In Me and Love And Affection, to her brilliant new album, Consequences, she is quite simply one of today’s most talented singer-songwriters. And this Saturday you [….]

Gia Woods: “I’m the representation I never had growing up”

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The singer on coming out, making music and being a cool gay aunt INTERVIEW BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY CALLUM WALKER HUTCHINSON Five years ago Gia Woods came out to the entire world, including her conservative parents, with her hit single Only A Girl. We’ve been big fans ever since so we’re thrilled to have [….]

Ellie Grace: “I wanted to capture those exciting, early days of a relationship”

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The singer-songwriter opens up about her dreamy new single, Thinking About Her BY DIVA STAFF Ellie Grace’s Thinking About Her is a slice of shimmering pop perfection. And not only is it super summery, it’s super queer too. We caught up with the London-based artist to find out more about the real life love story [….]