Ashnikko’s DEMIDEVIL is a queer triumph

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We’re in love with this mixtape from our blue-haired queen WORDS EMMA FLINT, IMAGE VASSO VU In March 2021, everyone’s favourite blue-haired queen announced the upcoming livestream of her album, DEMIDEVIL.  When Ashnikko released the album back in January it quickly amassed wide acclaim. The way in which she unapologetically takes down the misogyny and [….]

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Meet the blind trans musician fighting discrimination in the industry

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Chrissie Cochrane is blazing a trail for others to follow BY SOPHIE PERRY, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM As a blind transgender woman, musician Chrissie Cochrane knows more than most about discrimination and the various forms it takes.  Born in New Zealand at the end of World War II, 76-year-old Chrissie was blind at birth as her [….]

Peggy Seeger: “I’ve never thought of myself as gay”

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The legendary folk musician talks to DIVA about sexuality, visibility, and a 68-year career in music BY NADIA DAVIES First Farewell is Peggy Seeger’s 24th solo album, and will likely be her last. But mellowing is not her style and she’s not going quietly. A remarkable record, it underscores the 85-year-old’s importance and continued relevance [….]

Nothing Compares 2 Sarah Walk

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The singer songwriter talks to DIVA about her second album and reimagining a track made famous by Sinéad O’Connor BY NADIA DAVIES Released three years after her debut album Little Black Book, Another Me is the second album from Minneapolis-born singer-songwriter Sarah Walk.  Raw and refreshingly honest, the album explores themes of vulnerability and toxic [….]

MUSIC: El Conchitas drops fourth studio album, JAYA

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After struggling with lockdown, El Conchitas is back and better than ever BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS One of London’s best known female DJ’s, producers and broadcasters, El Conchitas is back with her fourth studio album – and this time she’s not holding back.  After struggling personally during lockdown and suffering from an emotional downfall, El knew [….]

MUSIC: The evolution of Lucy Spraggan

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In her most intimate DIVA interview yet, the singer songwriter opens up about getting sober and feeling sexy  BY CARRIE LYELL “This girl just came in, sat directly behind me, opened up her iPad and had some kind of group Zoom meeting with no headphones!” Lucy Spraggan is incredulous, calling me from a Starbucks near [….]

MUSIC: Lucy & La Mer team up with TikTok star Haley Faulkner for a new music video

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We caught up with the long-distance duo to find out all about this queer collab 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE What better time than quarantine to collab with some of your favourite content creators? That’s exactly what pop icon Lucy & LA Mer did for her brand new single, Rollercoaster! Teaming up with [….]