MUSIC: The Japanese House drop new EP, Chewing Cotton Wool

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Chewing Cotton Wool is is the first release since last year’s critically acclaimed album, Good At Falling BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Our playlists have been lacking some queer tunes so far this month, so we’re pretty pleased with the latest release from The Japanese House, blessing us with two unreleased songs. Chewing Cotton Wool is the [….]

MUSIC: Conleth Kane re-releases his single Proud with a heartwarming new video

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The music video for Proud includes an uplifting message of hope for the LGBTQI community  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, London-based singer Conleth Kane has today released a brand-new video for his hit single Proud. With lyrics such as: “When I look in the mirror, I feel free / I don’t care [….]

GIRL IN RED: “In my latest lyrics I’m exposing myself even more”

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Sophie Griffiths meets the teen musician painting the world red BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY JULIE PIKE Marie Ringheim is the Norwegian indie-pop singer-songwriter better known as girl in red. With anthemic tracks about queer romance and mental health, along with a confidence to rival musicians years ahead of her, she is taking the music [….]

MUSIC: Why we love Tash Sultana

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Sophie Griffiths on the multi-instrumentalist playing on DIVA’s heart strings BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Tash Sultana is a non-binary Australian musician with bags of talent. They grew up in Melbourne and began playing the guitar from the age of three. Since then, they have mastered 12 instruments including the saxophone, bass, flute and trumpet (to name [….]

MUSIC: Get to know Emily Burns

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We chat to Emily Burns all about sexuality, songwriting and her secret talent BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY HOLLIE FERNANDO Although she hasn’t released a full length album yet, you probably already know Emily Burns from a bunch of perfect pop tracks such as Girlfriend At The Time, Too Cool or Is It Just Me?  [….]

MUSIC: Get to know Jess Young

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Our new favourite Irish artist producing perfect pop with an alluring queer edge BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s about time we introduced you to some Irish LGBTQI artists, don’t you think? If you’re a fan of pop icons with an underlying sultriness such as FLETCHER and MUNA, you’re going to love Jess Young. Jess showed the [….]

MUSIC: An interview with Thao Nguyen

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DIVA chats to Thao Nguyen all about her new record, coming out to the world and Zoom music video magic BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY SHANE MCCAULEY If there’s one great thing to come out of lockdown, it has to be the Zoom magic that has been created by some extremely clever artists out there. We [….]