MUSIC: Kings Elliot returns with new single Dancing Alone

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Tackling romance and mental health in her lyrics, Kings Elliot is here to bare her soul  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LAURA MANNERS Born and raised in Switzerland and now living in London, Kings Elliot is the hyped new pansexual identifying artist on our radar. She’s dedicated to using her music as a means of exploring [….]

“I was outed by a local paper”: Musician Anita Gabrielle tells her story

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Anita Gabrielle tells DIVA how she has spent her life fighting against obstacles put in her path as an artist BY ANITA GABRIELLE, IMAGE BY JEAN FITCH I started writing songs when I was 14, in 1968. My brother, Michael, had bought me the first record of a young unknown singer-songwriter called Joni Mitchell and [….]

MUSIC: Fancy an exclusive live Horse McDonald show streamed straight to your sofa?

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You won’t want to miss Horse’s live show and Q&A for Happy Valley Pride, 24 January BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS I think we’re all in need of something that will lift us up during lockdown, and we’ve got just the thing to do it. Legendary LGBTQI singer-songwriter Horse McDonald is performing an exclusive free online show [….]

EVENTS: Virtual entertainment to brighten up your lockdown

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Just because we’re staying in doesn’t mean we’re not staying busy BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA FREEPIK Here we are again, at the start of another lockdown and with staying indoors more important than ever we all need something fun to keep us going. There’s only so many sourdough loaves or crocheted blankets one person [….]

MUSIC: Pale Waves drop intimate new video for She’s My Religion

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Pale Waves are back, and as emotionally raw as ever  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE Our second taste of the new Pale Waves album to come, the Manchester grunge-pop band have dropped a romantic and deeply personal new music video to accompany their latest single She’s My Religion.  Directed by the award winning filmmaker [….]

MUSIC: Ones to watch in 2021

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Keep your ears wide open for these queer and non-binary artists set to make waves this year  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Music was one of the saving graces that got us all through 2020. Even during a global pandemic, so many creatives and artists kept us smiling with living room live-streams, organising their very own online [….]