SCREEN: Lots Holloway & April Kelley release an uplifting lockdown documentary

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A ‘Summer On Ice’ is the mini documentary all about what we lost and gained during lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We knew it wouldn’t be long until some of our friends here at DIVA started releasing the exciting projects they’ve been working on during lockdown. While we were all baking and keeping up our Duolingo [….]

MUSIC: The latest lez/bi releases

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Fresh LGBTQI bangers for the bank holiday weekend  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Here’s DIVA’s top five picks of some of the freshest LGBTQI tunes that everyone’s talking about. Get them straight onto your playlists and plug in our headphones for a solo dance party, you’re gonna love them. FLETCHER – If I Hated You  FLETCHER always [….]

MUSIC: Get to know LANTA

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Kimberly Anne – also known as LANTA – tells DIVA how she learned to be herself BY ROXY BOURDILLON Kimberly Anne is charming, hilarious, and outrageously talented. You might recognise her lush vocals from Sam Feldt’s 2015 mega-hit cover of Show Me Love, but these days she’s focussed on using that incredible voice to make [….]

CARRIE BROWNSTEIN: “I find homonormativity pretty boring”

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Carrie Brownstein talks protecting her private life, intersectional feminism and Sleater-Kinney’s compelling new album BY ROXY BOURDILLON “I’m not interested in performing relationships for the public,” Carrie Brownstein tells me over a cappuccino in a London hotel.  Despite this, the press remains extremely interested in speculating about Carrie’s dating life. Twenty five years after being [….]

MUSIC: Say hello to Sacred Paws

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DIVA meets the Glasgow-London indie pop duo making a big impression with their little paws BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGES BY KATHERINE ROSE Sacred Paws are Eilidh Rodgers and Rachel Aggs, two friends who started making music, long distance, in 2012 as an excuse to spend more time together.  Seven years, many Megabus miles and one [….]

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 [….]