Introducing: Singer-songwriter K Flay

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“I consider sensitivity to be one of my greatest strengths” BY RACHEL BADHAM When the genre-defying album Life As A Dog was released independently in 2014, Kristine Meredith Flaherty, aka K Flay, had no idea that five years later, she would’ve been nominated for two Grammys, signed to a division of Interscope records and ready [….]

Inversions: In conversation with Belinda O’Hooley

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“It feels like fresh air, it feels like I can fly and be myself” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO BELINDA O’HOOLEY Pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Belinda O’Hooley – aka, one half of Yorkshire gentlewoman folk duo, O’Hooley & Tidow – is about to release her latest solo album, Inversions. But how did the album come to be? [….]

Queers for your ears: Introducing DIVA’s Mix Of The Month

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Birmingham-based DJ Roman Candles creates a DIVA Mix to get you buzzed for Brighton Pride 🎶 BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. DIVA MIX BY DJ ROMAN CANDLES Looking for some fresh, disc-spinning talent from the lez/bi community? Look no further… DJ Roman Candles, aka Gemma Whitfield, is a Birmingham-bred “next generation” DJ who has already seen a [….]

In conversation with sister/sister musical duo, REYNA

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“We’re lucky to be living in a time where queer women have a voice in the music industry. There’s space for us now and we are making giant waves” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE REYNA FACEBOOK Sisterly-shaped musical duo REYNA, aka Mexican-American sisters Gab and Vic Banuelos, have been likened to artists such as Carly Rae [….]

DIVA Music Festival announces full, 100% female/non binary line-up

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Shura and SOAK to headline plus KT Tunstall, Toya Delazy, BETTY, LANTA, Saara Aalto and more… BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO: TOYA DELAZY BY ROSIE POWELL That’s right, people – DIVA Music Festival is back, bigger and even better than last year… On top of that, the full, 100% female/non binary line-up has been revealed and [….]

Rachael Sage: “Music has changed my life more times than I can count”

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The super talented musician and visual artist writes songs to make you feel less alone Rachael Sage is a true individual. Her incredible music combines elements of pop, folk, rock and classical with a little jazz thrown in for good measure. We can’t get enough of her joyous new single, Alive. A must on any [….]

Shade never made anyone less gay: in defence of Taylor Swift

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“Swift is helping to bring narratives of uncensored and unapologetic queerness into the international spotlight” BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE YOUTUBE After dropping her ultra queer music video for new single, You Need To Calm Down, pop icon Taylor Swift has received mixed responses… Some have praised her for showing support for the LGBTQI community during [….]