MUSIC: Indie girl group Mothercanyouhearme drop new single, Chemicool

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The alternative duo are back with a new track about finding happiness in the right places BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS We’re always in need of some new indie music to get stuck into, and if it comes from two strong female songwriters, we’re instantly on board.  Mothercanyouhearme is made up of two best gal pals from [….]

MUSIC: Arlo Parks on self care, queer icons and her debut album

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The 20-year-old star on the rise opened up to Sophie Griffiths for the February issue of DIVA BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY ALEX KURUNIS If you turned on the radio just once last year, you’re probably already familiar with Arlo Parks and her silky smooth vocals. She’s been labelled the voice of a generation, collaborated [….]

Palm Bay Music launches new song-writing camps aimed at LGBTQI musicians

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“We aim to empower those who often feel powerless” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Boutique Music Publisher Palm Bay Music, is excited to announce the launch of four new, ground-breaking songwriting camps in partnership with Focusrite. The first of which is taking place on 14 -18 June 2021, with more scheduled for next year.  The writing camps are aimed those [….]

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 [….]