Songs by Black queer musicians that made our year

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Whether you’re looking to reflect or dance around your room, there’s something for everyone BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM 2021 has been a great year for music. Here are some of the many LGBTQI artists who have made us dance like no one is watching during this chaotic year.  Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo [….]

Louisa Roach: “I will not behave myself”

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The front woman of She Drew The Gun talks feminism, queer love and being yourself BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY ROB BLACKHAM What does music mean to you? For Louisa Roach, front woman of the alternative band She Drew The Gun, music has been an integral part of her life and connection to other people. [….]

DYLEMA has dropped her debut single and it’s a dreamy slice of contemporary jazz

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DYLEMA plays the Round Chapel in Clapton, East London on 30 October BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA THE DYLEMA COLLECTIVE ON INSTAGRAM Describing herself as a “Jazz meets Storytelling” experience, DYLEMA has dropped her dreamy debut single, Mine. The video stars Kikz Katika and Tania Chikaima, depicting stunning visuals of #WLW lust with the iconic [….]

Biianco talks creativity, representation and their new single, Pins and Needles

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“You have to kill your plants a few times before they thrive” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE VIA BIAANCO ON INSTAGRAM I caught up with Biianco in Canada, where they are recording a new Mix Tape. Transported virtually, I can see that the LA vibe travels with them as they wander through the Vancouver streets, chatting [….]

Why we love Welsh soul artist Nia Wyn

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We’re counting down the days till her next show – see you there, DIVAs! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FEAR OF MUSIC Fancy a slice of soul? Welsh artist Nia Wyn is one of the most exciting voices on the contemporary music scene, and with the support of fellow LGBTQIA+ artist Tom King, she makes [….]

Six songs for every bisexual mood

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Whether you’re crushing on someone or feeling reflective, there’s a song for every vibe. BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE VIA PEXELS The bisexual experience is different for everyone. Whether you’re crushing on someone, feeling reflective or struggling to come to terms with yourself, there’s a song for every mood.  Softly – Clairo Softly sees Clairo talking [….]

REVIEW: Melissa Etheridge – One Way Out

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This new album is undoubtedly classic Melissa Etheridge BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY MELISSA ETHERIDGE. With the opening riff of One Way Out, I’m transported back to the 1995 album Your Little Secret playing on the headphones of my CD Walkman. This new album is undoubtedly classic Melissa Etheridge. The substantial guitar and seductive harmonica [….]