Posts by Katie Hawthorne (@KATIEHAWTHORNE )

Chanel Beads is working through the mess

“I’m not interested in reflecting the current moment,” Shane Lavers says, from under a huge black hoodie. As Chanel Beads, he creates complex, melancholic music that intentionally resists being placed in time.

Golden Hour: ML Buch

ML Buch doesn’t mind embracing well-worn clichés. On her second album, ‘Suntub’, the Danish composer leans into the universality of the natural world to create a work that radiates with humanity

Marina Herlop: “It feels like my career is just starting to take off”

This is Signing Off, our year-end series with the artists who defined 2023. Here, Katie Hawthorne chats to Marina Herlop, the classically trained Catalan pianist pushing the boundaries of her voice to gorgeous, uncanny effect

Shifting currents with Pozi

After swapping political punk for a richly detailed, maximalist sound, south London eccentrics Pozi are plunging into the unexpected

Kate NV is bridging the past and the future

Recorded in 2019, the latest album from Kate NV is a poignant, joy-filled memento of another, more optimistic time

Rising: Joyeria is embracing every mistake

Meet Joyeria, the intentionally enigmatic songwriter condensing a lifetime of pent-up creative frustration into sharp, direct lyrics; music that is at once at once playful, devastating and bitterly funny

Julia Jacklin is examining the desire to be understood

Julia Jacklin is no stranger to excavating the depths of the heart. For her latest album, the Australian singer-songwriter examines the human desire to be understood

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

Disrespectful Relentless Records

Boy Harsher

The Runner (Original Soundtrack) Nude Club/City Slang

Rising: Mrley

In Issue 125’s Rising feature, Marley Rutherford talks the influential Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and making rock music as a Black artist

Vanishing Twin

Ookii Gekkou Fire Records


Colourgrade Domino

The musical ideas on Fishmans’ final album, 宇宙 日本 世田谷 (Uchū Nippon Setagaya), feel more relevant than ever

The cult Japanese group, beloved of Ryuichi Sakamoto, continue to beguile two decades after their split. Uchū Nippon Setagaya reveals why

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth – 'Utopian Ashes' review

Utopian Ashes Silvertone
Chai Wink


WINK Sub Pop

Viagra Boys

Welfare Jazz Year 0001

Phoebe Bridgers

Punisher Dead Oceans
Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama


Girl Band: Noise Machine

After withdrawing from the glare of the spotlight, Girl Band return stronger – and stranger – than ever

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon

No Home Record Matador

Floating Points

Late Night Tales Late Night Tales
boygenius review


boygenius Matador Records

Cat Power

Wanderer Domino
Ty Segall White Fence

Ty Segall & White Fence

Joy Drag City

Let's Eat Grandma

I'm All Ears Transgressive

Fatima: See How Things Grow

We caught up with the Eglo Records signee on Kingsland Road, in London, to talk her newfound focus and secret master plan

© Eleanor Hardwick

Priests: Action Now

Katie Hawthorne speaks to the breakthrough band at the heart of a creative resistance


I can feel you creep into my private life 4AD


Relatives In Descent Domino

Man Duo

Orbit Kaya Kaya