Posts by Rachel Grace Almeida

Rising: Puma Blue

The 23-year-old South Londoner has mastered a brand of dusky, jazz-inflected guitar pop – with a stunning vulnerability at its core

20 Questions: Connan Mockasin

Wonky pop’s most beloved oddball talks childhood memories, chewy steak and greed

Tierra Whack, Iceland Airwaves 2018 © Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Iceland Airwaves: Reykjavik’s eclectic festival still feels fresh 20 years in

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Blood Orange, Pitchfork Paris 2018 © Alban Gendrot

Pitchfork Paris 2018: The Parisian festival tempered forward-facing curation with a notably restrained atmosphere

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Dr. Rubinstein feature

My Life as a Mixtape: Dr. Rubinstein

From Army of Lovers to DJ Sprinkles, the Berlin via Tel Aviv DJ details her musical touchstones

Dope Saint Jude

Tomorrow’s protest music

Zeina, Hyperaktivist, Shanghai Community Radio and more let us in on how they’re promoting progressive change on their home turf

Big Freedia

20 Questions: Big Freedia

Talking Beyoncé, regrettable tattoos and dates with the New Orleans artist

Rising: Men I Trust

With no manager and no label, the Canadian trio are animated by an independent ethos – and it seems to be working in their favour

My Life as a Mixtape: Bodega

From teenage highs to adult despair, the art-punk guitarist and singer lays down the soundtrack of his turning points

A Love Letter to… Selena

Selena paved the way for multicultural, empowered pop music. As Dreaming of You turns 23, Rachel Grace Almeida celebrates the legacy of the Mexican-American icon

20 Questions: Mel Blatt

Talking Snoop Dogg, Prince and meeting Bill Clinton with the All Saints singer

Let's Eat Grandma

My Life as a Mixtape: Let’s Eat Grandma

From Frank Ocean to Don Henley, the Norwich duo underline the songs and albums that made an impact

Snail Mail

Meet Snail Mail, the artist who captures teenagerhood in all its awkward splendour

Lindsey Jordan’s guitar pop is shot through with a specific kind of anxiety and heartbreak. We find out what it’s like setting your growing pains to music

My Life As a Mixtape / A. Sauvage from Parquet Courts

My Life as a Mixtape: A. Savage from Parquet Courts

From Crass to The Rolling Stones to Futurisk, the punk vocalist and guitarist highlights the tracks and albums that made a mark

Beach House

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