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Emma Gritt is a freelance music journalist. Hiding behind the fake-but-real-sounding moniker of Kara Simsek, she is the author of So You Think You're A Hipster, and also contributes to Red Bull, Dazed Digital, Juke Magazine, Notion Magazine, KISS FM, and cult zine FUN.

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Why every festival needs a Jolly Dodger, Music

Why every festival needs a Jolly Dodger

With British weather as unpredictable as it is, surely every music festival should have a pirate ship in case of flash flooding?

By | Music | Monday, 15 September 2014 at 11:30 am

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er, Music

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er

The nineties revival was in full swing at Poland’s Open’er Festival last weekend thanks to Pearl Jam, Faith No More and The Afghan Whigs.

By | Music | Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 1:09 pm

Transgressive Records eyeing up takeover at Field Day, Music

Transgressive Records eyeing up takeover at Field Day

I can’t remember a year I haven’t been to a Field Day that hasn’t been hijacked by horrendous weather – but this year though the two-day East London festival is set to welcome an altogether more jovial type of hijacker – ones from Transgressive.

By | Music | Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 9:34 am

Why Madame LA LA will change the way you look at fake tan, Health

Why Madame LA LA will change the way you look at fake tan

Nicole Dash Jones, a British-born beauty entrepreneur whose new Madame LA LA range promises something different to most other self-tan products on the market. It’s not that its inherent biscuit smell is near unnoticeable, or that it boasts a foolproof streak-free formula, but rather that it offers up a totally different shade to its competitors – it gives you an ‘LA glow’.

By | Health | Thursday, 29 May 2014 at 8:47 am

Video Premiere: Kamikaze’s Crestfallen, Arts

Video Premiere: Kamikaze’s Crestfallen

Video premiere of Kamikaze’s new track, Crestfallen, taken from the band’s new EP, Beta.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 11:53 am

Will Turkey’s SunSplash be your festival of 2014?, Music

Will Turkey’s SunSplash be your festival of 2014?

SunSplash Festival’s organiser explains why people not interested in ‘fighting through crowds, dealing with temperamental security, standing in messy toilet queues, eating crap food and trying to find your tent in a muddy field’ are heading to Turkey this summer.

By | Music | Saturday, 3 May 2014 at 10:00 am

Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd, Music

Behind the mask: Issue’s love for tea, beats and Pink Floyd

A rapper that prefers tea to Cristal? What’s the issue with Issue?

By | Music | Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 11:11 am

International R Kelly Day comes to London, Music

International R Kelly Day comes to London

A night of pure R Kelly isn’t to most people’s tastes, but for two Danish promoters, London’s got that vibe – and their International R Kelly Day party is set to be a sell out.

By | Music | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 11:08 am

Tour de Force on New York’s burgeoning soundsystem renaissance, Music

Tour de Force on New York’s burgeoning soundsystem renaissance

With the arrival of spring finally on the horizon, it’s time to crank up the dub – making the arrival of New York’s Tour de Force’s debut LP perfect timing.

By | Music | Thursday, 27 February 2014 at 8:47 am

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate, Opinion

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate

DEFRA figures state that in October 158,000 cows were slaughtered in Britain. Let’s not pretend their end was anything but grizzly, terrifying and miserable – but things don’t need to be this way.

By | Opinion | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 6:07 pm

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