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Kate Solomon

The Guardian

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Past articles by Kate:

Metronomy’s Anna Prior on going solo: ‘It’s always felt like there’s been something missing’

Created in lockdown, and released via her own label, the drummer’s debut solo single marks the start of her own journey → Read More

Lockdown sensation Su Lee: ‘I believe in sharing vulnerability – it relieves the pain’

The South Korean designer turned songwriter uses goofy, DIY pop to explore issues such as depression and social anxiety → Read More

‘I couldn’t talk about her for years’: my godmother, Amy Winehouse

She cooked, watched Countdown and was mentored by the legendary singer. Now, 10 years after her death, Dionne Bromfield has finally addressed the grief she couldn’t deal with aged 15 → Read More

This week’s new tracks: Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Lil Nas X and Mø

This week we’ve got some collaborative brilliance, a coming out anthem, and a lighters-in-the-air sad banger → Read More

'Amy Winehouse' Book Excerpt: How 'Back to Black' Was A 'Trojan Horse' In 2007

Amy Winehouse is the second book in Laurence King Publishing's Lives of the Musicians series. → Read More

This week's new tracks: Beabadoobee, King Kofi and Rosé

This week we’ve got sunshine indie rock, subtly political R&B and a synthy, slinky K-pop number → Read More

Tracks of the week reviewed: Danny L Harle, Silk City ft Ellie Goulding, Baby Queen

This week we’ve got a 90s/00s Eurodance throwback, a post-rock wall of sound and an infectious falsetto chorus → Read More

The 50 best albums of 2020, No 2: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

The pristine club-pop on this energetic album owes a great debt to the musical past but sounds magically, wonderfully of the moment → Read More

This week's new tracks: Sega Bodega, Pale Waves, Yard Act

This week we’ve got a trance murder track, a slice of pristine pop-grunge, and some tedious self-congratulatory negging → Read More

'This would have changed my career': music industry finally acts on artist mental health

New initiatives such as Girl & Repertoire and Swim are helping young people – particularly women – overturn the myth of the tortured artist → Read More

Britain’s Kebab Shops Could Be Destroyed by the 10PM Pub Curfew

VICE World News spoke to London kebab shop owners about how they're faring without the post-pub footfall. In one case, business is down by 50 percent → Read More

Tracks of the week reviewed: Steps, Lava La Rue, Janelle Monáe

This week you won’t believe who’s back with a banger, we’ve got an end-of-summer swoon, and a call to keep on keeping on → Read More

Tracks of the week reviewed: Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5

This week we’ve got a disco banger, some sad-lad swooning, and a slice of cut-price Harry Styles → Read More

From arts-and-crafts to trippy animation: how pop videos have evolved during lockdown

Without access to the usual budgets and on-set teams, pop stars have become more inventive, creating a raft of boundary-pushing visual treats → Read More

Pet Shop Boys: where to start in their back catalogue

In Listener’s digest, we help you explore the work of great musicians. Next: the peerless pop duo who elegantly delved into the big issues → Read More

Tracks of the week reviewed: Tkay Maidza, Katy Perry, Slowthai

This week we’ve got a pre-lockdown dancefloor banger, a me-me-me power ballad, and a clapback mea culpa → Read More

Princess Nokia's lockdown listening: 'Performing is always a little unnatural'

The New York rapper has been revisiting the sweet R&B sounds that dominated her city at the turn of the millennium → Read More

Comfort viewing: our favourite shows to rewatch in lockdown

From Tony Soprano’s ever-expanding waistline to Buffy’s student army, 10 writers tell us the TV they are most likely to rewatch – and why → Read More

I'm nine days into self-isolation for coronavirus and this is what it's like

I am... fine? Am I fine? What is 'fine'? What is life? I’ve lost all capacity to judge. → Read More

Tracks of the week reviewed: the Weeknd, Selena Gomez, the Strokes

This week we’ve got dark swirling electro, a fiery F-you anthem, and a return to 00s guitar bangers → Read More