Music Features

15 October 2020

Exclusive: HM Johnsen on his musical journey and advice for aspiring musicians

In short, I found something I loved, I was enterprising and kept pushing forwards and asking for (and got!) support- and ultimately, I listened to my instincts and was unafraid ...

12 October 2020

Let's do the Monster Mash! Your ultimate Halloween playlist

Halloween has finally arrived which means it's definitely time to party! Every Halloween get-together needs a music playlist of epic proportions, so let us help you out with a list ...
24 September 2020

Exclusive: Mikey Votano talks about living with ADHD and premieres his new music video

Fifteen years after I stopped taking my first dose of ADHD medication I began my second. To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th and the release of my Crazy music video, ...

22 September 2020

Layke guest feature: Sexuality, LGBTQI and discovering who you are

As I sit here and write this I’m thinking about how far I’ve come, and how even being in a position to be asked to write this for other people ...

4 September 2020

Exclusive: Unintentional versus meaningful bias being an ethnic minority in the music industry

Writing this article for me is definitely not an easy task. I’ve started it a few times and not been able to follow through. Initially, I didn’t think being an ethnic ...

19 August 2020

Exclusive: Welsh artist ELA on the journey of "breaking into the industry"

“Breaking into the industry” is an interesting phrase, I think my personal journey has been more like climbing a steep creative mountain which has many peaks and troughs along the ...

15 August 2020

The evolution of Miley Cyrus: One of the greatest creative visionaries of our generation

Miley Cyrus returned to the music scene this week with the release of her brand new single, Midnight Sky. Not only that, but she unveiled a self-directed, colour-infused music video that's sure ...
20 July 2020

Exclusive: Mikey Votano reveals what he's been up to during lockdown!

Mikey Votano is one of those musicians you instantly want to know more about. The Aussie performer saw success with the release of his debut UK single Shut Up & Dance ...

17 July 2020

Exclusive: Audra Santa reveals her favourite lockdown pastimes to celebrate new music video release

Following the release of her brilliant new single Naked, and the premiere of the accompanying music video, we caught up with Canadian musician Audra Santa. Speaking about the track, she ...

8 June 2020

Lady Gaga Katy Perry and Schitt’s Creek cast join virtual graduation ceremony

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and the cast of Schitt’s Creek are among the stars who have offered messages of hope to young people graduating from schools and universities ...
3 June 2020

Singer Alice L - Releases Debut Single 'Still Thinking Of Me'

Meet Alice L an exciting new talent  A new talent that has spent the past couple of years working with many writers and producers to prepare for this year. ‘STOM?’ is ...

18 March 2020

Music streaming is a key way to make money, but it's radio bringing in money for the King of Pop

Michael Jackson currently sits on top of Forbes’ list of 2019’s most paid dead celebrities list, even after he is long gone. This is the seventh year he has remained ...
17 March 2020

10 Irish artists and some of their best tunes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everybody here at Female First! To celebrate, we've decided to take a look at 10 tunes from some of the best Irish artists - let ...
4 March 2020

10 songs with bad grammar that sound better for their crimes against English

-  "Now that I've become who I really are" and "I only wanna die alive" don't really make sense in Ariana Grande's 'Break Free', but somehow Max Martin fought Grande ...
28 February 2020

Lady Gaga is back to save pop music with Stupid Love

Whilst most of us here in the UK were still sleeping, Lady Gaga released her highly-anticipated first solo single Stupid Love from her upcoming sixth studio album, and it’s an ...
15 March 2019

LUENA - Boyzone tour diary - Wembley [EXCLUSIVE]

Having supported Boyzone across their UK tour a little earlier this year, and celebrating the recent release of her breakout single Worth It, singer-songwriter LUENA has already proven just what ...

11 March 2019

Behind-the-scenes with Giulia, on the set of her new music video

Italian Enigma Giulia spent 2018 writing and recording her brand new album. With her fresh new sound, and refreshingly honest lyricism the album is set to make 2019 a very ...

25 January 2019

Album of the Week: A five-"Star" album from 90s rockers Belly

Today marks 26 years since the release of alt-rock band Belly's surprise hit debut album Star. The record was released on Sire and Reprise Records and went on to sell ...
22 January 2019

Could you be The Rah Band's mystery vocalist?

Legendary music masters, The Rah Band, stride gloriously into 2019 with an epic up-tempo track to catapult our spirits into 2019 with their new single, Gipsy Girl. With two Top ...

18 January 2019

Album of the Week: Falling again for The Pogues third album If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Today we celebrate 31 years since the release of The Pogues' all-time best-selling album If I Should Fall from Grace with God, released on Warner Music Group following their most ...

17 January 2019

When music gets political: 15 timeless tracks about capitalism, commercialism and bureaucracy

With the future of Brexit still unclear following Theresa May's deal defeat, it's all the British public can think about. And while we'd much like to take our minds off it, ...

11 January 2019

BRIT Awards 2019: Five albums that deserve a British Album of the Year nomination

Tomorrow (January 12) we'll finally hear the nominations for this year's BRIT Awards and we're excited to see who'll make it on to the list. We've come up with a ...
11 January 2019

Album of the Week: The "Pearl" of Janis Joplin's career

Our album of the week is back and today (January 11) we're celebrating 48 years since the release of rock legend Janis Joplin's final masterpiece, Pearl, on Columbia Records. She's ...

7 January 2019

Giulia's New Year's resolutions

Well here we are in 2019... For me, the New Year gives me the chance to slow down, reflect on the year, and set myself aspirational (but achievable) goals for ...