Kate Allen

Morrissey @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

“This is my life,” are the words Morrissey welcomes the crowd with. And what a life it is at the moment: playing a large number of songs taken from an album tha...

Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

How much of a surprise release is this, really? After a disappointingly unremarkable turn as the host of the MTV Video Music Awards – which this year drew a rec...

Brandon Flowers @ Brixton Academy, London

Like any really good album, Brandon Flowers’ latest solo release, The Desired Effect, is too short. Ten supreme tracks that flash by and leave you wondering, “W...

Bebe Rexha @ Concrete, Shoreditch

Wednesday night saw the debut London show of – we're saying it – our (and by extension, your) favourite new pop star, Bebe Rexha. In a former musical life th...

Quick Fire! Q&A w/ Emilie Nicolas

Currently a favourite artist at FMS HQ is Emilie Nicolas and her chill dub-pop vibes. The Norwegian vocalist's upcoming single 'Pstereo' has a bewitching Scandi...

Nicki Minaj ft. Trey Songz @ O2, London

It's sad but it's edifying: whilst one rap pretender, who shalt remain nameless, postpones an entire tour due to "production delays", Nicki Minaj presses on wit...

The Garden @ 100 Club

In between playing support slots for Warpaint, Cali twins Wyatt and Fletcher Shears are spending their time wisely by bolstering their live reputation with head...
Kate Allen

Kate Allen

Music Writer

Reformed freelance music journalist. Now on the straight and narrow paralegal-ing in the music industry. Likes: Banoffee pie, pop music and Cookie (the family dog). Dislikes: Contouring, hardback books, and the decline of the iPod.