September 25, 2020

New Delhi based artist Suryakant Sawhney, founder of Peter Cat Recording Co. and the artist behind LIFAFA, spoke to Strand about his upcoming projects and the future of music. 

Photo credits: Graham Meyer 

I am the kind of person who falls in love wi...

Graphics by Ella-Mae Earnshaw 

Welcome to the second edition of ON REPEAT, Strand's round-up of all things music for the first half of September. 


1) Vinyl sales outpace CDs for the first time this century 

When was the last time you listened to a CD? Probably a long...

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's Summer 2020 Issue.

It’s 2am on a Tuesday night.

We’re scouring Spotify for a distinct low-fi playlist. In uni-student terms: something chill – something vibey, for another all-nighter. The first few soft strums of p...

 Graphics by Ella-Mae Earnshaw

Introducing Strand Magazine’s weekly music column, ON REPEAT where you'll find...

NEWS – a round-up of the biggest stories making the headlines

IN-DEPTH – Strand talks about the latest releases and all things music

OLD AND NEW – a curate...

August 26, 2020

Bo Ningen @ Ramsgate Music Hall, 2018 by Elissa Vinh

1977. Sex Pistols front man Johnny Rotten, leaning over his microphone, eyes wide open, is screaming what is to become the emblematic slogan of the punk rock movement: No Future! An angry political contestation agains...

August 19, 2020

Still from the video for 'Woman' by Lola Young 

“Everyone felt so free and brave and vulnerable, but also really sexy. It brought so many women together and we were all cheering each other.”

This is how Lola Young described filming the video to Woman, her latest single,...

August 8, 2020

Image: Thornton Drury 

This lockdown has me nostalgic for all the music I heard live and the people I listened with. The last concert I attended before the pandemic shook the world was the American rock band Cage the Elephant. They were all set to take the stage in Lond...

July 4, 2020

Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle’s second studio album, hits a little different. The album, produced by the Grammy nominated duo, is a wondrous mix of poppy RnB tunes as well as their famous eclectic style featuring Halle Bailey’s elegant Broadway style voice. The album has...

From DJ set live-streams, zoom parties to virtual gatherings: the pandemic is certainly not putting the night life scene to sleep anytime soon. Rather, it seems to have awakened even more.  As we travel the uncharted waters that lockdown has washed up, the electronic m...

April 26, 2020

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

All Photos: Hendrik Schneider, Edited: Amika Moser

I came across Rina in the most gen z way possible – scrolling through Instagram. Her single “STFU!” had just come out...

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