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Emily Duff (she/they)
Founder, Editor and Publisher

Emily specialises in Fashion and Culture Journalism and Marketing. Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, currently she is studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield while being the independent Founder and Editor of Darling. Emily is also Lifestyle Editor of Forge Press, Marketing Lead for Liberty Belle, a Communications Assistant for The Leadmill and Assistant Director of Tits Upon Tyne. 

Summer Green (she/her)

Summer is an aspiring writer and poet. She is currently studying English Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield. Originally from Bradford, her work takes on womanhood, coming of age, queerness, and anything in between, whilst ever embracing her Northern roots. 

Alice Fletcher (she/her)

Culture Writer

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Alice is an aspiring music Journalist from Sheffield with a keen interest in arts and culture. She is currently studying Journalism at the University of Sheffield and working towards an NCTJ qualification.

Ilana Hawdon (she/her)

Music Writer

Iris Brickfield

Ilana is a History and Film Studies Graduate at Liverpool University but is originally from Newcastle. She is known for her love of Taylor Swift, pints of Red Stripe and thrashing her friends in Trivial Pursuit. She spends most of her time writing music with her band, Iris Brickfield, and watching re-runs of University Challenge with a cuppa and six custard creams. 

Olive McCoy (she/they) 

Music Writer


Olive is studying English at Queens University, Belfast. She is an aspiring culture journalist and practising witch. She also writes poetry and listens to Gengahr.

Joe Smith (he/him)
Music Writer

Joe is a mostly music journalist from Leeds who is extremely passionate about music and music writing, spending most of his time doing such. His current favourite band is Goat Girl.

Molly Wroe (she/they)
Music Writer

Molly is a journalism student at the University of Sunderland - music is her life and her life goal is to own a nightclub!

Jade Bailey (she/her)
Music Writer

Jade is living in Newcastle having recently graduated with a first-class BA in Music Performance. She plays the guitar, writes music and sings sometimes too. Her favourite band of all time is The Smiths, with Johnny Marr being a huge musical influence of hers. She set up her music label, Pink Honey Music, during her last year at uni but at the moment she is loving writing about all things music.

Geena Ling (she/her)
Music Writer

Geena is a freelance writer from Newcastle with a love of poetry, rock music, travelling and winged eyeliner. When she's not in the mosh pit of a gig, Geena can be found selling vintage clothes on Depop to fund her vast book addiction. Her ultimate dream is to be a published novelist living in New York City.

Emily McIntyre (she/her) 
Culture Writer

Emily is in her final year of studying Journalism at MMU. She is an aspiring music journalist and self-proclaimed emo - her all-time favourite artists being Paramore, All Time Low, Turnover, and Charlie XCX.

Aims Whitter (she/they)
Music Writer 

Aims is film-and-music-mad with a passion for flared trousers and anything spooky. Aims does photography for bands, is a nerd for writing about music and owns a rather large collection of clay earrings - most of them being Halloween themed (of course).

Autumn Jones (she/her)
Music Writer 

Autumn is a music enthusiast from Phoenix, Arizona! She is incredibly passionate about music, in fact, it is very rare to spot Autumn without at least one headphone in. When Autumn isn't diving headfirst back into her high school emo phase, Autumn can be found painting, playing Animal Crossing (maybe a bit too much), or making weird resin jewellery!

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Single Review: ‘Tell Me’ - Jay Moussa-Mann

by Ilana Hawdon The feeling of pure betrayal and heartbreak is perfectly captured in Jay Moussa-Mann’s latest single, ‘Tell Me’. Jay Moussa-Mann is the folk dream we have been waiting for. A favourite on BBC Introducing, Radio 6 and BBC Radio Tees, Jay ’s sound is easy on the ears but delightfully addictive. With a background in writing and film, she began her solo musical venture when she released her debut album, ‘Little Deaths’ in late-2019, and since then, Moussa-Mann has defined herself as an artist with unbelievable range and promise.    ‘Tell Me’ is completely timeless; with notes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Moussa-Mann creates a folk-inspired track which is simultaneously heart wrenching and strangely empowering. Beginning as a simple guitar tune, ‘Tell Me’ builds with layers of luscious strings and twinkling piano, tied together with Jay ’s vocal line which is equal parts melancholic and divine. The song feels unwaveringly intimate; the lyrics ask, ‘what was I worth?’

Tramlines Festival 2021 Confirmed For Events Research Programme

by Emily Duff Sold-out Tramlines Festival will go ahead at full capacity in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park from July 23rd to 25th as part of Events Research Programme following the likes of Download Festival that successfully took place over the 4th-6th or June.    Announced just twenty five minutes ago (12pm, June 29th) that it will join the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, this means the sold-out music festival will definitely take place at full capacity on 23rd to 25th July.    With huge names like The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft headlining alongside Little Simz, BLOXX and others - Tramlines has a world-class lineup of music and culture prepared for the last weekend in July.    Tramlines’ participation in the programme means the festival can go ahead independently of national reopening dates - meaning it’s not dependent on the loose July 19th date - and the audience will be able to enjoy the event without compulsory social distancing or masks.

Single Review: 'So Deep' - Brianna Knight

 by Emily Jackson New York-based singer-songwriter Brianna Knight’s latest track, 'So Deep', is a declaration of love without any soppiness; it’s pure soul. With a voice like honey that oozes power and control at the mastery level of some of her biggest influences (Lauryn Hill and H.E.R.), Brianna’s vocals soar.  ‘So Deep’ is an intoxicating listen and in just under three minutes, Knight sells you a whole story about fun, lust-filled young love. The heavy funk bass line evokes nostalgia, making you want to get up and dance, whilst keeping things contemporary by being an upbeat tale of passion rather than your bog-standard ballad. Brianna’s sound blends 90’s R’n’B with a modern take on Soul; hearing just the first few notes is enough to wish that she could narrate your wildest nights and worst heartaches.   As Brianna sings “you’re addictive to me” - you stop and realise that you may just be addicted to her. Just before you think the single couldn’t get better, the first verse c