Author Archives: Emma Garland

Modern Baseball: meet the band tackling pop-punk’s crude image

A feature on Modern Baseball and the maturation of pop-punk, for The Guardian.

How Mainstream Emo Made Us Talk About Mental Health

Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.

Trying and Failing Spectacularly: How Sam Ray Defines the Indefinable

Talking music, myths, and heroin with the mastermind behind Teen Suicide and Ricky Eat Acid

Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can’t

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.

VICE Fiction: When Wendi Met Vlad

“Wendi’s nostrils widen and her mouth fills involuntarily with saliva. She spots him immediately. Illuminated by the depressing light of the Wimpy menu board is Vladimir Putin…”

2015: A Personal Review

What a time to be alive.

Life After the Vivid Dream: How Grimes Almost Got Sick of Herself

An interview with Claire Boucher about her evolution, Art Angels, and how the media ruined Grimes.