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Pip Williams

Pip Williams

Pip Williams is a UK-based writer and editor who focuses on pop music, pop culture, and queerness' intersections with the two. Following a three year stint as Pop Editor at UK music blog The Line of Best Fit, they are currently taking some time away from music writing to focus on their day job as a veterinary surgeon (though would drop everything to interview Kesha or Florence Welch). They currently live in Manchester with their two cats and numerous plants.

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Cavegreen's Vita Lucida's only problem is being over too soon

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 24 March 2017

Vita Lucida is the debut album from Washington-based duo Cavegreen, and comes following 2015's Journey of Return EP. The band is composed of Eleanor Murray ...

Charli XCX: 'Boys'

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 8 December 2017

DO YOU REMEMBER the first time you heard 'Boys'? On first listen it might not have seemed like anything special — perhaps a bit repetitive, ...

Drowners' Matt Hitt on their new album, On Desire

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 10 October 2016

Drowners burst onto the indie-rock scene in early 2013, quickly attracting attention with their classic sound and charismatic line-up. Since the release of their debut ...

Elder Island: Track By Track: Elder Island on their Seeds In Sand EP

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 8 December 2016

Elder Island discuss the varied influences on their Seeds In Sand EP, including a much-missed feline friend and acid house vibes in their live show. ...

Florence and the Machine: Florence + the Machine: High As Hope

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 29 June 2018

Florence + the Machine boast sincerity over spectacle on fourth record High As Hope ...

Foals' Yannis Philippakis on What Went Down

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 28 August 2015

Foals aren't the kind of guys to mess around. It was a matter of days between the fuss-free announcement of fourth studio album What Went ...

Foals: What Went Down

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 18 August 2015

FOALS AREN’T doing too badly these days. With four studio albums and a mixtape under their belts, they're one of the biggest guitar-bands to come ...

Foxes on All I Need

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 29 February 2016

When you hear the word Foxes, what do you think of first? The cute and cuddly urban mammal? Or the similarly cute and cuddly Louisa ...

Halsey: Koko, London

Live Review by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 18 September 2015

KOKO IS one of London's most splendid gig venues; a converted theatre at the foot of Camden High Street that plays host to an eclectic ...

Joe Hertz talks about the How It Feels EP

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 6 October 2016

Joe Hertz talks early mornings and post-Brexit Britain on new EP How It Feels. ...

Becky Hill: The Real Reality: Becky Hill

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 17 March 2017

Becky Hill doesn't want a TV talent show to define her. Pip Williams sits down with the chart-topping artist who's taken a backseat from fame ...

JoJo is seeking serenity

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 20 February 2017

Pop heavyweight JoJo reveals to Pip Williams some of the stories behind her third album Mad Love.  Covering everything from Wiz Khalifa to the serenity prayer ...

Nick Jonas: Last Year Was Complicated

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 10 October 2016

IN EARLY April, a piano bar in one of Westminster's swankiest hotels played host to a preview of one of the most highly awaited pop ...

Cher Lloyd is bigger than the bullshit

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 4 May 2020

Cher Lloyd cannot think of anything worse than taking up breadmaking in lockdown. ...

Declan McKenna on debut album What Do You Think About The Car?

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 13 April 2017

It's no mean feat, being labelled the voice of a generation. ...

MØ’s journey to Neverland

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 26 October 2018

Her new album Forever Neverland may court eternal youth, but MØ won't allow herself the luxury of denial. Denmark's hottest export explains the paradoxical nostalgia ...

MUNA's About U—an unflinching and unapologetic record of the lives of queer women the world over

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 6 February 2017

It's hard to review an album when your words just don't feel big enough. ...

Linnea Olsson: Track By Track: Pop cellist Linnea Olsson on For Show

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 23 February 2017

Linnea Olsson shares her own thoughts on every track of her new EP For Show, including the home-made stop-motion videos that accompany them. Overwhelmingly inspired ...

One Direction (2015)

Interview by Pip Williams, Rock's Backpages Audio, 15 October 2015

One Direction's Harry Styles and Niall Horan on their new album, Made In The A.M.; it's release clashing with Justin Bieber's; will the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup; why they don't behave like most rockers; their responsibilities towards their fans; why Ireland didn't beat Poland in the Euro qualifiers, and their fondness for Sweden.

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One Direction's Harry Styles and Niall Horan On Their New Album, Made In The A.M.

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 18 October 2015

IT'S BEEN A wild year for One Direction. Five years down the line from their original formation as one of Simon Cowell's amalgamations of solo ...

Pale Waves: A Different Kind of Love

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 23 February 2021

Heather Baron-Gracie reflects on the creative and personal freedom she found within Pale Waves as the band celebrate the release of new album Who Am ...

Panic! at the Disco: Brendon Urie on his new album, Death of a Bachelor

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 22 February 2016

Hot on the heels of his new album release, we had a chat with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Now we've had a ...

PWR BTTM: Rock BTTM: Why PWR BTTM Were Dropped So Fast

Comment by Pip Williams, Hiskind, 16 May 2017

Content warning: assault This Friday, rising queer punk duo PWR BTTM released their sophomore album, Pageant. What looked set to be a celebration of non-conformity and ...

Sailor & I: Track by Track: Sailor & I on The Invention Of Loneliness

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 24 February 2017

Swedish artist Sailor & I delves into the technicalities behind new record The Invention Of Loneliness. The electronic musician's hypnotic style is lifted by the ...

Savages' Jehnny Beth on new album Adore Life

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 23 January 2016

Savages blazed into the post-punk scene in 2011, releasing the distinctive and menacing debut album Silence Yourself less than two years later. As we begin ...

Shura on her debut album, Nothing's Real

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 5 July 2016

Musically, Shura is an enigmatic beast. She remixed her own disco-infused pop into the echoing and eerie 'Space Tapes', and has worked with everyone from ...

Vince Staples: Summertime '06

Interview by Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 22 December 2015

We are beyond fascinated by California rapper Vince Staples, who is scheduled to bring his critically acclaimed debut album Summertime '06 to New Zealand for ...

Sylvan Esso: “We’re a goddamn electronic band!”: Sylvan Esso on new album What Now

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 28 April 2017

North Carolina electronic duo Sylvan Esso open up to Pip Williams about their sophomore record What Now, and plenty more besides. Ahead of today’s release, Amelia ...

Sylvan Esso: Free Love

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 21 September 2020

Rife with tenderness and restless energy, Free Love is Sylvan Esso at their most cohesive ...

Sylvan Esso: Gorilla, Manchester

Live Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 14 November 2017

Joyful, unaffected abandon ...

Vaults on "the Ocado delivery" and upcoming album Caught In Still Life

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 30 November 2016

Electro-pop three-piece Vaults chat to us after shouldering the weight of soundtracking this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, one of 2016's most hotly anticipated releases. ...

Tessa Violet: On The Rise: Tessa Violet

Profile and Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 3 July 2019

The colourful, quirky Tessa Violet channels her love of music into a unique electro-pop sound and ambitious aesthetic. ...

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