Welcome to the Cactus City Blog. Here we keep you up to date with what’s going on in the music industry AND we serve you some of the best artists around.
Delve into articles and think pieces about women and gender minorities in music, equality in the industry, innovation, music tips and more!
Every article is written by our team of experts, industry insiders and major music journalists. We champion diverse voices and offer our platform to people who often are not heard in the music industry. Check out more about our writers here.
TW: Sometimes we talk about difficult topics so please pay attention to trigger warnings.
Every Friday we talk to one of the best up and coming musicians about their newest release, talking about the inspiration behind the release, how they want the music industry to change and what makes them special.
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Are you a woman or gender minority with a new release? Do you want to be our artist feature of the week? Well, what are you waiting for? Send it our way along with your press release, press shots and a little bit about you!
Hi I'm Niall! For the Cactus City blog, I love writing about Black music and issues that affect people of colour within the industry, as well as think-pieces and longer-form features. I like to write in an analytical manner — crafting narratives with every piece I make.
In my spare time, I do entertainment-based writing. As of 2022, I've written articles for NME, GRM Daily, WAVE Magazine, Clash, GUAP, Notion and New Wave — penning well over 1,000 articles and countless press releases during my career. Some highlights of mine throughout my career include interviewing Tems and Sainté. Also, I've written some notable articles on Dave, PinkPantheress and Headie One.
Hey! I'm Sophie. I'm the face behind our weekly artist features. I interview artists about their newest releases, and create some banging playlists. If I'm not writing about new releases, you'll see me writing about festival lineups, musician wellness or general feminism. Or you may catch me on Cactus City's podcast Not A Groupie.