Kate Solomon

Freelance journalist

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Portfolio

Features

DIY disco: how to set up a club night
I put on my own clubnight for The Guardian.
Declan McKenna profile
A profile of cheeky young upstart Declan McKenna for a special newspaper published for The Great Escape 2016.
'I hate you so much right now': Calvin Harris's Olé and 12 more angry break-up songs
The first song has emerged since pop's golden couple, Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift, broke up. While Olé, a tropical-sounding ode to a duplicitous women, was most likely...
12 bits of tech that changed the world
Chose some random gadgets that changed the world for the NME and they provided some nice pictures.
This is what happens when you go speed dating with Google Glass
I went speed dating wearing Google Glass and it was exactly as terrible as you would expect.
The dark side of tech
Playing doom-monger for the Metro.
Eight perfect autumnal days out in London
Grab a scarf and some sturdy leaf-crunching shoes, it's time to embrace autumn in London. From glowing sunsets, to bracing walks, cosy pubs, healthy harvests and a barrel load...
You shall glow to the ball
Celebs try to dress to a tech theme, I make fun of them for it.
Is your phone making you feel guilty all the time?
Technology was supposed to free us from the shackles of our day jobs. Having emails on our phones was meant to make it easier to work from anywhere, so we didn't have to spend...
Technology in 2016: some highly accurate predictions
Another year dawns and the fast paced world of technology continues to wait for no man. What will transpire in 2016's 366 days? Who will change the world? What will flop? Who...
Games played in a circle
How did we flirt before we could drink? A guide to games played in a circle for Oh Comely's 'wheels' issue.
How to conker London
In which I prove myself to be London's foremost conker expert.
Girls to the front
Feature on the rise of girl-run, girl-focused club nights in London for Time Out.
Can we get a rewind?
A look at the return of the cassette tape.
What tech should you actually take to a festival?
Festival season is kicking off, and if you're planning to spend three days drinking warm beer and watching bands in a field this year, you're probably thinking "hey, what tech...

Reviews

Various album reviews
Palehound, Rihanna, Femme, Bleached, Haelos, Katy B, Twin Peaks, Cyndi Lauper, Gold Panda, Mitski, Boys Forever, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Elle Exxe, Grouplove, Busted
V Festival 2016
We have ruined V Festival for ourselves. You and I and the ageing process, and all the money we've spent on boutique festivals and unique camping experiences in beautiful...
Live review: Rihanna
A review of Rihanna live at Wembley Stadium for the Metro. It was good.
One Direction and Little Mix live
The best pop band in the UK played the Roundhouse in Camden on Tuesday night. They strode out confident and mature, banged out hit after heavy hit, danced, harmonised, bantered,...
Various interviews and reviews
Interviews: SOAK, Alex G, Japanese Breakfast, Diet Cig || Album reviews: Pet Shop Boys, LUH, CHVRCHES, Wet, Lizzo, Big Ups, Alessia Cara, Tegan & Sara, DD Dumbo, Daniel Woolhouse
Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death
Do you remember the spring of 2007, when we all got really into Wii Bowling? And then we figured out exactly how to twist the Wiimote in order to get a strike so we just kept...
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl
Slightly reachy contribution to Oh Comely's What We're Reading pages.
ZAYN - MiNd oF MiNe
BeTtEr ThAn YoU rEmEmBeR iT bEiNg.
Rihanna - Anti
I thought it was a three star album at the time. I think it's a four now.
Primavera Sound 2016
The roads leading up to the Parc El Forum in Barcelona are lined with men dangling cans from six-pack rings, asking wrist-band wearing passers by, 'Cerveza? Cervezabeer? Cerveza?'
Bestival 2014
Bestival is a strange beast. With a line-up that lurches wildly from hardcore dance to woozy underground guitar-pop, it's not sure whether to be a Shoreditch dive bar, a hippy...

Interviews

Methyl Ethel
Interview with hot young Australian things Methyl Ethel for BEAT magazine

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