Kate Solomon

Freelance journalist

United Kingdom



The Guardian

DIY disco: how to set up a club night

I put on my own clubnight for The Guardian.

Vevo/The Great Escape

Declan McKenna profile

A profile of cheeky young upstart Declan McKenna for a special newspaper published for The Great Escape 2016.

The Telegraph

'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.

Time Out

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.

The Pool

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...

Oh Comely

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.

Time Out London

How to conker London

In which I prove myself to be London's foremost conker expert.

Time Out

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...



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

Drowned In Sound

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.