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‘The rug can be pulled any time’ – how indie music has adapted during Covid

‘The rug can be pulled any time’ – how indie music has adapted during Covid

Entertainment
This was supposed to be Arlo Parks' year.The soulful indie singer was named on the BBC Sound of 2020 list, had her first UK headline tour under way and support slots in the States lined up, not to mention Glastonbury.But before spring had sprung, she saw those plans "dissolve before my eyes" due to the "devastating" pandemic."I think I did have a fear that it was going to seriously rock my career and prospects," says the 20-year-old Londoner, who is signed to independent label Transgressive."It's shown that the rug can be pulled from under my feet at any time. "But then on the flip side, I did learn that sense of resilience and finding ways to stay connected with fans an...
Stars of The Favourite on female leads and indie films

Stars of The Favourite on female leads and indie films

Entertainment
The Favourite, by Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, is tipped to bring Oscar and BAFTA nominations for its all female cast including Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Sky News' entertainment correspondent Lucy Cotter talks to Colman and Weisz about female leads and indie films.Colman, whose latest film The Favourite unusually has three female leads, says equality on screen is essential.She told Sky News the current film industry is not yet representative."A little girl's self-esteem peaks aged eight because of the influences around them."If you go to a street we're half and half but something like 12% of a cast is women, which is not reflective of every-day life so we've got to change it, both have to be seen on screen, has to be, we can't do this anymore, it has...