Kitty Empire is the Observer's pop critic. She has written for NME and occasionally crops up on Radio 4, 5Live, BBC 6Music, and has appeared on BBC2's The Culture Show and Newsnight Review. @kittyempire666
Tom Lamont is a freelance writer for the Guardian and the Observer. Twitter @tomlamont
Dorian Lynskey is a music writer for the Guardian and Observer as well as magazines including Q, GQ and Mojo. He is the author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (Faber).
Jude Rogers is a journalist, interviewer, arts critic and broadcaster.
Leah Harper is a commissioning editor on Guardian Features
Clive Martin is the director of Clinks. Prior to that, he was a senior lecturer in community education, and he has worked in offender education for many years. He is also chair of the Ministry of Justice third sector advisory group and chair of ACEVO special interest group on crime
Nadia Khomami is an assistant news editor at the Guardian. Twitter @nadiakhomami