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Mumford & Sons fail to impress with Delta

At a lengthy six minutes and sixteen seconds, Mumford & Sons’ title song from their fourth album has plenty of time to impress – unfortunately it does not. The band’s…

Album Review: Daniel Avery’s Diminuendo

One of the highlights of London techno producer Daniel Avery’s early 2018 album Songs for Alpha was the industrially-tinged ‘Diminuendo’, a hard-hitting track admittedly lost amongst the ambience Songs for…

Kitty Macfarlane warms hearts on a dreich Edinburgh night

The most noticeable thing when descending the steps to Brig Below, the underground venue attached to Bar Brig on Leith Walk, was the constant dripping of water in front of…

Get a taste of Swedish rock with Normandie’s White Flag

Unless ‘alternative rock bands from Sweden’ is your pub quiz specialty or you stumbled across them by fluke at Reading or Leeds festival this summer, it’s unlikely you will have…

Johnny Marr greets the masses at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom

The crowd ambling in is likely the most age-varied that Glasgow’s stagnant-aired Barrowland Ballroom gets. Everyone, from teenagers and students, to ‘dad rockers’ dragging along their family members is represented…

Live Review: Courteeners at SSE Hydro

Few gigs begin with the greeting squeals of a bagpipe player, and end in a moment worthy of Braveheart, with the lead singer holding aloft a guitar adorned with the…

Best Films of 2018

Film in 2018 contained many things. There were superheroes imperilled more seriously than ever before, there was a romance between Sally Hawkins and a fishman, there was code-switching, there was…

Torture by Andres Serrano, Stills

Stills, a modest photography gallery just behind Waverly station, presents a small collection from Andres Serrano’s Torture series. Serrano is an acclaimed photographer frequently attracting attention in the art world…