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Frankie Cosmos presents a delicate, bare collection of songs sure to be enjoyed with her Haunted Items Collection

That sweet sound of Frankie Cosmos is back in our lives with new 2019 releases! This time round, Cosmos has chucked the lo-fi guitars and the rhythmic drumming of the banging homemade indie-folk vibes of her previous releases, instead giving us a very stripped back collection of songs under the name Haunted Items. These nine […]

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HMV: what might the future hold for the troubled retailer?

Standing on the ornate steps of the National Gallery, Princes Street bustles around you with hordes of bodies sweeping over the uneven pavement. By walking in any direction, you collide with crowds of tourists armed with oversized bags from designer shops, locals doing their weekend rounds, or the elderly nipping in and out of department […]

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Music Singles

The Japanese House shares disappointing track, ‘Maybe You’re The Reason’

The Japanese House issues another drab track in a long line of disappointments during the run-up to her debut album. Amber Bain, the one-woman indie staple behind this electro-pop project, continues to dilute the dreamy synth sounds which were established on her previous EPs, resulting in an unexciting and overly radio-safe single which is trying […]

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Live Music

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 in the dingy hall. This variety is telling of the timelessness associated with the man they are here to see, and the profound dent he […]

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Live Review: BLOXX at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh 2nd November 2018 It’s an odd night at Sneaky’s. The atmosphere has been left a bit flat after an uninspiring local supporting troupe bored everyone with some cookie-cutter indie rock. As a result, the excitement of the crowd is deflated as BLOXX set up in the compact staple of the Edinburgh music […]

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Handsome Jack: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Ever wanted to just leave it all behind? Quit university, hop aboard the first flight to the States, find a small group of like-minded ramblers, buy up a battered 1970s Volkswagen Camper and just hit the road? You would go wherever the highways take you, leaving behind nothing but a cloud of dust and a […]

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It’s been a hard day’s night for Paul McCartney

In a strange way it is almost comforting to think that nearly 60 years after The Beatles’ formation, Paul McCartney is still strumming boisterously on his acoustic and smiling in the same way he did in the 60s – God bless the old sod. Of course, now he’s got a tiredness in his eyes, and […]

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David Byrne is back with the pleasant but slightly dull American Utopia

3.5/5 stars David Byrne: sharp-dresser, jolty-dancer, paranoid-wailer and leviathan of art-pop. It’s comforting to know that such a figurehead is still going strong 25 years after the Talking Heads – his band who defined the sounds of the new-wave movement of the 1980s – broke up. Since then, Byrne has enjoyed a fruitfully varied musical […]