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An emotive display of pop artistry from St Vincent on Masseduction

Rating: 5/5 stars Masseduction is the latest studio album released by Annie Clark, better known as the stylish, sexy, glamorous rockstar St Vincent. Produced by herself and Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, and featuring collaborations with Doveman, Kamasi Washington, Jenny Lewis and many more, this combination of talented creatives promises an unforgettable listening experience. The album […]

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Brothers of Destruction: The Lemon Twigs return with a set of unreleased cuts

4/5 stars Fronted by brothers Brian D’Addario and Michael D’Addario, from Long Island New York, The Lemon Twigs are the latest glam-baroque power-pop band you should not miss. Along with Danny Ayala on keyboard and Megan Zeankowski on bass, the band has just released their sophomore EP Brothers of Destruction, comprised of original unreleased songs […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Lorde, ‘Melodrama’

  Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, finally released her much awaited sophomore album Melodrama this summer. Having worked on this album for over three years, Lorde cultivates an emotional musical journey based on stepping away from a celebrity lifestyle and a recent break up with her long-term boyfriend. The album as a […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Car Seat Headrest & The Lemon Twigs @ St Luke’s

Arriving in Glasgow last Saturday, Scotland’s cultural capital had an atmosphere of excitement and electricity as BBC Radio 6 Music Festival took over five main venues in the city. Walking past the bright flashing neon lights of The Barrowlands, I approached St Luke’s, which was illuminated by a magnificent, colourful, rotating projection of lights. Outside […]

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International Women’s Day: all girls to the front

Music editors Mia and Verity discuss their ultimate female musical inspirations Amy Winehouse By Verity Loughlin  @verityrose_ Amy Winehouse was one of the most iconic artists of the noughties. Her seminal album Back to Black perfectly articulates feelings of heartbreak, infidelity and addiction. When you listen to a Winehouse album it makes you feel like […]

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‘Run Up’ – Major Lazer

Last week the electronic trio Major Lazer released a track collaborating with the formidable queen of rap, Nicki Minaj, to produce the upbeat dance track ‘Run Up’. Following a sample from Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’, Minaj whispers ‘barbie’ at the start of the track, referencing her remix of Rae Sremmurd ‘Black Barbies’ and her iconic colourful […]

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Frogbelly and Symphony, Snide Rhythms and Kapil Seshasayee live at the Wee Red Bar

The Wee Red Bar is a much loved intimate venue used for live music, art exhibitions and club nights, located between Edinburgh College of Arts’ Main and Hunter Buildings. Red fairy lights adorn the ceiling, bathing the audience and performers in a rosy glow. Although there isn’t a stage in the bar, the wires connecting […]

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An A – Z guide to artists influenced by David Bowie

During his lifetime Bowie provided pioneering musical innovation that was to influence many artists across the decades. Here is the Student’s comprehensive guide to  artists and bands that have sought to emulate the star man: A is for ANNIE CLARKE (aka St. Vincent) According to Clarke, “David Bowie’s mutating aesthetic and persona are as much an […]