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Live Music

The Front Bottoms earn their spot on the Barrowlands’ legendary stage

10th February 2018 Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow The iconic Barrowland Ballroom stands out in the stark, wet February night. Its animated neon lights are a dazzling galaxy in their own right, drawing in concert-goers and renowned bands alike. With a plethora of influential artists from across the ages – everyone from Pink Floyd to Biffy Clyro […]

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Kendrick Lamar at SSE Hydro: Kung-Fu Kenny, King of Hip-Hop

SSE Hydro, Glasgow 11th February 2018 After five long years, Kendrick Lamar has made his long-awaited return to Glasgow. With his last time on stage here being in 2013, following the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar has since conquered the world of hip-hop and risen as king, his influence spreading not just musically, […]

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Music Singles

‘Power’, Rapsody and Lamar

Rating: 4/5 Two long years since demanding the spotlight on ‘Complexion,’ from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Rapsody and Lamar have reunited again on Rapsody’s single ‘Power’. With the subtle intensity of dwindling electric guitar and 9th Wonder’s beats, the song takes listeners on a hypnotic journey about its title: power. The lyrics are […]

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Live Music

JAWS at The Caves: Birmingham’s finest provide a heady feast for the senses

Making waves as one of several bands to come out of Birmingham in recent years, JAWS has a sound that can be hard to articulate, but certainly not to dance to. With their music being compared to everyone from Foals to fellow Brummies Swim Deep and Ride, JAWS create dreamy layers of sound that seem […]

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Live Music

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: The Shins, Grandaddy & Honeyblood @ O2 Academy

Walking into the O2 Academy for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival was like walking into a neon forest—tree branches glazed with fluorescent paint lined the balcony, glowing under backlights. A dozen or so lightbulbs hung from the ceiling, creating an intimate feeling in the otherwise large venue. The room was abuzz with the chatter of […]

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Music New Sounds

‘Green Light’ – Lorde

Rating: 3/5 stars The first single from Lorde’s highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama, ‘Green Light,’ begins with the emotional torment and bite of a recently ended relationship. “She thinks you love the beach/you’re such a damn liar” Lorde spits out. With amplified intensity, Lorde mocks what seems to be her ex’s fear of passion, before […]