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Why the refurbishment of Westminster is not a ‘white elephant’

We talk constantly about political white elephants; vanity projects undertaken by Governments in an attempt to appear hip and down with the kids. To the public, they are often seen…

Interview with indie rockers Sunset Sons

As one of the few ‘old fashioned’ rock n’ roll bands in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, Sunset Sons were always going to look like outliers. Their background, four…

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

The first and only moment of disbelief that you get listening to Chasing Yesterday arrives less than five seconds after you put the record on. It takes some serious brass…

Death Cab For Cutie

It’s been a rough four years for Death Cab For Cutie. Since 2011’s uncharacteristically joyous and positive Codes and Keys was received with mixed reviews, Ben Gibbard has been divorced,…

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz

Tyranny is a massive step outside the indie-guitar comfort zone and is enjoyable in places, but the apocalyptic themes found throughout and the general meandering just gives off the impression…

Public engagement can be legacy of IndyRef

By the time you are reading this article, the result of the Scottish Independence Referendum will have been confirmed. All those leaflets, those flyers, all the hours upon hours of…