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Music

Searching for the real cowboy in Country

Cowboys are nothing but useful fictions. They co-opted their image from the South American vaqueros and gauchos, the original horseback livestock herders, from the spurs on their boots to the brims of their hats. In terms of the lives they led, they were multi-racial itinerant workers, driven to the Frontier out of poverty but regardless, […]

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Film

Requiem for the friendly robot

  Where have all the good robots gone? Hollywood seems to have drawn the line and turned its back on the sentient robot. Through artificial intelligence (AI) films, we have been given the chance to play God: creating something in our vision and our likeness. The problem is that the picture isn’t very pretty. The […]

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Music

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme – “Gardenia”

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) have just announced their collaborative project Post Pop Depression, a self-funded album which was recorded in secret and is set to be released this March through Concord/Loma Vista records. As a taster, they have offered up the second track off the album, ‘Gardenia’. It essentially […]

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Music

David Bowie and Fashion

Many regard fashion as one of the more superficial art forms – too ephemeral and fleeting to stand the tests of time – but if anyone proved this wrong, it was certainly David Bowie. Bowie’s chameleon-esq transformations did not just embody style; they tested the scope of fashion as art. His collaboration with Yamamoto for his ‘Tokyo Pop bodysuit […]

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Live Music

Alex G @ Glasgow Broadcast

Both in recording and live performance, Alex G’s music could be described as a walking contradiction. He delivers his performance with an awkward confidence, sarcastically dry-humping his guitar and bursting into an impromptu rendition of Blink- 182. He is entirely engaging but comes across largely unaware. This Pennsylvanian band is essentially DIY and has cultivated […]

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Music

Father John Misty – I Love You HoneyBear

Tillman removes himself from the convoluted parables and cryptic philosophies he expresses in “Fear Fun” and instead focuses on love, as highlighted by his bold choice of album title. He shrouds his overtly romantic lyrics in melodramatic drumming crescendos and string arrangements. However, subtlety is more prevalent in his finest tracks. This is apparent in […]