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Stag and Dagger Festival, Live Review

Loved dearly by those who know, Stag and Dagger Festival hosts some of the most exciting and groundbreaking upcoming talent the UK has to offer. Like all live music, Covid sent the typically annual affair into a two year hiatus, and those of us who bought tickets in the early months of 2020 were finally […]

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Palaye Royale is Saved by the B – sides

Punk rock trio Palaye Royale is a band dripping with nostalgia. Soundwise, they host the sort of heart-bleeding, shout-your-lungs-out-and-burst-the-eardrums style that many would attribute to the early 2000s emo scene. Aesthetically they exist somewhere closer to 80s glam rock. They are nicknamed “the vampire, the pirate, and the gentlemen”, on account of the individual styles […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe is the queen of rock ‘n’ roll

In celebration of Black History Month, Music Editor Ella Cockerill shares the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black and queer icon to whom rock ‘n’ roll owes it all. In the spring of 1964, British students lined the platform of a disused train station outside of Manchester. The venue was busy due to the […]

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Places of Worship: The Freshers’ guide to music venues in Edinburgh

Welcome, fellow students, to the city of Edinburgh. Home to the famous Fringe Festival, your new home is proudly one of the most vibrant and long-established cultural epicentres in the UK, and as a student in this city, the world is truly your oyster. However, walking through the iconic greyscale cobblestone streets you may not […]

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Women in Music: A celebration of greatness and call for respect

The Scottish Feminist Collective, a foundation created in September by feminist societies in universities across Scotland, have recently fronted an empowering campaign celebrating and supporting women in the music industry. It is unfortunately no secret that the music industry is a largely male-dominated environment in which people of marginalised groups face many hurdles when attempting […]

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Dreaming of King Tut’s: considering the uncertain future of live music

The expression ‘uncertain times’ is everywhere at the moment, from emails to TV adverts and political speeches. So when American pop punk band Waterparks announced a tour with no set dates, vaguely named the See You In The Future Tour, the infuriating uncertaintyperfectly summed up the live music industry’s precarious future. Coming out of a […]

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Remembering Eddie Van Halen: the man who reshaped rock

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, whose trailblazing techniques produced some of the most astonishing pieces of music the rock world has ever encountered, died last Tuesday, aged 65. While he may no longer be with us physically, his legacy remains within the fretboards of countless contemporary artists inspired by his irrefutable greatness.   Music ran in […]

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Cults dazzle on their new album Host

Rating: 5 out of 5 We are all very much aware that 2020 so far has been nine months packed with the unexpected, and as Cults releases their fifth album titled Host, their contribution to the year’s cultural landscape has proven to be no exception.  New York based indie duo Cults have been in the […]