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Interview: Still Corners on their sweltering new record and being British in the USA

London-formed duo Still Corners released their fourth record in August, having relocated to Texas in search of new inspiration. Slow Air is tight, steady and imbued with the heat of a scorching American summer. With the influence of the cinematic music of Vangelis and Harold Budd, the record conveys a sense of immensity with sprawling […]

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Sharon Van Etten shares pulsating single ‘Comeback Kid’

Since the release of her last record Are We There in 2014, Sharon Van Etten has embarked on many new ventures: she began a psychology degree, starred in a Netflix series, wrote a film score and had her first child. Despite all this, she has also made time to cultivate an exciting new sound. Known […]

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Mitski takes the reins with new record ‘Be The Cowboy’

It is often hard to be sure whether or not to take Mitski seriously. Her entire career has the sense of being slightly tongue-in-cheek, evidenced by some of her choices for album titles: Retired From Sad, New Career in Business and Bury Me At Makeout Creek, the latter a quote from The Simpsons. After five […]

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Tom Rosenthal – ‘Lights Are On’

Tom Rosenthal’s music could be the soundtrack to anyone’s life. His collection of five albums and four EPs, spanning just five years, touches on every imaginable human emotion and stage of life. Recently though, Tom has been focusing on putting his listeners to sleep. ‘Lights Are On’ is the latest single from the upcoming, unamed […]

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Big Thief steal everyone’s hearts at La Belle Angele

2nd April 2018 La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh In less than two years Big Thief have released two LPs, Masterpiece and Capacity, both as magnificent as each other. Simultaneously classic and experimental, they produce vivid images of love and pain with aching wisdom. They move effortlessly through genre, from pulsating guitar music to raw and melodic […]

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No fear here: Frightened Rabbit in Glasgow

17th March O2 Academy, Glasgow When Frightened Rabbit descended onto the stage at the O2 Academy Glasgow, it felt like a homecoming. Although originally from Selkirk, the band formed in Glasgow in 2003, with Scott Hutchison making the rounds of local independent venues as a solo project. Going full circle, it seemed only right that […]

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Interview: “My label is just Marika Hackman… Just use my name”

Marika Hackman is tired of being labelled. Though her show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 19th November saw her written up as a “folkster”, this description has to be described as inaccurate. Marika descended on the darkened stage with a full band, ready to work through her snarling, rumbling new record, I’m Not […]

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We need to challenge stereotypes and get more women involved in sport

Girls are half as likely to partake in physical exercise than boys, according to a study by the Youth Sport Trust. Recalling PE classes in school – the boys competing and thriving, while the girls pouted and made excuses – this comes as no surprise. Just as school can be a microcosm for society, the […]