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The Stranglers @ O2 Academy Glasgow

A packed venue showed that nostalgia for the ’70s was still strong in the air. Looking out over the sea of bald heads and leather jackets, it quickly became apparent…

Young Fathers – Rain or Shine

The latest winners of the Mercury Prize and Edinburgh’s very own success story had a lot to live up to after their astounding début album. Therefore, it is with some…

Cowell’s protégés release fourth bland effort

One Direction Four The latest album from Cowell’s protégés kicks off with a worryingly sexist start. ‘Steal My Girl’ is not only musically disappointing (hardly surprising) but features the repeated…

Hookworms – The Hum

The latest album from the psychedelic quintet is a magical racket of simple chords and echoing vocals. However, it takes great skill to sound this unassuming. Stand-out tracks on the…

Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita

The San Francisco group’s latest album is reminiscent of ‘60s French pop, especially on tracks like ‘Paradise Girls’ and ‘Doom’. However, the title of the latter seems an odd choice…

Nine years on, there’s still no stopping The Subways

It is remarkable that after a whole decade they haven’t become stale or reserved by any margin. They kicked off their set with ‘Oh Yeah’ off of their first hit…

Kindness – Otherness

The one man “indie disco-funk” band delivers a delightfully mellow album with his latest release. Otherness is a varied album featuring a number of collaborations with those including Kelea, Ade,…

Pixie Lott – Break Up Song

Pixie Lott’s latest release proves to be just as nauseating as one would expect.