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Music

Gengahr’s ‘Sanctuary’ toes the line between intimacy and inconsistency

 Three stars. Gengahr are synonymous with the intersection between indie and psychedelic rock; comparable to Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s little brother—dark, romantic, and framed by a sense of youthful angst. While their latest album Sanctuary shows some inconsistency, it has an intimacy that sets it apart from their previous records.   Sanctuary follows the sudden death of […]

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Music Singles

Tyler, the Creator – ‘OKRA’

4/5 stars Tyler, the Creator has made the modern hip-hop scene his playground with his whacky lyricism and devil-may-care attitude. Despite being a departure from some of the soft, gorgeous melodies of Flower Boy (2017), his new single ‘OKRA’ is still full of his trademark spitting beats and flawless hooks. ‘OKRA’ references everything from wealth […]

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Film Reviews

Ready Player One

Spectacle for the sake of spectacle has become an all-too-common problem for contemporary Hollywood. Cohesive narrative and characterisation can often get lost in the maze of technological showmanship. Unfortunately, Ready Player One is a film that isn’t worth saving from its visual labyrinth. Directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted from Ernest Cline’s book of the […]

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Live Music

The Wombats deliver a night of good, solid fun in Aberdeen

19th March Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen Ah, The Wombats. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all zipped up our Jack Wills hoodies and lip-synced to ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ in our bedrooms at some point in our lives. The trio have always encapsulated a sense of British youth: sideways ponytails, pink lipstick, colourful Converse, […]

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Film Reviews

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square chronicles the personal and public crises faced by Christian (Claes Bang), the well-respected curator of an art museum in Stockholm. His family and love life become intertwined with his attempts to set up a new, controversial installation titled ‘The Square’. ‘The Square’ is described in the artist’s statement as […]

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Culture Theatre

EUSOG’s HMS Pinafore

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera HMS Pinafore is perfectly suited to the backdrop of Edinburgh’s eccentricity. Most importantly, the spirited vibrancy of HMS Pinafore is no better performed than by the bright, talented members of the Edinburgh Savoy Opera Group at the Assembly Roxy.   HMS Pinafore takes place aboard the ship of the same […]

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albums Music

The XX – I See You

From the moment you hear the heraldic brass motif of the opening track ‘Dangerous’, you know that The xx’s third album I See You is going to be an innovation. The trumpet flare signals both an evolution from their former work as well as a continuation of their haunting, yet moving, signature sound. It is […]