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Interview with I Am Kloot’s John Bramwell

‘Do you fancy a drink/ I know a place called The Brink/ Do you wanna go there?’ sings John Bramwell, his right foot elevated on an empty Becks crate, as…

Ballance’s loss of form symptomatic of England’s struggles

Amidst the misery, bitterness and tiring calls for the return of Saint KP that have typified the response to another dismal England World Cup showing, my mind wandered to the…

Cricket World Cup Preview: the Front Runners- India & South Africa

Form: For South Africa, typically imposing. Dispatched West Indies with consummate ease in a recent 4-1 series victory, though the mess that their opponents find themselves in mean that is…

Cricket World Cup Preview: England’s Prospects

Form: Very much a mixed bag. Some superb, unexpected wins against Sri Lanka and India in recent months have occurred alongside some archetypal drubbings. Nevertheless, there is cautious optimism from…

The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

The Decemberists’ frontman, Colin Meloy, begins the band’s seventh full length record in an almost apologetic fashion, pleading with his fans to let him escape the literary folk bubble inside…

Interview with Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten arrived in Glasgow for her show at the iconic Art School on the back of a year which has seen her burgeoning career gather considerable momentum. Are…

O’Neill providing old school leadership for resurgent Irish

Tackles flew in left, right and centre, regardless of the path or position of the ball. Two managers and one very angry assistant of considerable notoriety cajoled, roared and pushed…

Northern Soul

Northern Soul took 17 years to finally come to fruition, and it seems so right that it has only come to be thanks to an enormous outburst of people power,…