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Don’t Let Nostalgia Ruin Your Music… Or Your Life

During the latter half of the noughties, I entered my teenage years and, much like a good proportion of angsty youths, I got obsessively into rock music. And metal. And punk. I got infatuated with anything that featured throat-splitting vocals and down-tuned guitars. My life became a montage of angry sounding music that was made […]

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New horizons: an interview with Mallory Knox

Ahead of their upcoming tour and following the departure of their front man and break from record label Sony, The Student spoke with Sam Douglas – former bassist and current frontman of the band – about what the past meant, what the future holds, and which is the best season of The Walking Dead. How’s your […]

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Live Music New Sounds

Hannah Wants at the Liquid Room

10th March The Liquid Room Hannah Alicia Smith, better known as the house music favourite Hannah Wants, is poised to take the stage, at midnight on a Saturday in The Liquid Room in Edinburgh. The room is packed, sweaty and expectant following the support acts Shadow Child and Mak & Pasteman, as the dense sea […]

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Live Music

Jackmaster, Jasper James and Mall Grab delight at elrow Halloween Haunted House

October 28th Scottish fans of EDM undertook a pilgrimage last weekend as legendary Ibiza club, elrow, brought their world-famous act on tour, with this date being in the Royal Highland Center, Edinburgh. Both the prestige of the club and the vast venue promised that a truly unique experience was to be delivered. The line-up looked […]

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Live Music

Halloween Preview: Immersive events concept elrow brings its Haunted House to Edinburgh

Lengendary, must-witness club night elrow lands in Edinburgh this weekend for ‘elrow: Haunted House’, shaping up to be an unmissable who’s-who of underground house and electronic music acts. As well as a prolific line-up, the event boasts a fully-fledged, spooky and immersive Halloween experience, making for what will surely be at the very least a […]

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Interviews Music

Interview: Arcane Roots on expanding their sound and live shows

In September, Arcane Roots released their second album, Melancholia Hymns. Rob Anderson sits down to speak with drummer Jack Wrench ahead of their Mash House gig on October 18th.   Your new album Melancholia Hymns seems very different tonally than the last one. What were the main differences in the writing process? “I think when […]

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Music Singles

‘Saturnz Bars’ – Gorillaz keep one eye on the past while rooting themselves firmly in the present

After a wait that seems almost as long as the one for Rick and Morty: Season 3, Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn’s virtual band (Hewlett listed first to boost his confidence a little – poor guy), The Gorillaz return with a shuddering club track featuring Popcaan. While in truth, the track feels more like a […]

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The Ramona Flowers on social media, the 1980s and influences

After the release of their cult favourite debut album and now their second full length release, I sat down and talked with Sam James, guitarist of Bristol’s own Ramona Flowers about their synth fuelled second album, Part Time Spies. There’s a big variety of themes going on in the new album. What should someone who […]