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Music New Sounds Singles

Róisín Murphy brightens up DJ Koze’s new single

4/5 stars German dance auteur DJ Koze has always had a knack for subtle reinvention, underscoring his electronic productions with a vitality and understated mysticism that has set him a little bit to the left of his contemporaries. 2013’s Amygdala infused sprawling techno with hints of psychedelia and lounge music easiness, and from the two […]

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Music

PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative offers a solution to gender disparity in festival line-ups

Back in January, Lily Allen spoke out on Twitter in response to Wireless Festival’s first announcement of acts for its July event: “The struggle is real.” She wasn’t referring to the possibility of having to choose between Giggs and Cardi B on the Sunday night, or the extreme likelihood (now confirmed) of tickets selling out […]

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Music New Sounds

Beatroots: fresh sounds and a good cause at the Wee Red

“We cordially invite you to a night of sweet vibrations from distant nations; we’ll play tunes that may cause hip gyrations, emotional elations and perhaps physical relations.” Beatroots will be pioneered at the Wee Red Bar next Friday, 9 February. A night dedicated to everything roots, from dub and dancehall to reggae, it’s the perfect wind-down […]

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Interviews Live Music

Interview: Politics, pseudo-pop and personas with Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy

Australian musician Alex Cameron and his ‘business partner’ and saxophonist Roy Molloy recently made a Glasgow tour stop at Mono, where The Student caught up with the pair for a chat about depraved characters, fractured masculinity, and why they won’t be going off the grid any time soon.   How does playing your own headline […]

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Live Music

Live review: Alex Cameron at Mono, Glasgow

2nd December Alex Cameron has been steadily building a profile for himself in the UK and US alike since the release of his frankly brilliant sophomore album Forced Witness back in September. He’s not headlining academies yet and he’s still making witty, self-deprecating Facebook posts about barely breaking even, but his reception at a packed-to-the-gills […]

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Live Music

The Ninth Wave rocks the boat at the Mash House

26th October @ The Mash House, Edinburgh A stylish post-punk four-piece writing songs about introspection is not a new concept, particularly in the Glasgow music scene, but The Ninth Wave have managed to rise above the usual crop. The release of debut EP Reformation in October seems to have given the band a greater sense of […]

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Live Music

HMLTD is everything live music needs, and more

13th October It’s difficult to trust HMLTD at first sight. A garish assault of military accessories, art deco makeup, fishnet and tailoring in technicolour, the London-based sextet can easily come across as an overbearing pastiche – a bunch of New Romantics for the new millennium, with little to offer but shock tactics and a loyalty […]

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Live Music

Diet Cig and The Spook School take Edinburgh with gusto

17th October It’s a drizzly Tuesday evening on Cowgate, but inside Sneaky Pete’s two groups from opposite sides of the Atlantic are busy creating an atmosphere of warmth, celebration and inclusivity. The Spook School and Diet Cig are a well-paired line-up despite their geographical differences: both groups address issues of sexuality and identity, but encapsulated […]