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Review: My Policeman

My Policeman is a recent book-to-film adaptation, originally written by Bethan Roberts and adapted by theatre director Michael Grandage. The book is a heart-breaking reflection on three people and how their lives are intertwined and pulled apart by the homophobic attitudes of the UK in 1957. The story follows a schoolteacher named Marion who falls […]

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Confidence Man Gets Down and Dirty in Glasgow

Light up LED cone bras, champagne, crotch grabbing, convulsive dance moves and rave music is what a Confidence Man concert consists of.  On 9th November, the Australian four piece sensation Confidence Man came to the iconic Barrowland Ballroom to deliver their electropop driven dance moves and dynamic vocals. The band consists of two singers, Janet […]

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Samia supports Maggie Rogers at the O2 Academy in Glasgow

Maggie Rogers is only three years older than her opening act on the UK leg of her Feral Joy tour. Samia Najimy Finnerty, whose stage name is simply Samia, is 25, and also went to school in New York City before beginning her musical career. When she walks on stage at the O2 Academy in […]

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Coco and Clair Clair’s Sexy review

Coco & Clair Clair, with their sassy, self-obsessed lyrics and hyperpop sound, are the queens of bedroom pop. Their latest album Sexy encompasses their IT-girl personas with cheeky lyrics and catchy beats.   Meeting through Twitter and then at a party, they have progressed from playing friends’ parties (including a dog wedding), to internet sensations with […]

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SZA reintroduces herself on ‘Shirt’

5 years without a new SZA LP have been long and hard felt. Since 2017’s seminal Ctrl brought a new era of confessional R&B to the mainstream, SZA became the patron saint of anxious twenty-somethings everywhere. Each track jumped straight to the raw, painful heart of its subject and put into words the confusing ugliness of complex […]

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Olivia Dean’s acoustic bliss at Assai Records

Earlier this month Olivia Dean announced the release of If You Know What I Mean. This exclusive vinyl is every Deano fan’s dream and features five of her favourite songs including her hits ‘The Hardest Part’, ‘Echo’, and ‘Be My Own Boyfriend’. Dean has been touring the UK, performing in record shops to sell and […]

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Ezra Collective return with Where I’m Meant to Be

Ezra Collective are back, and the 5-man London jazz quintet are just incapable of disappointing.  Those unfamiliar with jazz generally associate it with sombre clubs and a polite audience. Ezra have a unique knack for making jazz accessible to all, keeping the genre youthful and vibrant. The huge features on this album contribute to this: […]

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“Music and Vibes”: Eva Lazarus Live Review and Interview at Sneaky Pete’s

“Vibes over genre.” These three words – spoken by Eva Lazarus midway through her set – vibrate through the sold-out venue, Cowgate’s very own Sneaky Pete’s.  These three words, Lazarus explains, are her main focus. As she says this, her hands are pressed together, as though praying, and her eyes are closed. Gentle, electric guitar […]