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EHFM’s Third Birthday — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Secret Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For several years now Summerhall has been the beating heart of Edinburgh’s arts scene. One of the top arts venues during the Fringe, but also throughout the year, it remains at the forefront of promoting local creatives within theatre, music and dance. Therefore, in 2018, it became the […]

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Music

IDLES miss the mark with Ultra Mono

The latest album by Bristolian rock band IDLES Ultra Mono, delivers hard hitting truths at a freight train-like unwavering velocity, scratching the anarchy itch that has plagued the British nation all year.  It is no wonder that with Ultra Mono, the boys have scored their first UK number one and bagged the title of fastest selling […]

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Music

Fleet Foxes’ Shore is as scenic and glistening as its namesake suggests.

Rating: 4 stars Seattle indie folk band Fleet Foxes, now the putative brainchild of singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, have returned with Shore, an album of liberation, gratitude and an appreciation for the simpler things in life. In such a time of turmoil, this is an outlook which may appear at odds. But for those in need […]

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Fringe Music

‘AstRONomical experience’: SymphRONica review

A showcase of ‘jazz for the playlist era’, SymphRONica aims to change preconceptions about jazz and bring it up to standard for modern ears. Made up of the classical pianist, electric guitarist and drummer, but also a string quartet and double bassist, this eight-piece band certainly does succeed in subverting the layman’s expectations of a […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Black is the Color of My Voice Review

The life and work of Nina Simone is intertwined with the American civil rights movement. More than just a musical biography, Black is the Color of My Voice puts her work in context to make the audience feel the passion and the pain Simone felt as she wrote her songs. Written and performed by Apphia […]

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Fringe Music

Symphonic Ibiza Review

Offering an experience straight from the “party capital” of the world, Symphonic Ibiza is a unique experience for fans of electronic dance music. Featuring popular tunes from the EDM genre in the last three decades, the unique selling point of this performance is the seamless mesh of electronic music with a live orchestra band.  Its […]

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Fringe Music

The Johnny Cash Story review

The Johnny Cash Story has a very specific demographic. The audience know what they are getting into, united by a love so strong for ‘The Man In Black’ that they come with song lyrics memorized and at the ready. Singing Cash’s classics such as ‘Ring Of Fire’ and ‘I Walk The Line’, Jamie Rodden is […]

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Dance Fringe Music Variety

‘Wonderfully odd’: Little Death Club review

Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club is a Berlin-inspired experience of glitter and grunge.  It successfully bemuses the audience while welcoming them into Dieter’s weird and wonderful world. The costuming is befitting of the style, with trench coats, spangled clothing and heavy makeup. There is no overarching theme to the show other than the celebration of […]