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Review: Fleet Foxes, A Sky Like I’ve Never Seen

This new single flounders in reverb so thick that its riches are almost undetectable. Compare it with their homely debut album, which was reverberant but judicious. There, the reverb is only applied to Robin Pecknold’s barbershop harmonies (as on Sun It Rises), or introduced at the end of the song to suggest wistful recession. Those […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Fringe 2022: Trial by Jury Review

Trial by Jury, performed at theSpaceTriplex, is a rollicking operatic performance that is most certainly a gem amongst the many shows of the Edinburgh Fringe. The performers shine on their small stage, clearly enjoying their comedic roles while also showcasing their vocal talent. This one-act 45-minute delight almost feels too short; the audience is so […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Fringe 2022: Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music Review

Featuring the music of Brahms, Robert Schumann and of course, the undeniably talented Clara Schumann, Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music tells the story of the often-forgotten nineteenth-century German virtuoso pianist Clara Schumann. Using her own musical talent, comedy, and the atmosphere of the pianodrome, Elena Mazzon created an exceptional performance as Clara. Mazzon takes […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Fringe 2022: What The Heart Wants Review

We are in the early 90s, in a living room simplistically furnished with an old-fashioned desk and typewriter, a small liquor cabinet and a crumpled sofa. With us is Woody Allen in beige corduroy trousers and thick-rimmed glasses. As he speaks an idea for a new film into his recorder, we are immediately transported into […]

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Fringe Music

Fringe 2022: Back to Black: The Music of Amy Winehouse Review

Tribute acts can always be a bit of a risk: no one wants to be forced to sit for an hour in a small venue listening to their favorite artists’ music be butchered by a tacky impersonator. However, in this case, the risk was definitely worth it. The Night Owl’s show Back to Black: Amy […]

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Fringe 2022: Six Stories Review

As part of a renewed effort to reinvigorate Fringe goers this year, we have seen the governing bodies involved in the festival pull out all the stops to put on one hell of a show, calling upon all sorts of acts from all over the world, resulting in one of the most bustling summers Edinburgh […]

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Fringe Music Theatre

Fringe 2022: Black is The Colour of My Voice Review

Apphia Campbell delivers a mesmerising performance in the role of Mena Bordeaux, a pseudonym used to represent the legendary jazz musician and activist Nina Simone, whose life-story unfurls in this hour-long adaptation.

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Comedy Fringe Music

Fringe 2022: Alex MacKeith – Thanks for Listening Review

Armed with a middle-class white man’s “primary form of communication”, the humble acoustic guitar, and fuelled by an ample supply of off-beat anxieties and fictitious anecdotes, Alex MacKeith: Thank you for Listening is an impressive solo Fringe debut from the winner of the 2020 Musical Comedy UK Awards.