Music

Lady Gaga is back with ‘Stupid Love’

Four stars. Stupid love. For Gaga fans, endearingly known as Little Monsters, around the world, these two words have dominated their lives the past week. Fans of Lady Gaga have been awaiting the return of their favourite pop icon for four years...

Billie Eilish’s Bond theme checks all the boxes

Four stars Billie Eilish’s meteoric ascent to success continues with the release of ‘No Time To Die’, the Bond theme for the upcoming film of the same name. There are undoubtedly unspoken musical codes and conventions for a James Bond...

Grimes’s new album is oddly unsettling

Three stars. Miss Anthropocene is an oddly unsettling album not only stylistically, but also in its concept and its place in the world at large. It’s the fifth album from Claire Boucher’s ‘Grimes’ project, and as such is more polished and...

RIP Deep House: the death of a genre?

At the beginning of 2020 London based record label Lobster Theremin released the compilation album Lobster Deep Classics, featuring releases from big names such as Palms Trax, Maruwa, and Shedbug. What is peculiar about the compilation is its focus...

Live review: Jon Hopkins at Usher Hall, 04/03

The first night of Jon Hopkins’ Polarity Tour begins with a night in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall: drawing in an audience for an evening of striking contrasts. Producing starkly varied music encompassing genres from classical piano music and film...

Live review: JPEGMAFIA at SWG3, Glasgow 04/03

Almost from the very second that JPEGMAFIA saunters onto the stage of SWG3, the whole room is sweltering. Shirts are discarded immediately, mirroring the appearance of Peggy himself, who sports nothing but a pair of boxing shorts. Sweat seems to...

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