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In Conversation with The Clientele’s Alasdair MacLean

Surrealist literature has a way of skewing reality in a way that appeals to the subconscious, irrational side of  the  brain. Suburban Light, highly indebted to this movement, is an album which does just that. Released twenty years ago on Pointy Records, it has come to be appreciated by a small but dedicated cult following. […]

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Dead Hound Records: The label making the Edinburgh student music scene alive

On a typical Edinburgh day, with the sun only slightly peeking through the grey sky, I caught up with Ollie Turbitt, a fourth year English and History student by day, but the main man behind Dead Hound Records by night. Kitted up with a woolen green turtleneck and Columbia jacket, we made our way to […]

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An interview with Edinburgh’s own riot girl band: Medicine Cabinet

Hailing from Edinburgh, Medicine Cabinet are rapidly growing in reputation around the Scottish gig scene, with good reason. Fresh from shows supporting post-punks Cheap Teeth at King Tut’s and Press Club at Broadcast in Glasgow, Medicine Cabinet are quickly cementing themselves as one to watch. A successful run of shows has garnered them high praise […]

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Interview: Sunflower Bean’s Julia Cumming

At the start of Sunflower Bean’s UK Tour The Student spoke to frontwoman Julia Cumming off the back of their sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue. Julia stresses that the difference between this record and 2016’s Human Ceremony lies in “find[ing] a deeper humanity within ourselves and hop[ing] that that reaches people in a different way. […]

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Interview: Larkins on secondary school gigs and finding their place in the music industry

Ahead of their show at The Mash House, The Student’s Erin May Kelly caught up with Larkins; Henry Beach (bass), Dom Want (guitar) and Joe Stott (drums); and had the chance to chat to them about their new material, ambitions, and drunken nights in Porto. Larkins come from a small Northern town called Glossop, just outside of […]

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Interview: Still Corners on their sweltering new record and being British in the USA

London-formed duo Still Corners released their fourth record in August, having relocated to Texas in search of new inspiration. Slow Air is tight, steady and imbued with the heat of a scorching American summer. With the influence of the cinematic music of Vangelis and Harold Budd, the record conveys a sense of immensity with sprawling […]

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Interview: Art School Girlfriend, the mysterious force on the indie scene

An exceptionally warm Edinburgh evening intoxicated the city and headliner Art School Girlfriend’s gig at Sneaky Pete’s elevated that warmth to incredible heights. Art School Girlfriend was supported by Super Inuit and Stillhound, two Edinburgh based bands that fuse electronic and indie music with ambient sound. Super Inuit hypnotised the audience with its haunting and […]

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Frontman of Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam talks tour and new album

Music Editor Bethany Davison chats to Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam (SFL)’S Andy (Sunshine) Bullock about the band’s origin, inspirations and future plans. For those who don’t know you, what’s the story behind the name, and the band in general? Sunshine, Frisbee and Laserbeam were the stage names we gave ourselves when we first started out and […]