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Baby Strange at The Caves

As the gig ended, floods of sweaty, exalted teens congregated outside The Caves, pumped from the sound of Baby Strange and their oozing neo-punk energy. Amongst the elf bars and rollies were wide smiles as people felt invigorated by the injection of passionate energy emanated by Baby Strange.  The Caves, with its rustic exposed brick walls and intimate curved interior, created the perfect atmosphere for a crowd this […]

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Taking ‘Flyte’: A Review of Flyte’s Gig at The Caves

The resurrection of the music industry following Scotland’s decision to lift major COVID restrictions on the 3rd of August has been a huge relief to the struggling UK Arts industry and live music lovers alike, who for the first time in over two years, were able to reconnect through music. This palpable excitement added a […]

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Maggie Rogers gives a spellbinding performance at Glasgow’s SWG3

When Maggie Rogers bounds on stage at Glasgow’s SWG3, the room is instantly on her side. She quickly earns her new-found title of ‘Witchy Feminist Rockstar’ (founded in a tweet from a fan, and now printed across key rings and t-shirts at the merch stand) with her natural ability to slip seamlessly between throwing a […]

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Live Review: Nihls Frahm humanises electronic music at Usher Hall

Before Nils Frahm takes to the Usher Hall stage, it’s obvious that this isn’t going to be a conventional piano recital. Dominating the space is a staggering assembly of synths, organs, pianos, drum machines, loopers and tape delays, all lying in wait under the modest arch of lights above. The diversity of the crowd is […]

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Showcase: Andrew Wasylyk’s The Paralian

Created during an artistic residency at Hospitalfield house, Dundonian musician, Andrew Wasylyk’s, third full-length album The Paralian creates a soundscape evocative of the Angus coastline which inspired it. The album showcases Wasylyk’s skills as a multi-instrumentalist and with sounds ranging from the harp to the synth, it is also an album which powerfully links contemporary […]

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Review: Nils Frahm’s Encores 2

In Anticipation of Nils Frahm’s performance at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall later this month, Logan’s Close’s Ollie Turbitt discusses Frahm’s latest EP, Encores 2, and how it pioneers excellence. Around 60 years on from its conception, ambient music has retained prowess in underground circles through a constant cycle of reinvention and innovation. Today, as Bandcamp accounts […]

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The 1975 push aesthetic boundaries with a stellar Glasgow performance

The 1975 have always been an aesthetically-conscious group. From the black and white style of The 1975 to the social media stunts and recolour release of I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, they know how to perform and stylise themselves for their target audience – […]

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Aberdeen jazz quintet Hamlet impress with their debut, Act One

Hamlet are a relatively young band, formed in the spring of 2017. They started off life by playing contemporary works and jazz standards but have now moved on to create their own original album, Act One. It is a debut album that is daring and experimental, not afraid to mix in a variety of styles, […]