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Songs and Stories Remembering Our Earth

Australian native singer-songwriter Susanna Orr Holland joins the American musician KeLan on a freezing February night to bring the audience gathered in the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s auditorium tales of shrinking…

Loud Poets: Life, Uh, Finds a Way

Loud Poets is an Edinburgh-based spoken word collective that takes a craft honed on open mic nights, agonised over in cherished notebooks, and puts it onstage to equal parts side-splitting,…

Live review: Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean is formed of bassist and vocalist Julia Cumming, guitarist Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber. They create a classic rock sound indebted to Fleetwood Mac, Queen and T-Rex…

Sleaford Mods aggressively bite back

Still stoically minimal, Sleaford Mods return with a self-titled EP featuring more complex song structures and compelling storytelling. It begins with two tracks which both deal with the anonymity of…

Part Time tease new album with second sultry single

Part Time, contender for the world’s most unsearchable band name, is the musical project of David Speck and has been quietly releasing their unhinged take on the sultrier sounds of…

Marking Marx’s legacy: squabbling over socialist’s statue

Trier, the German city of Karl Marx’s birth, has controversially decided to accept the Chinese government’s donation of a bronze statue of Marx to mark the bicentenary next year. The…

Could blockchain tech be used to combat corruption?

Blockchain is an anonymous, decentralised public database for all financial transactions via the virtual currency, Bitcoin. The information stored is distributed to ward against cyber-attacks to which data concentrated in…

Society Spotlight: Edinburgh University Dance Music Society

Dance music is something we all experience in one form or another whether we are dedicated club enthusiasts or ironically enjoy a Hive night out occasionally, and the genre is…