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Indie Soc to host Baby Strange at Potterrow

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange are set to play at Edinburgh University’s iconic Potterrow stage as part of the University of Edinburgh Indie Music Society’s gig calendar. On September 24 the society will welcome the punk inspired trio to the capital for one of the first live gigs on campus since the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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Live review: Sports Team headline at Glasgow’s Garage

In the cramped attic of Glasgow’s Garage on a gloomy Monday night, any claims that guitar music had its day were proven fictitious. From the start, the crowded room was packed with animated fans, giving the place a provocative readiness for the acts ahead. Kicking the night off were Edinburgh locals Cheap Teeth who wasted […]

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Rock legends James’ stunning self-supported show at Usher Hall

James’ Monday night Usher Hall performance is the powerful result of the work of a group of highly skilled musicians and a career spanning almost forty years. Supporting themselves with an acoustic set before the main show, totalling about two and a half hours of live music, the band put together a show that is […]

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Live Review: Jessica Pratt’s piercing performance at The Blue Arrow Jazz Club

News that Jessica Pratt, a Californian singer-songwriter with a chill folk-esque sound, had handpicked Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family and Insecure Men to accompany her on her UK tour admittedly came as a surprise. Pratt’s sound has a graceful, ethereal quality: enchanting vocals interwoven with delicate acoustic guitar, layered upon atmospheric keys. Contrast this […]

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Live Review: The Japanese House thrill their audience at The Caves

Standing in the queue waiting for The Caves to open, it’s easy to get the feeling that The Japanese House is on a steady trajectory towards becoming a household name. Snaking round the venue is a buzzing chain of fans, and their murmur reveals fervent praise for the new album Good at Falling alongside obsessions […]

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Seafret put on a charming, down-to-earth set at The Caves

If one entered Seafret’s performance at The Caves awaiting the sound of traditional folk tones, then they would probably have left feeling slightly disappointed. Seafret are the North’s answer to the grand romantic piano ballads of Tom Odell, or down-to-earth guitar strums of Ed Sheeran, rather than disciples of Bob Dylan. Think Dracula crooning from […]

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Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra do it again

On 13th November, in their first concert of the year, the Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra occupied Chambers Street’s Jazz Bar to perform a salmagundi of swing, soul, and funk. The seventeen-piece big band transported audience members back to the 1930s and into the rooms of New Orleans’ smoothest clubs, the sound of clashing cymbals and […]