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Impact of Astroworld

In 1989, at an FA Cup match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, the Hillsborough disaster took the lives of 97 football fans. The cause was overcrowding, which led to a crush amongst spectators. More than three decades later, legal action continues, with the families of those affected still seeking acknowledgement, compensation, and crucially, justice. In […]

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Stag and Dagger Festival, Live Review

Loved dearly by those who know, Stag and Dagger Festival hosts some of the most exciting and groundbreaking upcoming talent the UK has to offer. Like all live music, Covid sent the typically annual affair into a two year hiatus, and those of us who bought tickets in the early months of 2020 were finally […]

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Shamrock ‘n’ Roll

Music Editor Darragh Murray reviews Dublin’s premier post-punk outfit, Fontaines D.C. Friday saw Fontaines D.C. takes their rampant guitars to the O2 Academy Edinburgh. Arriving following a two night residence at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, the band continue their UK tour following the success of their sophomore record A Hero’s Death. While their recent album included more […]

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Oh, it do be Beabadoobee

Charlotta Sharma reflects on a night at the Liquid Rooms with Beabadoobee. Beatrice Laus, aka Beabadoobee, took the Liquid Rooms by storm last Sunday evening, treating her audience to a long awaited night of 90s inspired alternative rock tunes and acoustic indie anthems. Having been postponed for months, Beabadoobee’s UK tour of her debut album […]

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Places of Worship: The Freshers’ guide to music venues in Edinburgh

Welcome, fellow students, to the city of Edinburgh. Home to the famous Fringe Festival, your new home is proudly one of the most vibrant and long-established cultural epicentres in the UK, and as a student in this city, the world is truly your oyster. However, walking through the iconic greyscale cobblestone streets you may not […]

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Culture Fringe Music

EHFM’s Third Birthday — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Secret Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For several years now Summerhall has been the beating heart of Edinburgh’s arts scene. One of the top arts venues during the Fringe, but also throughout the year, it remains at the forefront of promoting local creatives within theatre, music and dance. Therefore, in 2018, it became the […]

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A blast from the past, The Pogues: the BBC sessions 1984–1986 (Live)

“There’s leechers up in Whitehall,And queers in the GLC,And when we’ve done those bastards in,We’ll storm the BBC!” Thus screeched the infamous Shane McGowan on ‘Transmetropolitan’, the raucous opening to The Pogues’ debut album Red Roses For Me. It is through no accident that McGowan chooses to tar the BBC with the same brush as […]

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Dreaming of King Tut’s: considering the uncertain future of live music

The expression ‘uncertain times’ is everywhere at the moment, from emails to TV adverts and political speeches. So when American pop punk band Waterparks announced a tour with no set dates, vaguely named the See You In The Future Tour, the infuriating uncertaintyperfectly summed up the live music industry’s precarious future. Coming out of a […]