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Confidence Man Gets Down and Dirty in Glasgow

Light up LED cone bras, champagne, crotch grabbing, convulsive dance moves and rave music is what a Confidence Man concert consists of.  On 9th November, the Australian four piece sensation Confidence Man came to the iconic Barrowland Ballroom to deliver their electropop driven dance moves and dynamic vocals. The band consists of two singers, Janet […]

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Samia supports Maggie Rogers at the O2 Academy in Glasgow

Maggie Rogers is only three years older than her opening act on the UK leg of her Feral Joy tour. Samia Najimy Finnerty, whose stage name is simply Samia, is 25, and also went to school in New York City before beginning her musical career. When she walks on stage at the O2 Academy in […]

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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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Live review: Jon Hopkins at Usher Hall, 04/03

The first night of Jon Hopkins’ Polarity Tour begins with a night in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall: drawing in an audience for an evening of striking contrasts. Producing starkly varied music encompassing genres from classical piano music and film scores to bass-heavy electronica, ‘polarity’ perfectly describes the unique meshing of music that Hopkins displays. The grandeur […]

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Live review: JPEGMAFIA at SWG3, Glasgow 04/03

Almost from the very second that JPEGMAFIA saunters onto the stage of SWG3, the whole room is sweltering. Shirts are discarded immediately, mirroring the appearance of Peggy himself, who sports nothing but a pair of boxing shorts. Sweat seems to drip from the walls as beers are flung across the crowd like offerings. Opening with […]

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black midi bring their bizarre blend of rock, jazz and reggae to the Liquid Rooms

Fair warning, if you don’t like tight spaces, don’t go to a black midi concert. On a typically sodden Edinburgh night, the masses that came out to see them pile into The Liquid Rooms. The show is sold out, and the venue gives little room to manouvre. Fresh off their well-received debut album Schlagenheim, black […]

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Local post-punks Cheap Teeth take on Sneaky’s

In aid of Independent Venue Week  On a characteristically baltic Saturday night in Edinburgh, people queue outside Sneaky Pete’s, waiting to be shoveled inside. It is a sold out show and Sneaky’s is unforgiving in space. The venue hugs the crowd and holds them together in its tight, sweaty grip. By the time it’s done […]