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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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Anne-Marie’s talent far surpasses her endearing humility at a packed-out O2 Academy

27 March O2 Academy, Glasgow Anne-Marie’s show in Glasgow is the last destination on the UK tour before she moves further to Europe with her upcoming album Speak Your Mind. The Essex-born 27-year-old singer, former featured vocalist for Rudimental and Clean Bandit, sells out all the most important venues in Britain, even before the premiere […]

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No fear here: Frightened Rabbit in Glasgow

17th March O2 Academy, Glasgow When Frightened Rabbit descended onto the stage at the O2 Academy Glasgow, it felt like a homecoming. Although originally from Selkirk, the band formed in Glasgow in 2003, with Scott Hutchison making the rounds of local independent venues as a solo project. Going full circle, it seemed only right that […]

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Tori Amos in Glasgow: an intimate & stripped-back affair

6th October O2 Academy, Glasgow Tori Amos’ gig in Glasgow seals the European leg of the tour promoting her fifteenth album Native Invader, released one month ago. The American vocalist admits herself that “Everyone backstage is in tears because it’s been the best tour,” and then screams out enthusiastically, “Glasgow, wow! I’m coming home mama!”, […]

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Dua Lipa delivers a fiery but predictable set at the O2 Academy

11 October Dua Lipa, a current smash in the music industry, plays a gig in Glasgow as a part of her Untitled Tour. The O2 Academy is packed with dedicated fans, mostly teenagers wearing Dua Lipa’s t-shirts and masks, forming an enormous queue even a couple of hours before the show. This crazy, youthful crowd […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Bonobo, Thundercat & Songhoy Blues @ Barrowland Ballroom

LA-based but Brighton-born electronica producer, Bonobo headlined the Barrowland Ballroom on the Saturday of the BBC 6music Festival in Glasgow. Bringing a talented array of musicians, he effuses tracks that already exist as meticulously honed studio efforts with a new exhilarating vitality. The sprung floor of the much-loved dance venue is put to good use […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: The Shins, Grandaddy & Honeyblood @ O2 Academy

Walking into the O2 Academy for BBC Radio 6 Music Festival was like walking into a neon forest—tree branches glazed with fluorescent paint lined the balcony, glowing under backlights. A dozen or so lightbulbs hung from the ceiling, creating an intimate feeling in the otherwise large venue. The room was abuzz with the chatter of […]

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BBC Radio 6 Music Festival: Goldfrapp, Sparks & Future Islands @ O2 Academy

The opening night of the festival at the O2 Academy is a showcase of musical performance at its most theatrical, with a trio of acts whose work has spanned decades, and even generations, in a fantastic spectrum of styles. The grand hall of the Academy is decked out accordingly: foliage draped over lighting rigs and […]