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Palaye Royale is Saved by the B – sides

Punk rock trio Palaye Royale is a band dripping with nostalgia. Soundwise, they host the sort of heart-bleeding, shout-your-lungs-out-and-burst-the-eardrums style that many would attribute to the early 2000s emo scene. Aesthetically they exist somewhere closer to 80s glam rock. They are nicknamed “the vampire, the pirate, and the gentlemen”, on account of the individual styles […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe is the queen of rock ‘n’ roll

In celebration of Black History Month, Music Editor Ella Cockerill shares the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black and queer icon to whom rock ‘n’ roll owes it all. In the spring of 1964, British students lined the platform of a disused train station outside of Manchester. The venue was busy due to the […]

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The meticulous art of playlist profiling: finding your tribe.

With freshers just around the corner, we know what that means. People, people and guess what – more people. Ripped from the introvert’s paradise of a global pandemic and hurled into a cesspool of unbridled social interaction, we’ve been left no other choice but to mix, mingle and even make a friend. Trying to navigate […]

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Remembering Eddie Van Halen: the man who reshaped rock

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, whose trailblazing techniques produced some of the most astonishing pieces of music the rock world has ever encountered, died last Tuesday, aged 65. While he may no longer be with us physically, his legacy remains within the fretboards of countless contemporary artists inspired by his irrefutable greatness.   Music ran in […]

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Live Review/Interview: Drenge bring ghoulish grunge to Glasgow

Hidden away on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street is King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut, one of Scotland’s legendary and historic homes of live rock music. Arriving here on a grey Wednesday evening in March, I am struck by the extensive memorabilia of rock music adorning the walls of King Tut’s basement bar. Many great names have passed […]

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Highly Suspect, The Garage, February 3rd

The night starts with Welles, a stoner-rock four-piece from Arkansas, all styled like they were raised on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. Yet despite their generic looks, the band have developed a sound that’s not so obvious, as if they have taken the lyrical immaturity of Weezer, and infused it with the shaky melancholy of early 90’s psychedelia […]