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Mumford & Sons fail to impress with Delta

At a lengthy six minutes and sixteen seconds, Mumford & Sons’ title song from their fourth album has plenty of time to impress – unfortunately it does not. The band’s departure from their successful acoustic folksy sound on their third album was controversial, and it seems that even three years later, they still are yet […]

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Album Review: Daniel Avery’s Diminuendo

One of the highlights of London techno producer Daniel Avery’s early 2018 album Songs for Alpha was the industrially-tinged ‘Diminuendo’, a hard-hitting track admittedly lost amongst the ambience Songs for Alpha sought to create. Evidently the track, a highlight of the album in Avery’s mind, merited a follow-up EP centred around it. With ‘Diminuendo’ as […]

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Kitty Macfarlane warms hearts on a dreich Edinburgh night

The most noticeable thing when descending the steps to Brig Below, the underground venue attached to Bar Brig on Leith Walk, was the constant dripping of water in front of the stage. In spite of the weather and minor flooding, the venue was full of people, eagerly seated around circular tables: they had come to […]

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Get a taste of Swedish rock with Normandie’s White Flag

Unless ‘alternative rock bands from Sweden’ is your pub quiz specialty or you stumbled across them by fluke at Reading or Leeds festival this summer, it’s unlikely you will have come across Normandie before. This is extremely unfortunate, as last month’s release of their second studio album White Flag is truly worth a listen. Following […]

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Johnny Marr greets the masses at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom

The crowd ambling in is likely the most age-varied that Glasgow’s stagnant-aired Barrowland Ballroom gets. Everyone, from teenagers and students, to ‘dad rockers’ dragging along their family members is represented in the dingy hall. This variety is telling of the timelessness associated with the man they are here to see, and the profound dent he […]

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Live Review: Courteeners at SSE Hydro

Few gigs begin with the greeting squeals of a bagpipe player, and end in a moment worthy of Braveheart, with the lead singer holding aloft a guitar adorned with the Scottish flag. Then again, not many bands appear to be this keen to embrace Glasgow with as much Scottish soul as the city that championed […]

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Live Review: CHILDCARE take Sneaky Pete’s

Amidst the smoke of Sneaky Pete’s incense burning Pink Panther, CHILDCARE’s support climb on the intimate stage in the form of Lazy Day: a female fronted coming-of-age indie band with a keen desperation to be heard. With the members of CHILDCARE supporting in the crowd, the audience was keen to hear them too. A highlight can […]

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Parquet Courts put on an unmissable art-punk show in Glasgow

Parquet Courts are some of the most unique rock musicians in the industry right now and their tour promoting new album Wide Awake! has them performing at arguably their highest calibre. The Brooklyn-based band has been making consistently interesting and unique art-punk since 2011, with their 2012 debut studio release Light Up Gold bringing them […]