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Caroline Polachek’s Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: an album of melodic catharsis

Following a slow tease through the staggered release of 5 singles which accumulate to her most recent EP, Caroline Polachek has dropped her long awaited album: Desire, I Want To…

A reflection on Carole King’s seminal album Tapestry

I first stumbled across Tapestry as a cult Gilmore Girls fan who couldn’t get enough of the show’s opening theme, ‘Where You Lead’. There was a sense of ease that…

Florence & The Machine graces the Glasgow stage in a ‘resurrection of dance’ 

Florence Welch possesses an ethereal quality that renders her live performances unforgettable. Some might even say indescribable. As the lights dim and a collection of white chandeliers descend from the…

The artistic genius of Mercury Prize winner Little Simz

On October 18th, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo aka Little Simz won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her critically acclaimed 2021 album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. After winning the Brit…

The Utterly Compelling Return of Sudan Archives

Brittney Parks, more familiar to us as Sudan Archives, released her second album on September 9. Entitled Natural Brown Prom Queen, it centrally explores what home means to Parks, through…

Joan Armatrading’s Quietly Ground-breaking Legacy 

If originality is the test of true art, there are few more distinguished musicians than Joan Armatrading. Though oddly unsung in comparison to the rank of visionaries in which she…

“I cried power”: Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement

Aged eleven, as she took to the stage to give a piano recital in her hometown, Nina Simone saw her parents being kicked out of their front row seats to…

Women in Music: A celebration of greatness and call for respect

The Scottish Feminist Collective, a foundation created in September by feminist societies in universities across Scotland, have recently fronted an empowering campaign celebrating and supporting women in the music industry.…