The Baltic Way…In Glasgow?

Photographic exhibition “The Baltic Way” runs until the 28th of February in the Glasgow University Chapel. I was intrigued, not only because I felt inclined to respect the history of my origins, but mostly because a…

Britian’s got Talent?

A brief glimpse of the upper half of David Hasselhoff’s bronzed head confirmed the already sneaking suspicion that I was not going to act calmly around celebrities. This did not bode well for my behaviour throughout…

Angela Steel: The Seven Deadly Sins.

Glasgow based artist, Angela Steel, has certainly turned the concept of medieval glass painting on its head with her exhibition ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’. The seven pieces of artwork are displayed effectively in the dark foyer…

When Wolves come out of the Walls

Jean-Xavier Boucherat talks with Wolves in the Throne Room about Soil, Shamans, and Huxley. Listen – this is just a student newspaper. We don’t have the time or resources to even begin to understand how scenes originally created with…

The Bedroom Databank Volumes 1-4 (Review)

Nick Biggs examines Atlas Sound’s latest offering, available free @ deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com Prolificacy is not an issue for Bradford Cox. A quick scan over the recording dates for this four volume demo set is an intimidating exposition of an unusually…

Girl Talk – All Day

Girl Talk – All day (Illegal Art, 15/11/10) Of all the reasons to recommend you getting hold of this album, one stands out above the rest: it’s free. Happily, its price tag is not a reflection on its quality.…

Jenny & Johnny – I’m having Fun Now

(Warner Bros, 29/11/10) It was ironic that I’m Having Fun Now finally arrived on British soil during the coldest November for a century. Jenny Lewis, of Rilo Kiley, and her singer-songwriter beau Johnathan Rice combine to create a summery pop…

An Ocean of Noise

Jean-Xavier Boucherat goes to see Grouper, and talks with Room 40’s Curator, Lawrence English. It could be that I’m growing up but lately, I find the image of a room packed full of people listening to a performer in…

Sound of tha Police

Here’s what Arika say – Music is always about more then just music. Don’t get them wrong there’s no sort of pretentious sentiment here, just an honest to god admission that any tune you hear has more behind it…

Wholesome Prison Blues

Is prison really so bad for a musician’s career? Sure, losing their human rights is bound to be a bit of a downer, but in return they get plenty of time to write new material and some colourful experiences…

Why So Serious, Glasgow?

Lauren Martin on how to have fun – Joker, Girl Unit, and James Blake at Numbers, 05/11/10 I cannot remember the last time a Numbers event in Glasgow was quiet. Their nights seem to thrive on word of mouth and…

Get yo Towels Out

Wavves – The Arches It was fitting that the Arches played host for the first night of San Diego three piece Wavves’ European tour. The usual sound problems that so often blight the Arches fit into the band’s careful…

Nothing wild about Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing, Arches; 9/11/10 I love going to gigs, don’t get me wrong. But the one thing I hate when reviewing live music is that tense moment beforehand. You say your name at the door, and the girl (who,…