2008 November



Deerhunter – Microcastle – Kranky Records

11th November 2008

Sanne Stienstra It was no surprise when Deerhunter’s third full-length release Microcastle leaked onto the internet nearly five months before it was due to come out. What was unexpected, however, was the mass of confusion following this regarding the date of release for the physical album, as well as the constant changes of cover art ...


Timeless qualities

11th November 2008

Gerry McKeever During the Smashing Pumpkins SECC show last year, notoriously onerous front-man Billy Corgan responded characteristically bluntly to the crowd’s light-hearted boos.  Glasgow’s finest had ‘feigned’ offence at the mere mention of England, through a reference to Manchester’s legendary Joy Division.  Corgan responded by questioning the proliferation of worthy musical talent ...


Losing the landlord lottery

11th November 2008

George Binning It is so often the case that International Students lose out in complications with their accommodation; for one thing they are not familiar with British law, and can be easily misled; secondly, any savvy landlord will know that these students will have to return to their home countries in a matter of months, ...


United States of whatever

11th November 2008

James Porteous While it may seem slightly self-indulgent to be writing an editorial based on the election process of another country, in a student newspaper, the momentous events in the United States that have taken place over the last week certainly merit mention within the pages of Guardian. The US has spent the last eight ...