Student loans staff awarded £2m bonuses

Anna Murray Student Loans Company (SLC) staff shared almost £2 million in bonuses between 2008 and 2009. A total of £1,893,500 was paid out, with 1603 of 1876 SLC staff members reported to have received bonuses. The five heads…

Tom Waits – Glitter and Doom Live – Anti

Nick Biggs Live albums are all too often ham-fisted affairs hashed together as the result of an over-inflated ego or an under-inflated bank balance. Such albums tend to contain little of value and nothing original. This live album however,…

Real Estate – Real Estate – Woodliste

Nick Biggs New Jersey newcomers Real Estate are a beach-pop quartet that fuse playful guitar riffs with drowsy vocals. Their eponymous debut album fizzes, gurgles and splashes for nearly forty sun-drenched minutes, whilst hinting at greater depth behind the…

News in brief: 30/11/09

Glasgow University hosts malaria conference The University of Glasgow has hosted a successful meeting of the European Virtual Institute for Malaria Research, (EVIMalaR) which saw the University welcome some of the world’s leading malaria research scientists. EVIMalaR consists of…

Be kind, rewind

Jean-Xavier Boucherat Perhaps it has been a decade now since you last handled an audio cassette, unless of course you’re a fan of the numerous genres still thriving on the format. The grainy texture unique to analogue recordings is…