2009 November



Weezer – Raditude – Geffen

9th November 2009

Nick Biggs If you’re male, under the age of thirty, and you escaped early teenage angst by listening to popular rock music, there’s a good chance you were a fan of Weezer. I was. I like to think that those moments of awkward self-awareness and fumbled first kisses are behind me. I like to think ...


Flight of the Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky – Sub Pop

9th November 2009

Oisín Kealy It would be hard as a student not to have come into contact with Bret Mckenzie and Jemaine Clement’s subtly brilliant brand of musical burlesque. If you happen to be deaf, you will at least know them as the reason animal jumpers are now in improbable vogue. After spending their best on last ...


Various artists – Ghana Special – Soundway

9th November 2009

Robin Perkins It has been a long time since a compilation has intrigued and excited me as much as this one. Soundway Record’s Ghana Special captures the country’s most exciting musical period when funk, soul, rock, highlife and traditional music were fused together, regenerating and transforming the Ghanaian musical legacy. Compiled by the label’s head ...


Premature mirth

9th November 2009

Oisín Kealy Burnt out pumpkins strewing the hall, an out-of-control bonfire across the street spewing smoke across Byres Road, people walking home at 8am dressed as Snap, Crackle and Pop — I don’t even need to leave my flat to see the signs: it’s Christmas. Halloween should really just be rebranded “Christmas launch night; with ...


Other side of the camera

9th November 2009

Oisín Kealy Walking to the Barrowlands in the daytime is somehow harder for me than at night. I don’t recognise these streets when the sun is, if not out, at least buried behind a mountain of rain clouds, and as such am slightly derailed on my way to this interview on an absolutely miserable day. ...


Smoothing out the wrinkles

9th November 2009

Maria Gravelle The pressure of exams and seemingly endless coursework can take its toll on students’ health. But though we use the word almost daily, what exactly is stress? Stress is actually a medical condition, defined as “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the ...


Easy as pie – Chilli con squash

9th November 2009

Claire Strickett Who says students have to live on pot noodles and beans on toast? Not us! Each issue our Lifestyle Editor shares a recipe that will keep your finances and your body in good shape. Gloriously-coloured, comforting and versatile, pumpkins and squashes are a real bright spot in these increasingly gloomy autumnal days, and ...