2011 March



Kennedys debate at Rectorial Hustings

8th March 2011

The contenders in the run for Glasgow University’s Rectorial position took part in a hustings event held in the Glasgow University Union Debates Chamber on February 16....


GUU Management in naked HRC intrusion

7th March 2011

Jo Shaw The Hetherington Research Club (HRC) occupation has claimed a ‘drunken rampage of vandalism and intimidation’ by members of the Glasgow University Union (GUU) Board of Management, culminating in destruction of property and the activation of the building’s fire alarm, following a recent intrusion into the building. At approximately 03.30am, Monday 7, a group ...


Pundamentally Wrong

7th March 2011

Jean-Xavier Boucherat on the most cleverly named festival since Rockness, Doune the Rabbit Hole Jamie Murray is one of the names behind a somewhat curious event that took place near the sleepy burgh of Doune last summer. I wasn’t there, but apparently, in what was an all-together phenomenal coincidence, a sizeable number of campers (including ...


First Words and Last Thoughts of an Artist

7th March 2011

Jean-Xavier Boucherat talks with long-standing Glasgow institution RM Hubbert about Flamenco and Open Source. Glasgow’s ‘DIY Ethos’ has existed in various shapes and forms for at least twenty years now. RM Hubbert has seen an awful lot of this since his days in the endlessly creative math-rock outift El Hombre Trajeado, who in their time ...


Radiohead – King of Limbs (Review)

7th March 2011

There are moments when you have to question your validity as a music journalist. Reviewing Radiohead is one of them. Radiohead isn’t a band; it’s an institution, and one with a fanatical membership at that. Those who care most about this release will (as they should) make their own minds up about it. So the ...


Everybody Wants to be a Cat

7th March 2011

Japanther, Captains Rest, 10/02/11 Japanther use cassette tape players in their live shows. They like to perform their art-punk-dance-party-silliness over recordings of their own songs. You hear it and you ask yourself all kinds of pointless questions about artistic ownership and the nature of performance. That, or you spend the next week boring your friends to death ...


The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines (Review)

7th March 2011

Speaking to NME earlier this February, there was an air of apology about Freddy-and-Justin-from-the-Vaccines. As they stared hazily into space, the pair struggled over how to best describe their debut album: “I think the sound is quite immediate…” “…Yeah… yeah I don’t think it’s very… err… testing… I think you’ll know straight away whether you ...


Bearsuit – The Phantom Forest (Review)

7th March 2011

  Louise Pollock Trolling through endless review material to ascertain a flavour of what the furry sextet had to offer, the same buzzwords appear time again so much so that if we were to get our Staedtler highlighter out for the occasion there would be a florescent rainbow of ‘twee’ and ‘high fructose’ scrawled across ...


A Place for Tradition?

7th March 2011

Laura Stockwell The Inventors of Tradition is housed in disused building on Stockwell Street.  In a past life it was clear the location of the exhibition had simply been a deserted, white-washed box room with no apparent prospects (it was in fact a unoccupied retail space). The transformation of the premises which house the exhibition ...


Vaccines: little pricks that come good in the long run

7th March 2011

NME Tour 2011, O2 Academy, 3/02/11 This year’s NME Tour line-up consists of The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Magnetic Man and Crystal Castles. Disappointing list? Well in comparison to last year’s Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club, and 2009’s Glasvegas and Friendly Fires, I would have to say ‘YES’. As far as I was concerned, The Vaccines were the ...