2015 March



Foy Vance: ‘Live at Bangor Abbey’

2nd March 2015

Beatrice Cook Writer In 2013, the Glasgow Guardian interviewed Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance prior to the release of his album ‘Joy of Nothing’. Two years later, and Vance is going from strength to strength. His music, an effortless blend of soul and uplifting charm, has seen him garner serious success of late, and his ...


Kölsch

2nd March 2015

Laura Scott Writer Rune Reilly Kölsch has been making music for 20 years under various monikers, such as Rune RK, ENUR, and as one half of the production team Tattoorec. His most recent incarnation, Kölsch, is undoubtedly the most critically acclaimed, masterful blend of underground and impressive big-room techno he has produced yet. Since the ...


Review: King Charles

2nd March 2015

Can the man live up to his moustache? Annabel Crawford Writer King Charles (born Charles Costa) captivated fans at Oran Mor on the 18th night of his 28-day tour of the UK. Charles’ album Loveblood, released in 2012, is an eclectic mix of indie pop and melodic folk, which one might describe as something akin ...


Society Focus: GUU Debating

2nd March 2015

Paul J. Baird GUU Debating Convenor 2014/2015 GUU Convener of Debates, Debating at Glasgow University Union has been a staple part of life on campus here at Glasgow University for many years. One of the original founding members of GUU in 1885 was the Glasgow University Dialectic Society, which ensured that debating was to run ...


Top Ten Racist Musicians

2nd March 2015

Tess Milligan Writer Racism is an unfortunately well-known phenomenon throughout music, with organisations such as Love Music Hate Racism uniting to fight the institutionalised racism in music that continues today, with a recent example being Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video, where she dresses as a caricature of a black woman, and she’s depressingly ...


Alexander Thompson’s Egyptian Halls: The Thoughtful Stones

2nd March 2015

David Santamaria Legarda Writer Less than a year after a fire devastated the Glasgow School of Art, the scaffolding surrounding the building speaks of how its restoration proceeds.  As proud as I am of the immediate response from Glaswegian society to save Mackintosh’s masterpiece, I cannot help feeling equally disappointed thinking of another of Glasgow’s ...


Video Games; Epiphanies and Enertainment

2nd March 2015

Johnny  Owens Writer There’s nothing I enjoy more than to sit by the fire in my living room – a living room that smells of fine Corinthian leather and rich mahogany – leafing my way through Ulysses and contemplating the inherent beauty of the mundane. Later that evening perhaps I’ll sit down and try to ...


Glasgow Uni Charity Fashion Show

2nd March 2015

Charity and haute couture come together at Glasgow University Nathan Stillwell Writer Glasgow University’s first ever fashion show took to the catwalk on Saturday 21st February, raising money for ‘The Beaston Pebble Appeal’ with an impressive and professional spectacle. Hunter Halls underwent a massive transformation, boasting a huge catwalk, impressive speakers and DJ set, as ...


License to Print

2nd March 2015

Rhys Harper Writer Like water kelpies or the Loch Ness Monster, receiving funds in exchange for journalistic labour has taken on a folkloric air by 2015. Media is dying, we are told electronically, via news articles transmitted direct to our in-hand smartphones. Professional journalism is over, announce smug gurus to thousands of Twitter followers on ...


Petty crime?

2nd March 2015

Ally Shaw Writer Sam Smith was the big winner at the Grammys this month. As well as the awards for best pop vocal album and best new artist, he took home two of the most prestigious prizes, record of the year and song of the year, for his worldwide hit Stay with Me. Unlike most ...