2022 January



Albums of the Year: Bright Green Field by Squid

27th January 2022

Brighton post-punkers Squid elevate the genre on Bright Green Field, our third Album of the Year for 2021. Perhaps no other album captured the grey, dystopian aura surrounding 2021 than Squid’s Bright Green Field. A dizzying record defined by angular guitars, syncopated rhythms, and the frantic shrieked vocals of frontman Ollie Judge, Bright Green Field ...


This Holocaust Memorial Day, educate yourself with the facts

27th January 2022

With antisemitism on the rise, it’s important to be aware of mentalities threatening the memory of the Holocaust. 27 January marks the annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in which almost a million Jews were murdered, alongside tens of thousands of Roma and Sinti, and thousands of others. HMD ...


An Interview with the Glasgow University Fashion Show

26th January 2022

 Our Fashion Editor finds out what the Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show (GUFCS) is all about. Do you want to just give us an introduction into who you are and what your role is in terms of organising? Sarah: I’m Sarah, The President of GUCFS for this year, so I just oversee the society and ...


Albums of the Year 2021: An Evening with Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic

26th January 2022

Our second choice for Album of the Year 2021 sees the dream pairing of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak revisit the sounds of the 70s on a stunning set of soulful tracks. The hype machine leading towards Silk Sonic’s much anticipated debut LP promised a fittingly silk-smooth collection of 70s revivalist tracks that radiated joyous ...


Albums of the Year 2021: Red (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift

24th January 2022

Last but by no means least, Taylor Swift’s singular vision is made crystal clear on our final album of the year: Red (Taylor’s Version). Marking an epochal moment in the most recent leg her career, Taylor’s return to 2012’s Red highlights her musical and emotional maturation. Bringing to light both previously unreleased tracks, as well ...


Albums of the Year 2021: Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice

24th January 2022

The Glasgow Guardian team reflect on the albums that shaped 2021. Up first, the grandiose musical statement Blue Weekend by modern indie legends Wolf Alice. Wolf Alice’s rise to alt-rock stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. With just three full-length albums under their belts since forming in 2010, the band has had a visceral ...


Does every cloud have a silver lining?

24th January 2022

Despite what social media may tell you, we don’t have to find the good in every situation. Have you ever found that, after something horrible happens to you, instead of allowing yourself to come to terms with the severity of the situation you decide to think positively and move on? Did you just say, “never ...


The 50:50 auteur/amateur canon

23rd January 2022

Megan considers actors who have done equal amounts tremendous and terrible work across their careers and the nuance they bring to ostensibly trashy projects. What makes a good film? It’s a question that’s difficult to answer even when viewing a finished product, so it must be infinitely harder for actors deciding to work on a ...


Review: The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye

23rd January 2022

Writer Lorelai Patnaik delves into Shon Faye’s debut novel, and asks some important questions. At first glance, The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye may seem like a mere introduction to transphobia in British society and culture. Yet the book goes above and beyond a simple introduction, as Faye literally and metaphorically ...


What ‘One Day’ means to me

23rd January 2022

Writer Eloise Bishop discusses the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day and reflects poignantly on her own visit to Auschwitz. I first visited the former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz, nearly three years ago as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lesson From Auschwitz project. The project aims to increase young people’s understanding ...